What is the best way to store potatoes, onions and garlic?

Answer   Potatoes Potatoes are best stored in cool, dark environments. The best temperature is about 45-50 degrees. If you have a cool basement in your home, that will work well. Never store potatoes in your refrigerator; the colder temperature will turn the starch in the potato into sugar, which will affect not only how[…]

Eggplant Tortilla Casserole

This layered casserole is inspired by classic cheese enchiladas, minus the fuss of rolling and stuffing individual tortillas. You’d never guess that within this comforting casserole hides a layer of thinly sliced eggplant. The thin slices become tender when roasted and add a subtle savory note.   Ingredients   1 medium eggplant (about 1 lb.)[…]

Fun Fact Friday | How to Tell If a Melon Is Ripe

… and pick perfectly every time.   Next time you’re at the store, here’s how to tell if a melon is ripe. Hint: You’ll need to tap into all your senses!   Nothing says “summer” like a sweet and juicy melon! (Especially an extra-refreshing watermelon.) That’s why getting home and finding you’ve purchased a lackluster cantaloupe, honeydew[…]

Delicious and Healthy Stone Fruits

Aside from being absolutely delicious, cherries, peaches, and plums have another thing in common: they’re all stone fruits.  Stone fruits, or drupes, are fruits that have a pit or “stone” at the center of their soft, juicy flesh.  They’re highly nutritious and offer an array of health benefits.  Here are 6 delicious and healthy stone[…]

Eating More Fruits and Vegetables May Reduce Stress

Key Takeaways   Researchers suggest there’s a link between diet and mental wellbeing. Lowering stress is crucial for reducing the risk for chronic conditions, including diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. When trying to include more produce in your diet, think baby steps rather than overhaul.   People who ate at least 16 ounces of fruits[…]

Fun Fact Friday | Watermelon

What would summer be without juicy, sweet watermelon? Watermelon makes the perfect snack, picnic food or summer dessert. It’s also refreshing in smoothies, fruit pops and sorbets. Have you ever wondered where watermelon came from? How about the old wive’s tale about swallowing watermelon seeds? Read on to learn fun and interesting facts about your[…]