Food and Nutrition

Christmas Lights and Hot Chocolate

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

Christmas is a wonderful season filled with all sorts of lights & decorations aswecelebrate Christ’s birth. My wife Jennifer and daughter Shayla love looking at Christmas lights and they commonly chant, “Christmas Lights”in response to being asked what weshould...

Spinach Artichoke Dip

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

Frozen Spinach (thawed and drained): 10 ounces Artichoke Hearts (can): 14 ounces Alfredo Sauce (jar): 10 ounces Mozzarella, Shredded: 1 cup Parmesan, Shredded: 1/3 cup Cream Cheese: 4 ounces Garlic, Diced: 1 teaspoon Don’t remember where I found this, years and years...

ELF – a Family Favorite Ice Cream

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Years ago, I stumbled on the idea of combining EL Fudge cookies with a traditional chocolate ice cream and came up with one of our family’s favorite home-made ice creams. First, prepare the ice cream mix according to the Old Fashioned Chocolate recipe from Hershey...

Rib Rub Recipe

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

Rib Rub 1/2 cup – Brown Sugar 1/2 cup – Paprika 1 tablespoon – Ground Black Pepper 2 tablespoon – Kosher Salt 1 tablespoon – Chili Powder 1 tablespoon – Garlic Powder 1 tablespoon – Onion Powder 1/2 tablespoon – Cumin powder 1/2...

Reasons Behind Garlic Bread

By Mark R. Tracy, MBA

There are many ways to make garlic bread, but lately I have been making a simple garlic cheese bread which has been well received by friends and family. I make it with French bread, a stick of butter, granulated garlic, dried oregano (or Italian seasoning) and a blend...

Running and Fitness Update

By Ralph Bender, MBA, CFP®

During the year before we moved into the offices in Tower Office Plaza, I averaged 187 running miles per month. In the three years since moving, the monthly average dropped to 107. Then, about a year ago, mom was diagnosed and subsequently passed from kidney cancer....