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Olives: A Good-For-You, On-The-Go Snack

(NAPSI)—Among the tastiest and most versatile fruits on Earth, olives are enjoyed by many cultures around the world. They have been in existence for 8,000 years, and while olives are not indigenous to the Americas, they have been in the New World for a good long time.

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
5 Delicious Low-Carb Recipes Perfect for a Cookout
Posted: June 19, 2019

(StatePoint) Food on the grill, carb-loaded side dishes and high-sugar desserts are at the center of most seasonal cookouts. But this doesn’t mean you need to avoid those countless neighborhood barbecues to ensure you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle.

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A Sweet Summer Dessert
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Fresh fruits are one of the highlights of summer. Try this tasty Fresh Pear Dumplings with Raspberry Sauce recipe, bringing pears and raspberries together for a delicious seasonal dessert.

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Spice Up Summer with Grilled Kebabs
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies.

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Punched Up Summer Side Ideas for Backyard Entertaining
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Backyard barbecues and family picnics are plentiful during the summer months, so chances are good you’ll host (or attend) at least one event this season. While you’ll likely feast on a bevy of hamburgers, hot dogs and summer salads, a menu filled with fresh, delicious sides makes for a meal worth celebrating.

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Effortless Summertime Entertaining
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.

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Make Room for New Favorites on the Grill
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done steak. However, the possibilities don’t end there.

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Get Grilling with Fresh Ingredients
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process. By planning ahead, having the right equipment on-hand and using ready-to-go ingredients, home cooks can quickly put family meals together.

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Simplify Your Grilling Routine this Summer
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn't have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

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Sweet, Refreshing Summer Snacks
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit – watermelon – are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration.

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Deception Road Takes Viewers On A Thrill of A Ride
Posted: June 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When you combine the acting talent of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor, what do you get?

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Summer Entertaining Hosted By The California Avocado Commission
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—With longer days and warmer nights, entertaining becomes almost inevitable during the summer months. Thanks to the abundance of fresh produce, like California avocados, your backyard barbeques, pool parties and beachside picnics will never have to sacrifice versatility or taste.

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Tuesday 06/18/2019
Brunch Bites
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) A perfect addition to your brunch table, these savory Mini Ham and Avocado Biscuit Sliders are quick and easy to make. For even more homemade flavor, make the biscuits from scratch using a buttermilk-sweet potato mixture.

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Add Fruits, Veggies to Meals for Plant-Forward Nutrition
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family.

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Monday 06/17/2019
Deception Road Takes Viewers on a Thrill Ride
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - What do you get when you combine the acting chops of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor?

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Thursday 06/13/2019
4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone
Posted: June 13, 2019

(BPT) - Whether it’s in his home kitchen or at one of his restaurants, Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone believes a delicious meal is best enjoyed with the people you love. From breakfast favorites, to easy weeknight meals and the perfect dinner for hosting friends and family, Chef Curtis Stone shares some tips and tricks to help you prepare a memorable meal, alongside one of his favorite roast chicken recipes.

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
3 Ways to Make the Most of Summer Produce
Posted: June 11, 2019

(StatePoint) Summer can be all too fleeting, but one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of the season is by enjoying the generous harvest of fruits and vegetables it brings.

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A Show-Stopping Dessert
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) With its dramatic presentation, this freshly baked cake and ice cream-based dessert can impress guests at your next gathering. 

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A Homemade Gift for Father’s Day
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:30 am

Impress dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day

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Simplify Summer on the Grill
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn't have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

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Monday 06/10/2019
Celebrate Summer With Hard Cider
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:30 am

Presented by Angry Orchard

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Friday 06/07/2019
How to gather your family for a special weekly meal
Posted: June 07, 2019

(BPT) - Did your family get together for Sunday dinner when you were growing up? Or perhaps you all looked forward to another special day of the week when everyone gathered for a meal?

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Tuesday 06/04/2019
Grilling Up a Homemade Gift
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

Impress dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day

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Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Picnics, patio dining and al fresco foods all come to mind when warmer weather allows families and friends to enjoy the flavors of homemade meals in the great outdoors. As you seek out recipes for outdoor entertaining and more, try keeping the options light and simple with dishes that can be created at a moment's notice.

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
California Avocados Hit Their Peak Just In Time For Summer
Updated: June 01, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is upon us and it’s time to celebrate as California avocados are at the peak of their season and freshly picked in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. The nutrient-dense fruit stands as the highlight of any dish, now readily available and undeniably delicious. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the warmer weather by enjoying and sharing the heart-healthy superfood.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Celebrating Salad
Updated: June 04, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With a variety of fruits and veggies available in every color of the rainbow and ingredients packed with protein and fiber, it’s easy to create a unique salad. In fact, there are more than 15 million ways to create a one-of-a-kind salad at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes’ 50-foot salad bars. In honor of National Salad Month, consider these fun facts and learn more at souplantation.com.

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Sensational Salads
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:31 am

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition

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A Home-Cooked Cobbler
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) During the season for outdoor parties, reunions, picnics and delicious desserts, try bringing a new dish to the table with a recipe like this Apple-Cranberry Cobbler. 

