I’m not sure why April is Pecan Month, given that they don’t come into season until the fall. But I’m going to go with it anyway. Here are some things you might be interested in knowing about this tasty and healthful nut.
From Marvel Comics to Doctor Who, from Cthulhu to zombies, from unicorns to Mayans, you’ll find a recipe in “Geek Sweets” by Jenny Burgesse for a cookie, cupcake or cake pop that will have your inner (or outer) geek squealing for joy. Regardless of what level your baking skills are, there is something here for you, as well.
Just the Cheese is a packaged snack food made from 100% Wisconsin cheese that is baked into bars and mini bites. While most “cheese crisps” are air-dried, this brand is oven-baked, which the makers believe results in a cheesier flavor and crunchier texture due to caramelization.
Cooking personality Ingrid Hoffman has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to create “Latin Comfort Foods Made Healthy: More than 100 Diabetes-Friendly Latin Favorites” in which she gives these traditionally carb-heavy dishes a more diabetes-friendly makeover.
Teens are notorious for eating badly. Teen chef Remmi Smith is on a mission to change that. In her book The Healthy Teen Cookbook, she shares tips and recipes from around the world that are easy for teen cooks to make and share.
More than a third of American adults have prediabetes (I’ve been flirting with it off and on for over a year now) and more than 20 million Americans live with Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes (including my husband). I know several people who have diabetes, a condition in which one’s body doesn’t manage blood sugar very well. Having too much sugar in your blood has some pretty nasty consequences, so managing your blood sugar is pretty darn important. The first line of defense is what you eat. However, planning out your meals so that you remain healthy, manage your weight and blood sugar and enjoy your food all at the same time is a common challenge for folks with diabetes. Therefore, when I saw Hope Warshaw’s book Diabetes Meal Planning Made Easy I was intrigued.