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Wednesday 10/18/2017
Punch Up The Flavor Of Your One-Pot Meal And Wow The Crowd
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Low and slow is the way to go when it comes to entertaining. Start marinating the night before, prep the rest of the ingredients in the morning, drop it all into the slow cooker and let the magic begin as the flavors slowly meld and everything turns tender.

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California Sweet Potatoes Are Great For More Than Thanksgiving—Enjoy Them Every Day
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—While for many, it’s not the holidays without sweet potatoes, California sweet potatoes can (and should) be enjoyed throughout the year. Thanks to great growing conditions—rich sandy soil, abundant sunshine and warm, dry climate—California sweet potatoes are widely available and ready to add both flavor and superfood nutrition to all your favorite recipes.

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Excellent Entertaining
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Warm Up Fall Meals with Wine
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Family-Focused Foods
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Reserve the Rind
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Simply Sweet Inspiration
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Make the Most of Your Morning with Seasonal Flavors
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Cook for a Cure
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Pumpkin-Perfect Autumn Recipes
Updated: October 19, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Monday 10/16/2017
10 winning hacks for a stress-free tailgate
Updated: October 17, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - If there's one thing fans look forward to more than the game itself it's tailgating. This pregame ritual is essential, but it can also involve a lot of planning and organization. This season, if you're looking for less stress and more fun at your tailgate, it's time to bring in a fresh playbook.

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Saturday 10/14/2017
5 Game Day Tips for the Ultimate Tailgate
Updated: October 14, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or a viewing party at home, a true football fan is always prepared for game day fun.

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Thursday 10/12/2017
7 major changes headed to a product label near you
Posted: October 12, 2017

(BPT) - When it comes to food and product labels in today’s market, transparency is the name of the game. According to the 2017 IFIC Food and Health Survey, 90 percent of the population reports consulting the nutrition facts panel when shopping. With this in mind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods that will make it easier for consumers to make informed food choices that support a healthy diet.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
A New Twist On Long-Popular Toys Helps Families Play
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The next time you see kids at play, you may care to consider this observation from child care experts at Montana State University: “Play is important for children’s development. It offers a chance to connect with your child. Play helps your child learn the rules of your family and what is expected of him or her. As children grow, play helps them learn how to act in society.”

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Tips On Packing School Lunches They'll Love
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—What your child eats for lunch matters, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here are five hints that can help you provide your kids with the midday meal they need to succeed in school:

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Scary Good Seasonal Treats
Updated: October 12, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Tuesday 10/10/2017
Nail your next game day spread with these tips
Updated: October 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again: the long-awaited season where football, food and team spirit reign. Every week offers another chance to kick back with family and friends and cheer on your favorite team.

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5 easy seafood recipes sure to impress your guests
Posted: October 10, 2017

(BPT) - With the weather cooling down it’s the prime time for entertaining, and if you want to host the kind of soirees that leave guests talking about your parties, you’ll need to get creative with appetizers, hors d’oeuvres and side dishes! However, you don’t want to get too out there — after all, you want guests to actually eat and enjoy your creative dishes. What’s a hostess (or host) to do?

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Friday 10/06/2017
Gen Z And The Bees
Updated: October 07, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Nearly everyone born between 1996 and 2010—Gen Z, as they’re known—owns a smartphone, Mediakix research shows. What many people don’t know, however, is that these young people are often as much into nature as they are into technology.

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Top Five Tips For Buying Safe Toys This Holiday Season
Updated: October 07, 2017 - 3:33 am

by Joan Lawrence

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Thursday 10/05/2017
Navigating the Cooking Oil Aisle
Updated: October 09, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Holiday Cards With A Difference
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—Sending greetings cards has been an integral part of the Christmas tradition for generations.

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Better Than Takeout
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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3 Ways to Upgrade Fall Entertaining
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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A Fresh Tailgate Menu
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Make it with Maple
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Sweet Seasonal Treats for Fall
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Cooking for a Cause
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

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Monday 10/02/2017
Be ‘Bowled’ Over by These Satisfying, Healthful Lunches
Updated: October 03, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) Strapped for time? By stocking the pantry well and setting aside some weekend prep time, you can create a whole week of great lunches in just an hour.

