October 26 is National Pumpkin Day

October 26 is National Pumpkin Day, but there are reasons to celebrate pumpkins all season long. Here are a few little-known facts and fun recipes to celebrate fall's favorite gourd: Pumpkins are technically a fruit (they are in the gourd family), but are often called a vegetable because of their savory flavor. You won't find many calories in pumpkins -…

Stress Free Holidays: Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has long been known for its beautiful fragrance as well as it's many therapeutic properties. Maybe you have some lavender candles, essential oils, or lotions that you run to in a time of need. But did you know that lavender also makes a great cooking ingredient? If you're someone who is easily stressed around the holidays, why not try…