Rob's mom recently gave us an enormous bag of apples grown by one of her friends.
The apples are amazingly delicious - sweet, tart and firm. I decided to attempt a simple, homemade applesauce, and it turned out better than I could have dreamed. Plus, it's just about the easiest possible thing you can do with apples, save for washing and eating them raw.
By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension
Although the symptoms of diabetes have been documented for thousands of years, medical professionals didn't start to look for a cause and treatment for the disease until 1910. Almost 30 years later, the classifications we know now as Types 1 and 2 were made.
CHAMPAIGN — Local food pantries will soon begin seeing increased demand from families struggling with cuts in food stamp benefits, Eastern Illinois Foodbank Executive Director Jim Hires says.
This fall, for health reasons, I’ve cut way back on my sugar consumption.
While I’m disappointed not to be sipping any pumpkin pie latte or eating slices of apple pie at this time of year, I did come up with a breakfast recipe that still tastes of autumn but doesn’t include added sugar.
DANVILLE — It has taken two years, but business partners Ernie Trinkle and Tyler Langston have finally opened their craft distillery business, Rumshine Distilling, in a new building in Tilton.
Sometimes, an easy dinner that tastes really good can make my whole day better.
That was the case recently when I made this dish, which I have cleverly titled Smoked Sausage and Brussels Sprouts.
As I wrote yesterday, Rob and I tried cooking Lebanese food for the first time this weekend and really enjoyed it.
By Leia Kedem
So many recipes call for chicken broth, whether it's soup, stuffing, risotto, mashed potatoes, gravy or more. There's no doubt that broth adds flavor, but unfortunately, it can be sky-high in sodium. Reduced-sodium options are certainly an improvement, but can still pack around 600 milligrams of sodium in just one cup.
CHAMPAIGN — That children sometimes go hungry at home hit Champaign parent Jenelle Keene when she was volunteering on a Robeson School field trip. A kindergartner asked Keene to hold onto her lunch so she could take it home, adding that she would feed the cup of applesauce to her baby sister.