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Friday 09/29/2017
Grapes add flavor and flair to seasonal entertaining
Posted: September 29, 2017

(BPT) - You already know grapes are a great, healthful and fun snack, a sweet addition to salads and a surprise ingredient that can add flavor to a variety of dishes. But did you also know grapes can add beauty, flavor and personality to seasonal entertaining?

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More Matters: Plant Breeding Innovation Key To Increased Vegetable Consumption
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most Americans of all ages consume too few fruits and vegetables1, while the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that Americans fill half their plate with fruit and vegetables.

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Enjoy This Hard Cider-Infused Game Day Recipe
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:37 am

Presented by Angry Orchard

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Simple Batch Mixed Drinks For Football Season
Updated: September 30, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—Football fans rejoice! It’s officially that time of year again, which means fans coming together to cheer on their favorite players, friendly debates over who drafted the best fantasy team, and, of course, epic tailgating parties. For those hosting a viewing party or tailgate this season, serving crowd—pleasing drinks for a large group can be a challenge-especially when looking beyond the requisite 12-pack. It’s the perfect time to consider this spirit as an easy alternative to traditional game day libations to add a little flavor and fun to your football fare. Furthermore, batch recipes take the hassle out of making individual drinks and are simple enough to create at home, on the go or in the stadium parking lot.

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Thursday 09/28/2017
Simplify fall with one-dish meals
Updated: September 29, 2017 - 3:35 am

(BPT) - Fall feels like a new year — new classes in school, new friends and new activities. It’s the perfect time for new meal ideas too! Put a new spin on family dinner favorites by adding unexpected ingredients such as California grapes. Change to a different pasta shape, sauce or cheese to create a new dish. Go meatless or vegetarian one night a week for a new dinner option. Remember to plan and shop ahead to help save time. When making a shopping list, be sure to include California grapes; not only are they a quick and perfect snack or easy side dish, but they’re also a versatile ingredient.

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Hearty Fall Food and Wine Ideas
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) When brisk autumn weather makes you wish for rich hearty meals, let New Zealand be the source of your culinary inspiration. The country’s dishes make for delicious fall feasting. Think earthy meats like lamb and rich roasted vegetables, paired with juicy medium-bodied red wines.

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Wednesday 09/27/2017
Smart, kid-friendly options for after-school snacking
Updated: October 05, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Whether they're in a club or after-school program, play on a sports team or go straight home, when the school day is done, all children have something in common — they could use a good snack!

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Eat Healthy with Easy Meal-Planning Tricks
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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5 Tips to Tackle a Tasty Game Day Menu
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Flavor Infusion
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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6 Cozy Breakfast Essentials for Fall
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Throw the Ultimate Tailgate
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Power Up with Plant Protein
Updated: September 28, 2017 - 3:34 am

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Tuesday 09/26/2017
Hot Party Idea: Buffalo Wing Dip And Crackers
Updated: September 27, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you're hosting a game-watching party, a holiday get-together, a birthday, anniversary or any occasion, a little planning and a delicious dip can help it all go smoothly.

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Friday 09/22/2017
Flavorful fall: 5 meltingly great grilled cheese recipes for autumn
Updated: September 23, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Are you noticing a golden hue to the sunlight, the earthy aroma of bonfires and a slight chill in the evening air?

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Think Outside the Lunchbox
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Stay Lean with Protein
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Simply Savory Meals
Updated: September 21, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Friday 09/15/2017
Give The Gift Of Music For The Present Of A Lifetime
Updated: September 16, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—This year, you can make singing holiday songs extra special—when you bring the joy of music home by purchasing a piano.

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Thursday 09/14/2017
Give Something Special This Year
Updated: September 15, 2017 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, remember, the more thought you put into the gifts and greetings cards you choose, the happier the recipient may be.

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