Nuts and death rates http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140301/NEWS/140309997/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 01 Mar 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140301/NEWS/140309997/-1/blogs01 20 percent: People who eat a handful of nuts (including pistachios) daily have a 20 percent lower death rate, according to to a 30-year research project published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the largest study of its kind.
— Brandpoint
Food Quiz
For 90 percent of my history, I was only consumed in liquid form. What am I?
A. Milk
B. Chocolate
C. Water
D. Eggs
Answer at bottom of rail.
Wise to the Word
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Grand Cru Grilled Potatoes http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229971/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229971/-1/blogs01 GRAND CRU GRILLED POTATOES
• 2 t unsalted butter
• 1 1/2 pounds baby gold or red potatoes, thick sliced
• 2 small Vidalia onions, chopped
• 3 green onions, chopped
• 1 t chives, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 6 slices bacon, fully cooked, chopped
• 1/4 t black pepper
• 5 ounces Grand Cru Original, shredded and divided
• 1 sprig rosemary, stem removed
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Big taste, low stress http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229972/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229972/-1/blogs01 It's that time of year — bridal showers, baby showers and graduation parties are likely dotting your calendar. If you're the lucky host of one of these milestone events, you might feel excitement paired with a bit of trepidation as you start the party-planning process.
Here are some simple ways to be a good host and limit stress at the same time:
1. Make a plan: Sit down and brainstorm your ideas. Record them on paper or electronically. Once you have a list of themes, [...]]]>
Neapolitan pizza http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140222/NEWS/140229986/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 22 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140222/NEWS/140229986/-1/blogs01 1889: Originating from Naples, Italy, a Neapolitan pizza features a thinner crust that is baked quickly at high temperatures, typically in a wood or stone oven. The toppings are minimal with the sauce often being the dominating feature. The classic pizza Napoletana margharita — created in 1889 as a tribute to the queen of Italy — simply includes tomatoes, mozzarella and crust made from wheat flour.
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Food Quiz
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Chocolate Banana Bread http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229987/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140220/NEWS/140229987/-1/blogs01 CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD
• 1/2 cup Sunsweet pitted prunes
• 2 T water
• 1 cup (about 2) bananas, mashed
• 1/3 cup plus 1 T brown sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
• 1/3 cup plus
• 1 T cocoa powder
• 1/2 t baking powder
• 1/2 t baking soda
• 1/2 t salt
• 1/2 cup Plum Amaz!ns
• 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
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Gift them with spices http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219606/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:47:52 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/140219606/-1/blogs01 If you struggle finding just the right wedding present for friends and family who are getting married, you're not alone. You want a gift that is personal, unique and, above all else, something they will actually use.
Many newlyweds need to build their kitchen supplies, plus with the foodie trend still going strong, you can't go wrong with food- and cooking-themed gifts.
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Going 'local' http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140125/BLOGS/301259986/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 25 Jan 2014 11:17:59 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140125/BLOGS/301259986/-1/blogs01 "Local" — this term means that the food is grown (or raised) and harvested close to where it is sold, with 95 percent of U.S. farms family-owned. 

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Game Day Hashbrown Chili Dip http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140123/BLOGS/301239977/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:22:35 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140123/BLOGS/301239977/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Game Day Hashbrown Chili Dip.

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Play it safe for Super Bowl parties http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140121/BLOGS/301219983/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:25:56 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140121/BLOGS/301219983/-1/blogs01
When it comes time to host your big-game party, take heed: It's always four-down territory with food safety. Remember: Clean, separate, cook, chill.



 
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Butter substitute http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140118/BLOGS/301189990/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 18 Jan 2014 11:16:10 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140118/BLOGS/301189990/-1/blogs01 Small substitutions are easy to do and make a noticeable difference. By replacing 1 cup of butter with 3/4 cup of olive oil, you will save approximately 430 calories and 48 grams of fat calories.

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Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140115/BLOGS/301159971/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:22:12 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140115/BLOGS/301159971/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Double Chocolate Toffee Cookies.

