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Fishing for a healthy meal? Seafood is a smart choice
(BPT) - When it comes to mealtime, are you thinking fish? You should! Fish is the premiere natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are not naturally produced by the body and, therefore, must come from food. If you're an expecting or breastfeeding mom, it's even more important to eat fish becau... More >>


How much fiber is in your favorite foods? [Infographic]
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Create an award winning cheese board [Infographic]
(BPT) - - Award season is here. Each year, Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the industry’s hottest movies, shows and stars. Make it a night to remember by bringing the festivities into your home with an award show viewing party featuring a decadent cheese board with wine pairin... More >>


6 things your fridge knows about you (that no one else does) [Infographic]
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6 musts for an award-winning viewing party
(BPT) - Award season is here. Each year, Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to celebrate the industry’s hottest movies, shows and stars. Make it a night to remember by bringing the festivities into your home with an award show viewing party.1. Engage guests with entertaining invitations.Free ... More >>


5 tips for your Super Bowl 'homegating' party
(BPT) - Football has something for everyone: entertainers, causal viewers and die-hard fans all experience the joy of the game with friends and family. Why else would last year’s Super Bowl — averaging more than 114 million viewers — be the most watched show in U.S. television his... More >>


Meal of a lifetime: A culinary dream of diners across the country [Infographic]
(BPT) - Nothing leaves a better taste in the mouth than a delicious restaurant meal. According to a recent survey by Harris Poll and Michelin, publisher of the famed restaurant guides, Americans are willing to spend big money on the dining experience of a lifetime. While costs and cuisine of t... More >>


A tisket a tasket a Valentine's Day basket: 5 ways to send a message of love
(BPT) - Valentine’s Day is a time for building memories and connections with your child to show the special people in your life you care. With so many options for gifts and little ways to show how you feel, it’s hard to decide where to start… and why limit the fun? This year, sta... More >>


How to perk up your holiday season [Infographic]
(BPT) - Coffee is consumed around the world every day, and is even more popular during the holiday season. Just in time to perk up your seasonal spirit, Folgers Gourmet Selections Coffee offers a full range of exceptional roasts, including indulgent dessert flavors like Caramel Drizzle and Vanilla ... More >>


Here's how to snack like a pro on game day
(BPT) - Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian for the New England Patriots, and Bryan Snyder, director of team nutrition for the Denver Broncos, may be rivals on the field, but when it comes to nutrition, they agree on one thing: pistachios are an ideal snack, whether you’re a professional at... More >>


Debunking detox with 5 easy fixes
(BPT) - Lots of things in life create messes that need to be cleaned up — even in our bodies. Think of a playroom after a long day of family fun — toys and games strewed about the room, which if not tidied, we often end up tripping over. The same holds true for our bodies. After a holid... More >>


6 fresh new ways to enjoy potatoes
(BPT) - Potatoes are the vegetable that take breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to the next level of yum. They are quick to disappear but also quick and easy to buy, prepare and serve. Not only are potatoes uber satisfying, but research published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition als... More >>


Finding balance: 5 advantages of home meal delivery
(BPT) - With work, activities and obligations constantly piling up, who has time to even think about cooking healthy meals at home? When you’re constantly on the go, there’s barely enough time to get to the gym regularly. During a particularly busy week, you might find yourself indulgin... More >>


Healthy 5-minute breakfast ideas the whole family will love
(BPT) - The alarm goes off and the morning mayhem begins. You quickly wake the kids from their dreamy slumber before jumping in the shower. As everyone hurries to get ready and out the door on time, there’s one critically important part of the day that often gets overlooked: a healthy breakfa... More >>


Which 2016 dining trend do you want to try most?
(BPT) - Around-the-clock food shows, celebrity guests and niche themed restaurants are just a few reasons the fine food movement continues to experience extraordinary growth. In 2016, more people will be seeking upscale dining experiences that focus on the unique to the luxurious — and they&r... More >>


