Although New Years Eve is more than two-and-a-half months away, we can’t object to another “official” occasion to drink champagne. First, an important thing to know: Champagne only refers to the sparkling wines of the Champagne region of France. Everything else, by law, is called “sparkling wine,” no matter where in the world it is […]

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You may have finished your holiday decorations, decking the halls with gaiety. We’d like to add a few small things that we especially enjoy, whether for visitors or as a treat for ourselves.     1. BOWLS OF SPICES Holiday-scented candles are lovely, but require close watch to guarantee against fires. Instead, we buy cinnamon, […]

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If you’re cooking Thanksgiving Dinner, The American Red Cross wants you to know that the number-one day for kitchen fires is…Thanksgiving. They ask all cooks to follow these simple steps to ensure a fire-free day of thanks. 1. Smoke alarm. Install a smoke alarm near your kitchen, or check the batteries on your current alarm. […]

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[1] Don’t let this happen. See tip #1 (photo courtesy Stone Frying Pans). [2] Tip #7: Keep one of these aerosol sprays next to your stove at all times (photo courtesy First Alert). [3] Tip #8: Be sure you have a kitchen fire alarm…and that its batteries are fresh (photo courtesy Thrifty Fun).   Fire […]

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You may be putting chicken on the grill this weekend. For advice, we spoke with Claudia Sidoti, Head Chef and Head Recipe Developer at HelloFresh, a popular meal ingredients delivery service that makes it easier to cook delicious, nutritious meals (a gift for Father’s Day?). Claudia reminds us that dark meat chicken is “so much […]

Diet Tips