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Healthy family travels http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140114/BLOGS/301149976/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:21:13 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140114/BLOGS/301149976/-1/blogs01
Looking to take a road trip but dread hearing the infamous "Are we there yet?" or "Can we please, please stop for fast food?" questions? Never fear, registered dietitian, author and mother, Pamela Nisevich Bede, offers creative ways to keep your family (and you) satisfied and entertained while traveling.



 
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Cooking wine http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140111/BLOGS/301119993/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:15:58 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140111/BLOGS/301119993/-1/blogs01
10 minutes: Cooking wine gives seafood simple, delicious flavor. Marinate shrimp and scallops in white with lemon cooking wine for simple yet savory flavor. Marinate fish fillets in sake cooking wine for 10 to 15 minutes to reduce the fishiness flavor.



 
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Creamy Marsala Spaghetti Sauce http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140109/BLOGS/301099942/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:26:37 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140109/BLOGS/301099942/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Creamy Marsala Spaghetti Sauce.


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Get more fiber http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140107/BLOGS/301079973/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:20:50 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140107/BLOGS/301079973/-1/blogs01
For many, the new year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider.

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Sodium intake http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140104/BLOGS/301049985/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 04 Jan 2014 11:21:21 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140104/BLOGS/301049985/-1/blogs01 Multiple peer-reviewed studies published to date demonstrate that when sodium intakes fall below 3,400 mg/day (the amount the average American consumes) a rapid rise in plasma renin and aldosterone occurs and may result in insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, increased mortality from congestive heart failure and types 1 and 2 diabetes, more frequent cardiovascular events, cognition loss, stress, dehydration and overall increased [...]]]> Whole-Grain Toasted Berry Granola http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140102/BLOGS/301029983/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:19:30 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20140102/BLOGS/301029983/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Whole-Grain Toasted Berry Granola.

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Indulge in skin-loving foods http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131231/BLOGS/312319987/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:18:25 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131231/BLOGS/312319987/-1/blogs01
Plunging temperatures call for more than just cozy sweaters, boots and coats — they can also challenge daily eating and wellness routines, which can negatively impact skin. A personal regimen that effectively combines diet (chock-full of fresh, in-season foods), exercise, skincare and wellness this winter can be a powerful tool in achieving a glowing, healthy-looking appearance.



 
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Fiber benefits http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131228/BLOGS/312289992/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:17:34 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131228/BLOGS/312289992/-1/blogs01 Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits, but Americans struggle with getting their daily dose. The FDA recommends consuming 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day, but less than 3 percent of Americans actually do so.

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Bechamel recipe http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131226/BLOGS/312269986/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:22:20 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131226/BLOGS/312269986/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for bechamel.

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Get creative for New Year’s Eve dinners http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131224/BLOGS/312249985/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:19:26 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131224/BLOGS/312249985/-1/blogs01
This year, the homemakers at Wayfair.com are showing you how to ring in 2014 with five unforgettable New Year’s Eve party themes, whether you’re planning a big bash or an intimate get-together.



 
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NYE plans http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131221/BLOGS/312219988/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:17:04 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131221/BLOGS/312219988/-1/blogs01 Barefoot Bubbly recently commissioned a survey to learn how Americans are planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year. Though some will head out for a night on the town, more than half (54 percent) intend to skip long lines and high prices by celebrating at home.

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Buttery Brussels sprouts http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131219/BLOGS/312199984/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:15:44 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131219/BLOGS/312199984/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for a buttery Brussels sprouts casserole.

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Don’t peel it http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131217/BLOGS/312179983/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:19:30 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131217/BLOGS/312179983/-1/blogs01
When you remove the peel or skin from fruits and vegetables, you lose a lot of nutrition — it's a concentrated source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and potentially beneficial phytochemicals.



 
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Care in food http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131123/BLOGS/311239991/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 23 Nov 2013 11:15:33 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131123/BLOGS/311239991/-1/blogs01 A recent survey conducted by Pillsbury reveals that 89 percent of Americans say preparing homemade foods shows their loved ones how much they care.

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Rolo Pretzel Delights http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131121/BLOGS/311219989/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:16:51 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131121/BLOGS/311219989/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Rolo Pretzel Delights.

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Food for Thought: Picking the right supplements http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131119/BLOGS/311199980/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:23:01 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131119/BLOGS/311199980/-1/blogs01
Whole food supplements are all the rage right now, bringing superfoods to the forefront of the American diet.



