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December 18, 2017

America's condiments, by region and recipe
(BPT) - Take a moment to think about what's in the door of your refrigerator. Chances are that it's jam-packed with condiments: a couple of varieties of mustard, maybe some hot sauce, and probably a few others.The French have their white sauce, Italians marinara, but in America, it's all about the ... More >>


5 easy ways to prevent food waste [Infographic]
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Say goodbye to winter blues with vitamin D-rich foods
(BPT) - Winter got you down? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans, according to Psychology Today. Another 10 percent to 20 percent may have mild SAD.Even if you don't have diagnosed SAD, it's not uncommon to have bouts of the winter blues. There are many rea... More >>


3 simple tips to get delicious, balanced weeknight meals on the table
(BPT) - Weekday schedules get crazy, which is why the first casualty of all that chaos is the family dinner.While most families say eating together is a high priority, day-to-day reality is different. According to a 2013 poll by NPR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, only half of children in t... More >>


5 helpers for hassle-free holiday hosting
(BPT) - While hosting the holidays can be a nerve-wracking experience, it doesn't have to completely derail the rest of the joy of the season. The truth is even the most veteran holiday hosts feel some anxiety leading up to the big day. There's a ton to do and remembering it all can be hard. To sim... More >>


New survey unwraps holiday photo-taking insights among U.S. families
(BPT) - A photo with family and friends - ugly sweaters and all - is a holiday tradition. But getting everyone posed in front of the fireplace is just the first step. From selecting the right settings, to taking the photo, to sending it to our loved ones, so much goes into capturing the moment. At ... More >>


4 steps for a foolproof guide to holiday preparation
(BPT) - Although there is plenty of love circulating around the holiday season, the thought of entertaining in the comforts of your home can be a stressful factor that often feels like a massive responsibility. Luckily, culinary and design guru Athena Calderone of the popular lifestyle blog EyeSwoo... More >>


Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts
(BPT) - For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases.'It's vital at any age to adopt good habits to live a strong, fit and healthy life,' says Dr. Mike Roussell, a nationally recognized nutr... More >>


The Organic Label is the Gold Standard [Infographic]
(BPT) - A new USDA study affirms that the organic label is the most comprehensive, most transparent and most tightly regulated food certification in the world, and points to the flaws in single label claims causing consumer confusion. With the proliferation of label claims over the past three decad... More >>


5 pro tips for a hassle-free Christmas tree
(BPT) - Decking the halls for Christmas takes a lot of effort and planning. Whether you're the type to go all in or opt for a minimalist approach, there's nothing like a Christmas tree to create a festive focal point in any room.As beautiful as they are, though, Christmas trees, both fresh and arti... More >>


5 ways to jump-start your heart health
(BPT) - If you're looking to improve your heart health, each day is all about making a choice that moves you in the right direction. You'd rather stay in with a big bowl of ice cream. But maybe today, you could click off the TV set and take a walk with a friend.It's easy to see why heart health is ... More >>


Top 4 nutrition predictions in the New Year
(BPT) - Several food and nutrition trends were in the spotlight this year, including the continued rise of plant-based diets, non-dairy ice creams and superfoods that are blasts from the past - legumes, apples and cabbage. It can be easy to experience nutrition whiplash in the New Year, but don't b... More >>


Simple ways to give back all year long
(BPT) - The old saying, 'It is better to give than receive,' is never better illustrated than during the holiday season when gift giving is at its peak. But, how often does the purpose of giving get lost in the rush of shopping and deadlines?It's easy to forget that there are many ways to give that... More >>


8 gifts to enjoy all year long
(BPT) - With the holiday season in full swing, many people are heading to a local department store, or their favorite website, to tick off their holiday shopping lists. While some gifts are fun for the instant gratification they provide, it is nice to give goods that can be enjoyed for months, and ... More >>


Entertaining tips: Worry-free ways to clean before your guests arrive
(BPT) - For many of us, this is the best time of the year to spend with friends, family and lots of food. The weather has turned colder, the clocks have shifted back and we're ready to invite guests over to eat, laugh and make new memories for the new year.Let's face it, because you spend more time... More >>


6 fast fixes for a fresh, cozy home
(BPT) - As temperatures drop, you and your family will be spending more time living indoors - working, playing, relaxing and staying warm. More time indoors means it's more important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. Plus, taking a few si... More >>


