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The crisp days of fall are fast approaching. You may be feeling inspired to make a delicious drink that will warm you from the inside out. Hot apple cider is one of the biggest fall staples, so cuddle up next to your fireplace and enjoy one of these mulled cider recipes. Classic Apple Cider This warm apple cider recipe will fill your home with the aroma of the holidays. This cider will serve around 6 guests, so it’s wonderful to make during small gatherings of friends or family. Ingredients: • 2 quarts all-natural apple juice • 1 unpeeled apple (sliced…

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With the school year in full swing, keeping your kids healthy is likely a top priority for parents. During the school year, it’s important for children to have healthy and delicious snacks with them at school and around the house. This isn’t just essential to their health, but that it sets a lifetime habit of healthy eating. Here are some healthy snacks you can make for your little ones after school. Lime-Siracha Kale Chips Kale has gone from a food that required force feeding, to an ultra-trendy favorite. It is simple to make your own kale chips. Mix together a…

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Its football season, and that means it’s time to order some takeout and get ready to watch the games. Taste is a big factor, but it’s also a good idea to pick something that isn’t too messy, just in case you get a little too enthusiastic and knock the box over. Fortunately, there are a lot of options that qualify as a great game day foods. Burritos and Wraps The burrito is the unsung hero of the takeout world. It has a lot to offer to you on game day, especially if you want to get a full meal while…

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Cooking can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity, but only as long as you have enough time to set aside for it. When you are tired and hungry, it is easy to make unhealthy decisions about what to eat. Here are three recipes that will help you prepare meals at the beginning of the week that will stay fresh in the fridge or freezer and make for delicious, quick dinners each day. Italian Wedding Soup Italian Wedding Soup is one of the easiest and fastest soups to make. Ingredients: orzo, meatballs, spinach, parmesan, and egg. 1) The first step is…

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Peanuts are nutritious and can enhance the taste and texture of recipes whether they are sweet or savory. Rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, peanuts have many health benefits, and according to studies, they may help you live longer. Here are some of the best recipes using peanuts for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert. Peanut-Banana Pancakes Adding peanut butter, peanuts, and bananas to your morning pancakes will add protein and flavor. Ingredients • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 2 tbsp sugar • ½ tsp salt • 2 tsp baking powder • 1 cup buttermilk • 1 egg •…

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Packing a meal and sending it with your kids is one of the best ways to ensure that they stay healthy and eat right while they are at school. School lunches aren’t always the healthiest, and sometimes, children often skip out on them if they don’t get something that they like. One of the key tips to inculcate healthy eating habits in your kids is by giving them food that they would like, and which gives them the right amount of nutrition. One of the greatest challenges that parents often face is coming up with a menu that works for…

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Although many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations revolve around beer and revelry, there’s no reason to neglect the menu. The holiday provides an excellent opportunity to sample some of Ireland’s signature cuisine. If your repertoire has been previously limited to corned beef and cabbage, perhaps it’s time to explore a few lesser-known alternatives. Appetizers Cheese Parcels Although they don’t get as much attention as their French and Swiss counterparts, Irish cheeses are a force to be reckoned with. Gubbeen cheese, with its faintly pink rind, earthy mushroom undertones, and semi-soft texture, is a standout that should appeal to everyone. Cut the…

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St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday when you can wear as much green as you want while enjoying a few rainbows and gold as well. You can turn your food green, and even prepare a few drinks to sip on during the day either by yourself or with a few friends. Here are a few green drink ideas that are fun to look at and drink at the same time. If there’s alcohol in the recipe, you can adjust the amount or leave it out altogether if you don’t want an alcoholic beverage. Beer Colors Your ordinary glass of beer…

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The current health food mantra is that fresh is always best, but is it? Despite all the diet gurus telling you to shop only the periphery of the store, the freezer section has a lot to offer for health-conscious consumers and busy families alike. From more nutrients and fewer preservatives to less waste and lower grocery bills, read on to discover a few key benefits of frozen meals. No Preservatives Preservatives like sulfates, nitrites, trans fats and BHA have been linked to numerous health problems from asthma to cancer. Even table salt, which is often added in large amounts to…

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When it comes to appetizers, you can never have too many recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re looking for a new dish to bring to the neighborhood potluck or hosting a family soirée, the following options are sure to entice and impress your fellow celebrants. Gougéres These irresistible mini-soufflés are crisp on the outside, custardy on the inside, and packed with savory herbs and cheese. They can be a bit time-consuming to prepare, but the results will be well worth it! Note that they’re best served hot. Variation: Gruyére is traditional for this dish, but you can substitute Cheddar, Colby,…

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