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  • Why eating breakfast boosts your health

    Why eating breakfast boosts your health

    Want to make 2017 the year you focus on your health? Wellness goals are admirable throughout the year, but too often well-meaning people make a common mistake that sabotages their efforts: they skip breakfast. It's a daily choice that millions of people shrug off as no big deal, but research proves...

  • How fake news might affect your favorite foods

    How fake news might affect your favorite foods

    The "certified organic" seal is synonymous with healthy living and clean eating. But what exactly does it mean? And who decides what is or is not certified organic? In the United States, food is certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture. The seal verifies that a product has...

  • 5 surprising benefits of U.S. farm-raised seafood

    5 surprising benefits of U.S. farm-raised seafood

    You're shopping for tonight's dinner and decide fish sounds delicious. You visit the seafood section of your local market and are suddenly overwhelmed with choices. Salmon, tilapia, clams or shrimp? Imported or U.S. farm raised? It can feel like there are endless options when shopping at the grocery...

  • 5 recipes to become your own in-house barista

    In the morning, you can't go without the Joe. Coffee is more than a beverage to you — it's your pick-me-up, your trusted morning partner, the foundation of a successful day. Yeah, it's that important. The new Folgers Coffeehouse Blend offers a distinct taste that starts smooth and finishes bold....

  • Enjoy steakhouse-quality soup at your house (Infographic)

    Celebrate National Soup Month by bringing the steakhouse experience to your own home. A recent Idahoan survey revealed Americans' passion for soup and desire for an at-home steakhouse experience. Unlike other dry soups that take more than fifteen minutes to prepare by stove, with Idahoan Premium...

  • Touch down in Houston for the big game

    Touch down in Houston for the big game

    February is fast approaching, and with it the year's largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas. With mild weather, amazing city views, a walkable cultural district and delectable food, visitors will have...

  • 5 strategies to lose 48 pounds

    5 strategies to lose 48 pounds

    You've probably seen all the articles about weight loss, including those that explain how to count calories or what foods you should and shouldn't eat. But if you're still having trouble losing weight, then maybe you just need a better "strategic plan," one you can put into action before you get...

  • Ring in the New Year with these Original Hosting Tips

    New Year's Eve is quickly approaching, and that means people are finalizing how they plan to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight. This year, the original "Extra Old" Cognac brand, Hennessy, invites you to take advantage of one of life's luxuries and host an intimate and original New Year's...

  • 3 steps to making the perfect winter hot cocoa bar

    The winter months are such a wonderful time of the year. There's so much to love about the chilliest season — the smell of the crisp air, fires in the fireplace, festive lights on every corner and even the seasonal drinks, especially hot cocoa. To help create a simple yet stylish and fun way to...

  • New Jersey-grown collard greens? Yep

    New Jersey-grown collard greens? Yep

    Less than an hour south of Philadelphia, deep in the heart of New Jersey farm country, the DuBois family works year-round to help put dinner on the table for American families. You read that correctly — New Jersey has farm country. And the DuBois family tends a good-sized chunk of it. Marlene and...

  • Ice cream in December? Why yes! 5 easy ideas

    Your favorite ice cream doesn't have to be a seasonal treat. There are scores of creative ways to enjoy ice cream any time of the year; you'll find five unique combinations below. So start experimenting today, and don't forget to share: the "it's too cold crowd" will be enjoying it with you before...

  • 5 holiday kitchen hacks you need to know

    As the holiday hustle and bustle swings into high gear, there are a few holiday hacks to make cooking, baking and gifting a little easier. Visit ReynoldsKitchens.com or follow Reynolds Kitchens on Pinterest for more delicious holiday recipes and hacks for staying stress-free this season. 1. Parchment...

  • Reinvent your cooking with award-winning recipe ideas

    Reinvent your cooking with award-winning recipe ideas

    Are you stuck in a cooking rut? It's common to cycle the same dishes over and over, but at some point your taste buds will crave something new. Maybe it's time to shake things up. Whether it's trying new recipes or simply adding fresh flavors to your standard go-to meals, it's easy to add pizzazz...

