10 Sides Suitable for Any Holiday Gathering

When it comes to serving up holiday sides you have many delicious choices to make. Deciding on the perfect menu for the occasion is part of the fun of seasonal meal planning, don’t you think?

The following list features yummy ideas for things like salads and veggie dishes. Some are classics like Ambrosia Salad and Southern-Style BBQ Baked Beans… holiday favorites for generations. Others, like Pumpkin Stuffing, bring a bit of variety to the table.
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5 Delicious Ingredients to Put in Homemade Bread

Few things are more satisfying for a person who likes to cook than making homemade bread. What smells better than bread baking in the oven, or tastes better than still-warm bread slathered with sweet butter? Organic bread from a company like Klosterman Baking Company may be just the thing, but there’s a wealth of delicious ingredients that you can put in your bread just for the variety of it. Here are five of them:

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4 Delicious Mediterranean Foods that are Good for Your Health

The Mediterranean diet has quickly become not only a popular weight loss plan, but also a means to improve overall health. It’s a fact that in Mediterranean countries, populations have a significantly lower risk of heart disease thanks to the diet. Furthermore, Mediterranean foods and dishes have been linked to healthier weight, reduced risk of diabetes, and a host of other health benefits. While switching over to a complete Mediterranean diet may not work for everyone, adding just a few items to your grocery list can have a positive impact.

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Have A Special Diet? 4 Ways To Ensure Your Body Is Getting What It Needs

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Individuals who have medical conditions are often required to be on special diets. These diets help them to manage symptoms from digestive problems, kidney problems, blood sugar fluctuations and other issues. However, sometimes being on a special diet can mean you don’t get all the nutrients you need to keep you healthy. Your physician may recommend a number of other measures to make sure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals required for overall good health. Here are a few options for ensuring good nutrition when you are on a special diet. Continue reading “Have A Special Diet? 4 Ways To Ensure Your Body Is Getting What It Needs”

4 Ways To Add Flavor To Your Food Without The Extra Sugar

You can eat enjoy exquisite cuisine without sacrificing health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people should limit added sugars to no more than 10% of daily calories. To meet this limit, add these four ideas to your culinary arsenal now.

Fill Up On Fruit

So many people do not realize raw and cooked fruits can deliver an incredible amount of sweetness to the tongue. However, fruit is the ideal substitute for sugar in cooking. To add creaminess while reducing sugar, trade applesauce for butter in many desserts. Top cold and hot cereals with raisins, berries and bananas for a punch of sweetness. Ban store-bought drinks and invest in a juicer or smoothie blender, to combine greens and vegetables with oranges and pineapples as an alternative juicy beverage.
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The Secret Life of Grease

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How many of you pour grease down the drain?  Guilty!!

After grease travels down the drain, it is washed into the plumbing system. The grease sticks to the insides of the sewer causing build up. Eww!

Eventually, it can block the entire piping causing

  • Raw Sewage overflow into your home, yard, or street
  • Expensive clean-up
  • Potential contact with disease-causing organisms

I usually try to dump a little.  However, a little builds up too!

Leftover Grease – What do we do with it?!

DO

  • Use an old container to pour excess grease in.
  • Scrape food scraps from plates in the trash can for disposal.

DO NOT

  • Pour grease/oil or any food scraps down drains.
  • Use HOT water to rinse grease off of any cookware or surfaces.

I always thought cold water was best for rinsing cookware with grease.  Now that I have been doing it all wrong for 20 years, I will be using hot water from now on.  EEK! 

Remove Harmful Ingredients from Your Cosmetics

Do you ever wonder how to make your life habits healthier? You probably do, since we are constantly exposed to many harmful substances contained in almost everything including our food, our drinks, the air, and even in our cosmetics. In order to help you reduce the negative impact of such ingredients, we will draw your attention to some of them and give you some useful advice on how to live healthy.

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How to do Your Winter Beauty Detox in 5 Steps

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Winter holidays are truly magical and we all enjoy ourselves during this festive break. Still, with so many parties, heavy eating and lounging around, your health and skin are bound to suffer. Therefore, once the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your winter detox.

If you used to follow a specific regimen for healthy lifestyle before the holidays, this won’t come as something too troublesome for you. On the other hand, if you neglected your health and appearance a lot longer, then it’s time for some healthy New Year’s resolutions!

If you’re curious on how to detox properly but simply and effectively, keep on reading.

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Summer Dinner Party Menu Ideas

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Summer is the best time to have a festive gathering for family and friends. Here are some great ideas you may want to include on your menu. These items are quick and easy to make for your summer dinner party. They don’t require a lot of cook time and your guests will really enjoy them!

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