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4 reasons to stop tricking your kids into eating healthy

Oh, the eternal dinnertime struggle of kids who don’t eat their vegetables. There are countless recipes that advertise sneaky ways to cook and bake with vegetables, leaving your kids none the wiser. But I caution against this tactic. Honesty is always the best policy, even when it comes to disguising vegetables. Though it may be tempting to try and trick your children into healthy eating, there are four major reasons why that is the opposite of what you should be doing.

May 17, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Life


Cookbook review: 'Sweet Cast Iron Creations' shows how to make mouthwatering Dutch oven desserts

"SWEET CAST IRON CREATIONS: Dutch Oven Desserts," by Doug Martin, Hobble Creek Press, $19.99, 112 pages

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Life


Omelette + Panini = the scrumptious Panomelette

Of all the extra appliances I have, the panini machine is perhaps the most neglected.

May 06, 2015 | Amy Makechnie Deseret News | Life


Cookbook review: ‘Real Sweet’ is a healthy baker’s delight

"REAL SWEET: More than 80 Crave-Worthy Treats Made with Natural Sugars," by Shauna Sever, William Morrow, $27.50, 264 pages

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Reid Deseret News | Life


Cookbook review: 'Sugar-Free Mom' is an excellent resource for healthful recipes

"SUGAR-FREE MOM: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family," by Brenda Bennett, Front Table Books, $19.99, 206 pages

April 28, 2015 | Demaree Hill Deseret News | Life


Prom can be a platform for social change, good deeds

NEW YORK - Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds and to take a stand on issues that matter to them.

April 26, 2015 | By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press | Life


Eye contact helps dogs, owners bond

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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 history.com and catholic.org.) Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See history.com.)

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 exploratorium.edu.

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


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Love in the time of Ebola: A survivor's story

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) - Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia's life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son.

August 30, 2015 | KRISTA LARSON Associated Press | Life


Families scattered by Katrina rebuild separately and together

HOUSTON (AP) - Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is ...

August 30, 2015 | Allen G. Breed Associated Press | Life


Book review: Dutch oven expert offers tasty ways to use food storage in 'Stop, Drop and Cook'

"STOP, DROP AND COOK: Everyday Dutch Oven Cooking with Food Storage,” by Mark Hansen, Hobble Creek Press, $13.99, 147 pages

August 26, 2015 | Rosemarie Howard Deseret News | Life


What's my secret to a delicious sack lunch? Self-service

I uncovered a dirty little secret last year.

August 20, 2015 | J'Nel Wright Deseret News | Life


8 mealtime tips for back-to-school season

My youngest of five children is now in junior high school. However, even when my children were preschool-age, dinners together were few and far between.

August 19, 2015 | June V. Williamson Deseret News | Life


Shopping for back-to-school deals and sales? Savings are all in the timing

NEW YORK - The start of the school year is just around the corner, and you haven't shopped yet?

August 16, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Life


Things to know about Social Security at 80: Overhaul time?

WASHINGTON - Social Security turns 80 on Friday, and the massive retirement and disability program is showing its age.

August 16, 2015 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Life


This 2 ingredient popsicle is the best way to do breakfast

Creamy frozen yogurt swirled with bright red strawberries might sound more like dessert than breakfast but that's where you're wrong. Simple to make ...

August 07, 2015 | Emily Cummings FamilyShare | Life


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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