  • Hosting guests? 9 easy steps to prep your home

    Hosting guests? 9 easy steps to prep your home

    Hosting friends and family at your home is a guaranteed way to make long-lasting memories. Not only will your guests be reminiscing about the wonderful chats and laughs you shared, but thanks to some quick tips from Minwax(R) spokesperson, Bruce Johnson, they'll remember how great your home looked,...

  • Party hosting hacks for the holidays and beyond

    Party hosting hacks for the holidays and beyond

    Hosting friends and family in your home is fun any time of the year, including the holidays. However, with entertaining comes the stress of planning and the pressure to make each get-together more exciting than the last. Throwing a memorable party does not have to be overwhelming. With a few simple...

  • Everyday gourmet: 5 simple ways to dress up your dishes

    Everyday gourmet: 5 simple ways to dress up your dishes

    Whether dining out or watching chefs whip up gourmet foods on TV, you may feel inspired to add a little pizzazz to the meals you make at home. However, you may not have the time, energy or resources to spend hours in the kitchen creating upscale fare. Fortunately, there are a few incredibly easy...

  • What seafood dish should you serve this holiday season?

    Serve your guests an exquisite meal inspired by the historic Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes," a tradition for family and friends to enjoy an array of seafood dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. The tradition originated with serving seven courses made up of classic Italian seafood dishes. Today,...

  • Korean kitchen 101: 5 easy ways to use Korean flavors at home

    From street trucks to fine dining, Korean food has skyrocketed in popularity due to its bold flavors and unique approach to ingredients. And it's not just a major food trend — it is fast becoming more mainstream. But, while kimchi may no longer be regarded as a "mystery ingredient," even the most...

  • 5 holiday entertaining tips for space and budget conscious hosts

    5 holiday entertaining tips for space and budget conscious hosts

    The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but with the average size of an apartment in the US 8% smaller than 10 years ago (source), many lack a comfortable space of their own to host a party. The good news is this: you don't need ample budget or space to entertain. With...

  • Tips on how to pair seafood and wine

    Tips on how to pair seafood and wine

    This holiday season, look to Italy for inspiration for your food and wine pairings. Serve your guests an exquisite meal inspired by the historic Italian "Feast of the Seven Fishes," a tradition for family and friends to enjoy an array of seafood dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. The tradition originated...

  • Star chef shares his secret to a juicy rib-eye: Cooking with air (Video)

    Star chef shares his secret to a juicy rib-eye: Cooking with air (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. Chef Gordon Ramsay introduces a new take on classic rib-eye, just in time for the holiday season. His coffee and chili rubbed rib-eye is made with the Philips Airfryer, Chef Ramsay's favorite time-saving tool that helps you cook in a healthier...

  • Share the sweetness of the holidays with a new kind of cookie exchange

    Share the sweetness of the holidays with a new kind of cookie exchange

    ‘Tis officially the holiday season, and what better way to get in the spirit than sharing sweet treats with family and friends. This year, we invite you to wow your loved ones by putting a twist on the traditional cookie exchange. Featuring delicious, no-bake treats and a gifting station for your...

  • How to build a better (plant-based) burger

    Whether you're an In-N-Out purist or a die-hard Shake Shack fan, there's no denying that burgers are America's quintessential comfort food. However, before you chow down, have you considered the impact your burger might have on your health and the planet? While consuming beef and pork in moderation...

  • 5 must-see moments to watch for in the 2017 Rose Parade

    5 must-see moments to watch for in the 2017 Rose Parade

    New Year's feels like a time of such hope, promise and happiness that it's only natural to wish the merriment could last a little longer. In 2017, New Year's revels don't end on Sunday, Jan. 1. The 126-year-old Rose Parade will take place on Jan. 2, 2017, honoring the long-standing tradition of...

