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Everyone Deserves a Chance to Party
Everyone Deserves a Chance to Party
By Carolyn Brown MS, RD
November 30, 2012

Holidays are stressful enough, and when several different food preferences get thrown in the mix, talk about a hostess headache. We’ll get to some solutions, but first here’s a rundown of several of the most common diets and diet restrictions.

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Tags: Special Diets, Hostess, Tips, Holidays
Gobble Up Your Turkey Leftovers
Gobble Up Your Turkey Leftovers
November 23, 2012

With all the delicious sides served on Thanksgiving, we are often left with pounds of leftover turkey. And now that all the guests have gone home, what are you to do with all of it? It’s easy to get sick of reheating the same old turkey dish. Think outside the box and extend your turkey life by simply adding it to salads, soups, stews, tacos, sandwiches, rollups, quesadillas and potpies.

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Tags: Seasonal, Turkey, Recipes, Leftovers
Thanksgiving Day Prep Checklist
Thanksgiving Day Prep Checklist
November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be a stressful, last-minute meal. Preplanning can help take out any of the guesswork or hesitation. To stay organized while you’re planning your feast, create a guide that details tasks to be completed, cooking times, temperatures and any special instructions.

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Tags: Thanksgiving, Tips, Cooking, Prep, Checklist
Simple Ways to Give Back
Simple Ways to Give Back
November 12, 2012

It’s the season of giving, but during the busy holidays we tend to forget the simple ways to give back to our local communities. Supporting local businesses is a powerful thing and helps keep money in the community. But there is so much more we can be doing. This holiday season, take a look around the town you know and love, and see how you can lend a hand.

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Tags: Simple, Community, Volunteer, Holidays
101 Simple Cooking Tips
101 Simple Cooking Tips
November 9, 2012

We've compiled101 Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know for beginner and expert chefs alike!

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Tags: 101, Cooking, Tips, Techniques, Holidays
Fall in Love with Autumn Salads
Fall in Love with Autumn Salads
By Carolyn Brown MS, RD
November 5, 2012

The colder weather has arrived and it instantly turns from salad to soup season on menus and in kitchens alike. But, as I’m sure you could’ve guessed, salads are actually good for you all year round – and it doesn’t hurt that they require minimal, if any, cooking or prep time. You revamp your wardrobe for fall so why not revamp your salad selection a bit too?

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Tags: Fall, Autumn, Apples, Salads, Mushrooms, Chicken
Preserve the Autumn Harvest: Create Your Own Jams, Jellies and Sauces
Preserve the Autumn Harvest: Create Your Own Jams, Jellies and Sauces
November 1, 2012

Preserving and canning have been around for ages, but have recently re-emerged as a trend, as people are increasingly trying to find healthy alternatives to processed foods that have added sugars and artificial ingredients. Preserving autumn fruits and vegetables can be a great way to keep the fall spirit alive through the winter months.

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Tags: Canning, Preserves, Fall, Autumn, Apples