TOHLogo.3572755.jpegTaste of Home Magazine www.tasteofhome.com (largest circulation of any cooking/food magazine in the US) is presenting a “Taste of Home Cooking School” in Hackensack, NJ this Saturday, October 23 at 5:00pm.
Tickets are $12 (Please note: This is not a kids event. It’s for moms who love cooking.)
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At a Taste of Home Cooking School show, you’ll experience a 2-hour demonstration of exciting recipes. Our Culinary Specialists will show step-by-step instructions on how to create satisfying and flavorful dishes. Additionally, everyone will receive a gift bag and one of our quality Taste of Home cookbooks. You’ll also have the opportunity to register for door prizes, including the recipes created on stage that night!
The Taste of Home Cooking School Made Easy program is a 1 ½ hour program available in select locations across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. The jam-packed program offers easy-to-prepare recipes and creative craft and decorating ideas. Each guest will receive the Taste of Home Recipe Card Collection Cookbook showcasing the recipes displayed on stage. You’ll also receive a gift bag and be entered for prize drawings at the show.
The Taste of Home Cooking School is coming to New Jersey on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at the Bergen County Academies Auditorium located at 200 Hackensack Avenue in Hackensack, New Jersey!
The Taste of Home Cooking School promises to deliver everything an inspired cook desires: product demos, sampling, recipes demonstrations, cooking techniques, practical kitchen tips, simple plating ideas and more!
michael2.jpegThis year’s event features Culinary Expert Michael Barna!
About Michael Barna:
Michael Barna works as a Culinary Specialist for the Taste of Home Cooking School.
He’s a Culinary Institute of America alumni who previously served as the Executive Chef and General Manager at one of New York City’s finest retail gourmet food emporiums.
His experience includes facilitating private and online cooking classes, conducting local and national television commercials, and competing in national recipe & cooking contests.

Relief for Kids with Stomach Aches

ProbioticTab_PKG_withtabs.jpgAs a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your kid in pain. And while there are countless remedies for colds, coughs and sore throats, when it comes to a tummy ache, we often times come up with the old standby of tea and toast and call it a day.
As any parent knows, stomach aches are a common childhood ailment. But for approximately 10-20% of school age kids, stomach aches are chronic and often affect their ability to participate in daily activities. This condition, termed Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP), isn’t caused by any disease or disorder. It is one of more than 60 types of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) which also include irritable bowel syndrome, infant colic, chronic nausea, etc.
Because it has no clearly identifiable cause, FAP is often subject to misconceptions within the medical community, making it difficult to manage. It can cause anxiety for parents and children alike, as well as frustration for healthcare professionals looking for a diagnosis and treatment options. Traditionally, recommended treatments have included avoidance of spicy foods, acid-suppressing medicines, and even antidepressants.
Now, a new study has found that one particular probiotic strain, Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis (L. reuteri Protectis), was clinically proven to have a significant impact on symptoms of FAP. In the study, 60 children, ages 6-16, who were classified as having FAP, received either L. reuteri Protectis or a placebo for four weeks. The children receiving the L. reuteri Protectis supplement reported significantly lower pain intensity compared to those receiving the placebo.
L. reuteri Protectis, developed by Swedish-based BioGaia, is easy to administer. Created with kids’ taste buds in mind, BioGaia Probiotic Chewable Tablets have a mild citrus flavor and come in packages of 30. They’re available nationally at leading online merchants as well as select retail pharmacies.
To find out more about the benefits of L. reuteri Protectis, visit BioGaia.