The best and worst organic grocery buys

Organic produce can be very expensive. With recent reports showing that groceries are getting even more expensive, many are wondering whether organic produce is worth the cost. U.S. Department of Agriculture tests show that some produce is worth it and some not so much. Understanding the cost of organic There are several different organic certifications
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Jimmy Johns offers one dollar customer appreciation subs

In Chicago and northern Illinois, sandwich shop Jimmy John’s is offering $1 sub sandwiches. Jimmy John’s is famous for their home-baked bread and super fast delivery. With expansion and franchising exploding in recent years, the company is celebrating its success with these low-cost sandwiches in and around the state where the business started. The Jimmy
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Is the Flat Belly Diet a miraculous cure for flab?

Dieting has become a new national pastime.  Many fad diets have come about, such as the South Beach Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Gullible Enough To Buy This Stuff Diet and now the Flat Belly Diet. A miracle way to make yourself Hollywood skinny has been sought for years, just like the Northwest Passage, and
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Halloween Cupcakes Decorating Ideas and Recipes

Spooky Halloween cupcakes The time has come to start baking up Halloween goodies, and I have found some great Halloween cupcakes decorating ideas for you. After all, a Halloween cupcake is not a Halloween cupcake without the proper decor. Lots of creepy creatures, like bats and worms, make great cupcake toppers. Of course, you can
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Deep Fried Butter | Where Do I Sign Up?

What I wouldn’t give to have it in my mouth I may need a loan till payday. Why? Because I have to stock up on butter and buy a deep fryer. I want to feel those slick gifts glide down my tongue. I want to embrace it in my mouth until my taste buds are
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Your wine choice can bring more flavor to the table

Choosing a bottle of wine can be a very daunting task. When hosting a social dinner function, having the right bottle of wine is a must. The food needs to be considered along with personal preference in these cases. Wine pairing is selecting a wine with a flavor profile that complements the flavor profile of
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Margarita Recipe | Drinks, pizza and more for Cinco de Mayo

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – and getting the perfect margarita recipe can be just the first step. The right cocktail margarita recipe is cool, refreshing and very tasty. But what if that margarita recipe isn’t quite your style? Not to worry, the perfect margarita recipe doesn’t have to mean

New dietary guidelines published by federal government

The new pamphlet of Dietary Guidelines has been published by the U.S. Government. Every five years, the federal government publishes a new set of suggestions on what Americans should eat including what should be cut back on. The effect is not expected to be dramatic. Government publishes new dietary guidelines The federal government has just

Saccharin not a health threat but may still cause weight gain

The Environmental Protection Agency has officially stated that saccharin is not a health threat. This comes 10 years after the warning label was removed from saccharin. Though officially saccharin is not a health threat, research indicates that artificial sweeteners may still lead to weight gain. EPA says saccharin not a health threat Saccharin is a
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Honey: A tasteful gift from the bee

Many of us have come to know the taste of honey and where it comes from. It is a natural sweetener, and it is also a great energizer that many have come to depend on. However, honey is not just beneficial for mankind; the bee is also dependent on it for food. Bees need large
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Thanksgiving recipes for kids | Getting the whole family involved

Thanksgiving Day can be a big production that brings family together. With a serious lack of Thanksgiving recipes for kids, though, getting the whole family involved can feel tough. There are Thanksgiving recipes for kids of all ages that you can use to get them involved and interested — and keep everyone happy. Thanksgiving recipes
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Fourth of July recipes | Ice cream and sorbets of the rainbow

Fourth of July recipes can be a challenge. A good fourth of July recipe should be easy to make, incredibly tasty and have an element of fun. If it can be made red, white and blue, that’s even better. So what could be better for the Fourth of July than ice cream and sorbet? The
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Campbell’s Soup goes halal to appease terrorist-funded group

In Arabic, the word halal means “permissible, lawful or recommended.” It applies to the dietary traditions of Muslims in much the same way kosher foods are sought by practitioners of Judaism. In what may be the largest push toward halal-certified food in the North American mass market, Campbell’s Soup will begin publishing the mark of
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Romaine Lettuce Recall 2010 incites calls for stronger regulation

Freshway Foods, based in Ohio, has instituted a romaine lettuce recall 2010. In all, 19 cases of E Coli have been confirmed in connection to the romaine lettuce recall. If you have possibly been sickened by the Freshway Foods lettuce recall, you may need money now to go see a doctor – though most cases

Study finds sugary drinks may increase blood pressure

A recently published study has found a possible link between sugary drinks and an increase in blood pressure. The study found that patients who consumed large amounts of sugared beverages such as fruit juice and soft drinks had higher blood pressure. However, the study doesn’t rule out other dietary factors playing a part. One sugary
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Child nutrition bill passed by Congress despite GOP maneuvering

A child nutrition bill was approved by the House and sent to President Obama’s desk today. The $4.5 billion child nutrition bill will feed more poor children with free school lunches and dinners, improve the nutritional quality of school cafeteria meals, get junk food out of school vending machines and require free drinking water. Republicans
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Thanksgiving Checklist | Planning Makes Perfect

Thanksgiving coming up soon People tend to get very stressed out during the holidays. From mid-November to January, the ringleaders of families or groups of friends often appear tightly wound and overworked. If you’re the one saddled with hosting, planning and making Thanksgiving dinner this year, it doesn’t have to be that way. The key