January 3rd is National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day. Here’s a history of the popular bonbon, adapted from Candy Favorites. Chocolate-covered cherries, more formally called cherry cordials, are a chocolate shell filled with a cherry and sugar syrup, plain or flavored with alcohol.   IT BEGAN WITH THE CORDIAL The word “cordial” derives from the Latin […]

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Fewer than one in 10 Americans are eating the recommended amount of vegetables daily, according to a report by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC)*: just 12% of us are eating enough fruits, just 9% are eating our vegetables. Men, young adults and low-income people have even lower rates of fruit and vegetable consumption. While […]

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The Bloody Beertail: Substitute beer for the vodka in a Bloody Mary (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. But if you prefer beer to vodka, have a Bloody Beertail instead. It’s a sister beverage to Mexico’s michelada. Here’s more about beertails.     RECIPE: BLOODY BEERTAIL The cocktail is […]

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We should all eat healthy foods, but sometimes it can be hard. To eat healthy, you must first choose the right food to eat. Eating healthy is all about what you put into your body, which makes the choices critical to your results. Eating Vegetables It should be varied, as you should eat 2 1/2 […]

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As the year ends, we revisit some of our favorite products of the year. They’re all Top Picks Of The Week, but they’re the ones that we can’t stop eating. If you’re looking for something new and special, we strongly recommend them. In alphabetical order, we present:   BETTER-FOR-YOU FOODS Better Beans Most of us […]

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[1] Stylish Bloody Mary oyster shooters (photo Pinterest | Chowhound ). [2] The oyster is in the drink, which is garnished with the Bloody Mary’s classic celery stick (at Seviche | Louisville). [3] Decorate a serving plate for passing the shooters, with coarse salt, black, green and pink peppercorns (photo courtesy James Beard Foundation). [4] […]

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It’s also significant to remember that your weight be supposed to be lost slowly. Don’t expect miracles during the night like some fad diets promise. When you first start dieting, you will almost surely lose more water weight, therefore you may be losing more pounds initially. But, if you’re responsibility it right, your weight loss […]

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Food innovation is at an all-time high, says the Trendspotter Panel of the Specialty Food Association. Here’s what they predict will be hot trends in 2018. Sustainability and health/better-for-you choices are two major 2018 trend. Look for: More algae and other plant-based proteins. Products meant to reduce food waste, as well as growth in the […]

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In the American South, a New Year’s Day meal of black-eyed peas and greens, such as collards, is considered good luck. The peas symbolize coins and the greens symbolize paper money. A dish that combines both is the popular beans-and-rice combination, Hoppin’ John. Other favorites are black-eyed peas and ham, the peas often combined with […]

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If you are trying to lose weight, either for health reasons or just because you want to look great in those form-fitting jeans you bought, you already know that having a low-cholesterol diet is one of the cornerstones of healthy eating. Overall, a low cholesterol diet should serve to decrease your consumption of total dietary […]

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