 
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'Duck Dynasty' cookbook http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131116/BLOGS/311169990/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:21:30 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131116/BLOGS/311169990/-1/blogs01 Review for "Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food — Bringing Our Home to Your Table."

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Turkey Fajita Mini Pizzas http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131114/BLOGS/311149981/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:18:06 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131114/BLOGS/311149981/-1/blogs01 An easy recipe for Turkey Fajita Mini Pizzas.

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Saving time, food during the holidays http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131112/BLOGS/311129981/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:23:01 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131112/BLOGS/311129981/-1/blogs01 The holidays are stressful enough without worrying about food. To make things go a little more smoothly during family entertaining, try these tips from Recyclebank.

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Staygating with pizza http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131109/BLOGS/311099986/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 09 Nov 2013 11:51:35 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131109/BLOGS/311099986/-1/blogs01 Pizza is the top choice to serve at a staygating (tailgating at home) party, according to 37 percent of people who responded to the 2013 LG "Staygating" national survey.

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Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131107/BLOGS/311079973/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:29:25 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131107/BLOGS/311079973/-1/blogs01 Easy recipe for Belgian Endive with Dried Cherry Quinoa Salad.

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Use the ‘whole hog’ http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131105/BLOGS/311059981/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 05 Nov 2013 11:28:53 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131105/BLOGS/311059981/-1/blogs01
The term "whole hog" is a philosophy among some chefs that you should use and celebrate the whole animal in cooking.

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First Thanksgiving http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131102/BLOGS/311029989/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 02 Nov 2013 11:20:19 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131102/BLOGS/311029989/-1/blogs01
When was the first Thanksgiving meal?



 
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Savory Turkey Brine http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131031/BLOGS/310319966/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:29:18 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131031/BLOGS/310319966/-1/blogs01 Easy recipe for Savory Turkey Brine.

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Soak up antioxidants http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131029/BLOGS/310299976/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:23:30 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131029/BLOGS/310299976/-1/blogs01
Antioxidants are a hot topic these days. According to the National Cancer Institute, antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of other chemicals known as free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive and have the potential to cause damage to cells, including damage that may lead to cancer.



 
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Coffee addict? Join the club http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131026/BLOGS/310269992/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 26 Oct 2013 11:20:39 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131026/BLOGS/310269992/-1/blogs01 Can't start your day without a cup of coffee? You're not alone: 63 percent of adult Americans drink coffee every day, according to the 2012 National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends study.

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Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131024/BLOGS/310249978/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:21:51 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131024/BLOGS/310249978/-1/blogs01 Easy recipe for Chewy Macadamia Nut Cookies.

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Reduce food waste http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131022/BLOGS/310229979/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:21:43 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131022/BLOGS/310229979/-1/blogs01
With the holiday food season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about reducing our food waste.



 
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Slow-cooker no-no http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131019/BLOGS/310199989/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:25:50 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131019/BLOGS/310199989/-1/blogs01 Resist the urge to lift the lid of your slow cooker to stir or peek at your meal. Each time you remove the lid, enough heat escapes to lengthen cooking time by 20 to 30 minutes. 

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Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131017/BLOGS/310179976/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:28:23 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131017/BLOGS/310179976/-1/blogs01 A recipe for Sweet Potato and Turkey Frittata.

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A pro wrestler’s tips on going vegan http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131015/BLOGS/310159972/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:29:02 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131015/BLOGS/310159972/-1/blogs01
You wouldn’t know Austin Aries is a vegan by looking at him. One of the top stars of TNA Impact Wrestling, Aries has been a vegan for a year and a vegetarian for 12 years before that.



 
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Popular shrooms http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131012/BLOGS/310129986/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:26:10 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131012/BLOGS/310129986/-1/blogs01
White button mushrooms are the most popular variety, representing 90 percent of mushrooms consumed in the United States.



 
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Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131010/BLOGS/310109982/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:27:16 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131010/BLOGS/310109982/-1/blogs01 A Curried Butternut Squash and Apple Soup recipe.

