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32 Best Chili Recipes from Cooking Light

With fall quickly approaching, I am looking forward to the cooler weather and seasonal food. As huge fan of chili, I love this gallery put together by our colleagues at CookingLight.com. To quote the article, “Nothing warms the body and soul like a hearty bowl of chili. Reviewers rated these recipes tops.” To see the full gallery, click here. More […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Sports and Snacking

A recent post on the New York Times Well blog caught my attention with a funny factoid: When our favorite sports teams lose, we gain weight. In a study of footballs fans, researchers found that their consumption of saturated fat increased by 28 percent the day after their favorite team lost a game, and decreased 16 percent the day after […]

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How to Select and Store Swiss Chard

It’s time to bid farewell to summer produce, and hello to the hearty fruits and veggies that make fall so, well, fabulous—starting with Swiss chard. There are three different varieties, but they differ in looks only. Bunches of rainbow chard are composed of leaves that can have yellow, red, or orange ribs. Red chard is red-stemmed. And white chard has […]

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Whether to Choose Cider or Juice

With apple season gearing up, you may find yourself craving juice or cider. If you’re having trouble choosing between the two, consider this food for thought: Cider contains an extra antioxidant. According to a study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, cider is enriched with approximately two to five times the amount of polyphenols found […]

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A New Way to Hydrate Houseplants

Promote growth and root development in your houseplants with an unexpected ingredient: club soda. According to Deb Donaldson, a blue-ribbon winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show, club soda contains a phosphate, which is good for plants—better, in fact, than tap water. Use it as you would regular water, but be sure that your club soda is flat: The carbon dioxide […]

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19 Easy Party Appetizers from Sunset.com

With football season kicking into high gear in my neck of the woods, I know that I’m in need of a few good dip and appetizer recipes to take to tailgating events. Our colleagues at Sunset.com have put together their all-time favorite no-hassle party bites. To see the full list, click here. I have my eye set on  the sausage […]

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Last-Minute Recipes for Rosh Hashanah



Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes early this year, starting tonight at sundown and ending Friday evening. If you’re looking to ring in the holiday, try these quick, easy, and festive fall foods and drinks: Bagel With Cream Cheese, Apple, and Honey Carrot and Apple Slaw With Raisins Honey-Soaked Feta
 Apple Blintz Pancakes Ginger and Honey Iced Tea Apple […]

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How to Pick the Best Apples

With back-to-school season in full swing and Rosh Hashanah around the corner, now’s the time to start buying apples (farewell, summer fruit). To make sure you’ve picked the best of the bunch—whether at an orchard or at the supermarket—flick the apple near its stem. If the sound is hollow, the apple is a bit too ripe. If you hear a dull […]

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Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!

We all know that Monday is Labor Day, but today is Toasted Marshmallow Day—one of your more under-the-radar holidays, it’s true, but definitely one we’re happy to celebrate. If you’re also feeling festive, you can go with a basic s’more or one with a twist or even think outside the s’more with these eight creative and mouth-watering marshmallow recipes. No plans to build […]

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How to Make Kale Less Tough

Ever noticed how eating a kale salad can feel like trying to bite through a piece of cardboard? It’s one tough leafy green—but it doesn’t have to be. The next time you’re preparing a kale salad, wash your hands and then massage the greens. The pressure will tenderize them–making them softer, and easier to eat. It’s true! Another way to […]

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