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When Planning Meals, Think Frozen

Research from the Journal of Nutrition found that nearly 80 percent of Americans do not consume the recommended amounts of fruit, and nearly 90 percent do not eat the recommended amount of vegetables.  While a variety of factors may contribute to this low consumption, including cost and convenience, a recent study revealed one easy solution: […]

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Make Your Winter Party POP

(Family Features) As your winter schedule is sure to be packed with gatherings that bring family and friends closer, have plenty of treats that are gentle on the waist and wallet. Sweet, spicy, salty or with an Asian twist — any way you pop it — popcorn is a satisfying snack suitable for every chilly […]

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Embrace Childhood with Fun & Flavors of Winter

As a kid, the winter season was always a special time of year filled with snow days, ice-skating, favorite movies and fun board games. Bringing back carefree moments from winters past can be as easy as gathering together family and friends for game night and sipping your favorite wintertime drink – hot chocolate. Nearly 70 […]

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Bring on the Heat for the Big Game

When your friends and family gather around the screen for game day, you can give your favorite fans an extra reason to get rowdy and cheer. Take your game day menu to the next level with crowd-pleasing buffalo flavor-inspired appetizers. The buffalo flavor has been a game day staple since 1964 when the first-ever buffalo […]

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Breakfast and Beyond

A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal – including veggies – may be challenging, but it’s an important step to ensuring a well-rounded diet all day long. The […]

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Fayetteville & Fish

by Vanessa Pillmore Fish is a very popular entrée to many. People love how they can choose a variety of flavors to combine with various sides, such as vegetables or grits. Fish is not only tasty, but it is imperative for one’s health. Three local fish markets took the time to talk about what their […]

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In The Cards

By Melissa Goslin In the 1970s, the game of bridge was all the rage. Couples came together with fondue pots and Jell-O molds to deal out hands in living rooms across America. Somewhere along the way, however, bridge fell out of fashion, like the metal-legged wood grain folding tables on which it was played. Socially, […]

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Binge Watching

By Miriam Landru Now you have the prime opportunity to be in front of the television for eight (or more) hours wrapping up the second season of Breaking Bad with some fresh delivered pizza. “Binge Watching” can happen in many scenarios. A soldier could be returning from deployment and want to catch up on their […]

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Soup and Sides to Warm Up Holidays

The best holiday meals have sides that are warm, comforting and satisfying — like your family’s favorite mashed potatoes. This year, bring potatoes to the table in three new ways with recipes that can be easily made with little fuss. Gathering everyone together is easy when you serve side dishes prepared with quality ingredients, such […]

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Modern Menus Meet Culinary Traditions

Sharing family recipes is a treasured holiday tradition for many, but every holiday table needs a mix of cherished family dishes and new culinary creations. This year, honor those special memories and reminisce over platters of family favorites while introducing new and delicious items to your holiday spread. From juicy pork tenderloin to nutty and […]

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Brighten Up Your Holiday Entertaining

(Family Features) The holiday season is upon us, so celebrate by serving unique dishes and drinks bursting with flavor. The holiday hostess has a lot on her plate. But preparing for the big event doesn’t have to be a challenge — this holiday, focus on special dishes and refreshing cocktails guests will remember for years […]

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Share-Worthy Seasonal Celebrations

You don’t have to be an accomplished chef to host a memorable holiday gathering. The key is to keep it simple, get a little creative and plan ahead. Hosting a fun holiday party with family and friends should not mean endless hours in the kitchen and shopping for exotic ingredients. Let the festive spirit set […]

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Sweet Ideas for Holiday Desserts

The highlight of many a holiday meal, desserts are adored by young and old alike. This year, complete your festive celebration with delightful desserts that feature California Dried Figs. Naturally sweet and available year round, figs easily add a touch of elegance to a variety of recipes. Dark purple Mission Figs have a soft, thin […]

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Eight Coconut Milk Recipes To Go Crazy For This Thanksgiving

From pies to drinks, coconut milk – one of the hottest staples in cooking today – adds a delicate flavor and rich texture to every dish it meets. Made from the first-pressing of fresh, ripe coconut meat, Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk is the perfect go-to ingredient for this year’s big feast. And it’s naturally dairy- […]

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Turkey Transformations

(Family Features) After the big day has come and gone, most holiday hosts find themselves still talking turkey. What to do with all that leftover bird? During the long weekend following the holiday, you can put those leftovers to good use. Recipes that incorporate turkey in deliciously unique ways will help you use up those […]

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Simple Basics Become Simply Magical this Holiday Season

The holidays are that special time of year when ingredients are more than just ingredients – they’re what you make of them. The secret to amazing appetizers, memorable meals and fantastic celebrations can be as simple as a few key basics. That’s why Safeway is making it easier to find value and the essentials you […]

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Turkey Talk: Take Leftovers Beyond a Sandwich

After spending hours roasting your turkey to perfection, it (and you) deserves more than a sandwich the day after. With a little creative pre-shopping and stocking of refrigerators and cupboards, you can take your day-two turkey from boring to amazing – and nutritious. Enjoying delicious meals doesn’t have to mean blowing the bank on calories. Simple, […]

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Giving Thanks with Flavor

As the holidays draw near, we all look forward to delicious food and creating memories with family and friends. It’s also a time to give back to those in need. Giving back has been an integral part of McCormick’s 125th anniversary program, Flavor of Together, which draws to a close this holiday season. People around […]

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The Holidays Call for Turkey

Whether it’s roasted, deep fried, smoked or grilled – Americans love to serve up juicy, flavorful turkey as the highlight of holiday meals. Sponsored by Kikkoman

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Serve in Style for the Holidays

Make entertaining during the holidays easier, whether you’re preparing for a large buffet or an intimate dinner. The solution is simplifying your food preparation with all-in-one bakeware that’s stylish enough to show off. “Hosting holiday meals can be less stressful when food is prepared, cooked and served in bakeware that can go from the oven […]

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