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The Skinny on Bread
by Tommy Smith

I have two weaknesses in this world, one is cheese and the other is bread. I absolutely love bread. I’ve been known to even go on a bread diet! Well, not really, but I can’t get enough of it. Rye… Continue Reading →

Eat Great, Feel Great!
by Dagmar Voracek

Recently I had the pleasure of discovering a fairly new chain of restaurants here, in the DFW metroplex. Modern Market was founded by Anthony Pigliacampo from Boulder, CO. Though the food industry was not necessarily his original career, he found… Continue Reading →

Keeping Yourself Safe On Social Media
by Refine and Renew

   By now everyone knows that Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint during her Paris trip for fashion week. When you hear the details of exactly what happened to her, it’s pretty scary. Can you imagine if someone (or five… Continue Reading →

Cranberries: Real Juice vs. Juice Concentrate
by Tommy Smith

Cranberries are small, hard, bitter and pack a major punch. If you’ve ever had fresh cranberry juice then you know what I’m talking about.  But most people only see a fraction of the full potential this little miracle fruit has… Continue Reading →

French Onion Soup
by Dagmar Voracek

Looking for the perfect warm up on a cool fall day? Dagmar’s rich and flavorful French onion soup will be a staple on your table for many months to come! Ingredients: 1 Package of Beef Stew Meat (neck bones) 2… Continue Reading →

Oral Hygiene for Pearly Whites
by Tommy Smith

Are you self conscious about your smile? Do you want to know the best practices when it comes to the proper way to brush your teeth and floss? As an adult, most of us think we’ve got everything figured out,… Continue Reading →

Silky Pumpkin Pie
by Dagmar Voracek

Ingredients: Pie crust : 1 and ¾ sticks of unsalted butter – melted 2 eggs 1 Cup of powdered sugar About 2 cups of white flour Dark Layer : 1 and ½ cup of ground pecans (or hazelnuts or walnuts…) 2 tbl… Continue Reading →

Sushi: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
by Tommy Smith

I remember clearly the first time I tried sushi. I was living in South Boston at the time, and a friend of ours said she knew a “bomb” of a sushi restaurant in Quincy. The restaurant was a small whole… Continue Reading →

The Deal With Dried Fruit
by Tommy Smith

I love reaching into my trail mix bag and picking out the dried banana chips, but for some reason I always end up with a bag full of raisins in the end. I guess that’s because normally I don’t have… Continue Reading →

Addison’s Disease Uncovered
by Tommy Smith

With only one in 100,000 people being diagnosed with Addison’s disease, many find this rare condition both overwhelming and hard to understand. Unlike other diseases that have multiple research options, various support groups, and a plethora of experts to choose… Continue Reading →

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