[1] Go green with reusable shopping bags (photo courtesy Pier 1 Imports). [2] Give rechargeable batteries with gifts that require batteries (photo courtesy Energizer). [3] Some people would rather you give a donation in their name (image courtesy Feeding America). [4] Use newspaper wrap to plain or fancy effect (photo courtesy Steemit). [5] Buy a […]

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Not excited about pumpkin pie? Can’t have pecans or other nuts? There’s always the venerable apple pie to end Thanksgiving dinner. But let us suggest an easy-to-make alternative: Cranberry Apple Crisp from Ocean Spray. We recently were served a piece, and it was love at first bite. When one guest had to leave in advance […]

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[1] Opal apples: golden beauties (both photos courtesy Golden Sun Marketing). [2] Slice it and enjoy it, without any browning. [2] Growing in the sunshine.   The most food excitement we’ve had recently in our house is…an apple. Not just any apple, but The Opal® apple, a relatively new breed that has finely made its […]

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Have you been blasted with turkey tips this season? If not, these tips, adapted from Whole Foods Market, will help you out: 1. PLAN FOR THAWING If you purchase a frozen bird, plan ahead! Depending on its size, the turkey could take half a day to defrost for small for small birds, or multiple days […]

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[1] Beer goes great with turkey. This is an amusing optic from Joe Morette, a New Hampshire turkey farmer. Back in 1993, one of his birds accidentally knocked over a beer and started drinking it. Since then, Morette has been giving his turkeys beer which, he says, yields a more flavorful and juicy meat. Bonus: […]

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[1] Alinea’s clear pumpkin pie (photo Alinea | Chicago). [2] Hannah Kaminsky’s version, recipe below (photo Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   Perhaps the most innovative restaurant in the country, Chicago’s Alinea set the internet on fire once again with another avant-garde culinary masterpiece, propelling pumpkin pie it into a viral video hit. It’s a […]

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You may traditionally bring your Thanksgiving hostess/host a bottle of wine; and that’s a traditionally acceptable hostess gift. But unless you’re bringing something memorable (if it’s a Mouton Rothschild, please come to our house for Thanksgiving!), your bottle will be grouped with all the other bottles of wine. After the cards are removed and the […]

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When considering healthy pregnancy diet tips there’s no one particular must-have nutrient for mums to be, there are a few necessities such as folate (folic acid), iron, calcium, omega-3 fats and fiber which play an important factor in relation to a healthy pregnancy. Folate-rich leafy green vegetables, beans and citrus fruits are high on the […]

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[1] Greyston’s very fine brownies are nut-free. there’s also a vegan chocolate brownie version (all photos courtesy Greyston). [2] All of the brownies are individually wrapped for freshness, and grab-and-go. [3] Greyston’s are the brownies in Ben & Jerry’s Double Fudge Brownie ice cream.   As you contemplate gift-giving this holiday season, how about gifts […]

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People do not buy a fat loss program that does not work. They buy into a fat loss program that can give an answer to their problems. People also want to find a safe way to lose weight and keep it off, but when they see the plan that is too complicated or too expensive, […]

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