  • The best holiday gifts of 2016

    The best holiday gifts of 2016

    Spending time with friends and family is a big part of what makes the holidays so special. Celebrating with loved ones and exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition. But before the wrapping paper can be ripped away in a flurry of sparkling shreds, you first need to find the right gifts for all...

  • Tips to make good nutrition a family affair in 2017

    Nurturing and nourishing a family go hand-in-hand. If you're ready to rally your family around better nutrition, now's the time to get a healthy jump on the new year. "Making consistently good food choices can set your family on the road to good health," says Marlene Schmidt, registered dietitian...

  • 10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier

    Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes — as temperatures drop, it's natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it's easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you're hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping...

  • 5 fun ways to make holiday memories with your child

    The holidays are a special time of year for everyone, but through the eyes of a child, it can feel like pure magic. Parents and caregivers looking to make this holiday extra special should spend less time worrying about trinkets under the tree, and instead, focus on spending quality time with their...

  • 7 successful hosting tips this holiday season

    The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time surrounded by loved ones. For hosts and hostesses, however, planning a memorable dinner party can be a bit daunting. Will everything be prepared in time? Will your guests enjoy themselves? Will you have a moment to escape the kitchen and sit down...

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  • Celebrate and save with 8 affordable entertainment tips

    Celebrating with family and friends is the perfect way to elevate any holiday or festive occasion. If you're tasked with hosting the event, you have a lot to get done. As you create your to-do list, it can be overwhelming looking at just how much you have to purchase. But hosting a great party...

  • 5 tricks to a happier, less stressful holiday season

    Americans have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season. You may love the festive spirit and the opportunity to share time with friends and family, but dread all the work — and stress — involved in seasonal tasks, including meal preparation. However, it is possible to make it through the...

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  • Baby on board? 8 tips for stress-free infant travel

    Whether it's a quick weekend away or a weeklong adventure, family travel is a great way to bond and create lifelong memories. However, if you have an infant, you may be hesitant to pack all those bags and venture to the unknown. "With their love of a set schedule and the familiar, plus loads of...

  • 'Tis the season: 5 expert tips for seamless holiday entertaining

    As we gear up for the busy holiday season, a foolproof plan is essential for throwing an unforgettable party everyone will be talking about. Whether it's a casual weekend brunch, formal sit-down dinner or a glitzy cocktail party, you want to make sure the atmosphere is set, and that you're party...

  • Chicken noodle soup: Pressure cooking the homemade version

    The quintessential comfort food — chicken noodle soup — most often comes from a can, a retail food counter or a school cafeteria. We may romanticize the fresh taste and aroma of the homemade version, but busy schedules put a premium on time-saving convenience. For anyone who doesn't want to compromise...

  • Anatomy of a dinner place setting

    Creating a festive atmosphere is key to putting on a great dinner party. Whether you're settling into a new home, newly engaged or hosting a holiday party for the first time, you're likely feeling pressure to impress— especially when it comes to setting the table. Understanding the anatomy of a...

  • Homegating for the holidays: 5 pro tips for MVP hosts

    This holiday season, millions of Americans will celebrate with friends, family and football. Will you be one of them? A whopping 78 percent of Americans watch NFL games with family or friends either at their home or at someone else's home during the season, found the NFL Homegating Sofa Survey....

  • The easy guide for creating an amazing holiday cheese board

    Whether it's a small gathering of close friends or a large family affair, hosting a holiday party makes the season extra magical. Looking for ideas that are guaranteed to impress? This year, a new food trend is elevating events and tantalizing taste buds: cheese boards. "A simple cheese board featuring...

  • Food trends and a tempest in a teapot: Changing tastes bring out the best

    Tea has been a beverage of choice since ancient times, although it is not immune to changing tastes. With the introduction of new microbrews joining the craft movement, tea is the latest category to bring blending to a new level. This trend is much to the delight of tea drinkers, who account for...

