Aunt Connie’s Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

Aunt Connie’s Savory Stuffed Mushrooms Many of us can find a few favorite foods that bring us back to great memories of family Holiday gatherings!  Every Thanksgiving my Aunt Connie made these delicious stuffed mushrooms with the right amount of “heat” (crushed red pepper flakes) and without sausage that you may find in some recipes…

Family Meals are Fading Fast

Most of us enjoy eating with our families, and not having enough time gets in the way! Hectic schedules existed before COVID 19, and still prevail during the pandemic. We may have expected less stress getting a meal together in quarantine because, after all, everyone is home under the same roof. The fact remains because…

Zoom Appearance: How to Plan Meals

With Tara Clancy, of Tara Talks, May 5, 2020 Today, O2 Tara talks with Barbara Baron, The Family Meals Dietitian. Barbara says one thing we can do right now is: BECOME OUR OWN M.V.P….through Moderation, Variety, and Planning. Watch this tip-filled interview with Barbara now.

Podcast Appearance: Family Meals – the Secret of Great Nutrition

With Pat Iyer, of Legal Nurse March 9, 2020   In this episode, Pat Iyer interviews Barbara Baron, a “Family Meals Dietitian.” She shares her expertise about how to not only shop for and cook nutritious and easy-to-make foods but how to make the preparation and dining experience one that brings families closer together. You…

Taking the Guilt out of Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

Barbara’s Note: Make sure to read all the way to the bottom where you can enter to receive a free copy of the most comprehensive Rotisserie Chicken cookbook I’ve seen! Rotisserie chicken is a chicken dish that is cooked on a rotisserie, using direct heat in which the chicken is placed next to the heat…

Grandma’s Sweet Savory Spicy Escarole for Escarole Pie

Grandma Roses’s Sweet Savory Spicy Escarole for Escarole Pie Escarole is a hearty green leafy vegetable. High in folic acid, fiber, and vitamins A and K, and minerals like manganese, copper and potassium. Escarole can be eaten raw or cooked.  Serve as first dish –escarole and cannellini bean soup or raw in salads. Growing up…

Family Meals Nourish Confidence, Conversation and Compassion

Amid September’s back-to-school days with sports activities in full swing,  my guess “what parents really, really, really want (well maybe) is to sit down to at least one meal together as a family! According to a 2017 report of Family Meals Institute (FMI), Americans want, first and foremost, to eat “at home together” and secondly…

Simple Butternut Squash Soup

Simple Butternut Squash Soup Ingredients: Olive Oil, 1-2 tablespoons Shallots, 2 small or one large Sweet Vidalia Onion, one medium or half of a large onion Garlic, one small clove, smashed Butternut Squash, 1 ½ pounds fresh, seeds removed, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes – Or – buy pre-cut squash fresh from produce section…