[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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[1] For single portions or a fun family approach, pack salads into mason jars—not big ones, since the fork has to reach the bottom! (photo California Avocados). [3] Spinach and bacon layered salad layered with peas, red bell pepper and cheddar, with ranch dressing (photo courtesy Kraft). [3] Classic layered salad with blue cheese dressing. […]

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We haven’t begun holiday shopping yet. But we’re not worried. Our list isn’t huge; and since no one we know needs any material possession we can afford, we long ago settled on disposable gifts—i.e., food. This year we have three favorites (and might we add, we’re gifting all three to ourself, as well).     […]

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The high level of necessary medical intervention involved in the process of in-vitro fertilisation often makes many women feel that they have lost control and have little say in what is going on. However, contrary to this belief, there is very much you can do to give yourself the best possible chance of a positive […]

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Overproduction of yeast like fungi in the body is the major cause of Candida. The usual portal of this infection is the wet areas of the body like the mouth and the reproductive tract in females. This infection if left unchecked can also gradually affect the stomach and the intestines. Our body contains bacteria that […]

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January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day; January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. But we think this Chocolate Hot Toddy recipe (photo #1) is so full of holiday cheer, it deserves to be enjoyed now. Hot buttered rum, also called a rum toddy, is a type of hot toddy, a venerable warm cocktail […]

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[1] and [2] How many uses can you find for deviled egg plates and similar platters? Photo of “Naked Vegetables” at Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis | Facebook, credited to @ctroesser for @sophisticatedlivingmag. The dips are broccoli hummus, chorizo purée, strained yogurt, homemade butter and nasturtium salt (green). [3] Shrimp cocktail bites in Chinese soup […]

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