Try Steaming Pumpkin-Carrot Soup on a Frosty Fall Night

Posted on 11/1/2012 by |Fat to Fit | Comments

Personal HealthWhen it comes to calories, soup is such a bargain that even during the summer months, I hate to give it up. But now that cold weather is returning, I can easily delve into my repertoire of filling soups for delicious and satisfying meals. My current favorite is Pumpkin-Carrot Soup, a recipe I created after experimenting with different ingredients. This recipe makes 8 to 10 generous servings, so I can easily keep a container or two in the freezer to …

Foodie Friday: Thanksgiving Edition Roundup!

Posted on 11/18/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Your LifeKey ingredient of your Thanksgiving meal? Cornbread stuffing. Bored with the same ol’ reliable cornbread? Try a fruit stuffing with your roast turkey, with andouille sausage for a little punch.

How to Eat Your Halloween Decorations

Posted on 10/12/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Your LifeNo, I’m not talking about the cardboard witch you have hanging on your window. I’m talking about none other than the lovely pumpkin you’ll be carving (if you haven’t already) for Halloween this year. This funny (and useful!) article by Jeff Yeager gives you fantastic ideas when turning your jack-o-lantern into something tasty, whether it be pumpkin cider bisque or even a pumpkin milkshake. On top of that, pumpkins are also good for your health: While some varieties of pumpkins …