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25 Fun facts you never knew about apples

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Crisp, sweet, and delicious, bushels of apples are a true symbol that autumn has arrived. Whether you stroll through the apple orchard and pick some yourself, or scoop a few pecks up from the store, Americans just can’t get enough. By volume, we eat more apples than any other fruit. But for all the love […]

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3 slow cooker chicken recipes ready for fall

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Before we know it, colder temperatures will descend upon us. First chilly, windy fall. Then snow, ice, and slush. You can hardly wait, right? Well, if there is one thing to look forward to as the weather cools, it’s warm, delicious slow cooker recipes — the kind that give you the perfect excuse to cozy […]

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This is why a baker’s dozen is 13

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Ask for a dozen roses from a florist or a dozen eggs from a farmer, and you’ll expect to receive an even 12 items. But if you ask a baker for a dozen doughnuts, you could go home with 13, or a baker’s dozen. Not that we’re complaining, but why do bakers have their own […]

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12 Iconic All-American foods invented right here at home

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American cuisine takes a lot of flack for borrowing heavily from other cultures. Even the beloved hot dog and apple pie are imports (thanks Germany and England!). Over the decades, so many nationalities have influenced the food scene in the United States, it might be hard to point to any original inventions in your daily […]

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Autumn Quinoa Salad

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I’m convinced we grow sick of salads and dread them in our lunchbox because we stop taking the time to focus on the flavors — or lack-their-of — that we’re adding to the bowl. We fall in a rut, and start throw tomatoes over lettuce, grab the nearest salad dressing and call it a day. […]

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What’s the difference between grape and cherry tomatoes?

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The other day I began making one of my favorite stuffed pepper recipes, when I discovered that I had purchased grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. Minor panic set in. There was probably a reason, I thought, I’ve always roasted cherry instead of grape tomatoes. Would I have to go all the way back to […]

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3 Restaurant-worthy panini recipes you can make at home

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There are sandwiches and then there are sandwiches that excite. Creative ingredients, fresh veggies and, most of all, a sizzling grill can take your sad sandwich and leave you with a picture perfect panini. Naturally, we all love toasty browned bread with warm, gooey cheese spilling out. We love them so much, panini even get […]

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What causes ‘brain freeze’?

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It all starts with an innocent spoonful of ice cream. Then another. Then another. But before you know it, your ice cream sundae — or perhaps morning smoothie — has stopped you cold in your tracks with an old fashioned case of sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia — better known as brain freeze. It’s so common, you […]

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11 Fun facts about watermelon, plus two easy watermelon recipes

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August 3 is National Watermelon Day, but that doesn’t stop us from eating it through the entire summer. It’s a mainstay at backyard barbecues and picnics, and definitely a favorite poolside snack of all ages. On a hot day, there aren’t many things more delicious than a big slice of juicy watermelon, but that’s not […]

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Sand dollar sugar cookies make a splash for Shark Week

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Shark Week returns to the Discovery Channel this Sunday. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the annual Shark Week event, so expect new television shows centered on the sea’s most fascinating predators. Over the past three decades, the mid-summer shark series has gained quite the following — it’s practically a national holiday at this […]

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Campfire eclairs a wonderful camping dessert

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Campfire éclairs check a lot of boxes. First, they’re made over, well, a campfire, which is always a good thing because that means you’re outside, camping and relaxing. They’re simple. They’re family friendly. Children, especially, (including teens, though they might not admit it) get a kick out of preparing them, something that’s more important than […]

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A cookbook to get you fired up about grilling from Char-Broil

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The origins of grilling go back to prehistoric times when our ancestors skewered meat on a stick and stuck it over a hot fire. While there’s something still so satisfying about watching the way the intense heat turns food to a crisp, we’ve come a long way since then. Humans have perfected grilling and barbecuing, smoking, rotisserie […]

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Edamame, olive salad

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This edamame, olive salad will make you feel like you’re lunching at a seaside restaurant on some far flung Greek island. I swear it! It’s such an unusual combination that your taste buds will think you’re on vacation. I had a variation of this salad last week at an unlikely waterfront spot in North Carolina. The restaurant served […]

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This man invented the ice cream scoop and made summer a whole lot sweeter

