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5 ways to celebrate with chocolate

(BPT) - There’s truly no sweeter way to celebrate all the occasions in your life than with chocolate. From Mother’s Day to the start of summer, you can always enhance a party with delicious confections. Take a look below for five different ways to celebrate!

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Five Ways To Showcase Your Rock 'N' Roll Wedding
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—So, you’re gearing up for that special day. Your wedding day. Unlike many brides, though, you’ve been imagining something a little different from the norm. You’re more of a Billy Idol “White Wedding” and apple-bobbing bride than an “Ave Maria” and bouquet-tossing bride. Which is great. And which is why there’s a member of Professional Photographers of America out there itching to get creative with your nontraditional wedding photos.

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Fresh Flavors with Friends
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Unleash the Power of Dairy
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Simple Ways to Produce Healthy Habits
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Add a Tex-Mex Favorite to Your Menu
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Get Foiled
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Sweet Meets Spicy
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Balance Your Breakfast
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Boost Your Recipes with Protein
Updated: April 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 04/25/2017
Streaming Content Box Cuts Your Cable and Costs
Posted: April 25, 2017

(NewsUSA) - Cable TV? That was so three years ago.

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Thursday 04/20/2017
Easy Al Fresco Entertaining
Updated: April 24, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
Plan on breakfast: 5 tips to ensure you don't miss the most important meal of the day
Posted: April 19, 2017

(BPT) - Maybe it's because you hit the snooze button too many times. Maybe your toddler decided this was the day they were going to be difficult. Maybe you have a big presentation and need those extra minutes for preparation. No matter what the reason, every day many people tend to skip out on breakfast.

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A Colorful, Crunchy Salad
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Fix Up a Flavorful Spring Table
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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30 Minutes to Mealtime
Updated: April 20, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 04/18/2017
Create A Great Guacamole Dip
Updated: April 19, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here's a treat just about everyone is sure to adore.

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Monday 04/17/2017
Thank A Teacher
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Although National Teacher Appreciation Week begins on Sunday, May 7, 2017, any time is a good time to acknowledge all the teachers who make a positive impact on children’s lives.

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Dreamers And Dragons
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Fantasy and science fiction fans don’t need to rely on magic wishes anymore. The eagerly awaited latest edition of a delightful collection is available again.

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Fresh Food At 65
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—When a brand reaches 65 years in business and is still growing, the general assumption is that it’s offering a superior product. While that’s certainly true in the case of Church’s Chicken, which turns hand-battered, double-breaded chicken, fresh-cooked fried chicken and delicious scratch-made honey-butter biscuits into great chicken experiences that guests love, the food is only half of the story. The other half could prove inspiring to many younger firms.

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Wednesday 04/12/2017
A Delicious History
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Serve Up a Nutritious Seasonal Brunch
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Enhance Your Easter with Ham
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Refresh Your Routine with Protein-Packed Smoothies
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Saturday 04/08/2017
The Perfect Pairing: Amarone Wine and Prime Strip Steak
Updated: April 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) A good steak and glass of red wine offer a delightful traditional pairing. A way to elevate this experience is to choose an Amarone della Valpolicella, a traditional red wine from Italy, to accompany a perfect cut of steak with high marbling content for more flavor.

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Friday 04/07/2017
Two Meals in One: Arborio Rice, Perfect for Risotto & Arancini
Updated: April 08, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NewsUSA) -It's been said that risotto waits for no one. And perhaps that is true if you want it fresh, but now you can turn leftover risotto into a show-stopping special meal. While you enjoy a delightful creamy risotto for dinner, the question remains; what do you do with the leftovers?

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Vidalia onions are the stars of sweet, surprising side dishes for summer
Posted: April 07, 2017

(BPT) - Ah, the joys of mid-April — tax season wraps up, spring is in full swing and the year’s fresh crop of Vidalia(R) onions arrive in store produce aisles! While onions are a staple in spring and summer cuisine, topping burgers and adding zing to salads, the unique sweetness of Vidalia onions means you can use them in some surprising and delicious ways.

