Grünkohl Tour: A Northern German Tradition that Celebrates Kale

Have you ever experienced a grünkohl tour? I never experienced, let alone heard about, a grünkohl tour until to moving to Germany. Several years back, my husband hosted four Germans on a fellowship in Seattle and met with high-up city and business officials. The one fellow, Stefan from Oldenburg, told Tacoma city officials about the […]

5 Ways to Cook with Pumpkin

5 Ways to Cook with Pumpkin Pumpkin is the quintessential fall season emblem. From Jack-O-Lanterns to Pumpkin Spice Latte, the pumpkin craze hit groceries store shelves and bakery glass cases with a vengeance to be known and heard. Luckily, cooking with pumpkin is easier than it looks, especially when using canned pumpkin. From soups to […]

6 Quick and Easy Cool Summer Appetizer Ideas

6 Quick and Easy Cool Summer Appetizer Ideas Most Susie-Homemakers enjoy wining and dining guests. Summer is the time where hot weather rules and the body needs to stay cool. These quick-and-easy appetizer and beverage ideas keep the atmosphere chilled without breaking the bank. The next time you host your friends for a barbeque or […]

Most Delicious Beach Foods from Around the World

Travel and Leisure — July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am Most Delicious Beach Foods from Around the World by Elizabeth Kovar+ Digging toes in the sand and bathing in the sun are part of an exciting beach vacation. But as any American will agree, chowing down on the local grub seems to pull at most heart […]

Best Breakfast Foods for Energy

Best Breakfast Foods for Energy Whether you crave greens eggs and ham or biscuits-n-gravy, most breakfast foods leave the body feeling full, lethargic and sleepy the remainder of the day. Breakfast, breaks the nighttime sleeping fast, and is important to fuel the brain and body for long hours of the daily grind. So the next […]

Vitamins and Minerals that Promote Healthy Sleep

Vitamins and Minerals that Promote Healthy Sleep Many bodily disorders are easily treated through lifestyle changes such as incorporating a healthy diet. But many people fail to realize that sleep issues often derive from, or a part of, a lack of nutrients or vitamins in the body. When the body has a lack of nutrients […]

Best Breakfast Foods for Energy

Best Breakfast Foods for Energy monkeybusinessimages / iStock / thinkstock.com Whether you crave greens eggs and ham or biscuits-n-gravy, most breakfast foods leave the body feeling full, lethargic and sleepy the remainder of the day. Breakfast, breaks the nighttime sleeping fast, and is important to fuel the brain and body for long hours of the […]

How to Treat Insomnia through Diet

How to Treat Insomnia through Diet Stockbyte / thinkstock.com Many Americans struggle with insomnia, which is a sleep disorder where a person finds it challenging to fall, or stay, asleep. Long-term insomnia leads to daytime grogginess and affects daily work performance. Insomniacs are at high risk for danger especially those who handle machinery or operate […]

Best Fish Taco Restaurants in the US

Travel and Leisure — March 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm Best Fish Taco Restaurants in the US by Elizabeth Kovar+ After a long day of sun worshipping, hungry bodies and famished minds need to refuel. Locals and visitors alike expand their palates with the local beach flavor, which usually includes fish tacos. These top fish taco […]

Top 7 Drinks that Help You Sleep

SLEEP Top 7 Drinks that Help You Sleep Posted by Elizabeth Kovar Need help getting to sleep? Most Americans struggle to get enough sleep and some even have nightly staring contests with the ceiling. But now there’s hope and research shows that we drink can help or hinder our nightly zzz’s. If you’re in the market […]