Fight the aftereffects of holiday treats with a few simple tricks

The holiday season is a time for family, friends, gifts and, most importantly, food. However, before taking a bite into that huge slice of apple pie or extra helping of mashed potatoes and gravy, here are a few tips to avoid returning in January with some extra holiday poundage.

High Holidays! Jewish high holidays provide fun in the kitchen

From my major, to eating, to watching the Food Network, the topic of food is on my mind most hours of the day. I view food as something I put into my body for nutrition and taste as well as a way to bring people together; food makes the world go round.