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Alfred L. Cralle died in a car accident nearly 100 years ago, but his invention continues to provide an essential part of your summer experience. July is National Ice Cream Month, and while you’re feverishly shoveling spoonfuls of yourfavorite flavor into your mouth, it’s Cralle you can thank for those picture perfect scoops. While working as a porter […]

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4 Creative takes on caprese

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Don’t get me wrong — you can never go wrong with a classic caprese salad. But the ingredients are so simple they lend themselves to lots of creative interpretations. Here are four fun ways to eat more of summer’s most perfect meal.   CAPRESE PIZZA This warm and crispy pizza combines two Italian favorites. You might find […]

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HAMBURGERS VS HOT DOGS: HOW TO EAT HEALTHIER THIS FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

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It’s almost the Fourth of July, and chances are you’re about to face the toughest choice of your summer: hot dog or hamburger? If you’re thinking “Both!” you’re in good company. But if you’re trying to make healthier choices this holiday, “both” probably shouldn’t be your response. Consider what a registered dietitian says about this age-old […]

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Fresh and fruity green summer salads

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Summer is the season for fresh fruit, so look beyond just the tomato. Load up your bed of leafy greens with tons of the sweet stuff summer. Blueberries, mandarin oranges, strawberries — honestly, just about any fruit works. Summer salads are carefree, so don’t stress. If you’re missing an ingredient, make a substitution. No apricots? […]

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10 ICED STARBUCKS DRINKS UNDER 100 CALORIES

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As the temperature heats up, it’s hard to stick with simple, low-calorie black coffee. But those giant iced drinks with their added sugar, cream and syrups can torpedo your whole day of healthy eating before you even get to work. If Starbucks is your usual stop, there are still plenty of ice-cold caffeinated drinks you can […]

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Eating for smoother, healthier summer skin

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Long summer days are made for backyard barbecues, poolside picnics, and rosé all day. But all of that sunshine can have real consequences for your skin. The good news is that there are tons of delicious foods you can eat to help your skin recover from all of the summer excess — and also keep […]

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The difference between ice cream, frozen dairy dessert, and other sweet summer favorites

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Your love of ice cream might turn a little frigid if you knew the cold, hard truth. That carton you just purchased might not meet official ice cream criteria. Go ahead and take a peek at the pint inside your freezer. If it has the words “frozen dairy dessert” you’ve possibly been fooled. The reason that some […]

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‘How to Taste’ handbook is a game changer for home cooks

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Perhaps the best handbooks are the ones we didn’t know we needed. If you’ve ever wondered why your dinner turned into a disaster, or you think salt is the savior of all your culinary problems, Here to Taste ($17.99, 240 pages) is here to help. Everyday, home cooks fiddle in the kitchen without really understanding why we […]

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AMERICAN FLAG FRUIT KABOBS

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By Meghan Rodgers EverybodyCraves.com Some people can pull off elaborate cakes that look like perfect American flags. Those works of art are inspiring, but hardly practical for busy families For the party host who wants to add patriotic flair to the table, without staying up too late the night before, here is a simple recipe […]

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Is it safe to eat watermelon seeds?

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It turns out that story Mom used to tell you about watermelon seeds sprouting fruit in your stomach was all just a myth. While we’ll assume you’ve realized this already, have you ever wondered if the seeds are actually safe to eat? Well, not only are the seeds safe to consume, but they contain a lot of […]

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14 foods that have different names in the UK and the US

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Between binge watching The Crown, fascinations with the new Royal baby and the Royal wedding, it seems all of the Western world has become unapologetic Anglophiles. But just because you’ve taken up drinking tea and wearing Burberry doesn’t mean you’re a full-blown expert on British culture. In fact, you may even struggle just looking at a simple restaurant […]

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Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

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Spring mornings just scream for bright and sunshiny breakfasts like these lemon poppy seed pancakes. They’re not too heavy, and the fresh citrus taste is so enjoyable to wake up to. But let’s face it: breakfast for dinner is always a delicious option. You’ll look forward to these homemade pancakes no matter what time the meal. This fun […]

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Springtime Lime Cookies

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These lime cookies are buttery and bursting with tangy citrus flavor. They’ll remind you of a pleasant spring day. Enjoy alone or with tea or milk. Just enjoy them before some else does — These cookies never last long! Ingredients Glaze 1/3 cup confectioners sugar 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp butter, room temperature 1 tbsp […]

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