Living Well


Delectable Chicken Pad Thai

Pad thai is all about balance—a perfect combination of sweet, sour, and salty mixed with a little spice—that enhances every sense of the flavor palate. This dish is not only known for its vibrantly rich characterizations of tastes, but also its soft,... …more


Remove Bathroom Mold Without Toxic Chemicals

The moisture and humidity in your bathroom makes an ideal place for mold to grow and flourish. Not only is mold unsightly, but in severe cases it can also lead to health issues. Luckily, you can battle mold with inexpensive, household products. Here... …more


Basil Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a household favorite across the United States. The standard recipes usually includes russet potatoes, cream or milk, and butter. But this simple recipe can be made new simply by adding some fresh, flavorful herbs. HHS Chef... …more


Prevent Fires: How to Clean Your Dryer Vent

More than 2,900 house fires start each year because of clothes dryers, causing over $35 million in property loss. The fact of the matter is that 34 percent of these fires are directly caused by failure to clean out the clothes dryer properly. To... …more


Basil: King of Herbs

By Misty Miranda, RDN, LD Basil, whose Latin name is Ocimum, is an herb that is part of the Lamiaceae, or mint, family. It is native to Asia and grows best in tropical and subtropical regions. It is often referred to as the “king of herbs,” given its... …more


Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

One of the best things about slow cooker meals is that you can set it and come back hours later to a completely cooked meal. Plus, what’s better than coming home after a long day of work and having the aroma of freshly cooked food fill your senses... …more


Should You Wash Clothes in Hot or Cold Water?

The dirty clothes in the hamper are really starting to pile up and the task is finally at hand—it’s time do the laundry. Before you shovel in the first load, do you know what temperature setting is best to use? Depending on whether or not the load... …more


After School Snacks Kids will Love

When the final school bell rings and the kids are headed home, chances are they might want an afternoon snack to tide them over until dinner. These kid-friendly recipes require minimal effort, and use very little dishes for quick and easy cleanup.... …more


Properly Disinfecting Your Electronics

This may or may not surprise you, but your cell phone, computer, and tablet are actually some of the dirtiest surfaces in your home. Our electronics go with us everywhere, and occasionally we take for granted the importance of cleaning these items... …more


Peach, Gorgonzola, and Bacon Pizza

When you think of pizza, the image that comes to mind most likely involves tomato sauce, shredded cheese, and pepperoni. But the idea of what a pizza can be can go far beyond that. This month, HHS Chef Stephen Bloomer introduces us to a creative, new... …more