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Saturday 06/24/2017
Tasty Fourth of July Recipes
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Go Ahead ... Eat the Whole Watermelon
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Add Sizzle to Your Fourth
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Savory Summer Grilling
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Healthy Summer Treats Make for Happy Kids
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Smart Summer Snacks
Updated: June 25, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Thursday 06/22/2017
Easy Way To Better BBQs: Add Hard Cider
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Give your backyard barbecues, campfire kickbacks and game day tailgates a flavorful boost with refreshing, easy-drinking hard cider.

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Tuesday 06/20/2017
Rooting for Potatoes: The Spud Makes A Comeback
Updated: June 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Forget low-carb diets and Atkins; those sweet, succulent spuds are once again finding their place among meat and vegetables at the dinner table.

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Friday 06/16/2017
Create a special day for Dad this Father's Day with a delicious meal
Updated: June 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - By Yvette Marquez, Vive Mejor spokesperson

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Thursday 06/15/2017
Easy, Tasty Weeknight Pasta
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to the National Pasta Association, there are more than 600 pasta shapes. Factor in the umpteen different ways to sauce, dress and garnish the pasta and the possibilities are nearly endless.

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Fire Up the Fourth with Tasty Backyard Recipes
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Cool Down with Patriotic Frozen Pops
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Sweet Cherry Season
Updated: June 16, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
5 essential soft skills for a job interview
Updated: June 22, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Picture this: After months of networking and polishing your resume, you managed to make the necessary connections, get in front of the right people and land an interview.

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Try California Avocados On The Grill At Your Next Barbecue!
Updated: June 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is here and it's time for backyard barbecues! From smoky brisket to flame-cooked hamburgers, there's nothing quite like pairing meats straight from the grill with cool California avocados—which are at the peak of their season.

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Tuesday 06/13/2017
5 reasons seafood is the No. 1 food for summer
Posted: June 13, 2017

(BPT) - The weather is warm, the grill is ready to be fired up and everyone’s hungry for summer-friendly snack and meal ideas. Enter: seafood! Thanks to their great taste, ease of preparation and versatility, fish and shellfish are ideal go-to options for the summer months. From salmon, cod and tilapia to shrimp and crab, the world is your oyster when it comes to all the delicious seafood choices within easy reach. Wondering why you should make this the summer of seafood? Here are five reasons:

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Thursday 06/08/2017
Simple plant-based swaps for every meal
Posted: June 08, 2017

(BPT) - With fans ranging from Beyoncé to Tom Brady, plant-based eating has become increasingly popular in the U.S. for its multitude of health and environmental benefits. So what’s all the hype about? Not only does eating a plant-centric diet help to lower your carbon footprint, it’s also great for your health. In fact, plant-based diets are known to reduce the overall risk of obesity and chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Moreover, eating plant-based foods can help to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and promote better sleep and energy levels.

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Reach New Heights with a Reinvented Burger
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Upgrade Your Summer Grilling Game
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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5 Tips to Avoid Binge-Watching Guilt
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Big Flavor Recipes for Summer Get-Togethers
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Fire Up Your Grilling Game
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Beyond the Flame
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Are You Getting Enough Protein in Your Diet?
Updated: June 09, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Top 10 tips for hosting a stress-free summer BBQ
Posted: June 07, 2017

(BPT) - The party is at your place, but no need to panic! These expert entertaining tips from the Chinet brand will help you plan, prep and enjoy a casual summer gathering — without the stress.

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Tuesday 06/06/2017
Catch a day on the water with Dad this Father's Day
Updated: June 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - This Father’s Day, add a little adventure and gift Dad a day he will remember by surprising him with a day of fishing. There’s nothing like getting in a boat with loved ones and heading out on the water to sink a line and enjoy some of the finer things in life together — like fishing, snacking and discovering a few unexpected treasures along the way.

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Rum Aficionados Are in For a Treat with Relaunch, New Label
Updated: June 06, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Rum aficionados, rejoice. A classic brand is re-entering the spotlight with a new look.

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Monday 06/05/2017
8 Delicious Dishes for National Dairy Month
Posted: June 05, 2017

(BPT) - What do busy moms have in common? They love a time-saving shortcut almost as much as they love that first cup of coffee in the morning. Moms want the best for their families, but some days schedules are tight, sleep is minimal and stress levels can run high. This can seriously get in the way of putting good meals and snacks on the table for the family to enjoy together.