  • Froth up favorite fall flavors: Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

    If you love pumpkin spice, and you love frothy hot chocolate, why not enjoy both at once? Capresso shares an easy seasonal recipe for Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, along with tips for whipping up creative frothed concoctions at home. With the right countertop frother, you can prepare hot chocolate,...

  • 10 small ways to make everyday eating special

    Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions are often celebrated with a delicious meal. Whether a rare indulgent treat or a classic comfort food, these meals make the moment that much more memorable. In fact, food being part of celebratory events is a tradition that spans generations...

  • 5 wine-tastic facts about Tempranillo (Infographic)

    Celebrate International Tempranillo Day by picking up a bottle and learning more about Spain’s noble grape. Spain’s famous Rioja region is renowned for its vibrant and expressive wines made from Tempranillo, which tend to be aromatic and spicy with red fruit aromas and flavors, such as the Campo...

  • Tips to help you prepare your home for holiday celebrations

    Tips to help you prepare your home for holiday celebrations ‘Tis the season for big meals, festive gatherings and making memories that will last a lifetime. But hosting friends and family can be a daunting responsibility. In fact, nearly 40 percent of consumers say that entertaining guests is the...

  • Meal planning made easy: 5 tips to save time and cut stress

    Today’s family is incredibly busy. When the kids get home from school there's homework, soccer practice and violin lessons. Somewhere in there you need to sneak in a wholesome dinner, but you're short on time and the pantry is bare. What do you do? This is a common scenario across the United States....

  • 3 simple tricks to improve your at-home barista skills

    Sick of reaching for your office's less than stellar coffee pot for a morning buzz? You could swing by the over-priced coffee shop down the street, but daily store-bought java takes a serious toll on your wallet. Instead, consider these three modern brewing methods to improve your at-home barista...

  • Turn Thursdays into together time this holiday season

    Holiday busyness can occupy your weekends, making it difficult to find time to prepare and share a special meal. Instead, why not commit to making Thursday evenings special throughout the season? Instead of trying to do one more thing on the weekend, organically fit together-time into Thursdays,...

  • No-stress holiday entertaining tips and tricks

    A holiday party is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with friends and family. However, no matter how big or small the guest list, hosting the event can turn stressful fast. Before you know it, your holiday gathering has become more frustrating than festive, and you're suddenly feeling like...

  • 6 cooking tips to impress your guests this holiday season

    Shared meals and get-togethers are among the holidays' best moments, but they can also be the most stressful. In fact, 90 percent of Americans feel stress during the holidays, a Healthline survey found – and holiday cooking was cited as one of the stress-drivers. "Cooking family recipes and feasting...

  • Time-saving kitchen hacks for the holidays

    No matter how big or small the group, gathering with loved ones over a delicious meal is a holiday season essential. However, if you've offered to host the event, panic is likely to set in as you realize the amount of work it's going to take to cook a memorable meal for friends and family. Fortunately,...

  • 'Tis the season for creating dazzling holiday tables

    Laughter, joy, happiness — 'tis the season for family and friends to come together around the table, celebrating all the warmth of the holidays. Really want to wow your guests at your next gathering? It’s as easy as mixing Christmas past with Christmas present. “The holidays are the best time to...

  • 90% child bone mass acquired by age 20 - nutrient packed foods can help

    Most people associate bone density and skeletal concerns with advanced age. However, healthy bones form during childhood with the majority of bone density established before kids reach their 20s. Is it time to shift the focus to the early years rather than the later? Up to 90 percent of peak bone...

  • 3 tips for a more flavorful holiday meal

    Holiday gatherings and backyard barbecues have a lot in common as they are occasions for gathering and for eating. And for both, successful execution of a shared meal means preparing what everyone likes and preparing it perfectly. While holiday staples such as turkey, ham and brisket create the...

  • Safe food techniques every home cook should know

    Good hosts want positive experiences around the dishes they prepare for the holidays — great conversation and good memories. What’s a sure way to mar the feast? Not being consistent in following safe food handling techniques that every home cook should know. Each year, one in six people experiences...

