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Great Pizza. Yes, You Can Make it at Home

Homemade pizza can be down right delicious if you have the right recipe – try this great pizza recipe with your favorite toppings!

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How About Those Mangos

Mango – it’s hard to imagine visiting the Caribbean without tasting one. This delicious, aromatic fruit is so common in the warmer half of the world, it’s regarded by Northerners as the Peach of the Tropics.

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Baking With Yogurt

Yogurt, particularly low-fat and non-fat varieties, has a lot to offer health-conscious cooks. Learn about how you can use yogurt to make your baked goodies even better, and healthier!

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Tonic in a Teapot?

The first documented reference to tea, according to the Tea Council of the U.S.A., came in 350 A.D., and although early claims have not been validated by 20th century science, recent studies do show some evidence that polyphenols – chemicals in tea with antioxidative and other biochemical properties – may, in fact, have value in protecting against some serious ailments.

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Potatoes. America’s Favorite Vegetable is Healthier Than You Think

The FDA recently announced final figures for the nutritional content of potatoes. America’s favorite vegetable not only tastes great but is good for us too. The revised nutrition label now lists a medium potato as providing 100 calories instead of 120. In addition, the vitamin C and fiber content has increased.

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Elements of the Chinese Pantry

Rather extensive listing of chinese cooking basics including brief descriptions of each item, from Daikon and hoisin sauce to fresh ginger.

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Pairing Seafood And Fine Wines

Seafood and fine wines have been described as a marriage made in heaven, but just which“wines pair best with which seafood may serve as a pleasant surprise….. Includes recipe for Halibut with oranges, tomatoes, and Olives.

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Eat More Fish: Salmon Makes a Good Choice

All seafood is nutritious, rich in important vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, B and D vitamins, as well as an excellent source of high quality protein. That alone should be sufficient to get us eating fish at least once a week, but hold on, there’s more.

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Eat Your Omega Three’s

There’s no doubt about it: seafood can be good for your health. Overall, it has less total fat and less saturated fat than meat and poultry. So eating fish regularly may help lower blood cholesterol levels. Moreover, seafood supplies several vitamins and minerals. Recently, there has been interest in the omega-3 fatty acid content of fish, too.

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Easy, Entertaining Entrees: It’s All in the Glaze

Dinner at home with a few good friends. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Whether you’re a regular on the entertaining circuit, or you’ve been putting those dinner invitations on the back burner, Spring is a great time to celebrate with a special meal.

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Dressing Up Your Martini

Does the garnish make the martini? Or is it the liquor? Or is it the ratio of gin – or vodka – and dry vermouth? Each martini drinker has a favorite formula and who is to say which is the best way – or the right way – to make this famous cocktail, let alone garnish it.

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Vitamin E: A Miracle Medicine?

Vitamin E appears in headlines so frequently now and is associated with such exciting results that you may be wondering if you are getting enough Vitamin E yourself. What exactly does this vitamin do? How much do you need? What foods contain Vitamin E?

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Bright Ideas for Easter Brunch

Take a look at these ideas for Easter brunch, including a great recipe for Low-Fat Lemony Poppy Seed Muffins.

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The Sweet Life Of Italy

Italy is famous for its sweet confections and pastries, and there are historical reasons for this notoriety.

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How To Make Cherry Biscotti

These twice-baked Italian cookies go perfectly with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or cappuccino.. This step by step recipe makes about 2-1/2 dozen.

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A Simply Tuscan Easter Lunch

Easter begins early in Italy. Mass takes place several times throughout the day, but the most popular time to attend is early in the morning, which leaves several hours until dinner. And those hours, like most times in Italy, are best spent eating.

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Barolo: A Trip to Italy at a Fraction of the Price

Magic. It’s in every bottle of Barolo. There is, simply, no other wine like it. Barolo is filled with fruit, yet has a tightness, a restraint, that keeps it from being the kind of plump red wine you find in California. Instead, it has the kind of tannins and bite that make it special.

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