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5 Tips for Smart Snacking

Back to school and the holidays around the corner means a tougher time picking healthy snacks. Don’t despair. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind while snacking. Tip #1 The most basic and most important of all food-related tips: Do not eat if you’re not hungry. Sadly, …

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Easy Halloween Dinner Party Menu

You love the idea of having a Halloween party, but the menu can be scarier than the creepy decorations and monster movies. Reel back from your fear by creating an easy black and orange themed menu. Full instructions are below. Beverages: Colored Fruit Drinks Orange Fruit Drink Purple Fruit Drink …

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Crock Pot Cookery

Energy efficiency is a topic on everyone’s mind these days. Americans are looking to trim energy use and cut costs anywhere they can. A large contributor to the amount of energy used in many homes is the electric stove. According to Unison, a company that delivers electricity to both consumers …

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How to Kick Up Everyday Foods

Do you ever find that the family rolls their eyes when you serve baked chicken for the 5th time in two weeks? Here are some tips to make your food exciting again. Explore different ways to make delicious cookies. Add a teaspoon or two of espresso powder to chocolate chip …

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Three Dishes You’ll Want To Add To Your Recipe File

Fall is still in its early stages, but the weather is already starting to give some parts of the country a taste of the colder temperatures to come. It’s around this time that you put away all those easy, breezy summer recipes in anticipation of having to prepare heartier fare. …

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Bake for Now and Later

Do you ever wish that you could have homemade baked goods ready on a moment’s notice? Wouldn’t it be nice to always be prepared for unexpected guests? Baking now and freezing for later is the solution. You’d be amazed how many baked goods, when properly packaged and frozen, can taste …

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Could Using Your Microwave Oven Be Making You Sick?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued a public health alert on October 3, 2008 because 32 people in 12 different states seemed to have contracted Salmonella from eating raw, frozen, breaded, stuffed, and pre-browned chicken products such as Chicken Cordon Bleu and Chicken …

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Must-visit Restaurants in South Florida

When we moved to South Florida from Los Angeles, my family and I experienced a heavy-duty dose of culture shock. I had never lived on the East Coast, and life and people here are different than the cool, casual personalities that I had gotten used to on the West Cost. …

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Must-visit Restaurants in Seattle

Seattle is great place – one of the coolest cities I know. The people are friendly and still say “hi” to you at the market. Drivers are courteous and know how to use the signal light. Okay, the weather is terrible most of the time; clouds, gloom and rain hover …

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