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Gourmet cupcakes at home http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131008/BLOGS/310089969/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:30:50 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131008/BLOGS/310089969/-1/blogs01
Everyone loves dessert, so mini treats — especially cupcakes — can be a great addition to a party or other celebration, such as a birthday or anniversary.



 
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Dessert lovers http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131005/BLOGS/310059987/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:25:58 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131005/BLOGS/310059987/-1/blogs01 The percentage of Americans savoring dessert after dinner has increased 5 percent since 2009, and 78 percent of treats enjoyed after dinner include chocolates, according to a study by The Hartman Group on U.S. eating habits.

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Gourmet Beef Pot Roast http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131003/BLOGS/310039979/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:26:38 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131003/BLOGS/310039979/-1/blogs01 Gourmet Beef Pot Roast recipe.

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Voting with our forks http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131001/BLOGS/310019980/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:26:39 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20131001/BLOGS/310019980/-1/blogs01
With a new school year underway, it’s important to reinforce healthy eating habits with children — and the rest of your family. Why not go natural?



 
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Coconut oil benefits http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130928/BLOGS/309289987/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:25:58 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130928/BLOGS/309289987/-1/blogs01 It’s recommended to consume between one to three tablespoons of the superfood coconut oil a day. 

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Grape and Red Cabbage Slaw http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130926/BLOGS/309269975/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:28:10 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130926/BLOGS/309269975/-1/blogs01 Grape and Red Cabbage Slaw recipe.

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Lights, camera, holiday party http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130924/BLOGS/309249973/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:31:33 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130924/BLOGS/309249973/-1/blogs01
With the holiday party season right around the corner, a growing camp of entertaining experts suggests approaching things a little less like Martha Stewart, and a little more like Steven Spielberg.

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Sponge bacteria http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130921/BLOGS/309219990/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 21 Sep 2013 11:10:53 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130921/BLOGS/309219990/-1/blogs01 Replace kitchen sponges regularly and wash them thoroughly with soap after using.

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Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130919/BLOGS/309199972/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:13:08 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130919/BLOGS/309199972/-1/blogs01 Easy Recipe for Hot Spinach-Artichoke Dip.

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Share meals, stay connected http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130917/BLOGS/309179970/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:14:21 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130917/BLOGS/309179970/-1/blogs01
There's nothing quite like sharing a meal to keep you connected to friends and family.



 
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'Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2' http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130914/BLOGS/309149988/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:10:16 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130914/BLOGS/309149988/-1/blogs01 A review of "Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2."

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Frittata at home http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130912/BLOGS/309129972/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:12:59 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130912/BLOGS/309129972/-1/blogs01 Chef Nate Appleman's fritatta recipe.

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Party on at dinner http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130910/BLOGS/309109976/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:20:15 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130910/BLOGS/309109976/-1/blogs01 There's nothing more chic than entertaining with ease and seamlessly bringing family and friends together over a great meal at a fashionable table. 

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Power fruit http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130907/BLOGS/309079996/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 07 Sep 2013 11:12:36 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130907/BLOGS/309079996/-1/blogs01 Goji berries, recommended to be eaten daily, are a rich source of antioxidants and have a whopping amount of vitamin C — better than 500 times more than an orange. 

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Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Peach Apricot Preserves http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130905/BLOGS/309059979/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:19:28 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130905/BLOGS/309059979/-1/blogs01
An easy recipe for Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Peach Apricot Preserves.

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Eat healthy away from home http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130903/BLOGS/309039979/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:44:55 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130903/BLOGS/309039979/-1/blogs01
No matter what your eating habits are at home, you know that travel presents a new kind of challenge to sticking with healthy choices.

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The China Study Cookbook http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130831/BLOGS/308319948/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 31 Aug 2013 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130831/BLOGS/308319948/-1/blogs01 "The China Study," with 850,000 copies sold, has been hailed as one of the most important health and nutrition books ever published. It revealed that the traditional Western diet has led to our modern health crisis and the widespread growth of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. 

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Tomatillo Salsa http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130829/BLOGS/308299906/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:00:23 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130829/BLOGS/308299906/-1/blogs01 Tomatillo Salsa recipe.