5 steps for a successful holiday gathering
(BPT) - The holiday season is about spending quality time with family and friends. Many people will host gatherings and parties during this time of year. Keep stress levels at an all-time low by taking some seamless shortcuts to pull off a get together of any size - whether a football watch party, ... More >>


A nutty addition to your cocktail party
(BPT) - When hosting a cocktail party, your snacks and hors d'oeuvres make just as much of an impact as the drinks. To ensure your guests' delight, check out the below pistachio-inspired craft cocktails from the best mixologists around the world. Each pairs well with our favorite green nut. Cocktai... More >>


3 essential tips for traveling with a pet during the holidays
(BPT) - The holidays mean different things to different people. Every family seems to have its own set of traditions, but one thing seems to be common among Americans during this time of year, and that's traveling.Like Santa Claus making that long journey from the North Pole, it's estimated that mo... More >>


Coasting while hosting: 5 ways to keep your holiday spirit at your next party
(BPT) - Many of us are already looking forward to hosting holiday gatherings this year - decorating our homes, whipping up festive foods, planning fun activities and surrounding ourselves with the warmth of family and friends.In fact, one recent survey found 67 percent of U.S. consumers host and pr... More >>


6 tech tips to make the most of your holidays
(BPT) - When you think of the holidays and what is most important, it invariably comes back to the people. They are the ones you travel hundreds of miles - or just a few steps! - to see. They are the friends and family who help make memories and celebrate the season.However, when it comes to planni... More >>


Every Cookie Has its Day on National Cookie Day [Infographic]
Have you ever wondered which cookie best describes your state? That and other delicious findings were revealed in a national consumer survey just in time for the best holiday of the year…National Cookie Day. Read on to discover the surprising origins of the chocolate chip cookie and mor... More >>


Squash the pests, not your holiday spirit, with these pest-prevention tips
(BPT) - The holiday season and guests go together like twinkling lights and fir trees, or peppermint and chocolate. However, while you might be eager to welcome family and friends to your home, you'll probably be less excited to receive a visit from another all-too-common type of holiday 'guest' - ... More >>


Meet the Winemaker: Q&A with Jacob's Creek's Ben Bryant
(BPT) - Behind every bottle of wine stands a winemaker with the enviable position of shepherding the wine from grapes to final taste. Ben Bryant holds that coveted role for Australia's leading winery, Jacob's Creek. Bryant shares his journey on the road to winemaker and the passions that influence ... More >>


Are you a serious watcher?
(BPT) - Remember when you had to stand up and turn the dial through a mere three or four stations to watch what were really pretty mediocre shows?If this sounds like a scene from before your time, consider yourself lucky. Just as TVs have physically changed from square blocks with wire antennas int... More >>


A cup of tea can be the best solution for everyday wellness
(BPT) - Before medicine and pharmaceuticals filled our remedy box, food and food ingredients were considered healing agents. Hippocrates was wise in his understanding of the special powers of food, beyond satisfying our appetites: 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.'There are many c... More >>


Mastering the art of hosting the holidays [Infographic]
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Seize the holidays with 4 festive twists on decadent desserts
(BPT) - It's no secret that the holidays are a time for indulgence. Nearly four out of five Americans (79 percent) say dessert is one of their favorite parts of holiday dinners and celebrations, and 94 percent like pie, according to an Edwards(R) desserts survey conducted online by Harris Poll amo... More >>


Why Women Need 'Me Time' Daily [Infographic]
(BPT) - Many women are conscious of the fact that they need to take personal time, away from their responsibilities and familial obligations, to relieve stress. However, recent survey results reveal that 70 percent of women neglect their personal time in favor of the needs of others. With the stres... More >>


5 things you may not know about beloved holiday traditions
(BPT) - Without a doubt, the holidays are definitely a nostalgic time of year, a chance to slow down and savor the things that make us feel happy and close to our loved ones.While the flavors and rituals that make our holidays happy have roots that run deep into the past, they weren't always a part... More >>


Cocktail party quantity guide [Infographic]
(BPT) - Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with a few guests or something livelier of a much larger scale, follow these guidelines from the Chinet brand for how much food and drink to have on hand for a cocktail party.Save... More >>


3 easy ways to revamp the go-to chip and dip
(BPT) - Savvy hosts and hostesses know that the keys to a successful holiday soiree are when the room is filled with laughter and guests leave satisfied from all the yummy treats served. If you're hosting a holiday get together or special event with friends and family, impress and delight your gues... More >>


