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Quick Weeknight Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Did you save room for dessert? Of course you did!
Most of us can’t help but crave something sweet after dinner, but how often do we actually have the time to whip up a beautiful lattice crust pie or a red velvet cake complete with cream cheese frosting?
If you are a sweet tooth who wants to avoid the inevitable prepackaged cookie binge in lieu of the tasty, fresh dessert that you’re actually craving, then you need to check out this list of quick weeknight desserts that will make you look forward to whipping up something sweet after dinner!

Magic in the Kitchen: Planting a Kitchen Herb Garden

There are fewer things in the world more fragrant, tantalizing, and flavorful that fresh cut herbs. The only thing better is growing them yourself, and incorporating those tasty little herbs into your daily meals.

If you think that creating or keeping an herb garden indoors is time consuming or messy, then you can breathe a sigh of relief. Herb gardens are easy to care for, inexpensive, and require only a sunlit window and a handful of planter pots to thrive.

Stop Seeing Red! Make Your Taste Buds Smile with Heirloom Tomatoes

Tomato season is in full swing, with no scarcity of local yield from local area farms. As you browse for nutritious victuals at your grocer’s produce section, you may have run across a tiny section of strangely colored and weirdly shaped fruits marked as heirloom tomatoes.

The Beginner’s Guide to Grilling Like the Pros

Get your favorite “kiss the cook” apron and make ready your grill! Whether you’re celebrating Independence Day or you just love to keep the spirit of summer tradition, the grill is the way to go when you want tasty meals that spare your kitchen and dining area the extra generated heat.
Plus, it’s just fun!

To become a consummate grill chef, there are a few tricks of the trade you need to be aware of. Chew on these pointers for getting your flame on right at every backyard feast:

Clinical Weight Loss: Is It for You?

Every day, news sources post articles about how to lose weight, get a flatter stomach, shed love handles or reduce the dimpling of your thighs.

Beauty potions, diet secrets and a variety of gimmicks on the market today all promise to make a slim, svelte you, usually in unreasonable amounts of time. America’s preoccupation with the scales drives so many of us to develop eating disorders and spend collectively $60 billion and up annually, according to data from Marketdata Enterprises, a market research firm that tracks trends in specialized industries.

Benefits to Eating Locally, Seasonally

Because Tucson’s late spring outdoor temperatures can be compared to summer in many parts of the country, we have a prodigious combination of foresummer crops coming out of local gardens to grace our dinner tables.

We can thank greenhouses in part for the early bounty, but many Tucson and surrounding area gardeners were able to get started earlier in the year with seedlings than in most other areas of the country. Summer here is a force to be reckoned with, but the low incidence of frost are certainly in our favor.

3 Quick and Easy Snacks for After School

After kids hear the last bell of the school day and return home, the usual first thing they do after throwing backpacks aside or parking their rolling bags is to open the refrigerator door. And their favorite foods that are ready to grab will be the first candidates for after school wind down snacks.

10 Edible Flowers to Pep up Your Spring Menu

You’ve likely heard of or been to restaurants who serve edible flowers with their meals, whether they are part of a main dish or simply a garnish. Flowers have been used for thousands of years by cultures around the world, the most notable being the, Chinese, French, Greeks and Romans. While downhome American comfort food dishes stand alone, using flowers is part of traditional cooking for a few other cultures; Italians use squash blossoms, for example.

3 Nutrition Bar Favorites to Energize Your Active Lifestyle

Life is a high-demand undertaking for most people today, and much more so for those who are also physically active. Tired souls are always in search of extra energy to carry out long, busy days, and the many tonics, pills and supplements available in stores attest to that growing need.

5 Reasons Why You’re Still Hungry

Many dieters are pointing the finger in the wrong direction when it comes to weight problems. Say what you will about too many carbs and fats or quantities consumed of your favorite foods, but there are usually deeper, underlying reasons for why you just can’t seem to get full.