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  If you knew you could have stopped that balsamic vinegar from splattering on your favorite white sweater, would you have done something to prevent it from happening? And if you knew you were going to drive into a pothole, causing your tire to go...
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Around this time of year, my kids love when I pack my pumpkin muffins with lots of dried cranberries. Coincidentally…cranberries actually contain substances called PACs or proanthocyanidins, that help contribute to cranberries’ health benefits. PACs are unique naturally occurring compounds known as flavonoids, that have...
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Why did you choose the foods you ate yesterday? Let’s take a look at your breakfast: Did you scramble some eggs, put a slice or two of whole-grain bread in the toaster and brew a steamy mug of tea? Or, did your morning begin with a...
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Bruschetta (pronounced broo-skeda), is generally thought of as a savory Italian appetizer, welcoming the rest of your meal with Italian bread rubbed with olive oil or butter and garlic and topped with tomatoes. But since I’m kind of a recipe rebel, I like to think...
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Although Fall brings thoughts of apple and pumpkin picking, apples are in stores year round to help you enjoy these tasty treats during any season.  You can pour this batter into muffins tins or loaf pans but why decide…do what I do: I use the...
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“What’s for dinner?” This question is music to the ears of some parents when time is no object and when their kitchens are fully-stocked with supplies to create delicious, crowd-pleasing meals. But if your nights are unforeseeable, and filled with late meetings at the office,...
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Although it took two decades to come to fruition, the sometimes ignored and often misunderstood food label is finally getting a facelift. In May 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its proposed modifications to the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP), and by the end of July...
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Ever feel like everything you do and everyone you know gets more attention from you than you give to yourself? That’s probably because, like many of us, we tend to leave ourselves off of our bulging to-do lists. Work and family pleasures and pressures supersede...
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