6 Kitchen Hacks for Champagne

by in Healthy Tips, December 29, 2015

After you pop the cork for all the holiday festivities, don’t let the leftovers fizzle! Save the extra bubbly for these innovative culinary goodies. Read more

Can Beer Be a Part of a Healthy Diet?

by in Healthy Tips, December 28, 2015

Frosty craft beers are hotter than ever, and there’s way more to them than just cracking one open to watch the game. Beer enthusiasts are touting their favorite specialty batches for everything from food pairings to exercise recovery. Can these popular brewskis be part of a healthy diet?

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5 Myths About Bacon – Busted!

by in Healthy Tips, December 27, 2015

According to market research, 80 percent of American households have bacon on their weekly grocery list, contributing to the over 1 billion finger-licking servings being dished out each year. Along with the popularity of pork fat comes many misconceptions — let’s set the record straight on some of the most-popular bacon folklore.

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole

by in Healthy Recipes, December 26, 2015

Comfort food in a big ol’ casserole dish: These cheesy, creamy mashed potatoes are exactly the satisfying dish you want to scoop up when it’s chilly outside. And they’re a must-have for your winter table.

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No-Bake Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes

by in Healthy Recipes, December 25, 2015

Cheesecake was my favorite kind of cake when I was growing up. In fact, every year on my birthday, my family would get two cakes — a yellow or chocolate cake for the normal birthday partygoers and a mini cheesecake for moi.

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Pecan Pie Biscotti

by in Healthy Recipes, December 24, 2015

Pecan pie is an iconic dessert here in the South, and during the holidays, many are torn between having to choose between pumpkin pie and pecan pie. It’s quite a dilemma, let me tell you, but as for me, I’m more likely to reach for the rich, gooey and almost caramel-y pecan offering. While I wholeheartedly cherish the special time with my slice, served a la mode most likely, it is far too decadent to enjoy on a frequent basis. So when I find myself craving the flavor but not necessarily all of the calories, butter and sugar, I make these pecan pie biscotti. The bonus is that they’re perfectly portable, so these twice-baked cookies can easily accompany you wherever your holiday plans may take you.  Read more

Our Best Healthy Recipes of 2015

by in Healthy Recipes, December 23, 2015

Despite hectic schedules, much time this year was spent in the kitchen whipping up wholesome meals instead of relying on takeout. Throughout 2015, the recipes in our trove most relished by readers ran the gamut from creamy, comforting hummus to Parmesan-amped zucchini. These 11 dishes came to the rescue most often for home cooks staying in for the night.

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8 Holiday Foods That Are Ruining Your Diet

by in Healthy Recipes, December 22, 2015

The holidays are filled with an overwhelming amount of food. It may seem fun at the beginning, but after indulging at party after party, you might find that these foods can quickly bust your waistline. Here are eight foods to watch out for at your next holiday shindig.

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10 Healthy Holiday Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, December 21, 2015

Holidays are a special time to enjoy favorite dishes and especially dessert. However, you can enjoy a delicious and lightened dessert guilt-free. Here are 10 magnificent desserts you can whip up this holiday season.

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11 Tips for Staying Fit During the Holidays

by in Healthy Tips, December 21, 2015

With all the excitement of the holidays, exercise usually gets crossed off the list. Instead of being naughty with your regimen, try these expert tips for staying on track.

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