Springtime Slow Cooker Granola, with yogurt, in a bowl with spoon
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Springtime Slow Cooker Granola

April 27, 2018 Kitty Broihier

I love to just snack on this granola — it’s lightly sweet and full of wonderful textures and flavor, and it’s equally tasty over yogurt or with milk. So satisfying!

Kitchen Tools

A New Take on an Old Favorite

February 21, 2017 Kitty Broihier

Product reviewed: Lékué Duo Springform Mold with Ceramic Plate Creamy, rich and surprisingly easy to prepare, cheesecake is my go-to dessert for parties and dinners when I want a crowd-pleasing, make-ahead sweet. So it’s no surprise

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Slow Cooker Greek Shrimp and Rice

July 18, 2016 Kitty Broihier

Greek flavors are so fresh and tasty, and using the slow cooker is so easy! If you've never cooked seafood in the slow cooker before, this recipe is a great introduction. I used smaller, frozen

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Why Processed Food Isn’t All Bad

April 4, 2016 Kitty Broihier

I’m not one of those dietitians who hates all processed foods. You won’t find me proclaiming the evils of food processing in aisles of the health food store or at the farmers market. Nevertheless, I

March-April 2016

Fresh Peas Mean Spring’s Delicious Arrival

February 26, 2016 Kitty Broihier

An early cool-weather crop, bright green, plump pea pods in grocery stores and farmers markets herald the arrival of spring. The sweet flavor of fresh peas is a welcome shift from heartier vegetables of winter,

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Slow Cooker Navy Bean and Ham Soup

February 18, 2016 Kitty Broihier

This dish was made for dried beans! I chose to use small, white navy beans for this recipe, but you can choose whichever beans you prefer. Because I used dried beans instead of a canned

November-December 2015

Why Beets Deserve the Spotlight

October 30, 2015 Kitty Broihier

For years, earthy-tasting beets languished on "most hated vegetables" lists, but things started to change when the now-ubiquitous beet and goat cheese salads spread quickly across menus around the country. With a lot going for them

January-February 2015

How Maple Syrup Goes from Tap to Table

December 29, 2014 Kitty Broihier

The Abenaki Native American tribe in New England has a story to tell about maple syrup. Long ago, the Great Spirit gave the Abenaki people an abundance of food. One of the Great Spirit’s biggest

Fall 2012

Savor: Apples

August 1, 2012 Kitty Broihier

How Do Apples Help Keep the Doctor Away?  Fresh apples contain soluble and insoluble fiber and phytochemicals (particularly flavonoids). Epidemiological research has linked apple consumption to reduced risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease and diabetes,