  • Healthy is easy when you go with grapes (Infographic)

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  • Stock your pantry to prepare for the busy school season with these 5 tips

    During the summer, you may have had time to make frequent trips to the grocery store and try fun, healthy new recipes at home. Now that the busy school season is upon us, and you're juggling work, school drop-offs/pick-ups and extracurricular activities, you'll be lucky if you can even squeeze...

  • Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger

    Although the United States produces much of the world’s food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are located...

  • 5 clever hacks to simplify any family's morning routine

    Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car. Stop dreading the...

  • Entertaining with style (Infographic)

    - From dinner parties to family gatherings to relaxed Sunday morning brunches, it’s important to create a relaxed, effortless atmosphere that lets you and your guests kick back and have a great time – why entertain otherwise?

  • 5 headache-free holiday hosting tips

    There’s a reason the holidays are called the most wonderful time of the year. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones over delicious food and shared traditions. But playing hostess can sometimes feel more like a burden rather than a blessing. This year, keep your holiday gathering fun,...

  • Planning a Florida vacation? Discover this gem off the beaten path

    This year, you'll be traveling to Florida for a theme park experience of a lifetime — and your family can hardly contain their excitement. While thrill rides and fun games make up the majority of your itinerary right now, it's a good idea to research other attractions in the area you can add to...

  • Break out of your food rut with this tasty recipe (Video)

    Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. September is National Rice Month. Try something new and celebrate with these Zesty Stuffed Peppers from Success Rice. They're quick to make and can be served as a delicious appetizer, side dish or even main entrée.

  • Nutrient-rich ingredients, simple prep are keys to easy, healthy family meal times

    With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family....

  • Creating memories that last a lifetime

    In everyone’s life, there are traditions and memories that bind us to family, friends and a community of loved ones. Sometimes it’s the little things that trigger intense emotions that bring us back to those special moments we once shared with others. It could be the smell of autumn leaves, the...

  • 6 fast and fun after-school snack ideas

    Reading, writing, arithmetic and so much more — school days are busy for kids. Lunch period provides a welcome break, but some schools schedule lunch as early as 10:30. By the end of the day, kids are famished. When your star students arrive home asking for a snack, you don't have to reach for junk...

  • America's tailgating habits (Infographic)

    Football season is here and for many, that also means tailgating! For nearly half of Americans (45 percent), tailgating is more important than the game, according to new research from BJ's Wholesale Club. When it comes to food, drinks and pre-game style, see how your tailgating habits stack up....

  • 5 tips for simply better back-to-school meals

    Start back-to-school season off right with a no-fail routine sure to keep the whole family on track for the busy school year to come. Follow these five tips for a healthy and happy school year from Daphne Oz, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy award winning co-host of ABC's “The Chew,”...

  • 5 ideas for your fall bucket list

    The temperatures are getting cooler and it’s time to make the most of the fall season. New England-based stylist Lauren Wells and photographer Cambria Grace, the duo behind the creative studio Wells & Grace, curated the ultimate fall bucket list to help everyone celebrate all autumn long.  1. Go...

  • California Prunes for Better Bones (Infographic)

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  • Say yes to 'ho-ho-ho' and no to holiday allergies

    Shouldn't this be the season for walks in the snow, gift-shopping, family gatherings, ho-ho-ho and mistletoe? So why are you still sneezing? Granted, certain times of year are more allergen-filled than others, but the truth is, allergy symptoms can hit you in any season – even the holiday season!...

  • Smart ways to create calm as you rush from holiday to holiday

    Less than a month separates Halloween from Thanksgiving. And, this year, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are all within a day of each other, and the two multi-day holidays both end on New Year’s Day. With end-of-year celebrations coming one after another, transitioning from holiday to holiday can...