5 quick-and-easy tips for taking the hassle out of holiday entertaining
(BPT) - 'Tis the season for entertaining, meaning the hustle and bustle of the holidays are already upon us. Fortunately, being named 'hostess (or host) with the mostest' is well within your reach if you follow these tips guaranteed to keep the holiday cheer flowing throughout this season's festivi... More >>


Foodie gifts for creative beverage concoctions
(BPT) - Chocolate, butterscotch, nutmeg, rosemary, pomegranate, oranges, mulled wine and more - celebrate the flavors of the holidays with creative beverage concoctions. Here are tips and tools for making the most of holiday drinks.* The Capresso froth Control is the first automatic milk frother th... More >>


Simple ways to follow a low-glycemic eating plan for better health
(BPT) - Adopting a diet that mainly consists of foods ranking low on the Glycemic Index (GI) can help you have a consistent energy level, feel calmer, improve cholesterol levels and lose weight. So, why aren't more people following a low-glycemic diet and reaping these health advantages?Some say a ... More >>


Simple ways to savor the holidays
(BPT) - The season of tinsel, mistletoe, roasts, bake-offs, parties and countless shopping trips is upon us. Yes, the holidays are here! It's a wonderful time of year to revive old traditions and start new ones, but amid all the planning, preparation and spreading of that holiday cheer, sometimes l... More >>


Coffee tourism in El Salvador jolts interest of worldly travelers
(BPT) - Americans' love for coffee is inspiring them to embark on java journeys around the world, leading them to stunning locations like El Salvador where coffee is an important part of daily life. In fact, coffee farming has fueled the economy in El Salvador and defined its rich culture for more ... More >>


Thanksgiving Day: Put some joy on the table [Infographic]
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Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event
(BPT) - Ah, the family get-together. A time to throw courtesy to the wind and gather together a bunch of people who aren't afraid to share their opinions.It's great, isn't it? You get to fill up on conspiracy theories courtesy of your cousin Henry, listen in on how to make the world right (if only ... More >>


EGGStraordinary ways eggs contribute to our lives [Infographic]
(BPT) - Eggs may be tiny, but they make a big impact as one of the highest quality sources of protein, vitamins and minerals you can buy.Save... More >>


Moms-to-be: Forget pickles and reach for pistachios
(BPT) - Results of a new study among pregnant women with impaired glucose intolerance during gestation (GIGT) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - commonly known as gestational diabetes - show that eating pistachios may help manage blood sugar levels. The study is the first to evaluate the gluc... More >>


Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious
(BPT) - Cottage cheese is having a moment.Nutritionists and health-minded individuals have discovered that the dairy case staple can actually unlock a lot of mealtime solutions, especially when it comes to remaking recipes with a creamy base, such as tuna salad and veggie dip.Simply swap the mayonn... More >>


The Cottage Cheese Comeback [Infographic]
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Hacks for healthier holiday entertaining
(BPT) - Decadent meals are often part of celebrations, but for those looking for a healthier holiday, it can feel like you must choose between your nutrition goals and the foods you love.Swearing off your favorite seasonal foods could make you feel like a Scrooge, but a few simple cooking and enter... More >>


Increase kitchen efficiency with ease
(BPT) - As the holiday season approaches and the calendar begins to populate, it's important not to allow the stress of entertaining large groups to become a burden. Below are four tips to help organize a kitchen and host with ease, creating a functional space for family and friends to enjoy.Plan i... More >>


Tips for setting the perfect holiday table
(BPT) - Every holiday season, you invest hours planning and preparing the perfect menu for each celebration you host. While easy and fun may be the name of the game for buffet-style events, when it's a sit-down soiree, the delightful cuisine you produce deserves a presentation worthy of your effort... More >>


Use chocolate chips to whip up frothy hot chocolate
(BPT) - Chocolate drinks have been popular for thousands of years, dating back to Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Hot chocolate is now more popular than ever, thanks to advanced automatic frothers and easier sourcing of chocolate and spices.The first countertop frother that accommodates chocolate ch... More >>


Prepare the perfect turkey for your holiday meal
(BPT) - Think of the holiday season and answer this question: The holidays are the only time of year I do … what?Maybe it's the only time of year you set up a Christmas tree, hang mistletoe or travel to a certain destination. For many, the holidays are also the only time of year that you... More >>


