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A celebrity chef's secrets to building a better sandwich

(BPT) - A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children’s lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular and so common that at some point in the past you’ve probably made or eaten a lackluster sandwich.

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Thursday 08/10/2017
Timeless Italian Cuisine
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Fresh, Filling Family Dinners
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy School Days
Posted: August 10, 2017

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Smart Choices
Posted: August 10, 2017

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Spice Up School Days
Posted: August 10, 2017

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Back-to-School Power for Body and Mind
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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A Sweet Solution for Busy School Days
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Fun in the Sun
Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
8 strawberry recipes that will power your kids through the day
Posted: August 09, 2017

(BPT) - Let’s face it, coming up with healthy foods your kids like is hard. The good news is kids often choose strawberries as their favorite fruit and that's a great thing because they’re super healthy! A serving of eight California strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange, and only 45 calories per serving, making them a standout from other popular fruits. Adding these berry-filled recipes to your child's day means healthy meals, after-school snacks they’ll love and an empty lunchbox.

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Memory-Making Meals Mark Back to School
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Smart Meals for Busy Families
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Snack Smarter with Dairy
Updated: August 10, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Friday 08/04/2017
The Cowboy Way Highlighted In New TV Series
Updated: August 04, 2017 - 3:32 pm

(NewsUSA) - Much of cowboy culture focuses on the more glamorous aspects of riding across the range into the sunset. While the lives of real cowboys in America today retain some of those romantic elements, there's plenty of daily drama and struggle, as well as friendship and fun.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
Make Breakfast Time Anytime
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Summer Brunch Fare
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Pop Up Some Summer Snacks
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Start a Successful School Year with a Balanced Breakfast
Updated: August 03, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Tuesday 08/01/2017
Five steps to becoming a true pitmaster
Updated: August 02, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill.

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Top bartenders share their secret for the best summer cocktails
Posted: August 01, 2017

(BPT) - There’s nothing quite like having the perfect cocktail in your hand to go with the good vibes of a summer party. If you’re searching for something new to make your sun-drenched soirée complete, give this surprising trend a try: Mix up these port-based summer cocktails, serve and enjoy! Yes, we love to sip a lovely port on cold, winter nights to close out a satisfying meal. Some of the most creative bartenders across the U.S. have discovered that a splash of port is also the perfect add-in to a summer drink to capture the mood.

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Monday 07/31/2017
Fun Twist On A Classic Childhood Favorite
Updated: August 01, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether the weather has shut down your camping trip or backyard barbecue, you’re taking a staycation this year or you just want a dessert with a difference one night, you and your family may adore this version of a classic treat that’s easy to make, delightful to eat and may well have everyone asking for, well, s’more.

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Friday 07/28/2017
5 ways to tame the back-to-school madness
Updated: August 05, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - It seems like you just adjusted to managing your children's summer schedules, juggling camps and making sure all that free time doesn’t get them in trouble. Now it’s time to switch gears. Summer is nearly over and school is about to begin.

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Academic Success Could Involve Music To Your Ears
Updated: July 29, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here's an idea many families may be wise to note: Research shows letting your kids learn music can help them do better in other subjects and enhances skills they'll need in other areas.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
7 grape ways to celebrate summer
Posted: July 26, 2017

(BPT) - Summer is here, and with higher temperatures and sun-filled days, people crave foods and snacks that are light, cool, and refreshing. It’s no wonder, then, that so many people choose to beat the summer heat with plump, juicy California grapes.

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Simple ways fresh mozzarella can jazz up favorite summer foods
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The fresh flavors of summer delight taste buds. Crisp salads, savory grilled meats and iconic dishes passed through generations — food is one of the best parts of the season.

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Top uses for mayo prove it's more than just a sandwich spread
Posted: July 26, 2017

(BPT) - Mayonnaise is a kitchen staple, and even though the classic condiment has been around for many years, it appears America's love affair with the tasty spread is only getting bigger.

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Create Family Moments and Memories this Summer
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Easy Eating
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

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7 Tips to Master the Grill This Summer
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Quick, Flavorful Meal Ideas
Updated: July 27, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Monday 07/24/2017
Thrilling Film Offers Breathtaking Vision Of The Future
Updated: July 25, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Imagine this: your body enhanced with technology through implants—even an entirely artificial body implanted with your brain. You could be hardwired into the Internet, able to access information instantly. We already have implants to improve hearing or keep a heart pumping, but what if you could enhance all of your physiological processes and senses? Would the risk of having your mind hacked be worth the benefits?