  • 5 things to learn from a coffee expert

    Coffee is more than a drink — it's a lifestyle and an integral part of people's everyday lives. In fact, more than half of Americans enjoy a cup of coffee daily, according to the 2016 National Coffee Drinking Trends Report. For some people, coffee is a career. Lindsey Bolger, Senior Vice President...

  • Toast to this trifecta of wonderful wines to share at holiday celebrations

    As the weather cools and the fireplace whets your appetite for comfort and relaxation, thoughts naturally turn to friends, family, good food and drinks … enjoyable moments this season so notably brings. Whether you plan to be the host or a guest at the festivities, you can make a lasting impression...

  • 5 simple ways seafood can transform your meals

    It seems like everyone today is looking for ways to eat healthier and seeking out more “adventurous” foods. Some people try extreme diets, consuming only raw or paleo-based foods. Others seek out new varieties of kale or cabbage. And still others simply want to go beyond the ordinary. Put all this...

  • Too much gobble, gobble? 6 Steps to better digestion this holiday season

    Cheer and goodwill aren’t the only things Americans share during the holiday season. We also swap germs, overindulge in seasonal foods and spirits, and stew in stress — all of which can lead to digestive woes. You know you’ll have to work hard at self-control if you don’t want the numbers on the...

  • Seaweed: The green superfood you should be eating (Infographic)

    - From turmeric to acai, superfoods are a must when it comes to eating healthy. But few folks know that one of nature’s most nutritious superfoods hails from the deep. Annie Chun’s (www.anniechun.com), pioneer of healthy and convenient meals and snacks, shows how seaweed is changing the way we...

  • Tree trimming 101: Dazzling decorating easy as 1-2-3

    Shiny silver and gold, the warm glow of lights, dazzling bursts of color — O Christmas tree, your magic helps fill our homes with laughter and love during this merriest of seasons. And while gathering together to trim the tree is a beloved family tradition for many of us, let's be honest; for others,...

  • Smokey food and drink make Fall-tastic Fun!

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  • Fresh recipes to liven up traditional Thanksgiving dishes

    The friends, the family, the food — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday enjoyed by both young and old. Beyond the friendly conversation and heartwarming nostalgia, the mouthwatering meal is the star of the day. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes please the palate, but this year are you up for something...

  • The nation is crazy about bacon this election season (Infographic)

    In this landmark election season, there's one thing on which Americans can agree: their love of bacon. A recent survey by Smithfield uncovers just how Americans feel about the smoky sensation. How will you decide your favorite this year? Crispy or Chewy? Save Save

  • Tips and tricks for the ultimate cheese plate (Infographic)

    The holidays are filled with parties, potlucks and feasts that call for delicious treats. Whether you're hosting or just attending, any shindig is enhanced by a tasty cheese platter. These tips and tricks will inspire you to create an appetizing and elegant cheese plate that is sure to charm your...

  • Talking turkey: It's platter season

    What’s your idea of the perfect Thanksgiving meal? A big family buffet, or perhaps an intimate evening with a few close friends? Thanksgiving brings us together from near and far for all sorts of fun-filled traditions that are uniquely our own. And while those traditions may vary somewhat as families...

  • 10 time-saving tips for the holidays

    The holidays are magical, but all that fun and festiveness can eat up a lot of your time. Don't let the joy of the season be overshadowed by a hectic schedule and too many to-do's. These 10 simple tips and tricks will help you save time so you can focus on what really matters. 1. Host a decorating...

  • 5 frightfully fun food hacks for Halloween

    Parents, get ready! The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner. Farm Rich, one of the nation's best-selling frozen snacks and appetizers brands, has concocted five frightfully fun food hacks to keep you from going "batty" while getting ready for your own Halloween gatherings. From...

  • 5 spooky ways to puzzle your guests this Halloween

    With elements of mystery and elegance, the right decorations will set the stage for a frightfully fun Halloween. But incorporating your own personal greetings and stories will add a twist of the unexpected to put your party over the top. To leave guests mystified, check out these creatively creepy...

