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Why Comfort Foods Boost Your Mood

We don’t know about you, but this new study certainly brightened our mood. It turns out that there is science behind why comfort foods (like ice cream or mac and cheese) put you in a better mood. According to researchers in Belgium, the fatty acids in our favorite comfort  foods (not the sight of them or the memories associated with […]

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Michigans (Hot Dogs) in New York

I’ve been spending a lot of time this summer at my fiance’s father’s house in far-upstate New York, in the small, quiet, mostly farming community called Chazy.  Chazy hugs the western edge of Lake Champlain and moves at the kind of slow, friendly pace that immediately curbs my rush-rush-New York City tendencies.  You wouldn’t know the place unless you’d grown […]

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Dealing with Picky Eaters

I am the mother of two picky, picky eaters. Over the years I have tried everything within reason to get my boys to try new foods. While I’m not one of those moms who forces her kids to eat what’s on the plate, I do encourage them to try a “bird bite” of everything. I don’t bribe them with dessert […]

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