Culinary Delights

Healthy for All Holiday Meals

By Pamela Stern Spring Creek Towers’ resident who is also a Registered Dietitian, Susan Juray would like to share with residents a homemade recipe that is not only nutritious and…

Coffee or Tea, Anyone?

BY: PAMELA STERN On March 10th and 11th, the scents and aromas that came out of the Brooklyn Expo Center were amazing! People came from all over to experience the…

Casual and Colorful Desserts Made Easy

(Family Features) Everyone will be bringing something to the 4th of July picnic, but you can bring the grand finale. Each of these tasty sweet treats captures the flair of…

Red, White and Blue Swirled Cupcakes

Everyone loves picnic treats they can grab and eat, and these July 4th cupcakes also bring pyrotechnics to the plate. Each is topped with an explosive three-color swirl of icing,…

Asparagus Is Perfect for Spring Recipes

Nothing says spring is here like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus. While asparagus is available year-round, it’s much better when purchased locally.  Asparagus is easy to select and prepare,…

Ramping Up for Spring with Wild Leeks

Spring is the time when many of us head out to the farmer’s markets. In addition to buying incomparably fresh food and supporting the local economy, there’s another reason why…

Soy-Scallion Flank Steak

A marinade of Asian ingredients adds new flavor to grilled steak. 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 cloves garlic, crushed with press 2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger 2 tablespoons rice…

Take Small Steps to Better Health

(StatePoint) Staying healthy doesn’t have to mean overhauling your lifestyle. Sometimes small changes can have big impacts. Take it from celebrity fitness trainer, Latreal “La” Mitchell, “Everyone can reach their…

Funny Flower

It’s strange, it’s lovely, it’s a thistle, it’s a flower, it’s the pale-green blossom of spring — it’s the artichoke. Artichokes are in season, so it’s time to go to…

Give Parties a Boost with Gourmet Cheese

(StatePoint) There’s more to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese than you may have considered. While delicious grated over pasta, it also can be served on its own or paired with other flavors…

Irish Skillet

I’ve been proud of my Irish heritage ever since I was young enough to wear shamrocks and green clothing on St. Patrick’s Day. Erin Go Bragh! 1/3 cup water 3…

Citrus Adds Flavor to These Valentine Sugar Cookies

By Janet Tharpe Add a zing to your Valentine’s Day with Malinda Coletta’s citrusy-sweet Valentine Sugar Cookies! We used orange zest in our test batch and were thrilled with the…

Kitchen Diva/ A Mad “Dash” to a Healthy Diet

By Angela Shelf Medearis and Gina Harlow Since the beginning of mass media and modern food production, there have been “fad” diets — recipes and meal plans to help you…

Walnut Chocolate-Chip Crumb Cake

By Healthy Exchanges This is a case of having your cake and eating it, too. One bite of this delightful treat and you’ll be singing the praises of “common folk”…

Grandma’s Meatloaf Deluxe

  By Healthy Exchanges If you enjoy meatloaf as much as I do, you can never have enough recipes. Here’s one more quick, tasty and healthy recipe to add to…