7 tips to help your game-day party score
(BPT) - When football season rolls around, even non-sports fans get excited about game-day festivities. Between the foods, beverages, entertainment and organization, a lot goes into creating the perfect game-day party. But that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. After all, you’re watc... More >>


7 hot menu trends foodies can expect in 2016
(BPT) - Each year, the National Restaurant Association surveys a large batch of professional chefs on which food, cuisines, beverages and culinary themes they think will be hot menu trends in the year to come.Based on recent feedback from nearly 1,600 members of the American Culinary Fede... More >>


Sugar, spice and everything delicious: 6 new holiday traditions
(BPT) - The holiday season is beloved by all for the heartwarming moments that we share with family and friends. From baking festive treats for get-togethers, to crafting homemade decorations to spruce up your home, the holidays are simply not the same without these fun pastimes.Traditions old and ... More >>


7 ways to pair seafood and wine this holiday
(BPT) - This holiday, gather inspiration for your table from the historic Italian “Feast of the Seven Fishes” tradition, which centers around enjoying fish-focused dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. The feast originated with serving seven courses made up of classic Italian seafood dishes,... More >>


5 easy ways to combat holiday stress
(BPT) - The holidays should be joyful and relaxing, filled with quality family time, but with all the pressures of gift buying, parties and traveling, you might view the season a bit differently. Whether you’re worried about money, checking everyone off your gift list or sending your holiday ... More >>


Easy holiday entertaining hacks
(BPT) - There’s a reason the holidays are called the most wonderful time of the year — it’s an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones over delicious food and shared traditions. But hosting the holidays can be hectic if you don’t properly prepare. Is there enough food? What... More >>


4 ways avocados will crash your Thanksgiving this year
(BPT) - 1. There will be a Massive Pop-Up Guac Café at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Avocados From Mexico is shaking up the iconic annual parade from its usual crawl to an epic, guaced-out fiesta, including performances from GRAMMY nominated band, Daughtry!2. Avocados From Mexico ... More >>


There's always room for pie [Infographic]
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5 tips to make your holiday cooking and baking cleanup easier
(BPT) - Preparing meals together is a great way to create lasting holiday memories. However, it’s no secret that whipping up Grandma’s sugar cookie recipe can create quite a mess. This year, use these clean-up tips to enjoy holiday time in the kitchen:Start with a solid baseAvoid messy ... More >>


6 steps to a happy holiday of healthy eating
(BPT) - The holidays are approaching, and with them come buffets, sweets and food-laden tables. You can think of that as temptation or realize that you have the power to make good-for-you choices, whether you’re managing diabetes or aiming for healthy eating in general. The American Diabetes ... More >>


7 tips for stress-free holiday entertaining
(BPT) - With the holiday season upon us, chances are you’ll be doing more entertaining over the next few weeks than at any other time of the year. This is a time to test out your culinary skills on old favorites, or try something new. While it can be fun to spend some extra time in the kitche... More >>


Tips for home chefs to make their kitchens functional
(BPT) - When it comes to creating delicious menu items in your own kitchen, you could do it with limited space, dark lighting and minimal tools. It might take you longer, but you can do it.If you are a foodie and you specialize in making dishes that are well received by family and friends, you don'... More >>


Celebrating 50 years of the NFL with classic game day traditions from the McCourty family
(BPT) - As the nation sits down to watch football this Thanksgiving, game day traditions, like preparing a famous homemade recipe or hosting a heated backyard football rivalry, will come alive. Family traditions are what makes the holidays memorable.Two popular NFL players and identical twins, Jaso... More >>


How to be a great holiday guest and host
(BPT) - The holiday season is chaotic enough without the added stress of entertaining. Whether you open your house to family and friends, or attend parties hosted by others this season, these tips will help you keep tensions low and stomachs full wherever you celebrate.Don’t show up empty-han... More >>


A world of sugar [Infographic]
(BPT) - - Did you know that candy ranks as the number one snack item purchased for the holidays? In fact, 44 percent of adults buy candy for gifting, and the remaining candy purchasers use it for holiday entertaining and other activities. From farm to industry to your table, high-quality white suga... More >>


