A New Year, a new start, a clean slate. Time to start the year over. This is when we say that we are going to live a perfect life – finally become that wonderful, productive, healthy, happy person we’ve always wanted to be. The trouble is, the enthusiasm to make changes, especially with exercise and diet, tends to fade once we realize we can’t change everything overnight. If you want to make lasting changes, there are three things you can do to make your resolutions work all year long: Adjust your attitude, change your lifestyle and come up with a plan for success.
By Michelle Plummer Welcome 2011! I can hardly wait as I kick off my new year festivities by going to a dear friends wedding! Before I go I have been asked to choose the wine for New Years Eve! OMG! Going to a party, BYOB or BYOC (champagne!) and not sure of the food, will [...]
By Michelle Plummer Well, we have made it past the last holiday food frenzy with much success! The ham was delicious and not over cooked, rosemary and roasted garlic mashed potatoes were a hit! Here is a hint, unless your brother-in-law is from the old country and is use to grandmother having the entire house [...]
I recently asked a co-worker ‘what excites you about your job?’ She didn’t hesitate. She said, “I enjoy working for Indiana’s dairy farmers. They are great people”. Our entire team shares that attitude. That’s my passion too. I love sharing the great stories about our Indiana dairy farm families and how they care for their [...]
By Diane Ruyack Christmas food traditions from around the world show how America is a melting pot of many countries. In Australia, children leave Santa a piece of cake or biscuit and a glass of milk. Their Christmas dinners include roasted meats and vegetables, special fruit cakes, and puddings with a coin baked inside. Buche [...]
By DeDe Hausmann OK it’s the holidays and you are fretting about not putting on any (or TOO MANY) pounds during this season of abundance or doing too much so that you get sick and you can’t enjoy this special time. Don’t fret—you can put a little health in your holidays with some easy tricks!!! [...]
‘Tis the season to be jolly…right? I don’t want to speak for anyone else, but the holidays sometimes make me feel irritable, overwhelmed and even a little bit down. And doesn’t stress seem to be magnified during this time of year? Whether the reason for your stress is lack of finances or overspending, relationships, family, over commitment or time constraints, there are some strategies that seem to help me and may help you boost your happiness during the holiday season.
By DeDe Hausmann It’s the giving season, whether you celebrate Christmas or other December holidays. This is when we think of giving gifts to our loved ones and friends but it’s also a time to for us to remember those who need a helping hand, especially at this time of year. I’m sure you’ve seen [...]
By Michelle Plummer As some of you may have read over the past few months of writing, I teach at Ivy Tech Foodservice Nutrition and a few days ago we ended the Fall Semester. This was a long semester mostly because I teach on Tuesdays and all of the holidays are, surfice to say never [...]
Baking delicious treats for gift giving with your children is the perfect remedy to get back to the simple things in life. Even young children can participate by adding and stirring ingredients.Re-create some of your own Holiday happy moments with your children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews. Baking with children is a wonderful way to teach, share, and connect. When you’re finished, you will have a sweet treat!