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National Junk Food Day keeps calorie counts climbing

July 21 has long been the unofficial “National” Junk Food Day. The very hazy origins of this holiday don’t prevent many people from celebrating it. The way it is celebrated, though, can vary widely. Straight-up National Junk Food Day celebrations The celebrations for National Junk Food Day are, in general, very simple. Junk food, defined

Get your Denny’s free Grand Slam on Tuesday, February 9

If you can find a seat at your local Denny’s, that is Even needed payday loans for seat cushions? I mean the kind you carry around with you at sporting tailgates, the kind that fit onto arena seats. If you’re planning to take advantage of Denny’s free Grand Slam Tuesday on February 9, you’ll likely
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How to save money when world food prices are rising

During the past few months, world food prices have been on the rise for a variety of reasons. Oil prices are part of the reason, as increased costs of shipping food means that producers and retailers have to charge more for it. However, there are always some ways to save money. Variety of factors cause

Spaghetti Tacos | Going gourmet with kids food

Fans of iCarly have long known of spaghetti tacos. Thanks to a New York Times feature, this kids food item is becoming ever more popular. Though spaghetti tacos were originally a joke, there is a way to make them palatable. The origin of spaghetti tacos The Nickelodeon TV series iCarly featured the first major appearance
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Sweet potato casserole and sweet potato pie | Recipe perfection

The Thanksgiving table often includes quite a few basics. The sweet potato casserole vs. sweet potato pie recipe debate is one that has been wide-ranging. The secret to tasty sweet potato recipes is to get the right tuber mixed with the right supporting cast. The basics of sweet potato recipes A sweet potato recipe will
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Chelsea Hotel provides a home for the Doughnut Planet

Bohemian counter-culture used to surround Manhattan’s Chelsea Hotel. The hotel used to be known for its central role in drug dealing, murders and rock ‘n’ roll music. This old hotel, though, is now home to something totally different — Doughnut Planet. Past of Chelsea Hotel Many recognize the Chelsea Hotel as a landmark. Built in
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Thanksgiving 2010: Dinner menu ideas

Every year I struggle with the questions of what to make for Thanksgiving dinner. I either have too many ideas or I can’t come up with enough. So this year I have compiled a list of ideas for Thanksgiving dinner to help others put together their ideas of a perfect dinner, with or without a
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Celebrate National Pasta Month in style

October is National Pasta Month, and there is practically no reason to not celebrate. Pasta take many forms outside of your basic spaghetti, and the harvest months are the perfect time to explore your options. Pasta can be as healthy or indulgent as you want to make it, so use October to try a little

National Mustard Day: Celebrating the spicy

For most people in America, mustard comes in a few limited flavors. National Mustard Day, Aug. 7, is a great excuse to expand your mustard horizons. You can go all out and make your own mustard, or you could try using mustard in a new way. The basics of mustard There are four major types
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Easter Recipes | Easter dinner recipes for celebration

If your family gets together for Easter dinner, or if you choose to celebrate the spring holiday on your own, having great Easter recipes makes the day that much better. Springtime holiday food has a flavor all its own. Too early in the year for the hearty vegetables and grains of harvest, Easter recipes focus
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How to Reduce Monthly Variable Expenses

Don’t get caught off guard Everyone has some variable expenses in their budgets, and if you are not careful, an unexpectedly large electricity or gas bill can really break your budget. Payday loans can help in this situation, but the secret to staying on top of your budget is to reduce your variable expenses wherever

Chocomize | Custom chocolate with a charitable twist

Chocomize, a company based in Cherry Hill, N.J., is the latest in build-your-own tastyness. Chocomizing will let you choose your chocolate and up to 100 add-ins, and deliver it right to your door in just a few days. The chocolate from Chocomize can be ordered one-at-a-time or in bulk — however you prefer. The appeal
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Trans fats increased risk of depression in six-year diet study

Eating the trans fats present in processed foods increases the risk of depression, according to a recent study. The same study found that a Mediterranean diet rich in polyunsaturated fats and olive oil reduced the risk of depression. The effect of trans fat on depression may be even more pronounced in the U.S., where the
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Eating Healthy on a Budget – Save Money and Lose Weight

Keeping Your Waist and Your Wallet in Check If you’re like one of the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who resolved to lose weight during the New Year, eating healthy is probably at the top of your to-do list. But if you’ve taken a trip around the grocery store lately, you may
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Easy Christmas Eve dinner | Recipes to reduce your stress

Though traditional Thanksgiving foods are pretty standard, Christmas Eve dinner ideas tend to run the gamut. Each family has its own tradition, but an easy Christmas Eve dinner is simpler than you think. Christmas Eve dinner should be about warm, comforting food — not about stress. Easy Christmas Eve dinner ideas – The meat A
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How do you like your tea?

Drinking tea, for many, is a part of tradition. There are many different types of tea, such as Chinese, English, Japanese and Indian tea, to name a few. Teas come in a variety of colors, like black, green and red. They have different flavors and aromas, too. Some people like it plain while others prefer

Girl Scout cookie recall affects Lemon Chalet Cremes

Safe to eat, but smell and taste not up to organization’s standards Girl Scout cookies come every year, a kind of ritual rite of passage for both little salespeople and our waistlines. Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos and the like are delicious and sometimes expensive, to the point that we’re driven to payday loans. When