6 healthy reasons to enjoy a slice of sweet cherry pie this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are just around the corner, and for most of us that means time to indulge in some favorite treats. Fortunately, healthy doesn't have to mean less delicious! If you're looking for a good-for-you holiday dessert that can please even the most critical sweet tooth, a naturally swee... More >>


5 nutritionist-approved tips for better holiday baking
(BPT) - 'Tis the season for sweet and savory treats. The holidays bring loads of goodies, but the problem is these temptations can put a big strain on your nutrition goals.If you're whipping up some tasty holiday dishes this season, you don't have to choose between your health and favorite indulgen... More >>


Celebrate Your Lunch [Video]
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Try these stress-busting strategies to get the feast on the table
(BPT) - The date is circled in red: the day of the big feast. This year, everyone's coming over to your house for the big event. But just the thought of getting ready raises your pulse and sends a surge of stress through your system.This time, bring a new mindset to your holiday gathering. You're p... More >>


Embrace life's simple pleasures - like home-cooked meals
(BPT) - As temperatures continue to drop, it's time to embrace all the simple and cozy pleasures the season offers: gatherings with friends, fuzzy socks, hanging strings of lights to bring ambiance to those early evenings.Of course, the season can also bring on some serious cravings for warm and co... More >>


Get in the know about this hidden, dangerous form of bullying
(BPT) - Bullying is never acceptable, but food allergy bullying - which happens when children and teens living with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) are teased, ridiculed or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic - is especially dangerous. On the surface, when o... More >>


Holiday havoc? Consider it handled
(BPT) - The holiday season is full of magic and wonder — until your flight gets cancelled, your budget is blown and you fall ill at the worst possible time. Fortunately, staying merry despite common holiday conundrums is easier than you think with the right attitude and a few simple steps.Here are ... More >>


'Untold Stories of the Desegregation of Baseball' documentary premieres
(BPT) - Did you know, that as a young man, Abraham Lincoln was a formidable wrestler and out of 300 matches, only lost one? Or that Congress voted for our independence from Britain on July 2, 1776, not on the Fourth of July?Like these facts, there are hundreds of other little-known stories of Ameri... More >>


Love squash? Try these flavorful dinners in under 30 minutes
(BPT) - Five ways to give simple recipes a seasonal update with fall’s most versatile ingredientFall is the best time for weeknight cooking — and for enjoying hearty comfort foods. It’s also an ideal time to experiment with fall’s “it” ingredient, squash. Sweet, nutty and earthy in flavor, this bel... More >>


10 tips for a tailgating touchdown
(BPT) - If there's one thing fans look forward to more than the game itself it's tailgating. This pregame ritual is essential, but it can also involve a lot of planning and organization. This season, if you're looking for less stress and more fun at your tailgate, it's time to bring in a fresh play... More >>


Feeling fatigued? 3 ways women can boost iron intake
(BPT) - If you're a woman who feels like you're constantly fighting fatigue, there could be a physical reason for that sluggishness.In the US, 1 in 10 women, between 12 and 49 years old, are dealing with the results of low iron, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and that can easily lead... More >>


7 major changes headed to a product label near you
(BPT) - When it comes to food and product labels in today’s market, transparency is the name of the game. According to the 2017 IFIC Food and Health Survey, 90 percent of the population reports consulting the nutrition facts panel when shopping. With this in mind the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati... More >>


Don't let stress dull the holiday sparkle
(BPT) - For many, the pressure of the holiday season can be enough to wear away the glitter and magic.Some 62 percent of American adults define their stress as 'very or somewhat' elevated over the holidays, says research cited by Harvard Medical School's Department of Neurobiology.But that old ches... More >>


Healthy eating at holiday parties? It's possible
(BPT) - The holidays bring a lot of temptations from every direction if dieting or watching your weight. Holiday parties and get-togethers can be a healthful-eating challenge. Caught up in conversation among friends and family, surrounded by tasty food and drinks, it's easy to lose track of what an... More >>


Throw a holiday party like a professional
(BPT) - As much as holidays are about tradition, many have an insatiable drive to outdo the festivities of years past and make this holiday season the most memorable yet.How can you outshine yourself this holiday season? The answer is simple: Think big. Don't be confined to the party supplies you h... More >>


Morning inspiration: Choosing a better breakfast
(BPT) - The alarm beeps as you gaze out the window at the soft sunlight welcoming the day. You roll out of bed and your stomach grumbles. You stumble to the kitchen to see how you can tame the hunger pangs, ultimately reaching for a doughnut or prepackaged breakfast bar.While this may satisfy momen... More >>


