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Thursday 12/06/2018
Bold Flavor Boosts for Tradition-Worthy Holiday Meals
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Holiday gatherings provide perfect opportunities to get creative in the kitchen. Spending quality time with family and friends over an unforgettably delicious meal is what the holiday season is all about, after all. Make sure to be the one everyone is raving about because you've brought something new and delicious to your event by transforming ordinary seasonal recipes with a clever, bold twist.

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Fuss-Free Holiday Recipe Inspiration
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Hosting holiday dinners can be stressful, even for the most seasoned home cooks. Between gift giving, cookie baking, home decorating and more, there’s often little time left to think through a festive feast for a hungry crowd of family and friends.

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Holiday Inspiration for Every Occasion
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is full of opportunities to eat, drink and gather around the table with the ones you love. Whether it's a family dinner, office potluck or neighborhood brunch, good food is a cornerstone of nearly every great holiday celebration.

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A Fitting Snack for Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) The to-do list for holiday hosts seems to be a never-ending one, starting with planning, guest lists and preparation then ending with goodbyes and cleanup. The hours of work that go into a festive get-together are almost always worth it in the end, and family members surely appreciate the hospitality – especially when it comes to food.

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Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) When deciding which dishes to serve this year at holiday gatherings, consider going beyond traditional recipes and use beloved seasonal ingredients in new ways.

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Holiday Foods with Heightened Flavor
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Holiday hosting is all about providing guests a cozy atmosphere, good company and, quite often most importantly, food that tastes as good as it looks. While mixing and matching quality ingredients for dishes that appeal to the crowd is key to achieving successful seasonal flavors, you can take it a step further with the kitchen equipment used to craft those crave-worthy meals.

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A Holiday Gathering Guide for Hosts
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

(Family Features) Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings.

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Holiday Pairing Perfection
Updated: December 07, 2018 - 2:40 am

Festive flavors and seasonal sips

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Thursday 11/29/2018
Simple Tips to Upgrade Your Next Casual Gathering
Posted: November 29, 2018

(StatePoint) From special occasions to everyday get togethers, you can upgrade any gathering without a lot of extra work by serving delicious pairings of small bites and sparkling wines.

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Simplify Holiday Entertaining
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes.

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Old Fashioned with a Twist
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Cocktail trends may come and go, but one staple remains a fixture on drink menus two centuries after its invention – the Old Fashioned.

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A New Level of Holiday Hosting
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) It can be easy to impress your holiday guests without overdoing it in the kitchen by putting to use recipes that require little time to prep. After all, those precious moments with loved ones are meant for reflection and conversation, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for lesser dishes.

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Savor the Season with Comfort Foods
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Few things go together quite like the holidays and comforting seasonal recipes.

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Comforting Dishes for Cooler Days
Updated: December 03, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) There's almost nothing like a warm dish to help melt away the chills of winter.

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Saturday 11/24/2018
Punch It Up this Holiday Season
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) If you are looking to host an unforgettable holiday cocktail party, punch can make a memorable impression on your guests and bring your get-together to the next level.

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Friday 11/23/2018
Easy Holiday Hosting and Toasting
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) If the very notion of holiday hosting has you feeling a bit overwhelmed, get organized with these simple ideas that can help you serve up a successful holiday celebration.

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A Host’s Guide to Holiday Gatherings
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) Gearing up for a big crowd at your holiday festivities can provide moments of excitement, stress, fun and plenty of other emotions as the big dinner draws near. This year, avoid any nagging feelings of doubt with this step-by-step guide to prepare for large gatherings.

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Freshen Up Holiday Entertaining
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:55 am

Add tasty, crunchy grapes to seasonal dishes

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8 Recipes to Help Ring in the Holiday Season
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:55 am

Festive dishes and drinks to get in the holiday spirit

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Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips
Updated: November 26, 2018 - 2:55 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is meant for spending quality time with friends and family, not stressing out over hosting. With some simple tips, you can cut down on hectic preparations while creating a memorable holiday full of food and fun guests can savor.

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Wednesday 11/21/2018
Congressional Briefing Supports Humane Farming
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 2:48 am

(NAPSI)—America has been blessed with a bountiful supply of safe, abundant and affordable food. To make sure that food is also humanely raised, a diverse delegation convened a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill called “The Humane Table.”

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Monday 11/19/2018
Bite-Size Tips To Skip Holiday Stress And ‘Hanger’
Updated: November 22, 2018 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—When the holidays are here, for many people, that means having a lot on their plate—literally and figuratively. Fortunately, there are ways to lighten the to-do list and even sneak in a little nutrition. You don’t want a household full of people who are “hangry”: angry from being hungry.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
Gear Up for the New Dinner Party: With Bring-&-Share Menus and Something for Everybody
Updated: November 16, 2018 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - Whatever happened to the formal dinner party? Between busy work schedules and the complexity of navigating food preferences and allergies, they can be hard to pull off — yet we still long for the pleasures of breaking bread (or an acceptable gluten-free substitute) with family and friends. Enter a growing trend: easy bring-&-share meals.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Holiday Fun for the Whole Family
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Celebrating the holidays with family meals and activities is what the season is all about, and when those moments and at-home projects are kid-friendly, you can get the whole gang involved.

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Savor Simplicity
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

Holiday recipes worth sharing

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Light Bites for Healthier Holidays
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For those who are always on the go leading up to the holidays, the season can feel more like madness than merrymaking. From planning get-togethers to building out a perfect menu for the events, there can be difficulties for hosts and guests alike to ensure proper nutrition is still top of mind.