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Warm Weather Entertaining: Sonoma Wine Tasting and Cooking Lesson
Updated: April 07, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Welcome warm weather by gathering friends and family. If you are looking to create a memorable evening, consider entertaining guests at home with an instructional wine tasting and cooking lesson.

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Thursday 04/06/2017
Prepare for things that pop up this spring
Posted: April 06, 2017

(BPT) - Spring is known for things that “pop” up, from warm weather to special occasions. To help you make the most of both, Lay’s is offering you two things you absolutely need: the perfect snack and the biggest pop culture dance moves.

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Preserving Appalachia
Updated: April 07, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—The mountains of eastern Kentucky are coal country, but in the small town of Whitesburg, there is a thriving arts community dedicated to protecting and preserving Appalachian history and culture. Residents have been documenting and celebrating life in Appalachia and rural America for almost 50 years. This, in turn, has revitalized Whitesburg’s economy and inspired its citizens to be creative.

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
5 Ways to Curb Food Waste
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Modern Spins on Spring Traditions
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Natural Sleep Solutions to Dream About
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Elevate Your Easter Feast with Sweet, Simple Ham
Updated: April 06, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Thursday 03/30/2017
New cookware trend combines pressure cooking and microwaving for tasty, nutritious meals
Updated: March 31, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - A Swiss-designed innovation for fast and easy home cooked meals, the Duromatic Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker from Kuhn Rikon, combines pressure cooking and microwaving for a new way to cook. Pressure cooking reduces cooking times by up to 70 percent, and microwaving takes about a half or a third of the time it would take on the stove, so the combination of the two is unbeatable for speed.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Simplify Fish Fridays with Sheet Pan Dinners
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Spring Forward with an Original Farm-to-Table Spread
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Better Easter Brunch
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Throw an Epic Easter Brunch on a Budget
Updated: March 30, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Fun, Festive Ideas to Sweeten Easter Celebrations
Updated: March 29, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Spring is here, which means it’s time for throwing memorable celebrations for friends and family. Whether you are hosting an Easter brunch or attending a spring picnic, you can make these occasions unforgettable with a few fun and festive additions.

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Tuesday 03/28/2017
Spring into warmer months with a picnic spread made from the heart
Updated: April 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - This time of year, the urge to go outside increases by the day. There’s more sunlight, birds are chirping and, in some lucky parts of the nation, flowers might even be in bloom. What better way to welcome spring than with a picnic prepared from the heart, complete with homemade breads and baked goods made from scratch?

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Thursday 03/23/2017
The truth behind some common, confusing food terms
Posted: March 23, 2017

(BPT) - Organic, GMO-free, local, hormone-free and antibiotic-free: So many terms are attached to our food these days that it can be difficult to know what they really mean. Worldwide, 62 percent of consumers say they care about food and nutrition, and 80 percent read labels, according to a global survey conducted by Kynetec on behalf of the ENOUGH movement. Making safe, nutritious food choices is so important for our families. But with the profusion of labels and conflicting information, understanding the right choice is harder than ever.

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Sweet Spring Desserts
Updated: March 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Wednesday 03/22/2017
Food for thought: What millennials want to know about their pork products
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Pulled pork, ham steaks, chops, tenderloin and everyone’s favorite, bacon — Americans love pork, and consume about 64 pounds per person every year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics. But Americans’ interest in pork goes far beyond what barbecue sauce to use on it, or how to serve the perfect holiday ham; they also care about where their pork comes from and how it was raised, a new survey by Cargill shows.

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3 fun Easter baskets everyone will love
Posted: March 22, 2017

(BPT) - It’s hard to imagine celebrating Easter without baskets full of delicious chocolate and special gifts. In fact, filling Easter baskets has been a cherished tradition for centuries. This year Joy Cho, creative director and founder of the popular blog OhJoy.com, created three fun (and simple) Easter basket tutorials that will leave a lasting impression on friends and family.

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After-School Fuel for Busy Families
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Pair Like a Pro
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 3:31 am

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Tuesday 03/21/2017
Eat Well. Spend Less.
Updated: March 22, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPS)—You can join the effort to prevent and control disease at www.partneringforhealth.org.

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