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27
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Grilling makes summer meals a snap.

32294104 It’s summertime, and temperatures are on the rise. Whether relaxing at the pool, cheering for a favorite team or just hanging out with family and friends, keeping cool is at the top of the list. Nothing fancy needed — with a hat or cap to keep the sun away from the eyes, an umbrella for a bit of shade and a cold bunch of California grapes straight from the fridge or cooler, it is easy to take the sizzle out of hot summer days.

When it’s time to entertain, the grill can be a host’s best friend by making it a breeze to cook and relax outside at the same time. Grilled Flank Steak with Southwest Corn and Grape Salad is guaranteed to please the senses with its tasty flavors; beautiful color medley from red and green grapes, avocado and corn; and variety of pleasing textures.
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OCT
10
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Simplify fall with one-dish meals

Simplify fall with one dish meals 1Fall feels like a new year - new classes in school, new friends and new activities. It's the perfect time for new meal ideas too! Put a new spin on family dinner favorites by adding unexpected ingredients such as California grapes. Change to a different pasta shape, sauce or cheese to create a new dish. Go meatless or vegetarian one night a week for a new dinner option. Remember to plan and shop ahead to help save time. When making a shopping list, be sure to include California grapes; not only are they a quick and perfect snack or easy side dish, but they're also a versatile ingredient.
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APR
19
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Simple ideas to get in shape for summer

30680408Did you know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. In fact, starting with frozen prepared foods as the foundation of your dinner plate and adding side dishes with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and/or low-fat dairy can make it possible to serve a balanced meal that is quick and tasty. And that works for pizza night, too!
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DEC
28
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Reinvent your cooking with award-winning recipe ideas.

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Inspiration from award-winning recipes adds pizzazz to everyday dishes
Are you stuck in a cooking rut? It's common to cycle the same dishes over and over, but at some point your taste buds will crave something new. Maybe it's time to shake things up.
 
Whether it's trying new recipes or simply adding fresh flavors to your standard go-to meals, it's easy to add pizzazz to your cooking. Simply look to top food trends used by chefs and recipe winners across the country.
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SEP
28
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Nutrient-rich ingredients, simple prep are keys to easy, healthy family meal times.

Nutrient rich ingredients simple prep are keys to easy healthy family meal times
 
With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family.
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APR
19
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Start your day with fun 4 fresh takes on breakfast

23453283 wideA great way to start your day is to add breakfast to your morning routine. But as we all know, routines can get dull fast, especially after you’ve been eating the same breakfast for a few months. If you find your family is in a breakfast rut, it may be time to switch things up and add some excitement to those early hours. 
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FEB
23
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Fishing for a healthy meal? Seafood is a smart choice

21497332When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should! Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you’re an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it’s even more important to eat fish because it’s a vital staple for optimal brain and eye development in babies, as well as brain and heart health for moms. Eating two to three servings of fish each week has also been shown to have a positive effect on developing babies’ and children’s IQs. Unfortunately, many mothers avoid eating fish based on fears associate with misinformation.
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NOV
11
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7 tasty twists to spice up classic holiday foods

21787716Food is a central part to any holiday celebration, but after having the same recipe for the fifth or sixth time, even beloved dishes can feel bland and boring. This year, spice up traditional fare with a few unique twists guaranteed to have guests raving.
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OCT
20
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Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining

21786957The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn't be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests with divine dishes and tasty treats.
 
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DEC
31
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Carob-Coconut Cloud - a medium-glycemic breakfast or dessert to help with sugar cravings

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Delicious recipes for July.

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DEC
31
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Ginger-Basil Coconut Curry & Chipotle Black Beans

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 Recipes just in time for fall

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DEC
31
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Low Glycemic Berry & Nut Breakfast Or Dessert

Novembercake

 

Here is November's recipe, enjoy.

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AUG
01
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Black Eyed Pea Stew with Seasonal Greens, Shitake Mushroom & Arame Sea Vegetable

Black Eyed Pea StewHere's a couple of my favorite summer recipes below for ya...

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JUN
05
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Coconut-Almond-Nutmeg Cookies

Cookie PileWhat cup of tea would be complete without a cookie?

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NOV
18
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Thanksgiving Recipes : Roasted Brussel Sprouts

roasted brussel sproutsThis is a simple side dish recipe that my mother-in-law gave me.
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NOV
05
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Thanksgiving Recipes: Savory Pork Roast

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I started cooking this roast a few seasons ago and it is such a big hit at Thanksgiving, I actually crave it!

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