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Saturday 06/03/2017
5 bubbly cocktails to celebrate the summer
Posted: June 03, 2017

(BPT) - Summer is many things to many people. There are pools, cookouts and parties on the deck, or you can pack up on a moment’s notice to leave town and explore something new. Beyond the long days, the extra sunscreen and the skipping out of work a bit early, the sure way you know summer has arrived is when you finally take that first sip of a cold cocktail on a hot day.

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Friday 06/02/2017
Making Connections: Exploring The Themes Of 'Splash And Bubbles' With Preschool Children
Updated: June 03, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)&#8212Whether we live in Idaho or India, we are bound together by, and intimately connected to, the ocean. It covers 71 percent of the Earth's surface and over 90 percent of the habitable space; it is the source of half the oxygen we breathe; it regulates the temperature and creates the climate and weather we rely on to survive.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
Add Some Sizzle to Father’s Day Grilling
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Simple, Healthy Summer Snacks
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Standout Graduation Menu
Updated: June 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 05/31/2017
Throw a sizzling summer cocktail party
Updated: June 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Raise your glasses high — cocktail parties are the toast of this summer’s entertaining. Don’t know where to start? Think barware, which is nearly as hot as the rising temperatures. That’s why we turned to designer Julie Robbins from Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of vintage and current dinnerware, for fabulously fun ideas sure to make your soiree one of your favorite summer memories.

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Summer Snack Hacks: Three Creative Tips for Simple Summer Snacking
Updated: May 31, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - School's out for the summer, which means family fun time and hungry kids home all day. From camp lunches to days by the pool -- and all of those lazy days in between -- kids have one thing on their minds: snacks. To assemble the perfect snack and keep kids satisfied and smiling throughout the warmer months, follow this simple guide.

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Friday 05/26/2017
5 signs you need a relationship upgrade - with your grill
Updated: May 27, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Do you still feel the heat? Are you allowed the space you need? Are the best years yet to come? If you answered "no" to any of those questions, you may want to dump your current grill and upgrade to a newer model. With grilling season upon us, there’s no time to waste being stuck in a grilling relationship rut.

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Easy, Breezy Cocktail Ideas for Summer
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) Are you throwing a party this summer, or just relaxing with your crew? Whatever your plans are, cocktails are an essential of summer entertaining: make them easy and breezy, just like the perfect summer evening.

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Thursday 05/25/2017
5 ways to experiment with bold Asian flavors at home
Posted: May 25, 2017

(BPT) - “What’s for dinner tonight?” It's a question we ask ourselves almost every day. We typically stick to our comfort zone when it comes to cooking, relying on the handful of meals we’ve mastered at home. But the dinner rut struggle is real.

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Understanding How Boys Play
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—You may have seen it at home, in the classroom, on the playground and around the sports field: boys carrying on the way boys do. If someone gets roughed up, he may be told to “man up,” or if feelings get hurt, to “let it go.”

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Bring Brunch Home
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Impressive Fruit Pies and Tarts Made Easy
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Throw Your Taste Buds a Curveball
Updated: May 26, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Make Your Summer Barbeques Sizzle
Updated: May 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) With family and friends gathering to celebrate all summer long, try a new and healthy twist on some backyard barbeque essentials.

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Own Summer Entertaining Like a Boss
Updated: May 25, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) Make living easy and delicious this summer with Mediterranean-style snacks, appetizers and party trays that are ready to serve in a snap. Whatever the occasion, from barbecues to graduations, you can have a full season of al fresco fun with these ideas.

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Tuesday 05/23/2017
To Look And Feel Your Best, Just Add Blueberries
Updated: May 24, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—The path to better eating can be bumpy. Our best-intentioned, health-conscious plans sometimes go out the window on hectic days. Finding easy, go-to favorites may help.

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Delightful Summer Sipper Ideas to Serve Your Guests
Updated: May 23, 2017 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) From pool parties to evenings around a bonfire, summer is the ultimate time to entertain. Artisanal cocktails make a statement at any gathering, so become the trendsetter of the season by using interesting spirits to get the party started.

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Friday 05/19/2017
Alternative white wine pairings for popular summer meals
Updated: May 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Summer means long days, bountiful sunshine and fresh fare to tantalize the taste buds. Locally grown produce, grilled meats and seafood, and new takes on classic dishes like pizza and pasta make this the season to raise a glass and toast to family, friends and the sharing of delicious food.

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