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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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Rockport Fish Chowder

Recipe for Rockport Fish Chowder

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Southwest Meatloaf with Spinach

Recipe for Southwest Meatloaf with Spinach

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Perfect Ending Ideas For Your Thanksgiving Feast

It may seem heresy to suggest an alternative ending to the traditional Thanksgiving meal. But for those looking for a bit more culinary adventure, health-conscious cooks have developed a welcome variety of delicious alternatives to the revered pumpkin pie.

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Traditional Vegetable Dishes Add to a Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

Most Americans will enjoy foods that, although considered a mainstay of the holiday, were unknown to the Pilgrims. Try these two authentic dishes that will add to the array of plant-based foods at your Thanksgiving meal.

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Cooking Tricks Reduce Health Risks and Retain Flavor in Thanksgiving Favorites

To prepare a festive Thanksgiving meal that bolsters health and weight goals instead of undermining them, try more plant-based food than animal-based food at both the cooking and serving stages.

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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Recipe for Curried Pumpkin Soup

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Choosing the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Any Occasion

Whether you are having wine at home or as part of a meal in a restaurant, choosing the right type need not be a bewildering experience as you face the multiple shelves in a grocery store or extensive restaurant wine list.

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Apples: An American Favorite

Apple season is upon us. While you may not immediately notice it since many varieties are available year-round, the time from September to February is the peak period for an assortment of particularly delicious and distinctive apples.

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Royal American Flag Cake

Recipe for Royal American Flag Cake

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Cream of Pumpkin Curry Soup

Recipe for Cream of Pumpkin Curry Soup

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The Evolution of the Burger

Wild, nomadic horsemen from various tribes of Tartary, invent the century’s earliest known“precursor of the hamburger. Legend has it that as they pushed their way across Russia and“Eastern Europe, it was their custom to place a filet under their saddle for safekeeping. Find out what happened next.

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Turkey Purchasing Pointers

Whether purchasing a fresh or frozen turkey, consumers can be confident they are buying a quality product. The decision of which to purchase is based on personal preference in price and convenience. Oven-ready fresh and frozen birds are tucked into snug, air and water resistant plastic wraps immediately following processing.

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Cooking Tricks Reduce Health Risks and Retain Flavor in Thanksgiving Favorites

To prepare a festive Thanksgiving meal that bolsters health and weight goals instead of undermining them, try more plant-based food than animal-based food at both the cooking and serving stages. In the pot and on the plate, a healthy, holiday proportion is two-thirds or more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans to one-third or less animal protein.

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Baked Goodies Sweeten Up The Holidays

There’s no time like the holiday season to shower friends and family with specially prepared cookies, sweets and other gifts from the hearth. Whether it’s butternut fudge, butter brickle or freshly baked cinnamon buns, home-baked treats add flavor and fun to holiday gift giving.

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Fresh or Dried, Cranberries Add Color and Nutrition to Seasonal Dishes

With Thanksgiving looming on the culinary horizon, thoughts often turn to cranberries and the colorful addition they make to the holiday meal. There’s no need to wait until the end of November to enjoy cranberries, however, since this tasty berry can make a healthful contribution to your meals throughout the year.

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