Santa vs. Pai Natal

It’s a little late to be blogging about Christmas, I know. Something about the build up to Christmas means that even the very next day, it’s a stale subject. Old news. Anyhow, I didn’t have a chance to blog about Christmas on Christmas, so I’m making up for it now. This year was my first year spending Christmas in Portugal. My very first Christmas without snow! And boy was that ever weird....more

Oreo Lime Dessert

Oreo Lime Dessert ...more

It's always surprising how the two totally different flavors work together to make a great ...more

The Chronicles of Biscuit - How to Cook a Turkey

The Chronicles of Biscuit - How to Cook a Turkey Biscuit's (Tyler) 1st grade class wrote a cookbook just before Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately he forgot to tell me about it and I didn't check his backpack until the Monday morning after Thanksgiving.  I wanted to post it for you now - just in case you are one of the families that has turkey for Christmas, too. HOW TO COOK A TURKEY by Biscuit ...more

Holiday Food Safety: STOP Tele-seminar on How to Eat Safely and Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

With H1N1 casting a shadow on all our social interactions, food safety is particularly important this holiday season. Not only do we need to think about how long that egg nog has been sitting on the buffet table – or left on the counter in the kitchen before it was served – we also need to worry about food handling and not passing along Swine Flu....more

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Wheeeee!!! Okay, it is no surprise to anyone who knows me, but I LOVE christmas!!...more

Diapers, Dumbbells 'N' Daily Health

Welcome to Diapers, Dumbbells 'N' Daily Health, a blog about my thoughts and actions on health, wellness and life as a new Mom.  I am writing this as a way to stay connected to friends and family, list my workouts to help me stay on track with my health and to journal what is going on in my world as a new parent.  I hope you will find my posts both interesting, humerous and informative.  Maybe along the way you will get great tips on nutrition and fitness so that you too can get/stay healthy for life! Tara Mazanec...more

Weekly Round Up

I hope you all had a good week.  We’ve been hustling and bustling over here at S.T.O.P. but we still wanted to give you a heads up on the interesting stories regarding food safety this week.  Here are some articles and blog posts that caught our attention.  Remember to sign up for our free S.T.O.P. E-alerts to get this and more information delivered to your inbox! ...more

Linda: A Victim of Foodborne Illness

We have been very busy these past few weeks at S.T.O.P.- traveling, fund raising, educating and advocating- all in order to help protect our nation’s food supply.  In spite of all this activity, I never forget why I do this:  to prevent people getting sick from devastating foodborne illnesses that damage lives forever.  I do this for people like Linda, a young woman in her 20’s, who should have the whole world ahead of her.  But, due to long-term consequences from the E. coli-contaminated meat that she ate when she was 6 years old, her life is different than most women her age.  ...more

Thanksgiving Recipes and Gratitude Lists

by Billie BrownThis week, many or most Americans will sit down to a traditional or not-so-traditional meal of turkey – alternatively, on both ends of the spectrum, turducken or tofurkey – and many other holiday dishes, as a way of giving thanks for the blessings of daily life....more