Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

The average American may consume between 2,500 to 5,000 calories during a standard Thanksgiving Day meal, some sources say, and that does not include breakfast or late-night eating. It’s no secret that it’s difficult to eat healthy during the holidays, especially during a holiday that seems to revolve entirely around Continue reading

Energy Bites

MATERIALS: Food Processor INGREDIENTS: • 3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate-covered Espresso Beans (optional) • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes • 1/2 Cup Raw Almonds • 1/2 Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds (pepitas) • 1 1/2 Cups Pitted Dates (preferably Medjool) • 1/4 Cup Chia Seeds • 1/2 Cup Creamy Almond Butter • Continue reading

Online Grocery Shopping

In recent years, many supermarkets like Meijer, Kroger & Walmart have joined the e-commerce industry and now offer online grocery shopping services to its consumers. This service is ideal for busy parents of young children when loading the kids in the car and unleashing them on the local supermarket is Continue reading

Cider Mills

There isn’t a better way to spend a beautiful Autumn afternoon in Michigan than by taking a trip to your favorite local cider mill. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, cider, doughnuts, corn mazes, petting zoos – they have it all! As Michiganders, we’re lucky to live in a place where we Continue reading

Creme Brulee

INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups Heavy Cream 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 6 Yolks Pasteurized Egg Yolks 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar DIRECTIONS: 1. Place Cream and vanilla in large heavy saucepan. Heat just to a boil. Be careful not to overflow the pan; this can happen quickly. 2. Whisk egg yolks and sugar Continue reading

Podcasts: Education and Entertainment On-The-Go

No matter your age or stage in life, learning should never stop. Thanks to technology and accessibility through smart phone and tablet apps, we have an endless amount of information at our fingertips. Podcasts make learning fun by weaving in storytelling with an entertainment factor. Podcasts are pre-recorded radio shows Continue reading

Fun Ways to Stay Fit

              INGREDIENTS: BISTRO SAUCE: • 1 Pound Crab meat Lump • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs • 1 Egg Beaten • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise • 1 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning • 1 Tablespoon Parsley Chopped • 1/4 Cup Roasted Red Continue reading

Crab Cakes with Bistro Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 1 Pound Crab meat Lump 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs 1 Egg Beaten 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise 1 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning 1 Tablespoon Parsley Chopped 1/4 Cup Roasted Red Pepper Diced Olive Oil DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine crab, bread crumbs, Continue reading

Couple Reinvent Themselves

Saying goodbye to a home that holds countless memories of family milestones is never easy. For longtime Allen  Park residents Brian and Clara Rogers, the decision to leave their home and move into the Henry Ford Village in Dearborn was not made lightly. After touring several area communities that just Continue reading

How to Keep Cool in the Heat

In August, it is not uncommon to see temperatures skyrocket into the mid-90s, and occasionally climb to 100. This kind of heat is not only unpleasant; it can also pose serious health risks. Luckily, it is easy to prevent these health risks, if you know how. 1. Understand why overheating Continue reading