Halloween Party Planning

October 21, 2017 Blog


(originally published: Oct. 2013) This past weekend, we held our 11th annual Pumpkin Caving Party. It’s a great Everage family tradition in which we invite our friends to come on over and enjoy some food and drink, while carving the pumpkins. What makes it particularly fun is that it’s not just a kids party, it’s […]

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10 Ways to Get Your Food Costs Under Control

May 30, 2017 Blog

Dealing with Leftovers

  We’re always looking for a ways to reign in our spending when it comes to food. Purchasing is one of the Family Eats Four Pillars, but is often one that creates a lot of strain on our pocketbook. From time to time, I need to revisit our weekly food costs to determine which adjustments […]

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Spain and its Vinegar: A Look at Pedro Ximénez Vinegars

January 11, 2017 Blog


It has been a while since I traveled to Spain, but the memory of my visit still remains with me – in my mind, and on my plate. Seville is a city that creeps up on you. Quiet and unassuming, then exploding with life. Museums, people, culture, flamenco all tumble down on you, almost too […]

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Baking and Cookie Sheets: A Review

December 9, 2014 Featured


It’s cookie-baking season, and the house is filled with cheer. But, with everything else that is going on, I want to ensure that I continue to maintain a bit of cheer when baking. Nothing can be more frustrating than taking the time to bake cookies and not have them come out properly. I want each […]

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Nutiva Coconut Manna

November 12, 2014 Purchasing


Who doesn’t like a tropical, melt-in-your-mouth treat that is good for you?  It is a pureed coconut butter, but since it is so delicious, they named it Coconut Manna. Available from Nutiva, Coconut Manna is made from pure, dried coconut flesh and can be enjoyed directly out of the jar, or used in smoothies, sauces, […]

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Ten Food Safety Tips

September 30, 2014 Blog


The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually — the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6 Americans each year. And each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Although everyone is susceptible, some people are at greater risk for developing foodborne illness including […]

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School Lunch: Packing a Punch

August 13, 2014 Food

Off to School

It is that time of the year again, when many parents take a deep breath and dive head first into packing school lunches. While the majority of parents opt to purchase a lunch at school, a recent study published by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that 41 percent of U.S. […]

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Our First CSA Box Adventure

February 3, 2014 Blog


I have been purchasing organic produce for some time; sometimes at the farmers market, mostly at Whole Foods during my weekly excursion. I’ve had friends suggest that I head to Costco for the great prices on organics, and a little voice in the back of my head has been saying, “Try a CSA box.” I’ve […]

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Do Your Belly Good with Good Belly

January 7, 2014 From the Experts


This month, we speak with Todd Beckman, co-founder and president of NextFoods, manufacturer of the GoodBelly line of Probiotic Juice Drinks. Beckman co-founded NextFoods in 2006 with Steve Demos, a globally recognized organic foods pioneer and founder of WhiteWave Inc. (Silk® Brand). Prior to launching NextFoods, Beckman was an integral part of the success of […]

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Essential Roasting Tools

December 1, 2013 Holidays/Christmas


The menu has been planned, the shopping is complete, and now it is time to get cooking. Whether it is a turkey, a beef roast, leg of lamb or a delicious glazed ham, having the proper roasting equipment on hand will make the process go much more smoothly. And, the results will so much more […]

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