Nestlé Toll House unveils 2015 baking trends [Infographic]
(BPT) - As temperatures drop, Nestlé Toll House is inviting consumers to warm up their ovens and share their best baking this holiday season. Nestlé Toll House and leading pastry chefs from around the country looked at how baking is evolving and identified three core trends that ... More >>


Bust holiday-hosting stress with these 5 smart party-planning tactics
(BPT) - When it comes to holiday get-togethers, no mood-killer is worse than a stressed-out host or hostess. Your guests may be willing to brave snowy roads, low temperatures and the fruitcake they know you’ll serve, but if you’re too frantic to enjoy their company, they won’t enj... More >>


Holiday entertaining made easy, healthy with fish
(BPT) - As the holidays approach, so does the prospect of indulging at annual festivities. It’s easy to get swept up in the celebratory mood, throw caution to the wind and revel in your favorite comfort foods when the weather gets cooler. But while the change in seasons brings a new bounty wi... More >>


6 easy tips to avoid calorie overload during the holidays
(BPT) - From office parties to neighborhood gatherings — during the holidays, food is everywhere. Despite your healthiest of intentions, it’s not easy to eat right during the holiday season — no matter how determined you are to stay on track.Fear not! With a few simple tricks and ... More >>


Race fans across the country put their speed-eating skills to the test in the Whole Hog Challenge [Infographic]
(BPT) - Race fans across the country demonstrated their speed-eating abilities in the Smithfield Whole Hog Challenge – an exciting series of amateur eating contests held throughout this year's racing season – for the chance to compete in the ultimate eating showdown at the last race of ... More >>


7 tasty twists to spice up classic holiday foods
(BPT) - Food is a central part to any holiday celebration, but after having the same recipe for the fifth or sixth time, even beloved dishes can feel bland and boring. This year, spice up traditional fare with a few unique twists guaranteed to have guests raving.Mushrooms give earthy appeal to stuf... More >>


Have a fun and flavorful Friendsgiving with simple, delicious recipes
(BPT) - For most, Thanksgiving is all about tradition. Many of us have family recipes we look forward to eating year after year, and family and friends we are excited to see every Turkey Day. Thanksgiving family customs may run strong, but for those who like to have fun in the kitchen and celebrate... More >>


Winter recipes and wine pairings to 'wow' any crowd
(BPT) - Winter offers an opportunity for reflection and for gathering around a table with loved ones. Whether you're cooking for two or a dinner party with friends, these recipes are the perfect accompaniment to winter gatherings. Pair these recipes with the recommended wine pairings for a tru... More >>


'Tis the season for good etiquette
(BPT) - In today’s fast paced, eat-on-the-run world, it seems very few of us make time for a regular sit down meal at the dinner table. That’s until the holidays roll around, when the pressure’s on to be perfect. Before you read any further, ask yourself — are you confident ... More >>


Baking basics: Getting the best performance from eggs in desserts
(BPT) - Whether you prefer grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, snowflake cookies or delicious eggnog custard, there are plenty of dessert options to choose from during the holiday season. We often associate holiday desserts with sugar, frosting and all things sweet. However, the most important ingr... More >>


Eight things we love about college game day and one thing we don't!
(BPT) - Ahhh, college game day. After a long week on the daily grind, it doesn’t get much better than gathering around the television with friends to watch your favorite team. Game day is one of those special traditions Americans across the country enjoy every Saturday during college football... More >>


10 ways to have a hassle-free Thanksgiving
(BPT) - From cooking an extravagant turkey dinner to readying the house for guests, hosting Thanksgiving is a lot of work. This annual day of thanks should be focused on connecting with family and enjoying each other’s company, not worrying if the bird will be dry or the kids will be bored. T... More >>


