Black women and breast cancer

October 23, 2015

Surviving breast cancer through early detection and diagnosis October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some facts about black women and breast cancer to help better educate yourself and help get you the right treatment sooner. The issue Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than the fact that Black… [Read More]


April 23, 2015

Busy weeknights call for meals you can prepare quickly, but there’s no need to compromise on flavor and quality. One way to save time is combining fresh ingredients with frozen sides, such as those offered by Alexia Foods. Made with premium, natural ingredients and creative flavor com – binations, they lend a deliciously gourmet complement… [Read More]

Chicken Paella with French Green Beans

April 23, 2015

Chicken Paella with French Green Beans Hands-on: 30 minutes Total: 60 minutes Servings: 6 (1 2/3 cups each) 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 1/2… [Read More]

Ten affordable last-minute summer vacations (part 2 of 2)

August 13, 2014

Mammoth Cave National Park: Kentucky If natural history with an air of mystery is your thing, Mammoth Cave National Park may be your perfect last-minute vacation. The world’s longest cave system, these limestone caverns can be navigated with the help of park rangers, and programs range from the tried-and-true, one-of-a-kind major paths (ideal for all… [Read More]

Sweet Celebrations

May 11, 2013

Meal Times Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or an everyday moment, ice cream treats are always welcome on the menu. These sweet recipes are sure to make any occasion a little more fun. Fried Ice Cream Sticks: Developed by innovative baking master and Blue Bunny ice cream flavor creator Chef Duff Goldman, this recipe… [Read More]

Start the Day Right with Protein at Breakfast

April 28, 2013

Starting the day right with a good breakfast helps set the tone for your day. In fact, studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better scores on math, reading and standardized tests; are better able to pay attention; and have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness, compared to breakfast skippers. But is your breakfast… [Read More]

Superfoods: Foods with benefits (part 4)

April 12, 2013

Talking Health with Dr. Carter Owner, Carter Drug Store By Dr. Lester Carter Hippocrates had it right around 300 B.C. when he advised, “Make thy food thy medicine, and thy medicine thy food.” (We’re slow learners as a race, aren’t we?) We discuss 10 superfoods. Traditionally defined, these foods have exceptional properties. A grocery list… [Read More]

Dress Up Dessert

April 12, 2013

Family Features Classic sweet treats like pound cake are delicious on their own — and with a few simple ingredients, they can be dressed up to make any day more special. These recipes highlight the classic, homemade taste of Sara Lee Pound Cake. The newest addition, Lemon Pound Cake, is made with real lemon juice,… [Read More]

Caroline’s raw food journey: An introduction

September 20, 2012

Hello, Everyone. Welcome to my new raw food column in the “Milwaukee Times Newspaper.” I am excited to share with you what led me to raw food, what raw foods are, why I incorporate raw food into my lifestyle, some of my signature dishes that you, your family, and friends will enjoy, and so much… [Read More]

Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

September 20, 2012

While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them. Food and lifestyle expert Evette Rios has five easy tips to help families pack a healthier lunch, and turn a good lunchbox into a great lunchbox: Subtract the fat. Remove… [Read More]