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Halloween - Tricks or Treats?

28th October 2013

In just a few days, we’ll be celebrating Halloween—one of the biggest candy holidays of the year.  Are you wondering if it is possible to indulge a little bit without doing a lot of damage?  Absolutely!  Just follow these simple hints.

Purchase bags of fun-size or mini candy bars or 100-calorie snack packs of cookies or chips.  If the portion size is already decided for you, it’s easier to maintain control of how many calories you are consuming. 

Purchase treats that take time to…

Kim O’Donnel is a trained chef, nationally recognized online food personality, and longtime journalist. Formerly of The Washington Post, Kim has also written for USA Today, Real Simple, Country Gardens and Culinate.

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What is your favorite kitchen tool and why?
Generally, I prefer hand-cranked tools to electric – food mill, potato masher, mortar & pestle, whisk.  I get great satisfaction witnessing the transformation of ingredients knowing that…

Our Program Director, Robbie Hudson shares a few questions posed to Sara Moulton during her stay.

What have you enjoyed most while here this trip?
I am here with my daughter, sister and niece. We have had great conversations in the hot tub! We have all tried new classes (loved the foam roller!) and learned new tips like how important the placement of the hands are in yoga poses.

My daughter, Ruthie has found a renewed fascination with nature and has been taking pictures all over the…