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April 19, 2015 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Life

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 12, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Life

Quick and easy munch-ables to control Diabetes

Cardboard has very little sugar or carbs. It's the perfect food providing a little fiber and won't spike sugar levels. Unfortunately, there is the taste issue — and that whole "swallowing" thing.

April 02, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | Life

Cover art revealed for Harper Lee's new 'Go Set a Watchman'

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

March 29, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press | Life

Curried lamb meatballs are a savory Easter treat

When it comes to Easter eating, our family has favorites: Deviled eggs, baked ham, potato salad and Rice Krispies cereal treats are a must. However, we also like trying something new. We found ground lamb on sale and decided to try some curried lamb meatballs.

March 24, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life

Try a custard pie for Pi Day

When it comes to pie, everyone has a favorite, from bright citrus key lime to the dark decadence of chocolate silk. There are fruit lovers who demand all pies have a double crust and go well with ice cream, and there are those who delight in creamy pudding mixed with coconut or bananas. Then there are the pumpkin lovers who argue a pie without a squash isn't a pie at all. Around our house we love them all, but there is one pie we love the best: the cheesecake.

March 13, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life

Festive foods for St. Patrick's Day

Did you know that St. Patrick was an English missionary who shared the message of Christianity with the people of Ireland and that his color was actually blue? (See and Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See

March 13, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life

A Greek-style pizza pie for Pi Day

There were many who tried — the Babylonians around 1990 B.C., the Egyptians in 1650 B.C. and others — but it was a Greek mathematician, Archimedes, born in 287 B.C. in Italy, who figured out the closest value for pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, according to "A History of Π" on

March 13, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life

Easy Cat in the Hat parfaits

For many people, one of their first introductions to reading was through the crazy colors, characters and meter of the writings of Dr. Seuss. These stories also introduce a lot of fun and crazy foods, from green eggs and ham to truffula fruit and yink, ink, pink, drink! With Dr. Seuss' birthday, and National Read Across America Day, approaching on March 2, it's a great time to brush off your books and create some Seussian celebration foods.

February 27, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life

Who hands over the statuettes at the Academy Awards?

GLENDALE, Calif. - Six Hollywood hopefuls instantly became insiders when they won spots on the film academy's Team Oscar, and their superstar access began deep inside Disney's archives.

February 22, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life

A dish to help celebrate Chinese New Year

In anticipation of the Chinese New Year, the house is swept clean of all of the "dust" from the past year so the new year will begin free from old troubles. Then begins a 16-day celebration called Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, according to

February 18, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life

How do lovers find each other? In lots of ways

No two Valentine's stories are alike.

February 15, 2015 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life

Consumer Qs: Turnips don't go out of style

Question: Are purple top turnips going out of style? I only saw white ones at the grocery store last week. Can white turnips be used the same way?

February 01, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Life

Skymall filing for bankruptcy

NEW YORK - Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.

January 25, 2015 | Scott Mayerowitz The Associated Press | Life

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20 staples your kitchen needs to have -- always

One of the most daunting tasks, in my opinion, is deciding what to cook for dinner. Why does my family want to eat every single ...

October 07, 2015 | Cristel Romero FamilyShare | Life

Cookbook review: 'Quinoa Crazy' highlights quinoa's many uses

"QUINOA CRAZY: The Gluten-Free Superfood Cookbook," by Britney Rule and Cherie Schetselaar, $19.95, 142 pages

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Life

Cookbook review: 'Ella's Kitchen: The First Foods Book' is a winner for weaning babies

"ELLA'S KITCHEN: The First Foods Book — The Purple One," Hamlyn, $19.99, 192 pages

September 23, 2015 | Jennifer Ball Deseret News | Life

Cookbook reviews: 2 cookbooks share healthy recipes for children

These books share healthy foods for children — including a few they can help with.

September 23, 2015 | Jennifer Lambert Deseret News | Life

Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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