Okra is a very healthy vegetable, but many people don't care for it.  Here's a dish that has a lot of healthy ingredients and is delicious as well - Okra with Pasta.

This one is addictive - Play MahJongg!  Three varieties are available.

10 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar by Lisa Richards of "The Candida Diet"

For those nostalgia buffs - for better or worse:  The Fabulous Fifties sent by Fuller Brush Divisional Director David Froshaug.

Let's have your opinion about poverty and sharing food.

Here's a myth about the origin of that old campfire song "On Top of Spaghetti" by Kelly.

Here's a video demonstrations telling how to peel a whole head of garlic in 10 seconds - from Saveur Magazine!  (Warning - uncouth language ahead by chef...)

Watkins Vanilla is showcased on their strange but delicious recipe:  Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.

Ready for easy elegance? Try Tupperware's  quick, refreshing Balsamic Cucumber Salad. It’s light, healthy and perfect for warm days.

Saying of the day from Steven Wright:  If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain...

Happy Memorial Day?  I think not. How did you spend yours. Let's have your opinion on the subject.

Have a Breakfast Quickie!  Here's a fast, easy and nutritious breakfast or snack.

From friend and contributor Bev Avery: "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt" Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens  PS from Bess: I've proved that point on occasion, haven't you?

Author Cynthia MacGregor is also a confirmed cook, and has in fact written several excellent cookbooks.  This recipe is fast to make and will warm body and soul on these cold winter days.  Spicy Cheddar Soup.

We all know we should eat more greens - real greens, iceberg lettuce scarcely counts.  But many people think they are so..... GREEN!  Here's a quick and scrumptious way to sneak some of the best greens into everyone's diet - and don't knock it until you've tried Green Eggs & Bacon.

Chili Oven Fried Chicken is a healthy substitute for regular fried chicken; cornmeal gives a slight crunch to this baked version.  You can even put the chicken to marinate several hours ahead of time, and mix the coating, ready to fix and pop in the oven while you get your ducks in a row, so as to speak. 

Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to prepare food because it retains nutrients, fatty acids and vitamins while preserving color, texture and flavor. Tupperware's Smart Steamer blocks microwaves from cooking foods. Instead, microwaves are directed to the Water Tray, causing the water to boil and the steam to rise for perfectly steamed foods. The two-tiered system lets you steam one or two foods at once. Try Tangy Citrus Chicken with Steamed Vegetables using the SmartSteamer and see the video demonstration.

When I had to go gluten-free and started reading labels, one of my favorite quick comfort foods was NOT gluten-free - cream of mushroom soup in the red and white can.  For the past ten years I've mourned the loss until the other day when I found a recipe that, with a little tweaking, is the real thing.  It can be used in place of canned soup in recipes too.  And it's quick and easy. Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

You may be thinking you can keep your kids (or yourself) from eating sweets, like cookies, but mainly you're kidding yourself.  Sooner or later when the kids are out of sight they'll pig out on forbidden sweets or you'll give in to cravings.  Here's a cookie recipe that, while it has some sugar, is so chock full of other nutritious ingredients that it scores much higher on the snack scale.  It also helps with regularity.  Not for diabetics or course but can be gluten free.  Try the Ultimate Cookie 

Going Beyond Insurance Coverage: Actionable Ways to Protect Your Family’s Health

Here's a video worth watching all the way through: Walking barefoot on the Earth transfers free electrons from the Earth’s surface into your body that spread throughout your tissues providing beneficial effects. This process is called ‘grounding.’  Give your opinion.

Could sin taxes solve our fiscal crisis?  Read this thought-provoking article by Emily Smith.  Do you agree?  Post your opinion.

Water Leaks in Toilet Bowl: The toilet is the biggest consumer of water in the home; a toilet leak can waste up to 100 gallons of water a day leaving you with an astronomical water bill. You can test to see if you have a leak....

For a cool treat full of healthy ingredients, try Peachy Keen Frozen Yogurt.  To cut calories, use low fat Greek yogurt, non-fat or low-fat milk and a sugar substitute.

From Virginia Wiedemann:   "This is a good side course with  pasta or other 'soft' dishes. It gives the meal some crunch and color."   Carrot and Raisin Salad.

Speaking of raisins: Sun-Maid, the world's largest producer of raisins, is celebrating it's 100 year anniversary by offering a free downloadable eBook:  Sun-Maid Raisins & Dried Fruits: Serving American Families & the World since 1912. It's full of pictures, history, uses for dried fruit around the world, excellent recipes and much more.  Download either metric or US measurements, or for IPad or IPhone.

I can scarcely function in the morning without my cup of tea.   No one refutes the fact that our government is in disorder lately, but it's not the first time.  Did you know that a dispute over tax on tea was a great factor in the American Revolution?  See A Cup of Tea and express your opinion.

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