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The sweet potato is a vegetable that is often overlooked for dishes. Other than the traditional sweet potato pies made during the holiday season, one could wonder if the sweet potato is a forgotten food. Rich in fiber and loaded with a variety of powerful vitamins, this healthy potato can be incorporated into some of the most delicious recipes. A simple baked sweet potato. This delightful dish is perfect alone or paired with grilled chicken or a hotdog for a really great meal. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Using a fork, poke small holes all over the skin of…

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While there’s an old expression about screaming for ice cream, frozen yogurt is no slouch in the dessert department. Not only can frozen yogurt tap into the same tasty pleasure centers of your tongue and your brain, but it also tends to be healthier than ice cream or even gelato, for that matter. Although this frozen dessert has only been around since 1970, it also has its own special day. In light of this, here are a few different recipes for frozen yogurt so that you can fully enjoy your February 6th or any other day you are itching for…

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This weekend is a great time when friends and family gather together to enjoy an exciting game of football and the company of one another. It’s also a time when delicious food can be prepared and served before and throughout the game. Here are a few ideas to consider that can satisfy almost every taste bud in the room. Nachos There are several types of nacho dishes that you can make depending on what your guests like to eat. A simple dish would be nachos with cheese sauce, beans, and salsa on the side so that guests can put what…

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It doesn’t take an extensive study or a statistician to tell you that shopping for organic foods is going to require more money than buying non-organic. A walk through the aisles of your favorite health food store or specialty market will tell you everything you need to know. Aside from watching for coupons and bulk sales, there are many ways to afford the best foods on a budget. What do you do when you want to feed yourself or your family in the healthiest manner possible? Organic food shopping is an intimidating venture for the budget-conscious. There are ways, however,…

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Everyone, regardless of their culture or homeland, has their own favorite recipe to make when they need cheering up or being reminded of home. While the list of meals below covers all kinds of dishes, each and every one of them is guaranteed to make you feel warm, happy and full. Give our list a look, either to see where your particular dish ranks or to check if we missed your particular comfort food. Goulash. This rich and meaty dish is bursting with protein, starch and all manner of seasonings and spices. The earliest versions of this dish eschewed the use…

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Ice cream sodas were invented in 1874. It includes soda water, vanilla ice cream, and flavored syrup. Ice cream sodas are making comeback, several trendy varieties of this classic drink have emerged by incorporating different fruits, ice cream flavors, and other fun ingredients. If you’re looking for sweet relief during hot summer days, give the recipes below a try. Orange Creamsicle Soda Citrus ice cream sodas are a cool summer treat. Ingredients • One can orange soda • Two cups vanilla ice cream • Frozen orange slice (Optional) Directions 1) Fill a tall glass with your vanilla ice cream or…

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Summer is here, and what better way to cool down on these warm, sunny days than with a refreshing cocktail? Try these tasty martini ideas to get in the summer mood. Watermelon Martini Nothing quite says “summer” like watermelon. This combination of frozen watermelon puree, vodka, and melon liqueur. Make this refreshing, fun drink to enjoy with friends. Peach Raspberry Martini Delicious peaches and sweet summer berries make for a great combination. Not only does it taste good, it looks stunning. Whip up this fruity martini for your next summer get together. Peach Cobbler Martini Consider this spin on the…

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Warmer temperatures invite more opportunities to fire up the grill for those long-awaited outdoor grill outs. But this summer, instead of spending time scraping off grill grates and cleaning an array of pans and platters, use that time to create fun summer memories. Foil packet dinners are the perfect compact and easy clean solutions. Not to mention, they can also produce some incredibly delicious meals. Here are three of the tastiest foil packet dinners to try this summer. Grilled Pineapple Chicken This super simple meal contains only seven ingredients and is packed with a bold sweet and savory flavor. You…

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There is no summertime without corn on the cob! Plain corn on the cob with butter is a staple. This summertime, corn on the cob is being served with a twist, added toppings. Each topping mixture adds another layer of flavor. Here are some delicious toppings you can add to your corn on the cob this summer. Balsamic Vinegar Corn on the Cob After grilling and peeling back the husk, dip your corn on the cob in balsamic vinegar. This makes a great side for grilled steak. When you bite into the corn, the juices mixing together will have your…

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Rosé wine, has a refreshing taste, luscious pink color and is one of the most popular wines of the summer. Rosé lovers found fun and unique ways use this popular wine. Try the recipes below and enjoy rosé in many ways. Ice Pop Cocktail with Rosé Ingredients: Rosé Wine Real Strawberry Ice Pops To make this refreshing drink, simply place a strawberry ice pop into a wine glass (with the stem facing up). Then, pour your favorite rose-colored wine over until the glass is 3/4 full. As you sip, the delightful strawberry flavor will mix beautifully with the wine. Whiskey…

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