Tips and tricks for the ultimate holiday cheese plate [Infographic]
(BPT) - The holidays are filled with parties, potlucks and feasts that all call for delicious treats. Whether you're hosting or just attending, any shindig is enhanced by a tasty cheese platter. These tips and tricks will inspire you to create a tasty and elegant cheese plate that is sure to charm ... More >>


8 ways to stuff an olive
(BPT) - Loved by both kids and adults, California Ripe Olives are a crowd-pleasing and affordable pantry staple known for being a party favorite served right out of the can. However, their versatile flavor, texture and signature shape also make them perfect for dressing up with a variety of filling... More >>


3 ways to bring a touch of nostalgia to modern holiday celebrations
(BPT) - Fond memories of holidays past are one of the many gifts of the seasons, and it turns out a bit of nostalgia is good for you. It can make you feel less lonely, bored or anxious, and more generous, tolerant and happy, according to a New York Times report on nostalgia research. You don’... More >>


Forget pumpkin mania, it's time for all things eggnog
(BPT) - Step aside pumpkin spice — your 15 minutes are over (at least for another year). The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s time for eggnog to have its moment.While pumpkin permeates the culture every fall — from coffee flavoring to air fresheners — too often eggn... More >>


PB&J: The comfort food for every generation [Infographic]
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How well do Americans know ethnic cuisines? [Infographic]
(BPT) - Ethnic cuisines are a long-term trend on restaurant menus. The National Restaurant Association’s Global Palates survey finds a wider variety of international foods are increasingly becoming part of everyday American diets.For more information on the survey, visit Restaurant.org/G... More >>


Dietary differences? Keep breakfast satisfying with smart substitutions
(BPT) - When it comes to breakfast, the options are truly endless. However these days, dietary sensitivities to dairy, eggs, nuts and meat-free lifestyle choices can make it challenging to serve a breakfast that’s nourishing and satisfying for everyone.Fortunately, making smart substitutions ... More >>


Unlock your inner chef with dinner inspired by the movie 'Burnt'
(BPT) - For a romantic date or an outing with friends, you can’t go wrong with dinner and a movie. Whether you’re headed to a theater or settling in at home, make your cooking the star of the show by taking inspiration from the new culinary movie “Burnt,” starring Bradley Co... More >>


5 easy ways to reduce food waste in your daily life
(BPT) - “What’s for dinner?”For many, the question is uttered nearly every evening, and the answer is easy.But for 795 million people in the world — those who don’t have a reliable meal to look forward to according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United... More >>


Talking turkey for the Thanksgiving table
(BPT) - Without a doubt the iconic American bird, the turkey, majorly influences all things Thanksgiving, right down to our tabletop décor. It’s a colorful history, nearly as old as the holiday itself.When Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving an official holiday back in 1863, Englis... More >>


No time to pack your child's lunch for school? No worries
(BPT) - The school year is well underway and your best laid plans for coordinated family schedules, home-cooked dinners together and a bag lunch packed from home have evolved to an acceptable level of managed chaos. Time is short and usually double-booked.One thing you don’t need to worry abo... More >>


How to conquer holiday food cravings and still enjoy seasonal treats
(BPT) - Sweet treats at work. Extravagant family dinners. Buffets brimming with holiday indulgences. There’s plenty to savor this time of year, and it doesn’t have to lead to a bigger waistline.Licensed naturopathic doctor Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney believes the holidays are a time ... More >>


Tips and tricks for fuss-free holiday entertaining
(BPT) - The holidays are a time of celebration, not for stressing about how you’re going to feed a room full of hungry guests. Serving fanciful fare in a beautiful setting shouldn't be difficult — just use the tricks of entertaining experts. Here are five low-fuss ways to impress guests... More >>


Banish the boring! Go global for great fall dishes
(BPT) - There’s something to be said for having a routine: Meatless Monday, Wednesday leftovers, Friday pizza night. A routine helps keep planning and shopping on track so there’s less stress at dinnertime. But keeping to a routine doesn’t mean meals have to be boring. Go global t... More >>


Take your tailgate indoors with Chef Billy Parisi [Infographic]
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