Easter is coming up this weekend, and families all over the country will get together to celebrate. Often, this holiday coincides with spring break for those of you with children still in school. Are you having your family over this Easter? Read on for delicious foods to serve, as well as crafts and a game to keep the kids entertained.
Most Americans get about two servings of vegetables per day. That pales in comparison to the five-to-seven servings per day that are recommended. Think about when you eat vegetables—as a side with dinner? Maybe a salad for lunch? Vegetables have many vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients the body needs, as well as fiber for a happy, healthy digestive tract. Dark, leafy greens are particularly good for you and contain substances called phytonutrients that research has shown to have properties that may protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer. They are also good sources of iron, folate, and vitamins A and C. In addition, managing weight is easier when you consume more vegetables because you can eat more of them to satisfy hunger without adding a lot of fat and calories. So how can you incorporate more greens in your diet? Read on for some tips.
When you think of nachos, you probably think of the standard bar fare¬—a plate of tortilla chips piled high with avocado, beans, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapenos, and maybe your choice of meat—all very tasty, but kind of boring. Everyone has eaten those nachos, and most people love them. However, you can easily step it up and serve easy-to-prepare, unconventional nachos at your next get-together or for a quick and easy dinner.
You would be completely loco en la cabeza not to try this newest bar, restaurant, and lounge in downtown Hanover. Candela, which opened in June 2013, has been filled up every night since! I have only one warning about Candela—book your reservation well in advance—as this cozy, cool spot is sure to be popular every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. After a first attempt to walk in on a Saturday night (bad planning), we returned this time with a reservation for a party of 11 with big appetites. Here’s what we discovered, including the dishes that you must be sure to try when you visit.
Chicken noodle soup, one of the staple recipes in any true New Englander’s repertoire, is so much more than just a bowl of broth. Chicken noodle soup offers all these key ingredients, with added bonuses—it’s tasty and soothing going down and warms you from the inside. You are practically guaranteed to feel better in no time! Here is a simple but classic recipe to keep you feeling perky during cold and flu season.
Thanksgiving is a hard-to-beat holiday. It’s all about families, fellowship, food, and fun. Oh, and football, of course! Just thinking about the traditional dinner can conjure memories of wonderful aromas and pies almost too pretty to eat. While every family has its own favorite dishes, it’s all about gathering together with loved ones. This might be your immediate family or extended family, or a group of special friends as close as family. While this special day is centered on togetherness and thankfulness, the focus is also on the food!
Even though its later in the apple picking season you can still go and enjoy the cornucopia filling! The harvest is in full swing, so don’t miss out on the bounty of the season. Riverview Farm, just over the hill in Plainfield, New Hampshire, offers the perfect combination of family fun and seasonal produce.