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Roasted asparagus and pea soup recipe

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A cold spring presents a conundrum — you’re ready for fresh spring flavors, yet you still crave a hearty meal. Need a delicious solution? Try this asparagus and pea soup with a handful of crunchy croutons and flavorful asparagus pieces. It only takes about 30 minutes to make and it’s loaded with healthy vegetables and bright flavors. And […]

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20 Restaurant discounts every college kid needs to know about

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It’s the end of the semester for millions of college students across America, which means one thing — meal plans are running out. But the good news is that there are tons of restaurants offering killer deals for college kids. Lots of restaurants don’t advertise their deals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t cash in on […]

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Explore the fresh flavors of tabouli quinoa salad this spring

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Maybe you call it tabouli, or maybe it’s tabbouleh?  Or, maybe you don’t call it anything because you’ve never heard of it. But what’s important, is the fresh flavors you’re about to behold. Tabouli (pronounced tə-ˈbü-lē) is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine. The vegetarian salad is classically made with cracked wheat, loads of fresh […]

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EASY 6 INGREDIENT LEMON BARS WITH POPPY SEEDS

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If you have a love of all things lemon, then this easy recipe will quickly become your new favorite go-to. It’s just six simple ingredients — including the crust. Waiting for the pan to cool before cutting into the lemon bars is honestly the hardest part. The sweet and tart flavors and the cheery yellow color make this dessert […]

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CARROT CAKE PANCAKES ARE PERFECT FOR SPRING BRUNCH

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If you’re a fan of carrot cake, these orange-hued silver-dollar pancakes will hit the spot. With all the spices of traditional carrot cake, and a sweet cream cheese drizzle on top, these tiny breakfast bites taste just like the real thing. Try them for an Easter brunch or even just to celebrate a bright, spring morning. *Note: Pancakes don’t […]

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Rent The Chicken provides backyard birds for fresh eggs and down-home fun

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If you’ve ever thought about raising hens, but chickened out, Jenn and Phil Tompkins have an eggsellent solution. The Armstrong County, Pennsylvania couple incubated their company, Rent The Chicken, to be a low-risk introduction to backyard bird farming. The business model is all about giving the general public an opportunity to get closer to one source of food, while taking the hard work and […]

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DYE SPECKLED EASTER EGGS USING RICE THIS SPRING

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Whether it’s deviled eggs at brunch or egg salad for a snack, spring is the season for scrumptious egg recipes. But before you crack that plain, white shell, first add a little color to your table by dying them. This fun activity will give you beautiful, speckled eggs. Get creative, and add layers of color for […]

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Incredible facts you never knew about eggs

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Whether they’re Benedict, baked, or hard-boiled, Americans sure love eggs. In fact, just last year, we ate 2.7 trillion of them, according to the Incredible Egg. But our favorite breakfast protein is hiding some fun facts. Did you know that most eggs are laid between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.? Or why some eggs float and others sink? […]

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MUSHROOM STROGANOFF IS A VEGETARIAN DISH TO COZY UP TO

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Try this hearty, vegetarian twist on the classic Stroganoff. It’s creamy, cozy and just as easy to whip up as a meal for one as it is for a crowd. It’s that odd time of year when spring and winter seem to change guard every other day. We’re celebrating the arrival of longer days, yet we’re still […]

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Make the original Irish coffee this St. Patrick’s Day

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If you’re not into St. Patrick’s Day festivities that require guzzling cheap, green beer, perhaps you’ll consider sipping a beverage that is actually Irish in origin. Irish coffee is a warm, creamy cocktail invented in Ireland in the 1940s. Unlike many drinks thrown together for simple enjoyment, the Irish coffee was created with a purpose. […]

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CREAMY AVOCADO PESTO WITH VEGGIE NOODLES

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Pasta never gets old. Just change the sauce and the veggies and you have an entirely different meal. This pasta and sauce combo puts a California twist on an old favorite — pesto. Avocado is so versatile. If you’ve only been using it as a breakfast food or burrito topping, you’ve been missing out. Its unbelievably […]

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RUSTIC TOMATO TORTELLINI SOUP WITH KALE

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Tortellini always feels a bit fancy, despite being fairly cheap and easy to prepare. A package of the frozen stuff can be stored for months in the freezer and will still taste great. The little stuffed pastas can be used a ton of different ways too, especially if you’re looking to create hearty meals, that […]

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SPINACH, EGG, ARTICHOKE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

