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5 of the worst "healthy foods"

5 of the worst "healthy foods"

Some menu items marketed as “healthy” by national fast-food chains are packed with more fat, sodium, or sugar than anyone should eat in an entire day, a new study says. On a list of the five worst “healthy” fast-food items released by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are Wendy’s Baja Salad with more sodium than most people should consume in an entire day and McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal with more calories than a hamburger and more sugar than many candy bars. 

“Your health and your waistline will thank you for saying no to these so-called healthy foods,” says PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.

Ode to a Cupcake

Ode to a Cupcake

It’s 12 days before my fitness competition and while I’m not hungry, I’m starting to make a list of things I haven’t been able to eat in the last 8 weeks.

One of them is this decadent S’Mores Cupcake seen in the photo from Cheeky Treats. Now, if the photo of the cupcake isn't enough to tempt you, I promise the description will have even the most diehard healthy eaters drooling.

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Karen's Memorial Weekend

Karen's Memorial Weekend

My memorable Memorial Weekend got off to a good start Fri. nite at Medallion Steakhouse where my BFF's at work helped me celebrate my bday (yes....still my bday!!! LOL!). Medallion Steakhouse on Rollins Road, in Burlingame has one ot the best (my opinion!) happy hour fares...good assortment of food, wine & beer....the price is right & the food's good! Happy hour is 4 -7 pm, Mon. to Sun....7 days a week!

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Recipe: Sangranita!

Recipe: Sangranita!

Though it may not feel like it just yet, this weekend marks the unofficial start of summer.  Despite the cooler temps in many places, folks are busting out the barbeques, lawn chairs and slip & slides, enjoying the long Memorial Day weekend and getting into the swing of all things summer.

In honor of this lazy three-day weekend of cookouts and potlucks, parades and local festivals, I decided to make a dessert that's not only perfect for the start of the season, but all summer long: Sangranita.

Stanislaus County Fair exhibit deadlines approaching

Stanislaus County Fair exhibit deadlines approaching

TURLOCK - Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of history at the Stanislaus County Fair since this year’s exhibit deadlines are quickly approaching.  

Upcoming exhibit entry form deadlines for the 2011 Stanislaus County Fair are Thursday June 2 and Thursday, June 9 by 5 p.m. This will be the final chance for exhibitors in the following divisions to enter in the competition at the Stanislaus County Fair.

The June 2 deadline applies to the following exhibits:

  • 4-H/FFA Ag Horticulture
  • 4-H/FFA Ornamental Horticulture
  • FFA Ag Mechanics
  • Jr.

Oakdale Chocolate Festival kicks off Saturday

Oakdale Chocolate Festival kicks off Saturday

OAKDALE - Calling all chocolate lovers! The Oakdale Chocolate Festival kicks off Saturday, May 21 through Sunday, May 22 in downtown Oakdale. The main activities are located at the junction of Highway 120 and 108 at Wood Park and surrounding area. This is the setting for music, a variety of entertainment and of course, chocolate!

Stroll though the unique arts & crafts booths and wide variety of commercial vendors. Plus, there's a variety of food to satisfy every pallet.

5 Things to Do with Your Family This Weekend

5 Things to Do with Your Family This Weekend

Here's your weekly tip on what's fun out there for your families from MomsLikeMe

Walk on the Wildside Outdoor Festival
When: Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Beach Lake Preserve
What: Family-oriented day in the country where kids can learn about wildlife.