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7 Terms to Know When Picking Out Your First Thanksgiving Turkey

This piece originally appeared on FWx.com. By Farrah Shaikh Whether this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, the turkey situation can be daunting. The key to a tasty result is starting with a good bird, but when you get to the grocery store you are faced with multiple options like organic, heritage, free-range…and Butterball. What does this all mean? We asked […]

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Winner, Winner, Never Ending Pasta Dinner

By: Matthew Moore Ever get butterflies? You know, that feeling of nervousness issuing from the bowels of your soul as you prepare to embark upon the unknown? Well that’s me, folks. I have butterflies. Not because I’ve got a hot date, or I’m nervous about a big work presentation. No, this is much, much more significant.       I […]

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Sweetheart Hand Pies

By Seton H. Rossini When Valentine’s Day rolls around, I eagerly await the arrival of a single box of Conversation Hearts, sent from my mother in an envelope that has been heavily inspected by the postal service. They usually arrive crushed and stale, but to me, there’s nothing better than those chalky heart candies. Throughout the years, I’ve tried to […]

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Mama Wiggins Southern Skillet Cornbread

Cornbread should be made in cast iron. Make it in an aluminum skillet and we’ll revoke your South card. My recipe and hunk of iron date back 150 years to my great grandmother, Mama Wiggins. The secret is to heat up butter in the skillet first (creating the original non-stick surface), then add the cornbread batter. The result: golden brown […]

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What is the Cabbage Soup Diet?

  It’s hard to believe the cabbage soup diet has been around for more than half a century – and even has offshoots! (The Spokane diet, Sacred Heart Hospital diet and the Dolly Parton diet all share the same principles.)  What makes the cabbage soup diet so enduring, and so – dare we say it – popular? Maybe it’s the […]

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Get More Potassium Into Your Diet

    When you think of potassium, do bananas or potatoes immediately come to mind – instead of the role this mineral actually plays? In case you weren’t sure, potassium is extremely important: It helps balance our body’s fluid levels, and helps our muscles and nervous system work right. If you experience muscle weakness, aches or cramps, you could have […]

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What is the Low-Fat Diet?

  Back in the 1990s, there was a low-fat craze that, ironically, left the U.S. fatter than ever. Why? Because countless new fat-free foods were introduced – and we somehow felt justified eating them in excess. (“I can eat this entire box of chocolate cookies. They’re fat free!”) Of course, fat free does not mean calorie free, which many of […]

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How to Make Nana’s Creamed Mushrooms

By Chadwick Boyd, MyRecipes Contributor It’s definitely not the most typical Thanksgiving memory, yet for me, cooking Thanksgiving dinner means creamed mushrooms. I grew up around mushroom country in southeastern Pennsylvania. To me and my family, mushrooms were an obvious thing to have on the table alongside stuffing and gravy. Every Thanksgiving, just before the turkey graced the table, my […]

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“I Still Make Them and Always Feel Like My Mom Is Still There with Me.”

By MyRecipes Contributor, Martie Duncan One of my favorite food memories and family holiday traditions with my mom growing up was when we’d make fruit cake cookies… Mom would start our holiday baking the day after Thanksgiving and we’d make all the standard Southern holiday classics: Divinity, Peanut Butter Fudge, Peanut Brittle, Bourbon Balls and Fruit Cake Cookies. We were on a […]

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3 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

If you have high blood pressure, a.k.a. hypertension, chances are your doctor wants you to re-examine your diet. First things first: Slash your sodium intake, which is pretty easy if you cut out processed foods and increase the amount of whole, fresh foods in your diet. Next, while you’re at the store loading up on all those healthy foods, be […]

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