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Plan an Award-Worthy Watch Party

Whether you’re gearing up for awards season or spending an evening catching up on your favorite TV drama, there are plenty of small screen events that provide the perfect backdrop for a watch party. Gather your friends and family and get ready to tune in to a fun-filled evening with these helpful tips. Use themed decor to set the stage. …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Lip Smacking Pot Pie

By Frank E. Vaerewijck, FF/EMT, Engineer & Fire House Chef As the Fire Prevention Officer at my department, part of my responsibility is Public Affairs and Public Education. My crew and I often give tours to visitors at the station. Many times, we are asked about where we sleep, where we eat, and the most popular question asked is about what …

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A Smooth Way to Start Your Day

A wealth of research shows that starting each morning with a nutritious breakfast delivers benefits throughout the day. If you’re pressed for time or simply need to mix up your morning routine, put a fresh spin on a time-saving favorite by making a smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls typically have a thicker consistency than traditional smoothies, and according to a recent …

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From the Garden to the Party: Add a Bit of Color and Interest to Salads with Edible Flowers Like Nasturtium

By Melinda Myers Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container. Start by growing the ingredients for your favorite recipes and beverages. Consider those, like tomatoes, that taste best fresh from the …

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Comfort Food to Beat the Winter Blues

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of simple and delicious comfort food. Instead of letting the winter chill get you down, warm your body and heart with dishes that are both comforting and delicious. After all, there is no better time to satisfy your cravings for feel-good favorites than during the cold winter months. These mouthwatering …

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Party-Perfect Flavors to Savor with Friends

No matter the occasion, a good host knows that great food is the key to any party. These crowd-pleasing snacks and desserts are the perfect treats to make your gathering just a little sweeter. Find more party-worthy recipes at Culinary.net. A Naturally Sweet Party Treat Easy-to-make Cinnamon Honey Buns are a delicious treat party-goers will adore. Naturally sweetened by the …

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Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier

It’s the perfect time of year for families to get back on track and pledge to eat healthy lunches for the remainder of the school year. Families that take the free Power Your Lunchbox Pledge can access nutritious and delicious ideas for lunch, after-school snacks and weekday family dinners, as well as coupons, tips and ideas for incorporating more fruits …

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Find Better Balance for Family Meals This Year

This New Year, set a realistic resolution to take time to sit down with your family and eat balanced meals together. A few simple solutions and a dash of inspiration are all you need to set the tone for a year of health and wellness. Last year, Americans were only meeting the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate recommendations for vegetables, …

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Five Tips to Tackle a Tasty Game Day Menu

Just like your favorite sports team, hosting a winning big-game party or tailgate takes planning, preparation and teamwork. To make your festivities fun-filled, remember these entertaining tips that are sure to score big with your fans. Scatter the refreshments. Help direct movement and traffic flow by setting up food stations. Using different rooms or areas helps prevent congestion and encourages …

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A Complete Holiday Menu

When the holidays approach, it’s the perfect time to up your game in the kitchen with standout recipes. A knockout holiday meal starts with a main dish like filet mignon topped with Roasted Garlic Compound Butter for a rich treat, paired with cheesy a sidekick like these Crispy Cheddar Mashed Potato Puffs. Finally, top off the night with Honey and …

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