Modern Family Holiday Menus

25 November 2015

  What are you making for Thanksgiving dinner this year? If your answer is “reservations”, you are among the 33 million Americans who rely on restaurants for all or part of their Thanksgiving feast. According to the National Restaurant Association, Thanksgiving has become the number two busiest day of the year for eateries. (Mother’s Day … Continue reading Modern Family Holiday Menus

Pecans: Pecan Pie and Beyond

23 November 2015

Pecans More than Pecan Pie  Traditional pecan pie may have met its match because creative cooks are introducing new ways to showcase pecans. They can literally be used from soup to nuts. Gathered at a culinary event in the Serenbe Farms community south of Atlanta organized by the National Pecan Shellers Association (NPSA) professional chefs rose … Continue reading Pecans: Pecan Pie and Beyond

Wine with Your Veggies?

13 November 2015

Wine Pairings for Vegetable Focused Menus The restaurant trend reports are tumbling in with predictions for what will be “in” on menus in 2016. Topping the charts are vegetable focused meals. The National Restaurant Association puts “locally sourced produce” in their top ten. And food industry trend specialist Andrew Freeman says, “People want less animal … Continue reading Wine with Your Veggies?

Frozen Food Aisle is Hot!

5 November 2015

For those who are concerned frozen foods aren’t as nutritious as fresh; I say “Let it go!” That’s how we kicked off the segment on Atlanta & Company! Watch the segment here. Freezing is “nature’s pause button” and preserves the taste, texture and nutrients in foods. Flash freezing at the time of harvest means fruits … Continue reading Frozen Food Aisle is Hot!

French Lessons: Enjoy Your Food!

21 October 2015

French Lesson with a Southern Accent: How DO those French Women Stay So Trim?  First, introducing the best worst souvenir in Paris. Yes, I bought the chef’s hat that says France! Now, let’s go to Paris! To Marche to Marche! Bustling with shoppers, even in the rain, the weekly street market stretching along the Avenue … Continue reading French Lessons: Enjoy Your Food!

Lose Weight While You Sleep!

12 October 2015

Get Enough Sleep and Get Moving: Keys to Weight Control Success  Lose weight while you sleep! You may have heard health claims such as this connected to nutritional supplement or fad diet advertising. Well, it turns out that there may be some truth to the promise that getting a good night’s sleep can help with … Continue reading Lose Weight While You Sleep!

Low Country Shrimp Boil Skewers

8 October 2015

  Recipe from The Slim Down South Cookbook by Carolyn O’Neil, MS RD Shrimp Boil Skewers Fall in love with the flavors of Fall! Warm up with a Low Country Boil featuring shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. #lovethsouth #slimdownsouth Get the flavor of a shrimp boil without the mess—or the calories! These skewers are perfect … Continue reading Low Country Shrimp Boil Skewers