Grilled Fruit Recipe: Sweet Fruit for a Sweet Valentine’s Day Treat

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You know that scene in Valentine's Day where Jessica Biel's character puts together an "I hate Valentine's Day party?" (You know which one I'm talking about!) Well, this grilled fruit recipe has nothing to do with that. Gotcha! As most of us can …
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Our New Favorite Side Dish: Green Tea Rice

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Have you ever tried cooking with green tea? Years ago, I made a green tea cake that was pretty good, but other than that, I pretty much only drink my green tea. However, this recipe for green tea rice (especially after my recent rice-cooking …
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Sunday’s Finest Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

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My last When In Rome post made us realize that comfort food doesn’t necessarily have to be congruent with heavy, greasy, "I need to take a nap" food. I've often wondered how eating something that sits like a rock in your belly and makes you feel like …
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Healthy Spring Rolls with Jalapeño Pesto

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I know I'm in the minority here, but when I think comfort food, I think "Thai." Yes, I know: most people turn to lasagna or mashed potatoes, but I turn to curry and spring rolls --- the spicier, the better! The Thai restaurant at the end of my …
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Pumpkin Spice Kefir? Yes, Please

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Love all things pumpkin? Can't wait to get your eggnog on? Feeling divine about cranberry season coming up? Oh, this Lifeway Kefir review is so for you. Guys, they have new fall and holiday flavors! Flavors like PUMPKIN SPICE. EGGNOG. And CRANBERRY …
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The Ultimate Snack-Time Solution — With Giveaway!

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Snack time can be problematic. Meetings that go long, traffic jams and never-ending time constraints leave us dashing from one activity to another, often on an empty stomach. A lone piece of fruit never seems to cut it, yogurt needs refrigeration …
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Weather, Wine and Work — California Style

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Last month I packed my bags and headed to the Golden State for a two-day Almond Orchard Experience. Sponsored by the Almond Board of California (you’ll hear all about the wonderful world of almonds in upcoming posts), this excursion was not only …
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