Healthy grilling tips for Memorial Day

Turn those grills on; it's BBQ season! As we kickoff the summer season with the long holiday weekend, here are some fun and healthy tips to use when grilling for your family and friends this Memorial Day. Clean your grill: For starters, make sure to clean your grill. Cleaning your grill will greatly reduce carcinogen build-up and will help enhance flavors to give you a top-notch turnout—your meal!     Keep an eye on the time: Second, don’t leave your food on the grill for … [Read more...]

The cost of celebrating Memorial Day

If you know my family then you know that Memorial Day is a particularly emotional holiday for us. It isn’t about an extra day off of work. It isn’t about barbecues with our friends. It’s about remembering a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and his sacrifice for our country. My dad’s older brother, Bill, was killed in action (KIA) in the Vietnam War. Not only did Bill sacrifice his life for our country, but also my grandparents gave up their son; my dad and uncle gave up their brother. … [Read more...]