Nail your next game day spread with these tips
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again: the long-awaited season where football, food and team spirit reign. Every week offers another chance to kick back with family and friends and cheer on your favorite team.The time to host will be here before you know it, but are you prepared? Are you ready to th... More >>


5 easy seafood recipes sure to impress your guests
(BPT) - With the weather cooling down it’s the prime time for entertaining, and if you want to host the kind of soirees that leave guests talking about your parties, you’ll need to get creative with appetizers, hors d’oeuvres and side dishes! However, you don’t want to get too out there — after all... More >>


Quick tips to prepare your home for holiday guests
(BPT) - As the holidays approach, the decorator in us gets excited about how to deck the halls and drape the tinsel to create a festive home for the season. Social media is full of inspiration, but before you embark on decorating projects, the following are a few easy ideas to ensure your home is a... More >>


Tailgating tips from pitmaster pros [Infographic]
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Enjoy breakfast all day, morning, noon and night [Infographic]
Morning, noon or night, there's no denying the power of breakfast, and since it's the most important meal of the day, why not enjoy it all day long? A recent survey uncovers just how much Americans love breakfast and what they're willing to give up for it.... More >>


5 tips to clean your home - and save the planet
(BPT) - Log onto almost any news website and in just a few clicks you'll probably come across some story about the environment. Whether it involves international agreements, alternative energy sources or fuel-efficient cars, the discussion is often abstract and far removed from our everyday lives.C... More >>


It's time: Signs your heating system needs a tune-up
(BPT) - Temperatures are falling, pumpkin spice everything has reappeared and stores have already put out holiday displays - all signs that winter is either on the way, or already here, depending on where you live. If you haven't already had your heating system tuned up, now is the time.Neglect is ... More >>


Get salty to fight stress
(BPT) - Stress. No one wants it, but we all experience it from time to time. Higher levels of stress can cause problems at work and home. But stress is not just hard on your mental well-being; it is also hard on your body and can lead to many negative health outcomes.Stress levels can increase sign... More >>


5 reasons to skip the stadium and watch the game at home
(BPT) - For many, fall is back-to-school season. It's the time for pumpkin-spiced coffee, decorative gourds, scarves and cardigans. But by far, the most exciting part of fall is when the sports world begins to heat up. As the football season kicks off, baseball playoffs begin and inevitably, one of... More >>


Grapes add flavor and flair to seasonal entertaining
(BPT) - You already know grapes are a great, healthful and fun snack, a sweet addition to salads and a surprise ingredient that can add flavor to a variety of dishes. But did you also know grapes can add beauty, flavor and personality to seasonal entertaining?The berries that have been pleasing Ame... More >>


Top tips to reap the fullest experience from fall TV
(BPT) - With long nights and chilly temperatures, it's always good to find an excuse to stay home. Here's a classic excuse that's gone from lame to legitimate in a short time: I have to catch up on my favorite TV show.So fix your favorite snack and pull up a sofa, because this fall, there are a ton... More >>


Smart, kid-friendly options for after-school snacking
(BPT) - Whether they're in a club or after-school program, play on a sports team or go straight home, when the school day is done, all children have something in common - they could use a good snack!Children need healthy fuel after school, but often can be picky about what they'll reach for. Parent... More >>


Four ways to preserve summer tastes from your garden
(BPT) - Your backyard garden was a huge success this year — you grew a ton of fresh food, which not only saved you money at the grocery store but also ensured your family ate nutritious, great-tasting fruits and vegetables with every meal. But now that the growing season is coming to a close, you m... More >>


Simplify fall with one-dish meals
(BPT) - Fall 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 creat... More >>


Grilled cheese options take comfort food to the next level
(BPT) - It's time to turn our thoughts to all the good things that come with the season, including the warm comfort food.A longtime cool-weather favorite is the classic grilled cheese sandwich in all its crisp, meltingly gooey varieties. These days, restaurants and at-home chefs are serving up the ... More >>


You need more fruits and veggies: 5 easy ways to get there
(BPT) - Most Americans understand the importance of including a variety of fruits and vegetables into their diets, but finding inspiration and fresh ideas for incorporating them into everyday meals can be challenging.Research shows that only 10 percent of Americans are meeting the MyPlate recommend... More >>


