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Thursday 09/13/2018
Fresh Flavors with Friends
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Nothing beats a meal filled with flavorful ingredients fresh off the farm – unless you add a table filled with your closest friends to enjoy the bounty. From sides to main dishes to desserts, these recipes show you how to transform wholesome farm-raised foods into a crowd-pleasing menu you can enjoy from start to finish.

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Hosting and Toasting
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large gathering or anything in between, entertaining friends and family will always provide an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. However, no host wants to miss out on the highlights because of an endless to-do list in the kitchen. With the right recipes and refreshments, it’s easy to throw a successful, enjoyable dinner party for both you and your guests.

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Simple, Satisfying Weeknight Solutions
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Hectic daytime schedules can often lead to even busier evenings, which makes putting dinner on the table in less than an hour a valuable time-saver for home chefs. Balancing a busy lifestyle with healthy food choices can certainly become a tall task, but making filling, nutritious meals a priority starts with planning and preparation.

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Exquisite Eating
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Small plates to make for appealing dishes

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Burrito Bake
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

This hearty casserole is full of meat, onion and cheeses, sitting on top of a crescent roll dough crust.  Add even more flavor and top your casserole with olives, green onions, lettuce, tomatoes and jalapenos with a side of sour cream, chips and salsa.

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New Research Links Refrigerator Staple to Teenage Height
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Study finds drinking more milk growing up is associated with increased height at 17

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5 Recipes that Can Help Improve Your Health
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:11 pm

(Family Features) When it comes to nutritious eating, finding and creating tasty yet healthy recipes is key for many people.

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Bring Tuscany to the Table
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Simple, flavorful recipes for fall entertaining

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Recipes for fast and delicious school year lunches
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:11 pm

(BPT) - The school year is underway once again and for you the race is on. If you’ve been down this road before, then you know these nine months feel like a full-blown sprint where you are constantly running from one obligation to the next. And that doesn’t leave a lot of room to prepare meals and eat good-for-you foods, does it?

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Recipes to make your school year lunches fast and delicious this year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(BPT) - The school year is underway once again and for you the race is on. If you’ve been down this road before, then you know these nine months feel like a full-blown sprint where you are constantly running from one obligation to the next. And that doesn’t leave a lot of room to prepare meals and eat good-for-you foods, does it?

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
Trending Tastes
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Mediterranean-inspired cuisine

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Farmer's Casserole
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this delicious Farmer's Casserole recipe.  You'll enjoy this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a little bit of spice with some jalapenos.  You can also prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill till you are ready to pop it in the oven.

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Shake Up Your Dinner Routine
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) If you find yourself stuck in a rut with the same recipes, remember a little change can add a lot of flavor. By simply using fresh pork in dishes that usually consist of chicken or beef, there are countless ways to switch up your dinner routine.

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Monday 09/10/2018
Festive Ideas For Your Fall Celebrations
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(NAPSI)—Cooler weather and autumn flavors, such as crisp hard cider, go hand in hand. The fall brings several reasons for celebrations; here are a few ideas to bring out the warmth of the season:

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Wednesday 09/05/2018
Sweet, Simple After-School Snacking
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:11 pm

(Family Features) With school back in full swing, the days will be full, packed with classes, homework and after-school sports, music and other extracurricular activities. To make the most of all these endeavors, it’s important to eat well to sustain the critical energy and focus required throughout the day.

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Game Plan for Game Day
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Whether you want to step up your hosting game or just plan to contribute to the game day spread, it’s easy to create the perfect plan with an array of premium food, without the premium price tags.

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Tuesday 09/04/2018
How a Pressure Cooker Can Save You Time and Energy in the Kitchen
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:11 pm

(StatePoint) Pressure-cooking may sound intimidating, but it’s important to keep in mind that it’s actually a simple process that can save you time, energy and money.

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How to stay connected with your kids when school starts
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

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Wednesday 08/29/2018
Orange Crescent Swirls
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

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Simplify and Savor Dinner with Bold Flavors
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) A busy day doesn’t have to come between you and your favorite people at mealtime. With a little creativity and a simple ingredient like olive oil, you can set the table with flavorful meals and surround yourself with the company of friends and family, enjoying the experience together.

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
Back-to-School Meals in Minutes
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Mexican menu ideas for simple family dinners

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Elevate Summer Grilling with Giant Flavor
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Weekend barbecues, birthday celebrations and family reunions are in full swing, so up your grill game from basic to bold with a few ideas to leave your guests wanting more.

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Taking The Pain Out Of Live Event Management
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(NAPSI)—Anyone involved in running a theater, festival, or a sporting or live music event knows all too well the difficulty of doing it on your own. Some event managers turn to third parties like Eventbrite or Ticketmaster to get help with critical ticket sales, but one of the biggest pain points is finding an effective ticketing solution that supports their brand. When ticketing, marketing, fundraising and donation activities are not synchronized, event managers spend more time managing their business rather than the event itself. This leads to lost profits and angry patrons.

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Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

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Thursday 08/23/2018
Living Your Best Life After 50
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(NAPSI)—For many people, navigating life and love as they get older can be challenging. Adjusting to change, seeking a new partner, or simply breaking out of a rut may feel overwhelming. In the hilarious hit comedy “Book Club,” four mature women in different circumstances discover that you’re never too old to enjoy life or pursue love. That’s a message author and newspaper columnist Tom Blake agrees with wholeheartedly. Blake has written more than 4,000 articles and newsletters on the topic and offers this advice, which is reflected in the movie:

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Wednesday 08/22/2018
Tips For Tailgating: Add A Little Healthy Balance
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(NAPSI)—Tailgates typically mean enjoying lots of fun foods and big flavors. The good news is that you can enjoy tasty treats and activities that bring a little healthful balance to the festivities.