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Put a Twist on Tradition this Holiday Season
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) ’Tis the season to dust off the decorations, dig out your family cookbook and celebrate everything that makes the holidays special. While it’s certainly a time to honor longstanding traditions, there’s also room to start something new and put your personal touch on the festivities.

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Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes.

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Nutritious Family Meals Full of Flavor
Updated: November 19, 2018 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Putting healthy meals on the table continues to be a year-round goal for many families, one that can become more difficult with the satisfying and savory flavors of comfort-food season. From breakfast to dinner and every meal in-between, it can feel daunting to prepare simple and nutritious recipes without sacrificing taste.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
AI Meets Hip Hop in Innovative Music Partnership
Posted: November 13, 2018

(NewsUSA) - DigiTrax Entertainment, a pioneer in the music technology industry, brings its artificial intelligence (AI) expertise to the popular hip-hop segment.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Lemon Cream Puffs
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

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Try the Trendiest Flavors Tonight
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

New seasonings make it easy

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Flavorful Fiesta Time
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

Food, family and holiday traditions

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Fast, Flavorful and Festive Holiday Dishes
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) From office potlucks and cocktail parties to family dinners and beyond, the mealtime celebrations during the holidays are endless. Whether you're serving as a host or bringing your signature dish to a get-together, these tips can help you own the holiday season without breaking a sweat:

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Chow Down on Championship Snacks
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) When the clock ticks down toward game day and you’re putting together a snacking plan of attack, turn to recipes like these that you and your guests can savor for all four quarters of action.

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Take Holiday Hosting to the Next Level
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) It can be easy to impress your holiday guests without overdoing it in the kitchen by putting to use recipes that require little time to prep. After all, those precious moments with loved ones are meant for reflection and conversation, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for lesser dishes.

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Party Prep Pointers for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining
Updated: November 12, 2018 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) Thoughts of hosting and entertaining during one of the busiest seasons of the year can be stressful. With so much party preparation for the holidays, from decor to drinks and appetizers to activities, it’s easy to see how even the most experienced hosts can get a little flustered.  

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
Elevate Your Holiday Meal With This Prosciutto Cranberry Crostini Recipe
Updated: November 09, 2018 - 2:45 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a great way to make holiday entertaining easier and more fun for everyone: Ham it up. Not with just any ham, however. Stock up on Prosciutto di Parma. Prosciutto di Parma is an excellent item to keep in your fridge during the holidays because it offers a variety of ways to elevate any meal, from your main dish to festive appetizers or straight out of the package to the plate for a last-minute charcuterie board.

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
6 Meals to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:34 am

Try these authentic and traditional recipes to celebrate Hispanic heritage with flavor

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Natural Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:37 am

(Family Features) With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from sleep disturbances, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now is the time to rethink your bedtime routine and consider more natural ways to get a good night’s rest.

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Family Favorites from Tree to Table
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:37 am

(Family Features) Getting the whole family around the dinner table every evening can be hard. Feeding your family meals that incorporate high-quality ingredients and are also delicious can be even harder. Sometimes, though, that special ingredient you’re looking for can already be in your pantry.

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Switch Up Your Game Day Menu
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:37 am

(Family Features) Burgers and dogs may be typical game day grub, but a lineup that never changes can get tiresome a few weeks into the season. Infuse new energy and homemade favorites into your game day menu so you can enjoy great games and good eats for a winning combination.

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Fall for a Flavorful Cheese Board
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:35 am

(Family Features) Some of the most beloved flavors are inspired during the fall, and there are few better ways to enjoy the season’s best than with a group of friends and family. Get ready to wow guests with seasonal treats that invite everyone to indulge in fall flavors.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
A New Take On Sweet Potato Casserole
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:35 am

(NAPSI)—Perfect with a Thanksgiving turkey, for sure—yet easy enough for a weeknight dinner. Try this for a change of pace from sweeter sweet potato casseroles.

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Monday 10/29/2018
5 surprisingly gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes to please a crowd
Posted: October 29, 2018

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Christmas Comes Early with Family Holiday Movies on UPtv
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 9:02 pm

(NewsUSA) - The holidays are almost here, and fans of uplifting Christmas television can look forward to 45 films on UPtv, including seven Sunday night premiere movies. The network, known for family-friendly fare, kicks off 55 days of holiday programming starting November 1.

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Tips for a swoon-worthy home upgrade
Posted: October 29, 2018

(BPT) - Are your kitchen appliances older than your children? Do you scowl at your laundry because it just doesn't get as clean as it should? Have you rediscovered shirts piled up in the back of your closet? If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, it's time for a home upgrade. If you haven't shopped for appliances or other home items in a while, you're going to be floored by what's out there today. Wi-Fi-enabled everything, customizable luxury, the sky's the limit. Here are some ideas from the Whole Home Project Concept House, House Beautiful magazine’s first-ever custom-built show house, that will make your home swoon-worthy:

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Wednesday 10/24/2018
Creative Seafood Solutions
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:34 am

(Family Features) When it comes to cooking up creative meals for the family, finding inspiration for new flavors while maintaining nutrition is typically a primary goal.

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Eat Healthy with Seafood
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 6:36 am

(Family Features) Eating healthy isn’t always easy, and when your family is rushing around in the evenings it can seem like a daunting task to put a well-balanced, nutritious meal on the table.

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