  • From futbol to football: New show keeps bicultural fans game day ready

    Viewership for sports coverage is changing rapidly. In fact, the average viewership for regular season NFL games among Spanish-dominant viewers has increased 28 percent over the last half-decade alone. In terms of the big game, Nielsen reports that while an average of 11.2 million viewers for the...

  • A toast to taste: Top tools and gadgets for cocktails, wine and spirits

    Raise the bar for cocktail hour with clever tools and gadgets for mixed drinks, wine and spirits. Whether it's for your home bar or for a gift, here are some ideas worth toasting: Big Ice: Chill your favorite cocktail without diluting its flavor with the Zoku Ice Ball Mold. One slow melting ball...

  • 5 tips to score big in your fantasy football league this season

    More than 57 million people will play fantasy sports this year, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA). With fantasy football season underway, you need to make sure your game face is on and your line-up is set. If you have a team this season, or this is your first year playing,...

  • 4 healthy recipes to shake up your family meals

    Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS), in collaboration with Los Angeles-based nutritionist Suzanne Hollander of Suzy Foods, is adding a twist to your traditional family recipes this fall season with its new All-American Cookbook. Encourage your kids to help prepare one of these recipes...

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  • Your chicken soup now has antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts (Infographic)

    - Progresso is now using only 100 percent antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts in all of its 36 chicken soup varieties. Currently available on store shelves nationwide, Progresso is the first large retail soup brand in the United States to have antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts...

  • Debunking bulk buying myths: The truth that makes 'cents' this season

    Bulk buying often gets a bum rap. If you buy into common bulk myths, you probably believe "buying in bulk" means going to a warehouse store to purchase bucket-sized jars of jelly or paper towel packages so large they barely fit in an SUV — all to supply a big family. Bulk buying, you think, isn't...

  • 5 simple tips for the perfect birthday goodie bag

    Birthday parties are an exciting time for all, from the party games to the presents and delicious cake, birthdays are an occasion for family and friends to come together and celebrate. There are so many ways to make a birthday party special, but why not kick it up a notch and make your next birthday...

  • Easy tips for smart snacking

    It's hard to remember when the norm was three square meals a day, and snacks were relegated to nibbles at parties or as an afterschool bite to eat for kids. Today, whether young or old, snacks are a big part of our regular eating habits. In fact, a whopping 92 percent of us snack sometime during...

  • 8 easy ways grapes can elevate your holiday entertaining

    When it comes to holiday entertaining, preparing for your guests can be both a joy and a challenge.  If your desire to create holiday magic for your loved ones leaves you feeling like an overworked, overwhelmed producer of a Hollywood-style extravaganza, it's time to change your approach. Go for...

  • Cozy, clean and comfortable: 5 steps for getting your home autumn-ready

    If cooler autumn weather makes you want to get inside your home to redecorate, add new furnishings or take other steps to settle in, you’re not alone. Rainy, snowy, cold or otherwise inclement weather makes us more productive overall because we’re less motivated to spend leisure time outside, according...

  • 7 reasons you should eat more seafood

    Seafood is a great catch, in more ways than you might imagine. While a mouthwatering meal of glazed salmon or grilled shrimp might win our stomachs on taste alone, the health benefits of seafood are beneficial to all. Low in fat and high in protein, seafood delivers some of the vital nutrients generally...

  • 6 ways to transition to fall without saying goodbye to summer

    As the long summer days come to an end, your time outdoors sadly begins to disappear. There might not be any more beach days or vacations for a while, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to summer completely. You can still incorporate elements of summer into your routine, even if the...

  • Fall entertaining forecast: cozy, comfortable and outdoors

    Whether an afternoon tailgating before the big game or a fun-filled evening under the dazzling autumn stars, the forecast for this season’s entertaining is trending toward cozy, comfortable and outdoors. “I think the big lifestyle shift right now is toward eating out less and entertaining more at...

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