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Our Exclusive Skype Interview with TV Host Kelsey Nixon: Tips for fun lunches and quick dinners

If we’re being honest, I dread making school lunches and dinner after a long, busy day. Yes, that accounts for two-thirds of our daily meals for all you mathematicians out there. That’s why I reached out to cooking guru and TV host, Kelsey Nixon, and she dished out some tasty tips on healthy, delicious meals. If you’re not familiar with Kelsey, this self-made Cooking Channel star of Kelsey’s Essentials is passionate about making anyone and everyone more confident in the kitchen and was written with moms in mind. At 4:50 we talk about fun, creative and delicious lunches and, most importantly, how to get your kids excited about eating healthy. “Eat with your eyes first.” At the 8:00 mark, we talk fast, easy dinner ideas for Mom to whip up after a long...

Denver Deal: LobsterFest, Free Whole Foods Cooking “Guiltless Chocolate Treats” and IHOP

Despite the fact that I have always lived in land-locked Colorado I have always been a fan of great seafood. To great fanfare, Red Lobster introduced the 31st annual event – Lobsterfest. I was invited to try several new (and some returning) amazing lobster loaded dishes as part of a tasting of this year’s menu. The meal was served family-style with myself, my sister and five others who were invited to try the new stuff (one couple was invited because they dine there often; the other three ladies responded to a Yelp review). It was great because we got to try so many things! Appetizers: Sweet Chili Shrimp, Lobster-crab and seafood stuffed mushrooms and Lobster Pizza (which I believe my kids would have loved); Entrees: Dueling Lobster Tails, Lobster Lover’s Dream, Lobster i...

Best Apps For Tackling the Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re anything like me, you won’t be competing on Iron Chef anytime soon. I don’t burn water, but when it comes to things like Thanksgiving I can use some extra help in the kitchen. I’ve rounded up a few very helpful apps for those of us who aren’t bionic chefs. This list covers everything from tackling the turkey to grocery list planning to counting calories between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don’t see your favorites? Feel free to share them in the comments below! Appetites’ Easy As Pie for iPhone and iPad is a wonderful tool for folks who need some dessert inspiration and a step-by-step guide for achieving delicious pies. Appetites presents this new pie making adventure featuring Evan Kleiman. Easy as Pie shows you how-to create 20 homemade ...