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We could all use a few more low-carb, protein rich recipe ideas, especially for breakfast. The first meal of the day makes us gravitate toward toast, cereal, energy bars, muffins and donuts — one giant carb load. This spinach, artichoke and feta casserole is a combination that can’t go wrong. It’s primarily veggies and protein. Baked […]

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A519 Chocolatier brings sweet passion to Pittsburgh

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If February stands for anything, it’s love, passion and chocolate. Those three things are also what happened to inspire A519 Chocolate owner, Amanda Wright leave her gig as a research assistant studying adolescent brain development at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a new career. While Wright enjoyed her previous job, it wasn’t necessarily her […]

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‘Fresh Tastes’ makes everyday cooking, entertaining uncomplicated

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Here’s one way to spot a cookbook you’ll actually use: Short lists of ingredients. And if you can get all of those ingredients at any well-stocked supermarket, chances are good you have yourself a keeper. But don’t be fooled. Easy, common ingredients aren’t an advertisement for simple flavors. They’re just an author doing her due diligence to […]

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Fine tuned supermarket psychology means you’ll spend more per visit

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Have you ever gone into the grocery store looking for one or two items and ended up leaving way over budget? You have forces working against you beyond your own cravings. It turns out, supermarkets have plenty of tricks and strategies they use to get the most money out of every consumer visit. According to the Food […]

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Kale, butternut squash salad with almonds

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This filling, savory salad is just what you need to stick to your healthy diet. It’s loaded with flavor, but also packs a punch with tons of heart-healthy kale. One cup of kale contains contains a mere 33 calories, but 206 percent of your daily recommend vitamin A (healthy hair and skin), 134 percent of […]

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SLOW-COOKER MEXICAN TURKEY CHILI

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If you’re trying to eat healthy in the winter, you definitely have some hurdles. The cold weather surely calls you to chow down more on mashed potatoes and pasta than on a side salad and sparkling water. And even if you want salad, just try finding a healthy-looking, flavorful tomato this time of year. Sure, there […]

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Why does pineapple make your mouth hurt?

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Fresh, juicy pineapple can’t be beat, but it’s the burning questions: why does eating too much of it leave you with a sore tongue and mouth? I decided to investigate why such a delicious food has such a terrible side effect. Most people think that it’s the acid from the fruit tearing up their mouth or that it’s […]

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Cheery citrus salads

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This time of year, the citrus brought in from across the southern states is at its peak — and wow, is it good. It’s the perfect balance between tart and sweet, and it helps brings a bright pop of color and flavor to those of us living under grey winter skies. An orange at anytime is a pretty […]

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12 Foods you think are vegetarian but surprisingly aren’t

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Becoming vegetarian isn’t always as easy as recognizing there is pepperoni on your pizza or bacon bits on top of your Brussels sprouts. Whether you’ve gone vegetarian for dietary or ethical reasons, you always have to be on the look out for the sneaky animal products manufacturers slip into seemingly safe food items. If there’s […]

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What produce is in season in January: citrus, beets, and more

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Happy New Year, everyone! Whether you’re a lifelong healthy eater or just taking the first steps toward your New Year’s resolution, it’s easy to get tripped up on what healthy produce options are in season and available during the cold winter months. Sure you can buy nearly anything you want in the supermarket, but that doesn’t mean […]

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19 Fun facts about Champagne

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Champagne is synonymous with celebration, and nothing says New Year’s quite like popping a bottle of bubbly. Throughout the year it might be seen as slightly snobbish, but on December 31 Champagne becomes holiday revelers’ drink of choice in countries all over the world. It seems that simply letting those bubbles fly sets the tone for a festive celebration, […]

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13 Odd foods that are dropped on New Year’s Eve instead of a ball

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Every city has their own way to celebrate the turn of a new year. There’s no shortage of alcohol, parties and dazzling, dropping disco balls dangling from towers. But for some towns, this all seems just a bit too boring. Here are 13 towns that celebrate New Year’s Eve by dropping something a little more flavorful than a sparkly ball. […]

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Can you still eat freezer burned foods?

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The freezer can be a lifesaver when it comes to food prep. Whether it’s that container of frozen mashed potatoes, a homemade pie or that slow cooker starter, frozen foods can be a lifesaver, but there’s always the risk of dreaded freezer burn. So what exactly is this icy crust composed of, and is the food still safe […]

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Learn to build a charcuterie board like a pro

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During the holidays, when we’re almost guaranteed to be entertaining, the charcuterie board is a brilliant way to keep guests satisfied until the main course comes out. It’s the ultimate make-ahead appetizer, giving guests a fabulous feast without wasting any precious space in the already over-worked oven. In case you’re unfamiliar, or have trouble pronouncing it (like […]

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