Caring for an aging parent following joint replacement surgery can be challenging, especially if the care occurs at home. Awareness of and planning for the unique needs of this age group and the challenges of at-home care can greatly improve the eventual outcome.
Quinoa is substituted for rice in this healthy soup. Cabbage is packed with vitamins C and K and is considered a superfood. Combine the two for a delicious soup reminiscent of stuffed cabbage dishes.
This recipe for turkey stuffing is easy to prepare with ingredients you will find in your cupboards. It might be called filling or dressing but it's a family tradition passed down from one generation to the next.
These pineapple bars have a buttery crumbly crust, reminiscent of shortbread. Add coconut for a tropical flair and cinnamon to give it a bit of a spicy warmth.
Autumn transitions our taste buds from wanting cool and crisp summer treats to the warm and spicy sweets of fall. Pumpkin custard cake delights the senses with the wonderful combination of the season's favorite fruit and the sweet woodsy aroma of cinnamon.
High blood pressure is often undetected until it's too late. A healthy lifestyle including diet, exercise, and stress management can help to ensure that your blood pressure remains within safe limits, which can ultimately prevent a stroke, heart attack, or renal failure.
Dried beans are simple to use, have no added salt and are really inexpensive. They can stay on your cupboard shelf for an extended period of time and add nutrition to your meals. This is a vegan dish that is budget-friendly.
Apple dumplings are a fall treat in most southern Pennsylvania communities. Fall festivals highlight these tasty desserts with at least one booth serving up this combination of baked apples inside a flaky pie dough. Using a premade dough takes the labor out of making the pastry-wrapped apples.
Leftover ham from the holidays? Here is a casserole recipe reminiscent of Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine that is both simple and thrifty. It's a delicious one-dish meal of ham, noodles, and a cheesy sauce over vegetables. Try making it with either broccoli or green beans.
This apple crisp cake is made without oatmeal. The topping is lighter than the traditional streusel crust; it's more like a cake, moist with a bit of crunch. Try it with a dollop of whipped cream.
Tapping into senior discounts is one way to put a little extra money back into your pocket.
This chocolate cake is made without milk and eggs, two ingredients that were scarce during the Great Depression. Vinegar gives the cake the lift it needs to make it light and airy. The broiled frosting gives a decadent flavor.
These chocolate peanut butter cookies take just minutes to whip up on the stovetop. No baking needed!
San Clemente, CA, is a treasure in the off-season months. With mild temperatures, amazing sunsets and smaller crowds leading to discounted prices on everything, this southern California gem is a must-go for autumn travelers.
Pork and sauerkraut is New Year's tradition in Pennsylvania. Deep in Pennsylvania Dutch country, this dish welcomes in the New Year with a promise of prosperity, long life, and good luck.
Bicycling is a great outdoor activity. Coasting down hidden alleys is an adventure of exploration, and the best finds are found riding on two wheels.
A gob is known as a whoopie pie everywhere but in the south-central/western region of Pennsylvania. It's a small handheld treat that sandwiches a layer of frosting between two chocolate cookie mounds.
Choosing to use a cane as a walking aid is a big decision. Here is a simple guide to getting the right cane for you
First things first: it's not a pie! Ham pot pie is a thick, hearty stew consisting of noodles, ham, and potatoes. The recipe comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition.
When we mounted a bluebird box on our backyard fence, we had no idea how much we would learn about the little birds and their natural instincts. It became a hobby that gave us hours of pleasure but also taught us some amazing lessons about life.
Chunks of apple and a handful of sweet raisins make these oatmeal muffins a favorite breakfast bread. Double the batch and freeze the extras (if there are any) to pack in lunch bags for a break from the monotony of the same old sandwich routine.
Repurposing is not a new concept but reusing old glass and containers in unique ways is environmentally friendly and provides creative options for storage and decor.
Do your feet ache while wearing high heels? Do you experience foot, knee, and back pain afterwards? Wearing high heels can directly contribute to your joint pain, depending on how often you wear them and for how long.
Corolla, North Carolina, is home to a host of memories that will last a lifetime for me and my family. One of our favorites is seeing ghost crabs at night. As a group, we take to the beach just after sunset and seek out the legendary "Ghosts of Corolla."
Can you live with schizophrenia? What choices do you have? Symptoms can be managed but never cured. Learn acceptance and speak out against the stigma surrounding this devastating illness.
4 Steps to find and keep volunteers for your organization. Recruitment and retention can be a challenge for the busy volunteer coordinator. Insights into 4 key principles when working with volunteers.