Traditional Christmas Food, Ranked From Best-Ever to Worst

Get outta here with your candy canes and eggnog whatever.   I unabashedly love everything about the holiday season. I deck my halls like Buddy the Elf, watch the same 10 Christmas movies every year and load up my plate (er, plates) with traditional Christmas foods like it’s my last meal. As soon as my local grocery store sets[…]

20 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

Holiday weight gain is a common concern for many adults. Various seasonal holidays may encourage overeating, sedentary behavior, and consumption of calorie-rich foods. In fact, between mid-November and mid-January, adults in Western societies gain an average of 1 pound (0.5 kg) This may not seem like a lot, but most people don’t lose this extra[…]

Southern Shrimp and Grits

Total Time Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. Makes 4 servings     Ingredients 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cups 2% milk 1/3 cup butter, cubed 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3/4 cup uncooked old-fashioned grits 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese shrimp: 8 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled[…]