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8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The summer months offer seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. Serving crowd-pleasing foods and drinks can go a long way toward a successful gathering, whether you’re hosting a brunch, relaxing by the pool or throwing a backyard bash.

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A Sweet and Tangy Summer Classic
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While lemon is a traditional summer flavor, you can add a little extra to your gatherings – from picnics and brunches – with this classic dessert. Quick and easy to make, these Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Best Tips to Kick Off Summer and Celebrate Dad
Posted: May 22, 2019

(StatePoint) Father’s Day is a chance to kick off summer and celebrate Dad. Where better to gather your celebration than the grill, where family memories, traditions and delicious meals are created?

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Tuesday 05/21/2019
Simple Snacks for Anytime Entertaining
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 5:28 am

(Family Features) When it comes to entertaining, it’s not always about three-course meals or hours upon hours of preparation. Sometimes, the best hosts look toward simple snacks and small plates to please guests with an array of palates.

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Enjoy the Goodness of Grapes for Healthy Snacks and Meals
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 5:28 am

(Family Features) Establishing a regular pattern of healthy snacks and meals made from fresh, whole foods is essential to promoting good health. Fresh grapes always make a great snack because they are tasty, healthy and portable. Yet grapes can also be used as an ingredient to make good-for-you dishes that are just as satisfying as they are healthy.

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Keep Cool on the Grill
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 5:28 am

Refreshing, dairy-infused dishes for warm days

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3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Flavor Pairings This Summer
Posted: May 21, 2019

(BPT) - Summertime is just about here, and that means new temperatures, new travel plans, and perhaps most importantly, new flavors. Finding the right flavor combinations can make or break your summer taste experiences. In fact, new research from Cape Cod Potato Chips surveying Americans 21+ finds that 71% say the key to successful summer meals and snacks is finding perfect flavor pairings.

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Make A Splash With These Summer Pool Party Essentials
Updated: May 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is here and everyone is diving into the season by beating the heat at the pool. Whether you’re planning a pool party at home or attending a friend’s, it’s time to gather all the essentials for a day of fun, starting with staples like your favorite swimsuit, a towel and your go-to sunglasses. Beyond these everyday necessities, add a refreshing snack to your checklist that all your family and friends will enjoy, such as HI-CHEW™, the immensely fruity, intensely chewy candy.

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Tuesday 05/14/2019
Tips to Punch up Your Next Backyard Barbecue
Posted: May 14, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’re like many folks, your backyard will become the heart of the home throughout the summer, as you play host to barbecues, picnics, parties and more.

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Refreshing Recipes for a Healthier Spring
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

Add healthy avocado for fresh, creamy flavor

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How to Create Fresh Spring Flavors
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to healthy eating, looking for nutrient-rich foods to include in your diet is one of the more important goals. However, when warmer weather is in full swing, it may be tricky to incorporate nourishing foods that are versatile enough for grilling season.

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Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As warmer weather approaches, so do a variety of special occasions. If you're looking for an easy way to celebrate with family and friends, brunch is a perfect option.

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A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:31 am

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal

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Thursday 05/09/2019
Who gets a rose? A free way to check out your favorite shows [Video]
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 2:30 am

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Tuesday 05/07/2019
Fix Up a Flavorful Spring Table
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Finding the perfect recipe to share with loved ones can prove to be a year-round challenge. These tasty dishes that include a flatbread appetizer, shrimp main dish and a favorite seasonal dessert made with strawberries can help you serve up a meal perfect for any spring gathering.

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6 Easy Spring Seafood Dinners
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Sheet pan and one-pot dinners can be perfect in a pinch, so it’s no wonder they’ve become a go-to for busy families. Cleanup is typically a breeze with just one pan, and it’s a quick way to get vegetables and protein all in one step. Combine your key ingredients with rich spices, herbs and sauces to create a flavorful meal in no time.

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A Time-Saving Taco Dinner
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Make dinner a cinch with these Slow Cooker Tacos. Seasoned with chili powder and ground cumin then slow-cooked for four hours with picante sauce, the meat can be shredded and served alongside your family’s favorite toppings for a stress-free meal.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
Florida Orange Juice Fuels Your Fun This Spring
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Spring is full of fun celebrations and holidays, but did you know that May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Celebrate with your friends and family by raising a refreshing glass of Florida Orange Juice and enjoying first-hand the "Amazing Inside" Florida Orange Juice that helps fuel your fun every day!

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Tips For Safe Outdoor Play
Updated: May 04, 2019 - 2:30 am

by Joan Lawrence, the “Toy Safety Mom”

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Spicy—More Than A Trend—A Way Of Life
Updated: May 03, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Look at a menu these days and you’re bound to see such words as “hot,” “spicy,” “flaming,” “volcano,” “bang-bang” and other names for dialed-up flavor profiles.

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Enjoy The Best Of Seasonal Spring Flavors With California Avocado
Updated: May 04, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—The Golden State and its farmers have garnered a delicious reputation for the fresh fruits and crisp vegetables they produce locally. Springtime is when many of those products reach the peak of their seasons, including the heart-healthy superfood California avocados, which are only available now through late summer.

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Tuesday 04/30/2019
Sweet Spring Desserts
Updated: May 06, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment.

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