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
After-School Snacking Fun
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) After a busy day of work, wrapping up extracurriculars and gearing up for school, there is an opportunity to relax and share a snack everybody, young and old, can savor.

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School Mornings Made Easy
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Most parents know the first few weeks of school season and new daily routines can be hectic. From stocking up on school supplies to finishing up homework, there's few unused minutes in the day.

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Lemon Raspberry Pie
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

When cool and creamy meets tangy and fruity, what do you get? Sweet endings to a porch supper, a backyard barbecue or a meal under the stars.

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Orlando Screams: 78 Days of Halloween
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:09 pm

(NewsUSA) - Halloween has become one of America's most iconic holidays. But why celebrate for just one night when Orlando, Halloween Vacation Capital, offers Halloween events spanning an entire 78 days?

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Tuesday 08/14/2018
Fast, Family-Friendly Recipes Make Dinner Doable
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) As the fall season begins, kids go back to school and schedules once again book up with activities.

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Make it Mediterranean
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

3 dishes to highlight the next trend in internationally themed cuisine

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Back-to-School Seafood Favorites
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) With a new school year beginning, it’s important for parents to be prepared and help their children start forming good habits. For example, most children function better on a routine. They wake up every day at a certain time, they practice the same sports and eat nutritious, fresh foods that fuel their bodies.

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Fresh, Fast, Flavorful Meals for Back-to-School Season
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) The start of each school year brings new routines for families to adjust to, which can leave little to no time to think about dinner. With the right ingredients, however, it’s still possible to create a healthy, home-cooked meal in a matter of minutes, allowing you to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the dinner table catching up on the day’s events.

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Food and Family
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Connecting to cultural heritage through the legacy of food

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Sweet Solutions For A Successful School Year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(NAPSI)—A new school year is upon us, and as students everywhere gear up for an exciting time of learning ahead, the best way to set them up for success is to gather all their back-to-school essentials. Help your child start the year on the right foot with these four tips for packing his or her backpack. Each pointer will keep any student on his or her A game for a fun and eventful first day.

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Wednesday 08/08/2018
Elevate Your Summer Grilling
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Weekend barbecues, birthday celebrations and family reunions are in full swing, so up your grill game from basic to bold with a few ideas to leave your guests wanting more.

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Popping Up Sweet Summer Treats
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) When the weather is warm and it’s time for a sweet treat, look for seasonal goodies that complement summertime fun. For example, reach for an option like whole-grain, fluffy and crisp popcorn which can be an easy, DIY snack.

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New Study Suggests This Breakfast Staple Could Help Kids
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Eating a nutritious breakfast helps kids start their day off right, and new research reminds us why serving real dairy milk is so important for the first meal of the day. As little as 7 grams of milk protein at breakfast could help set kids up with building blocks they need to grow after a good night’s sleep, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition.

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Make the Grade with Back-to-School Lunches
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Back-to-school time means it’s back to being busy before, during and after school, so it’s time for parents and kids to create new routines. From early wakeup calls to shuttling kids to school and activities, ease the morning mayhem by incorporating a simple meal-planning strategy.

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Nutritious Meals for Busy School Nights
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) When school is back in session, the real test for parents is not in the classroom, but in the kitchen. Between breakfast, lunch and dinner - not to mention snacks - meal planning seems endless and daunting.

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Save Time on School Nights
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

Simple, savory recipes for busy families

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Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) When school is in session, it's the perfect time to renew your family's healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing.

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Monday 08/06/2018
Zero-calorie sweeteners every savvy label reader needs to know
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Put Taste on the Table
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

When busy weeknights leave little opportunity for extravagant meals, bring the family together with a simpler recipe that provides just as much tasty flavor, such as these Turkey Potato Dinner Wraps. Requiring just 15 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of cook time, a half-hour is all you need to create an enjoyable meal for all. Find more quick dinner recipes at eatwisconsinpotatoes.com.

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Explore The Tastes And Sounds Of The Golden State With California Avocados
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(NAPSI)—Summer in California is synonymous with sunny beach days, al fresco dining and of course, great music.

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Tuesday 07/31/2018
Tips for Hosting a Healthy Summer Cookout
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:11 pm

(Family Features) When people think of barbecues, many think of foods loaded with fat, salt and sugar, which can seem challenging if you are trying to eat healthy. However, it is possible - and easier than you think - to host a balanced cookout with nutritious options, without sacrificing flavor or quality.

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Strawberry Spritzer
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

When it's summertime, you crave for something cold and fruity.  Combine frozen strawberries with frozen pink lemonade concentrate and you have a recipe for deliciousness.  This fizzy summertime strawberry treat will delight your tastebuds and keep you quenched while basking in the sun.  

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Wednesday 07/25/2018
Sweet Summer Refresh
Updated: September 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

(Family Features) Summer typically brings about both the desire to feel healthier and cravings for sweet, refreshing meals. When you rethink your food and focus on feeling better about your diet and yourself, the two can work hand-in-hand.

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