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Food and Cooking

A Salute To Nutritious, Delicious Rice

It’s National Rice Month, and there are many reasons to celebrate this important grain. Includes recipe for Vegetable Fried Rice.

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Apples Give A Healthy Start To A New Year

The Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah – features apples and honey rather than champagne and fireworks. Like most New Year’s celebrations, it is a joyous occasion, but just a bit more solemn.

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Frosty, Fruity Iced Tea

In the U.S. these days, tea consumption is second only to that of water and iced tea accounts for about 80 percent of our total consumption. Find out more and try this recipe for Frosty Fruit Freeze.

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Pizza + Salad = Salad Pizza

Fads in pizza are nothing new. Thick-crusted Sicilian pizza, deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, and Hawaiian pizza topped with pineapple are a few examples.

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Juicy, Delicious Burgers – And Meat Free

Grilling in America almost always brings to mind burgers, the classic kind made with ground beef. But don’t overlook the more healthful veggie burgers, which have so immensely improved in taste and texture that they will amaze you if it’s been years since you tried one.

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Savory Pancakes Are Perfect Holiday Hors D’Oeuvres

With Christmas and Hanukkah less than one week apart this year, I am thinking about dishes I can serve for both holidays. Looking at traditional Christmas dishes, I notice that most are closely tied to one country…

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Celebrating Today’s Irish Cooking

St. Patrick’s Day is perfect for celebrating the renaissance of great cooking in Ireland. Today, travelers go for the food, rather than despite it, touring the country to enjoy the breathtaking, green countryside and the dynamic energy of the cities.

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Mexican Food Made Authentic

From Sinaloa’s rugged, majestic mountains and pine forests to Veracruz’s green coasts and tropical jungles, Mexico’s food varies widely-reflecting Caribbean, Spanish and Mayan influences.

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Baby Artichokes Make A Marvelous And Easy Appetizer

Discovering a wonderful new appetizer can be like striking gold. Baby artichokes, new and hot on menus and party tables all over the country, are the basis of this very easy recipe that you can put together in less than 20 minutes. Includes appetizer recipe for Baby Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Cheese.

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Thai Beef Grill

Recipe for Thai Beef Grill

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Valentine’s Day Dinner a Deux

When Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, as it does this year, the desire to create a romantic evening at home often collides with workday realities.

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Your Valentine’s Bubbly Personality

Few things in life hold the seductive allure of a flute filled with sparkling wine; few sounds say “I love you” more eloquently than the succinct POP of its cork.

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Spice Up Your Super Bowl Sunday With Wine

You don’t have to think of the Super Bowl as a beer-only occasion. According to entertaining experts, more and more people prefer to sip wine on the sidelines. Includes great SuperBowl recipes, like Pork and Sausage Jambalaya.

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Tips for Serving Wine Simply with Your Super Bowl Spread

According to Cajun Chef and entertaining expert John Folse, the main thing to remember is that there’s nothing to be afraid of when determining what wine to serve.

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What Kind of Carbohydrate?

Despite all the questions about how much carbohydrate we should eat, researchers say we may be overlooking a more important issue: the kinds of carbohydrate that we eat.

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Resolutions That Can Really Make a Difference

Do New Year’s resolutions really do any good? It depends on what they are and whether you can keep them.

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Warming Up to Reds

The temptation to reach for a cool glass of white wine to quench a summer thirst is understandable, and in fact it is a reflex action for some people. But the fact of the matter is that red wines are experiencing an incredible resurgence in the United States.

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