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A short but sweet history of Hershey’s kisses

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The year was 1907. Theodore Roosevelt was president of the United States, Oklahoma had been admitted as 46th state in the Union, and Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses came into the nation’s collective candy-loving conscious. Hershey’s has been planting its chocolaty kisses on Americans for more than 110 years. Today, the bite-sized candy is the 5th most […]

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Honey soy glazed salmon

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If you want a fancy-yet-easy main dish, look no further than baked salmon fillets. It can be a midweek date go-to as much as it can  be an al fresco meal with friends, or even a romantic night in. Salmon pretty much always suits the occasion. This baked salmon comes out beautifully with little-to-no effort. […]

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Heart-shaped peanut butter cookies

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Soft, sweet, and chewy, who can resist peanut butter cookies? This recipe is packed with peanut flavor, sure to satisfy that peanut butter craving. They taste as delicious dunked in ice cold milk as they do all on their own. Plus, you’ll fall in love with the little heart-shaped design. This is my go-to recipe […]

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Tips for making the best breakfast in bed this Valentine’s Day

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On any given weekday, breakfast might mean a simple cup of coffee and perhaps a piece of toast—still warm if you’re lucky—gobbled up as you leave a trail of breadcrumbs to the door. But Valentine’s Day is a special day meant for spending with the one you love—and the food you love—so what better place […]

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25 most romantic restaurants in Pittsburgh

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The once industrial Steel City might be well-known for its dominating sports teams and french fry smothered salads and sandwiches—but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a softer side. Take the guesswork out of where to go this Valentine’s Day. From fire-lit dining, to impeccable service, historic architecture, and of course, decadent dishes, Pittsburgh’s most romantic […]

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Red Velvet Brownies with cream cheese frosting

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We swear we’re done eating junk after the holidays, and then BAM! Valentine’s Day goodies are everywhere. But I have to tell you, these red velvet brownies are totally worth it! If you’re a fan of red velvet, you’ll love these moist, chewy brownies. They’re 100 percent homemade, and ready in no time. Even the […]

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The best way to reheat a baked potato

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Whether you’re serving them oozing with chili and cheese or slathered with butter as a simple accompaniment to a steak dinner, baked potatoes make for a tasty, versatile side dish. But perhaps you found you made too many and now have leftovers.  Don’t pitch that potato. Here’s how you can make sure they taste as […]

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What’s in season in February?

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Nothing tastes better than fresh-picked fruits and veggies. If you too prefer your produce when it’s freshest from the farm, here’s what you should be buying in February. Fresh produce is tastier and cheaper since there is plenty of it—simple supply and demand here! So stock up, save money, and enjoy these fruits and vegetables […]

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Marry me chicken — also known as creamy Tuscan chicken

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Yes! I’d marry you for that chicken! So the story goes. From what I can tell, the first lucky recipient of this dish was moved to proclaim his eternal love if it meant always being able to eat this chicken dish. That’s a pretty stellar review. And a perfect one for Valentine’s Day! If you’re […]

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You don’t have to go to Gobbler’s Knob when you have Groundhog Day cookies at home

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Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve given a groundhog celebrity status. But he’s not just any old groundhog. On February 2, all eyes will be on the prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil. Phil has been sharing his weather predictions every Groundhog Day with the public for going on 134 years (never mind that the average groundhog lives […]

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20 creative ways to use your KitchenAid mixer

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A friend of mine recently said she received a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas, but didn’t know what to use it for. If you too have one of the bright-colored beauties just sitting on your countertop, let me share with you the top 20 favorite ways I use my KitchenAid. I admit, I was a bit […]

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Does ginger ale actually help an upset stomach?

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Think back to when you were feeling a little under the weather as a kid. If an upset stomach was your complaint, Mom’s go-to remedy might have been a carbonated can of ginger ale. While you may have fond memories of swigging the spice-flavored soda for the good of your gut, Mom’s old school method […]

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What’s the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip?

