5 Tips for Hosting A Wine Tasting

5 tips for hosting a wine tasting event

I love going to vineyards and wine tastings, which have provided first hand experience on the techniques for proper wine tasting. After visiting dozens of vineyards, AND actually HOSTING my own wine tasting. I want to share my knowledge with you. Believe or not, I hosted two tastings as an adult fellowship program at ourRead more

Lightlife’s Savory Plant-Based Food Innovations

Lightlife Plant Protein Based

As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, one of the biggest food trends for 2018 will be the expansion of plant-based food innovations, such as plant protein sources and Lightlife is one of the pioneers.  Read my Food Trends for 2018 article here Plant-based diets are dominating the food world.  Several manufactures areRead more

8 Ways to Lower Bad Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Lower bad cholesterol roasted salmon

A recent health checkup caused me to reassess my dietary needs.  My labs results indicated a jump in my LDL, or bad cholesterol numbers. My husband, recently evaluated due to a new health program at work, was told his triglyceride numbers were too high. What are LDL and triglycerides? LDL or low-density lipoprotein,  is theRead more

Cooking For a Group: A Dinner Party Strategy

JoAnn's Food Bites Dinner Party Strategy

My hubby and I are getting settled into our dream house and after three months, we decided to host our very first dinner party. He has a rather large family, spread out between several states; therefore, all of us only gather twice or so, each year. Because Christmas is so crazy, this clan celebrates ChristmasRead more

5 Expected Food Trends for 2018

2018 Food Trends JoAnn's Food Bites

Being a food blogger, I try to stay up to date on all the industry food trends. Following food writers Marion Nestle and Dianne Jacob, among magazines and blogs, I have found my top five food trends which may influence the grocery and restaurant industries for 2018.   5. Sugar Under Fire Admit it, theRead more

Messy Meatball Sub Converted to a Comfort Casserole

Chicken Meatball Sub Casserole

The term CASSEROLE refers to both a baking dish and the ingredients it contains.  My husband, and others for that matter, seem to cringe at the thought of a CASSEROLE for dinner? Why? If I like the ingredients, why wouldn’t I make this convenient, simplified meal ? We love meatballs, but do not like theRead more

5 Recipes to Get Rid of Leftover Holiday Ham

Holiday leftover ham

Did you make a holiday ham for Christmas?  Do you plan to make a ham for New Year’s dinner?  You are going to have some leftover ham at some point.  Don’t throw it away!  Strategically plan dinners and snacks, with JoAnn’s Food Bites, and you can rid your fridge of that leftover ham. Inspirational HolidayRead more