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Tips to Save Money and the Planet by Reducing Food Waste
Updated: July 24, 2017 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) Nearly 50 percent of produce in the US is thrown away before it reaches your plate, according to USDA estimates. This waste not only affects the environment, it impacts shoppers’ wallets, as well. The average family of four discards $1,600 of food each year, according to a study published by the International Journal on Food System Dynamics.

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Thursday 07/20/2017
Seedless watermelons: The taste of summer
Updated: July 28, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - For many people, seedless watermelons are a symbol of summer. Crisp and refreshing, this beloved red and green striped fruit represents a true slice of Americana.

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Wednesday 07/19/2017
Celebrate History with Port Wine
Updated: July 19, 2017 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) During its long and rich history, Port has earned an army of enthusiasts, who have discovered many ways to enjoy this fortified wine, from serving it with dessert to using it as a base in elegant cocktails.

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Pop-ular Summer Snacks
Updated: July 20, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Simply Sweet Summer Entertaining
Updated: July 20, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Friday 07/14/2017
4 eating trends that are reshaping breakfast, the most important meal of the day
Updated: July 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Moms across the country agree: breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. And, while some of the best breakfast foods will always be eternal, like pancakes and eggs, there is a significantly wider range of food choices and flavors for this morning meal than what our parents or grandparents enjoyed. Breakfast is evolving, and Americans love both new and traditional breakfast foods so much that they’re no longer willing to reserve them for just one meal of the day.

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Not Just For The Holidays, Sweet Potatoes Can Take Center Stage Every Day
Updated: July 15, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Healthful and delicious, sweet potatoes aren’t just for the holidays. These versatile vegetables are great in sweet and savory dishes and should be enjoyed year-round at any time of day.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
7 simple steps to a sensational summer cheese plate
Posted: July 12, 2017

(BPT) - From backyard barbecues to sophisticated soirees, summer is sure to pack your social calendar. Whether you're hosting the party or want to help out the host, there's one favorite food option that everyone will adore: a cheese plate.

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Give Classic American Dishes A Summer Twist With California Avocados
Updated: July 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is the perfect time for backyard get-togethers, whether for birthdays, reunions, Labor Day or just to hang out with friends and family. Whatever the celebration, Americans across the country will gather to share their common love of food through fantastic regional meals and favorite hometown dishes.

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Good Eats with Grapes
Updated: July 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Simply Timeless Meals
Updated: July 13, 2017 - 3:33 am

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Tuesday 07/11/2017
Serve Sensational Sardine Flatbread
Updated: July 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether for lunch, dinner or as a party appetizer, sardine flatbread can do it all. You can go as simple or as fancy as you like with your toppings. For a special taste sensation, add chopped red onion or artichoke hearts.

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Make Time For Quick Family Meals
Updated: July 12, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s food for thought: Experts say mealtime may be the best time for families to relax, reconnect and enjoy each other’s company after a busy day. In fact, research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child development. According to a report by the University of Florida, children who eat dinner with their family are more likely to understand, acknowledge and follow the boundaries and expectations set by their parents. A decrease in high-risk behaviors is related to the amount of time spent with family—especially during family dinners.

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Thursday 07/06/2017
6 ways to stay cool when entertaining
Updated: July 07, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - When the temperature rises, hosts need to stay as cool as can be when entertaining friends and family. The secret is planning ahead to deliver easy ambiance, crowd-pleasing food and plenty of fun. Start with versatile foods that can both stand alone and serve as recipe-enhancing ingredients to help keep summertime hosting stress-free.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
What Moms Need to Know About Summer Nutrition for Kids
Updated: July 06, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Healthy Summer Treats Make for Happy Kids
Updated: July 06, 2017 - 3:38 am

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Thursday 06/29/2017
Go Ahead ... Eat the Whole Watermelon
Updated: July 03, 2017 - 3:35 am

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
5 new brisket recipes you have to try now
Posted: June 28, 2017

(BPT) - The long, lazy days of summer are perfect for making barbecue the old-fashioned way — low and slow, outside on the grill or in the smoker. There’s no wrong way to enjoy a smoked barbecue brisket, and there’s a whole lot of right ways you probably haven’t tried before.

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Add Sizzle to Your Fourth
Updated: June 29, 2017 - 3:32 am

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