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Mayonnaise is one of the most versatile condiments on the market. You can thank that creamy combination of egg yolks and oil for tons of delicious salad dressings, dips, super moist steaks, and even that restaurant-quality crispy grilled cheese crust. In fact, it can even be used to shine up the leaves on your dusty old […]

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Homemade Hearty healthy V8 Juice Recipe

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There are tons of reasons to make juice at home. Aside from benefiting from all of the additional vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in your diet, you can customize and make your very own mixtures, like this one, inspired by the popular vegetable drink V8. V8 has been around since 1933, and it has that great […]

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Cheesy cauliflower soup with a kick

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Blistering cold winter nights are made just a bit better with warm comfort food. This week’s weather calls for a delicious Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. Cozy up on the couch with a big bowl tonight or whip some up this weekend and stay in with your favorite movies. This soup does not disappoint. What makes this […]

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Simple snowman donut snack

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Looking for an easy wintertime treat? These snowman donuts are so easy to make, even the kids can help. They’re a great no-bake dessert for last minute classroom parties or winter get-togethers with friends. Put these cute three-ingredient Snowman Donuts together faster than you can throw a snowball! Note: You can also use candy corn for […]

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The sweet history of the heart-shaped box of chocolates

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Conversation Hearts might be cute and festive, but unless you want to be a sucker this Valentine’s Day, you better gift your sweetie with some serious chocolate. And if you want your true love to know these aren’t just regular chocolates—these are Valentine’s Day chocolates—they better be bundled in, specifically, a bright red heart-shaped box. […]

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Authentic Maldivian breakfast to try at home

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Besides all of the fun and interesting people you meet, one of the most memorable aspects of traveling, for me, is the food (of course). I’m talking about enjoying local cuisines and new foods that can broaden your horizons and give your taste buds something brand new to crave when you get home. I discovered a […]

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How to perfectly melt chocolate

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Chocolate-dipped Oreos, chocolate-covered strawberries, cake decorations—lots of desserts call for perfectly smooth and melted chocolate. But melting chocolate can be intimidating. One wrong step and you’re left with a sticky mess and a burnt pan. However, with just a few simple tips, you can master the art of chocolate melting. MELTING CHOCOLATE ON THE STOVETOP […]

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What’s the difference between jam, jelly, marmalade, and preserves?

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Is there any breakfast more simply satisfying than toast with jam? Or wait, was that jelly? Or was it preserves? Maybe marmalade? Fruit spreads are all deliciously similar, but they do have definite distinctions. Whether you smother your fresh baguette with preserves from the farmers market or smear your peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Smuckers, […]

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10 foods that can substitute as cleaning supplies

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Cleaning the house isn’t exactly fun, but you might be able to make it easier — or at least, more amusing — with one of these 10 foods substituting as cleaning supplies. You can save some money by not spending on expensive specialty products, not to mention, you can avoid coming in contact with a […]

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Spicy Thai tuna stuffed avocados

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Tuna stuffed avocados are an easy yet impressive meal that definitely need a spot in your healthy New Year menu. No fatty mayonnaise here! Just tasty tuna, creamy avocado, and loads of fresh and delicious extras. This is one of those great recipes that is super customizable. Don’t like cilantro? Leave it out. Don’t like […]

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Sparkling New Year’s Eve party popcorn

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Are you ready to ring in the New Year? New Year’s Eve is full of fun, friends, and of course, food! Most NYE parties don’t start until after dinner, so that means you’re free to bring—or supply—lots of simple finger foods and snacks. And what could pair more deliciously with a few drinks than some […]

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Why toothpaste makes orange juice taste terrible

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If you every drank a glass of orange juice in the morning after brushing your teeth, you probably wish you hadn’t. It’s a lesson most of us learn as young kids — orange juice and toothpaste just don’t mix. But why? Blame it on your tastebuds. Your taste buds can detect different flavor types: salty, […]

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Sugar frosted cranberries

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‘Tis the season for sparkles! These cranberries are so festive decked out in their sugar-coated crunchy goodness. They’re like little edible jewels. They’re the perfect sparkling garnish to a just about any holiday dish. Try them skewered on top of a glass of champagne, or place them on top of your holiday apple pie. But […]

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Everything you need to know about shipping cookies

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I’ve made all the mistakes when it comes to shipping cookies. When my fiancé was working in Afghanistan I would experiment using just about every trick recommended, all so he could enjoy his beloved molasses cookies. I might not do it professionally, but if I can get cookies to arrive safe and delicious through international […]

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