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Hilary Meyer's Blog

November 17, 2016 - 11:42am

What’s the best part of Thanksgiving? The turkey? No way. It’s the stuffing. And to think there was a time when I thought stuffing could only be made from a box! Don’t get me wrong—boxed stuffing is good, but premade packages of stuffing are a real damper in the creativity department. (Not to mention they’re loaded with sodium and other not-so-wholesome ingredients in the form of preservatives.)

Recipes to Try: Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Homemade stuffing is ridiculously easy to make, but there are a few things you can do that would ruin a perfectly good stuffing. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when you’re making stuffing from scratch, and tips to fix your stuffing.

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October 10, 2016 - 9:09am

Before I became a mother I didn’t think too much about Halloween and candy bars … and sugar comas. But now that my daughter is old enough to indulge in all that Halloween has to offer, I’m paying more attention. I know a few candy corns won’t hurt anybody, but the problem with Halloween is that even though it’s only one day, the candy and parties appear for weeks beforehand (and of course the candy hangs around afterward too.) So this year I’m going to make some healthy Halloween treats that I used to enjoy when I was a kid. They’re delicious, but not overloaded with sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients.

Here are 4 recipes perfect for Halloween celebrations that you’ll feel good about sharing with your family and friends:

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August 5, 2016 - 9:04am

This time of year, I load up on summer veggies. I only go to the grocery store once a week, which means I have to keep my produce stored properly to avoid ending up with a giant pile of bad veggies ready for the compost pile at the end of the week. So, what's the best way to store them to keep them at their freshest?

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How to Get All Your Fruits and Vegetables for $2.25 a Day

As it turns out, the refrigerator is not the go-to storage unit for all your produce.  Below are 5 types of...

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July 28, 2016 - 1:18pm

When I’m in a rush to get dinner on the table (which is often), I turn to my freezer for help. I like to keep it well stocked with a few essential ingredients that will allow me to get a quick and effortless dinner on the table fast. Plus filling my freezer with healthy options makes it less enticing to run and get takeout. Here are a few of my favorite foods to have on hand and some of the recipes that use them:

1. Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough: With all the topping combos out there, I think it’s impossible to get tired of pizza—and with the dough at the ready, it’s a quick meal to pull together. Just take the pizza dough out of your freezer and let it thaw in your fridge 24 hours before you want to use it.

Recipe to Try: Green Pizza

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July 1, 2016 - 11:51am

Even though I’ve cooked meat on the grill (and on my stovetop) one zillion times, I still get a little anxious about cutting into it once it’s off the heat in case it’s not done–especially if I’m serving people other than my immediate family. There’s nothing worse than taking meat off the grill only to sheepishly return soon after and put your partially cooked steak, chicken or burger back on the flames. It’s downright embarrassing.

Don’t Miss: EatingWell’s 13 Best Grilling Tips

So how do I make sure that my meat is done before whisking it off the grill? The best way to really know if your meat is really cooked is to use a thermometer. But there are...

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