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Just because you’re done with your cup of joe, doesn’t mean that the rest of the pot has to go to waste. Leftover coffee lends a robust and unique flavor to so many dishes; it’s no wonder that using this magic ingredient has been a favorite trick of some of the best home and restaurant cooks. Here’s a few ways you can incorporate leftover coffee into your recipes. Leftover Coffee Chocolate Cake Chocolate and coffee are a match made in heaven. The bitterness in coffee cuts through the sweetness in chocolate, lending a slightly savory and complicated note to cake…

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Many people take part in a Dry January challenge after all the holiday season partying is over. Taking a break from alcohol has many mental and physical benefits. Enjoy feeling refreshed and focused while you give your liver a chance to detox. Being sober for a month might seem intimidating, but you can still enjoy celebrations while cutting alcohol from your diet. Here are some “mocktails” that won’t make you give up on your Dry January goals. Saratoga Buck The Saratoga Buck is a tropical drink that will help chase away the winter blues. This drink will satisfy the cravings…

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Getting in shape is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. If your workout goal is to build muscle, lose weight or to get healthy, what you eat matters. Give yourself the right fuel to get through your workout and give your body what it needs to recover; this will help you meet your fitness goals. Here are some dietary suggestions to keep you moving and give your body what it needs before and after working out. Before Working Out If you want to get the most out of your workout, your best bet is to fuel yourself before…

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Whether you are on your own or have a family, it’s helpful to learn some pointers on how to save money while eating healthy. Like many people, you probably have a food budget that you try to stay within. Get your food budget down to less than $10 a day with the helpful tips below, while still being able to eat healthy. Have Cheap and Convenient Foods Available Potatoes Did you know that a 5 pound bag of potatoes costs only a couple dollars in most supermarkets? Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap because of the amount of starch in…

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Drinking a vitamin infused water is a great way to keep hydrated while replenishing necessary nutrients and electrolytes that you lose throughout the day. To determine what type of vitamin water you want to make, you’ll first want to decide what ingredients you wish to incorporate into your drink. Store bought vitamin waters have multi-vitamin supplements added to them as well as various types of artificial colors and sweeteners. A healthier way to enjoy vitamin water is by creating your own homemade version using only fresh, organic fruits. There are several recipes you can use to achieve a myriad of…

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A lot of people spend more on their weekly groceries than originally planned. Grocery shopping is a significant expense on most families’ budgets. Here are tips where you can save money and still buy everything on your list grocery shopping. Keep Track Of Your Grocery Spending For a Month Make a budget for your weekly grocery shopping trips. But before you do that, you should have some idea of what you spend each month, keep all of your receipts and track what you spend. To help keep track of your food expenses, group all of your groceries into separate categories.…

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Fruitcake appears at Christmas every year without fail. And yet, it’s also the brunt of some serious jokes. But thankfully, fruitcake has the potential to be truly magnificent. Below are some tasty recipes you can make using your leftover fruitcake this holiday season. Fruitcake Bread Pudding Use your leftover fruitcake as the staple ingredient in a holiday bread pudding. First, break up a fruitcake into small, bite-sized chunks. Add in 3 eggs, 3 cups of whole milk, and a half of cup of sugar. Put it in a casserole dish and bake for 350 degrees for about half an hour.…

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Eggnog is a special holiday drink; no party is complete without a bowl of this decadent concoction. Don’t deny yourself a drop of holiday cheer because you’re trying to diet, watch your health or avoid an allergic reaction. Try these recipes and enjoy the delicious flavor of eggnog that fits you dietary needs. Dairy-Free Milks Yes, dairy-free eggnog is possible. Achieve the smoothness of full-fat cream while saving on fat, calories and lactose by using almond milk, coconut milk or another nut milk. Even though it is dairy free, it contains eggs so it isn’t vegan, but works for vegetarian,…

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When it comes to sangria, the possibilities are endless. You can use combinations of ingredients that will suit any taste. Sangria can also be made with seasonal touches. This means you can combine the best fruits that are in-season to create the perfect drink. Apple Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria Apple Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria is perfect for winter time. This sangria has a perfect blend of winter fruit flavors, accented with a rosemary garnish. Spend your snowy winter day indoors sipping this seasonal sangria. Ingredients 1 bottle of sweet red wine 1 bottle sparkling cranapple cider 2 granny smith apples 1 cup…

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Are you in charge of throwing a holiday party, but can’t let spending to get out of hand? Fortunately, there are ways you can get everything you need on a strict budget. Here are a few suggestions that your party guests can enjoy, that won’t break the bank. Drinks Serve One Specialty Cocktail Instead of trying to serve a full bar, you should offer a seasonal cocktail, such as a cranberry or pomegranate margarita. Some pre-made margarita mixes even contain alcohol so all you need to do is chill and serve over ice. Buy In Bulk When shopping for drinks…

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