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Thursday 08/09/2018
After-School Snacking Fun
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(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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Fresh, Fast, Flavorful Meals for Back-to-School Season
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(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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School Mornings Made Easy
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(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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Elevate Your Summer Grilling
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(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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Fast, Family-Friendly Recipes Make Dinner Doable
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

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

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Back-to-School Seafood Favorites
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(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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Lemon Raspberry Pie
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

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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Wednesday 08/08/2018
Popping Up Sweet Summer Treats
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(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: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

Simple, savory recipes for busy families

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Pack a Healthier Lunchbox this School Year
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

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Thursday 08/02/2018
Put Taste on the Table
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

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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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Explore The Tastes And Sounds Of The Golden State With California Avocados
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

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

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Strawberry Spritzer
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

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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Tips for Hosting a Healthy Summer Cookout
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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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Thursday 07/26/2018
Sweet Summer Refresh
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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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Wednesday 07/25/2018
Pop Up Sweet Treats
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(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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Add a Splash of Flavor to Your Summer
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family

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Make Summer Sweeter with Fresh Cherries
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) Summer and cherries seem to go hand-in-hand, and using fresh fruits can help boost seasonal food and drink recipes.

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Smoke and Spice
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

6 flavor pairings to amp up summer grilling

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Savory Summer Entertaining
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Flavorful foods and cold drinks are the focal points of just about any summer gathering. Create a party atmosphere that can stand out by adding a bit of island infusion to both bites and beverages so your warm-weather soiree can soar to new heights.

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Thursday 07/19/2018
Hot dogs go to new heights for National Hot Dog Month
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

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Host a Better-for-You Barbecue
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) A traditional backyard barbecue is typically filled with a wide array of tempting foods that make it hard to keep a healthy eating plan on track. With a few simple modifications to your menu, you can transform your grilling party into a spread of better-for-you foods you can still enjoy.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
6 delicious almond milk recipes to help you refuel on the go
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - When the warm weather months are in full swing, you don’t want to spend tons of time in the kitchen refueling after your run or making dinner on a busy weeknight.

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Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor.

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Authentic Italian Cuisine Featuring Pesto
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) One of the best times of each day is gathering with family members to enjoy home-cooked meals. Using fresh and versatile ingredients, adults can be at ease that everyone is eating right with a nutritious dinner and kids are eating something delicious and relaxing each evening.

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Tuesday 07/17/2018
5 easy ways to create a healthier, happier you this summer
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - What do you want to do today? During the summer months that can be a tricky question to answer because there are so many options you don't want to pass up. You want to get out there and enjoy it all, and this running about can make it very difficult to stick to a comprehensive wellness routine. And so, your wellness plan gets pushed to the side in favor of summer fun.

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Friday 07/13/2018
8 things you didn't know about pancakes
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

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Thursday 07/12/2018
3 ways to cool down with ice cream during National Ice Cream Month
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? To celebrate, Blue Ribbon Classics® has come up with three cool twists on summertime favorite dishes and treats to enjoy with your family and friends. All recipes start with Blue Ribbon Classics® ice cream flavors, available at mass retailers nationwide.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
Fuel Your Day the Healthy Way
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Between balancing work with family and friends, squeezing in a healthy meal can be hard, and finding time for a workout can be even harder. A busy lifestyle demands quick, portable and convenient foods that let you refuel your body with better health in mind.

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Saturday 07/07/2018
4 Ways to Eat Affordably this Summer
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(StatePoint) Summers tend to be jam packed with activity -- from baseball games to trips to the pool to evening strolls through the neighborhood.

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Wednesday 07/04/2018
Serve Up Some Love This Summer
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

Grill with your children for an exciting shared experience

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Brighten and Awaken Summer Flavors
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced.

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Friday 06/29/2018
How to plan a last-minute July 4th party in an hour
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - July Fourth is one of those holidays that can sneak up on us. With a chaotic summer schedule, it’s easy for you and your friends to forget to plan a gathering. So when you wake up this Independence Day weekend and realize you want to be the one to host a BBQ for your friends and family, what do you do?

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Get A Sweet Taste Of Summer With California Avocados
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is officially here, which means that California avocados are at the peak of their season, readily available and optimally delicious. Now is the perfect time to incorporate this nutritious and delicious fruit into just about any dish this season. Its mild, nutty flavor and creamy texture give it a wide range of culinary possibilities.

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Making the Most of Local Produce
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Fresh, local produce is in its prime, making now the perfect time to take part in the farm-to-table movement. Whether you join a community supported agriculture (CSA) group or shop at your local farmers’ market, it’s easy to taste the elevated flavor profile of just-picked fruits and veggies.

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Wednesday 06/27/2018
Music Innovation Company Scores Spot in Global Competition
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:58 am

(NewsUSA) - DigiTrax Entertainment, a music technology company pioneering the use of artificial intelligence for the music industry, has taken semi-finalist honors in the Association of Chinese Professionals of Atlanta and US China Innovation Alliance's InnoSTARS competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Secret weapons moms use to cope with back-to-school chaos
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(BPT) - For moms, back to school means transitioning back into routines filled with more activities to shuttle kids and their friends to and from, more homework to keep track of and more chaos to deal with at home. But with a little preparation and an arsenal of secret weapons, moms can get through it, even if it’s simply sharing strategies so they know they’re not alone.

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Flavorful Foods for Outdoor Family Fun
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Summer can be jam-packed with camps, family reunions and more, and people can sometimes miss opportunities to enjoy time together. This summer, savor and celebrate those simple yet memorable backyard moments with friends and family that make the season unforgettable.

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Crowd-Pleasing Summer Entertaining
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, game night or TV show marathon with friends this summer, it’s helpful to have a plan in mind before diving in.

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Friday 06/22/2018
Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine This Summer with These Food Pairings
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re enjoying a sun-drenched brunch with family or hosting an elaborate dinner party for friends, you’ll need a go-to wine for such festive gatherings, and a chilled rosé is a refreshing choice in the summer months.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Kids Go Bananas For A Cool Way To Eat More Fruit
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—Many parents are encouraging their kids to play with their food; that is, to enjoy creating their own treats with a kid-friendly appliance that can turn just about any frozen food into a swirl of “nice cream.”

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Apples And Potatoes Are A Great Combination
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, a day your family went apple picking, tailgating time or just a good day for a great salad, this colorful concoction of potatoes and Envy™ apples can make for a delightful side dish.

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Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) Of the many challenges parents face daily, encouraging healthy eating habits for their children can be one of the most vexing. While the consumption of nutritious foods like vegetables is good for kids while they’re young, it can also serve an important role in encouraging lifelong healthy habits.

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Raise a Toast
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 2:59 am

Eye-popping recipes worth sharing

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Fresh, Family-Friendly Flavors
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 3:00 am

(Family Features) One of the best parts of warmer weather for many families is the availability of fresh ingredients for meals at home. The unique tastes provide a variety of recipes that can be prepared with everyone in mind, including crisp flavors to help satisfy adults and kids alike.

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