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Whether you’re looking into a vegetarian or vegan diet for ethical reasons, need to stop eating so much meat for your health, or are just trying to save a bit of money, the humble legume is a powerhouse of nutrition. Beans come in a wide array of sizes, colors, textures and flavors, but all of them offer exceptional nutrition for a low price. Canned beans can usually feed one or two people for less than a $1, and dried beans that you cook yourself are even more cost effective. Beans are jam-packed with nutrients: – Fiber – Potassium – Magnesium…

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Drinking is clearly something that a number of people do for New Year’s Eve, but there are some people that want to go into the new year dry. They want to turn over a new leaf. It may be part of a New Year’s resolution to start consuming less alcohol. Fortunately, there are some delectable options on the market for those that would like to engage in consuming beverages that are non-alcoholic. A large number of people do not realize that there are so many choices for non-alcoholic beverages because they have never taken the time to look. There are…

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Eggnog is one of the most traditionally consumed beverages during the holiday season and December 24th happens to be National Eggnog Day! It is a beverage not only known throughout the United States but is also widely popular in Canada, Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. As the name implies, eggnog typically consists of eggs, milk, sugar, and cream. Eggnog may also be known as milk punch, egg milk punch, ponche creme, or ponche de crème. Despite its many names, eggnog is definitely one of the top go-to drinks during the holidays across the world. As mentioned, the classic eggnog…

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Now that shopping season is winding down and celebrations, work parties and family get-togethers are ramping up, it’s time to start thinking about holiday baking again! Christmas cookies are the perfect last-second gift for co-workers, babysitters, neighbors and the like. Everyone could use a little bit extra sugar and carb-fueled burst of energy to finish out the season, right? Think of this as your one-stop shop for all the easiest, tastiest holiday treats that will help you spread love, joy and sprinkles to everyone on your list this year! We have compiled a list of simple no-bake creations and holiday…

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Being able to eat healthy is something many of us aspire to do. It helps improve your energy and mood, and it also supports general health. However, when on a budget, it can be difficult to manage purchasing a variety of healthy foods without spending a large amount of money. The good news is that, with some research, planning and strategics, you can easily eat a healthy diet for $10 a day or less. Here are some tips to help you get started. 1. Buy Fresh, Whole Foods “Whole foods” are foods that haven’t been processed–fresh produce, eggs, and meat…

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For over 30 years, December 4th, known as National Cookie Day, has been a day to celebrate the remarkable versatile bakery confection we know as the cookie. There are ten classifications of cookies. • Bar cookies • Drop cookies • Fried cookies • Molded cookies • No-bake cookies • Icebox cookies • Rolled cookies • Sandwich cookies • Sliced cookies • Macaron cookies Join the fun and create a cookie from each classification. There are tens of thousands of cookie recipes available from around the world. Here are some ideas for your Cookie Day celebration. Bar Cookies Classic Chocolate Chip…

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The leaves have already turned red and orange and there is a definite chill in the air. Everyone is enjoying the bounty of the fall harvest. Thanksgiving Day will be here before you know it. With that comes making plans for your holiday meal. This can stress some people out. But, there is no need to worry. Just stick to the traditional menu options that everyone expects and keep it simple. Here are some easy ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner that you might want to try. 1. Appetizers Cheese and fruit are a perfect and easy pairing for an appetizer.…

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The leaves are falling from the trees and the temperatures are dropping. Soon, winter will be here and the holiday season will be buzzing. If you are like many, you are probably getting excited about all the great food and drinks that abound during the seasonal festivities. Cocktails are hot this time of year. Here are some creative takes on some classic cocktails and warming drinks that you might want to try for the holidays. Spicy and Fruity Mulled Wine One of the most inviting holiday treats is walking into a welcoming home, after being outside in the cold sledding…

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The holidays are near and what better way to celebrate than with delicious homemade desserts to share with your family and friends? Peanut butter fudge is a popular favorite and is also very easy to make. The best thing about it is you don’t have to use an oven! Below we share some of our easy-to-follow peanut butter fudge recipes so you can be prepared for your holiday parties. Easy Peanut Butter Fudge This peanut butter fudge recipe is super easy since it only includes 4 ingredients. Ingredients • 2 cups of sugar • ½ cup of milk • ¾…

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The cappuccino did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s. The origin of the drink goes back hundreds of years throughout Europe and Italy. In Europe, coffee was prepared according to the Ottoman style. The coffee beans and water were boiled with sugar occasionally added. The French and British began filtering out the beans during the late 1700s. As time passed, the popularity of brewed and filtered coffee increased. The first cappuccino originated during the 1700s in Viennese coffee houses. The drink was called the Kapuziner. Advertisements run during 1850’s described the drink as coffee with spices,…

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