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Master meal planning http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130827/BLOGS/308279920/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:00:25 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130827/BLOGS/308279920/-1/blogs01
Meal planning sounds like a daunting task — you have no time to cook one good meal during the week, let alone plan out seven of them (or more if you’re counting for breakfast and lunch), so why bother?

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Sugary sodas http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130824/BLOGS/308249966/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 24 Aug 2013 06:00:20 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130824/BLOGS/308249966/-1/blogs01 One can of regular soda, sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, packs about 150 calories, adding up to the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Brown Rice Triscuit Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crumbled Snack Mix http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130822/BLOGS/308229882/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:00:41 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130822/BLOGS/308229882/-1/blogs01 Recipe for Brown Rice Triscuit Sea Salt & Black Pepper Crumbled Snack Mix.

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Upgrade lunchbox classics http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130820/BLOGS/308209916/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:00:30 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130820/BLOGS/308209916/-1/blogs01
Can kids enjoy their favorite lunchtime standbys and be healthier, too?



 
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Kids and protein http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130817/BLOGS/308179950/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:00:43 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130817/BLOGS/308179950/-1/blogs01 Kids should eat about 20 grams of protein before heading off to school to help avoid hunger pangs during morning classes. 

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Spinach and Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130815/BLOGS/308159880/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:00:03 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130815/BLOGS/308159880/-1/blogs01
Spinach and Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms recipe.

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How to go ‘Greek’ http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130813/BLOGS/308139941/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 13 Aug 2013 06:00:54 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130813/BLOGS/308139941/-1/blogs01
Twice the protein, half the carbs, 20 percent of your daily calcium requirement and probiotic cultures that help keep digestive tracts happy. What's not to love about Greek yogurt?

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Baking for pets http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130810/BLOGS/308109966/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:00:11 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130810/BLOGS/308109966/-1/blogs01 People are making time to bake treats for their pets, according to a Harris Interactive study.

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Mint Chocolate Chimps recipe http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130808/BLOGS/308089935/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 08 Aug 2013 06:00:17 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130808/BLOGS/308089935/-1/blogs01 A recipe for Mint Chocolate Chimps.


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Start a fall garden http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130806/BLOGS/308069941/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 06 Aug 2013 06:00:55 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130806/BLOGS/308069941/-1/blogs01 Fall is a great time to get growing your own produce.

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Food for Thought: Helping in the kitchen http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130803/BLOGS/308039974/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 03 Aug 2013 06:00:32 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130803/BLOGS/308039974/-1/blogs01 Nine out of 10 children help in meal preparation at least once per week, according to results of a new nationwide "Coaching Kids in the Kitchen" survey conducted for global home appliance brand LG Electronics.

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Food for Thought: Chicken Avocado Quinoa Salad http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130801/BLOGS/308019921/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 01 Aug 2013 06:00:19 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130801/BLOGS/308019921/-1/blogs01 A Chicken Avocado Quinoa Salad recipe.

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Food for Thought: Savor summer flavors http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130730/BLOGS/307309915/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 30 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130730/BLOGS/307309915/-1/blogs01
Follow these tips to make your summer healthier and more flavorful.

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Food for Thought: Spending more time with family http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130727/BLOGS/307279922/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 27 Jul 2013 06:00:06 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130727/BLOGS/307279922/-1/blogs01 Facing busy calendars and over-scheduled summers, Americans are dedicating, on average, only 40 minutes a week for family time, according to a research study from the NYU Child Study Center.

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Food for Thought: Chef Ridsdale's Homemade Cat Treats http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130725/BLOGS/307259925/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Thu, 25 Jul 2013 06:00:33 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130725/BLOGS/307259925/-1/blogs01
Chef Ridsdale's Homemade Cat Treats recipe.

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Food for Thought: Lose your sweet tooth http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130723/BLOGS/307239932/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:00:24 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130723/BLOGS/307239932/-1/blogs01
Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy.



 
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Food for Thought: The right temps to store food http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130720/BLOGS/307209935/-1/blogs01?rssfeed=true Sat, 20 Jul 2013 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.crookstontimes.com/article/20130720/BLOGS/307209935/-1/blogs01 Food needs to be stored at 40 F or colder to reduce the risk of pathogen growth, so limit the number of times you open the cooler.

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