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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[1] Turn a panettone into a fancy ice cream cake. Here’s the recipe from Proud Italian Cook. [2] Filling the well with ice cream (photo courtesy Proud Italian Cook). [3] A simpler take: no frosting needed. Here’s the recipe from Vincenzo’s Plate | Huffington Post.   In past years, we’ve offered ways to turn panettone […]

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Have you been searching for the best diet pills that work? Are you worried about picking the right pills that can help you slim down? Worry no more! You simply need to know the right steps to take. Today, there are so many brands of weight loss pills especially online. Many people are usually confused […]

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Here’s a holiday dessert for cheesecake lovers: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake. The recipe is from Anne Callaghan, corporate chef of the Charlie Palmer Group in Las Vegas. RECIPE: SPICED EGGNOG CHEESECAKE Ingredients For 10-12 Servings For The Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup ginger snap cookies, crushed 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter, […]

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An easy healthy diet doesn’t have to be just about strict nutrition, staying unhealthily thin or not snacking the foods you cherish. On the contrary, an easy healthy diet is about feeling excellent, having more energy and keeping yourself as fresh as possible. This can all be achieved by sticking to some principal nutrition rules […]

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The incidence of obesity continues unabated at epidemic levels as people suffer from a wide array of degenerative diseases including heart disease which kills more people than any other affliction. The US Department of Agriculture released data showing that Americans consumed 331 more calories a day in 2006 compared to thirty years ago. Those additional […]

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[1] Make peppermint marshmallows with a green or red swirl (photo courtesy McCormick). [2] You can cut shapes with cookie cutters (here’s how from Martha Stewart). [3] Marshmallows with red food color (photo courtesy Plush Puffs).   Let everyone else go crazy at the mall, crazy with wrapping paper, crazy with Christmas dinner prep. We […]

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December 23rd is National Pfeffernüsse Day, celebrating a traditional German Christmas cookie: rounded, spicy and coated in powdered sugar. Pronounced FEH-fehr-NEE-suh, the word means “pepper nuts.” The “nuts” refer to the nut-like hardness of the cookie; there are no nuts in the recipe. Rather, these cookies are laden with gingerbread spices (anise, cloves, nutmeg), and […]

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One of the most popular diets on the market today is the Prescription HCG Diet, which is thought to be a leader in its industry. The Prescription HCG Diet is also known as a VLCD or very low calorie diet, limiting caloric intake and paying attention to specific food and drink. It is thought that […]

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