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Warm Up With a Hearty Breakfast

Breakfast long has been touted as the most important meal of the day. Early morning meals provide fuel for the day ahead. A bowl of cereal or a granola bar may make an ideal morning meal on hectic weekday mornings, but when time is not an issue, a delicious, hot breakfast can serve as a […]
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Enjoy Fine Dining This Holiday Season

The holiday season is an opportunity to indulge. Each person has his or her own ideas on how to treat themselves or a loved one especially well this time of year. Some may see the perks in spending a little more on elaborate gifts, while others may decide to step up their holiday menus. For […]
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Whip up a classic fall treat

Halloween treats take center stage in October. What can be better this time of year than a fresh autumn apple coated in a sweet candy shell? This quintessential fall treat can make Halloween celebrations even more special. This recipe for “Old-Fashioned Caramel Apples,” courtesy of “300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes (Robert Rose) by Jane Sharrock, […]
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Enjoy a Mediterranean-Inspired Dinner

The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as a healthy way to eat. The Mediterranean diet is inspired by the eating trends of people from Italy and Greece in the 1960s. Principal aspects include high consumption of legumes, olive oil, fruits, and vegetables. When coupled with other healthy eating habits like selecting natural, unrefined ingredients, […]
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Hearty Chili For Autumn Days

People choose to adhere to a vegetarian or vegan diet for various reasons. Some people avoid animal products because of ethics, while others want to control their weight with low-calorie foods. Still others may have food allergies or intolerances that make a vegetable-based diet their best option. Cooking vegetarian or vegan can introduce a person […]
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Take a Dip in a Tasty and Healthy Treat

Diet and health go hand in hand. Perhaps that’s why there’s a growing interest in foods that are purportedly curative. Some people even choose foods in the hopes that they can help to reduce symptoms of allergies and inflammation. As concerns about cognitive decline and diseases that attack the brain and memory grow, some people […]
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Turn Your Grill Into A Pizza Maker

Some say an outdoor kitchen isn’t complete without a pizza oven. A delicious pie straight out of a blazing hot oven can be delectable when dining al fresco, but pizza also can be made right on the grill. This recipe for “The Chicagoan” from Craig W. Priebe’s “Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas” (DK) utilizes grilled beef […]
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Turn Homemade Ice Cream Into Tasty Sandwiches

Ice cream and hot days are a perfect match. Ice cream can be served in many different ways — from sundaes to cakes to sandwiches. Ice cream sandwiches are comprised of a favorite ice cream flavor nestled between wafer-type cakes or cookies. They’re available pre-made in a grocer’s freezer, but they’re easily made at home […]
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A Cold Concoction Perfect For Summer Nights

Summer is synonymous with many things. Vacations, warm weather and al fresco dining are part and parcel of many people’s summertime routines. Another beloved routine is enjoying a cold beverage on a warm summer evening. As summer breezes invite scores of people outside to relax on their patios, decks or balconies, a cold beverage can […]