Preserve seasonal flavors through the joy of canning
(BPT) - With summer coming to a close, there's more of a desire than ever to hang on to those breezy afternoons and peak flavors from newly picked fruits and vegetables. Canning, a time-honored tradition, makes it simple to not only preserve our favorite garden-fresh flavors, but also share them wi... More >>


Winning routines for warding off winter weight gain
(BPT) - With cold weather and short days, it's easy to fall off healthy eating and exercise routines. Here are tips on how to eat right and stay motivated to exercise during the winter months from a leading nutritionist and a top celebrity trainer.EAT RIGHTDr. Michael Roussell holds a degree in bio... More >>


Is BPA a thing of Halloween nightmares?
(BPT) - Now that fall is underway and you're already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it's time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, ha... More >>


5 mouthwatering ways to keep the feeling of summer
(BPT) - Leaves are beginning to change colors, kids are back in school and you're probably wearing more layers than you did a few weeks ago. Like it or not, the signs are all there: autumn is coming. But that does not mean the favorite flavors of summer have to go away. Hold off on covering the gri... More >>


5 food trends impacting what, and how, we eat
(BPT) - Today's consumers market view their food choices with a more critical eye than ever before, and this pressure is placing higher expectations on food manufacturers, not only in terms of how consumers' food is made but what it's made from, where it's sourced and how it's delivered.To discuss ... More >>


5 fun and inspiring facts about birthdays
(BPT) - What's the one thing every single human being on the planet has in common? Everyone has birthdays! In fact, birthdays are so universal you may think you're already aware of everything there is to know about the annual celebration of your birth. Think again.Flowers, cakes, cards and gift car... More >>


Should you be eating more salt?
(BPT) - You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vital information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many cal... More >>


Selecting, Savoring and Storing Seasonal Salads [Infographic]
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Inspirational tips for autumn outdoor entertaining
(BPT) - The days are shorter, the temperatures are cooler and kids are back in school. You've said goodbye to summer socials, but that doesn't mean it's time to put away your apron and stow the patio furniture. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for outdoor entertaining, and with a few sma... More >>


5 tips to make family mealtimes more mindful
(BPT) - The hectic workday is over. As you pull into your driveway, you feel relief because you've finally escaped the cranky co-workers, the deadlines and traffic jams. Now you can spend the next few hours relaxing at home with your family. What better way to enjoy this time than with a delicious ... More >>


Want to lose weight? Research proves a big breakfast is the first step
(BPT) - If you want to lose weight, you're not alone. More than half of Americans desire to shed pounds, according to Gallup. This goal inspires people to take action in many ways, from increasing exercise to modifying meals.One thing many people do is skip breakfast in order to lower calorie intak... More >>


Meet today's organic shopper
The organics category is growing in just about every measurable way: in volume, dollars spent and even in conversations in the media.When consumers dabble in organic produce, they are more likely to purchase organic goods like organic snacks or organic cotton sheets. This means it is important for ... More >>


Parent-approved food ideas for a new school year
(BPT) - Busy parents never really have an 'off-season,' but their days get even more hectic when it's the start of a new school year.Whether you're coordinating school wardrobes, tracking down permission slips, overseeing homework, juggling sports schedules or chauffeuring kids around, it can be ha... More >>


5 kitchen upgrades to make your inner host flourish
(BPT) - You love entertaining and treating guests to delectable dishes and fun times. Unfortunately, your kitchen layout, appliances and even the faucet are so downright unappealing that the thought of planning and preparing a party menu is equally unpleasant.What do you do when you're built to ent... More >>


How to build healthy habits for the school year and beyond
(BPT) - Bells are ringing across the country as kids settle into classrooms for a year full of fun, friendship and plenty of learning.While exciting, adjusting to new school schedules is a hectic time. Healthy habits are often forgotten as the focus shifts to studies, assignments and extracurricula... More >>


3 things you'll need to throw the ultimate tailgating party
(BPT) - Football season is finally upon us and fans everywhere are getting revved up to cheer on their favorite team. Whether you watch the big game from the comfort of your home or head down to the stadium, it's the perfect time to throw the mother of all football celebrations - a really big tailg... More >>


5 clever hacks to simplify any family's morning routine
(BPT) - Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you're running late and the kids haven't even eaten as you dash to the car.Stop dreadi... More >>


Farming program helps neighbors in rural America fight hunger
(BPT) - Although the United States produces much of the world's food, 48 million people in the country are food insecure, lacking access to enough food to sustain a healthy, active lifestyle. What's even more surprising is that many of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are loca... More >>



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