Super Bowl Sunday Appetizer – Greek Inspired Potato Skins

If you know me well, then you know I’m not a big football fan. I prefer baseball. When Super Bowl Sunday rolls around though, I get a little more excited about football. Ok, I lied – I get excited about the food! I have fond memories of being a kid and having some family come […]

 
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2015 – My Year in Review

As cliche as it sounds, I truly cannot believe that 2015 is about to end. I don’t know if it’s simply getting older, becoming a parent (more on that), or the increasing hustle and bustle of life, every year seems to progress more quickly than the last. Despite my best intentions, I have neglected this […]

 
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Spiced Pear Chutney | Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Stone Soup Blog Feature Recipe

As we near the end of October, holiday gatherings and entertaining are around the corner. One of my favorite contributions to a holiday party, either at someone else’s home or my own, is a cheese platter. It can be put together in a matter of minutes and can be easily elevated with a homemade spread or […]

 
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Peach Mint “Julep” Frozen Yogurt | Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Stone Soup Blog Feature

As silly as it is for me to admit now, I did not care for peaches as a child. Something about the fuzzy coating turned me off. Fortunately, I got over it well before becoming a pastry chef several years ago. I couldn’t imagine not using the juicy, ripe fruit in my summer desserts! In […]

 
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10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in your Kitchen Year-round | Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Stone Soup Blog Feature

Good morning and Happy Earth Day! In honor of this special day, I shared some simple tips on the Stone Soup Blog, to give you ideas for living a little “greener” in your kitchen.  Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually worldwide to recognize and honor the environment. It also serves to educate […]

 
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Grapefruit Three Ways | Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Stone Soup Blog Feature

In the sweltering summer heat, I often crave lemonade or a citrus sorbet to refresh my taste buds. However, citrus fruits, including grapefruit, are actually in season during winter and for a Midwesterner like me, that usually means it’s snowing. Fortunately, I have access to the fruit from its growers in Florida and California. Grapefruit […]

 
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Dietetic Career Spotlight Featured on Nutrition Jobs

I was honored to have the opportunity to be featured on the Nutrition Jobs’ website, highlighting my career path in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics. I hope it inspires others who are looking into this field or are already in the field and ready for a change! Dietetic Career Spotlight on Olena Gudz, MS, […]

 
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How to Enjoy a Tea Tasting | Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Stone Soup Blog Feature

As I sit on my couch on this blustery cold day with a cup of tea, I am reminded of how it has the power to heal both body and soul. While I love coffee to get my mornings started, when I want to enjoy a hot afternoon beverage, relax in the evening, or heal […]

 
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Savory Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini | Food & Nutrition Magazine’s Stone Soup Blog Feature

While Thanksgiving has come and gone, there is still room to feature cranberries as a star ingredient at your holiday gatherings. As nature’s “garnet bling,” cranberries were made for the holiday season, weren’t they? Nutritionally, they gift us with vitamin C, polyphenols and fiber. In this recipe, the tart fruit contrasts with a creamy herb […]

 
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