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2010 Thanksgiving: Tips to Stay Thin

2010 Thanksgiving: Tips to Stay Thin

Thanksgiving is here in a couple of days. That means most of us are going to have a festive feast soon that for many impacts their waistline. Follow these tips to avoid packing on the pounds while still enjoying the feast.

Fall into Savings: Preserve the bounty before it's too late!

Fall into Savings: Preserve the bounty before it's too late!

Fall farmers markets are packed full of delectable fruits and vegetables that are at the height of freshness. A few simple steps will help you to enjoy this healthy, local produce year-round.

A blue pumpkin, generally only found at Fall Farmers Markets

At the Fall Market: Squash, Apples and Blue Pumpkins?

The rich colors of autumn are captured in the gorgeous produce that is available at fall farmers markets across the country. Delicious fruits and vegetables such as pumpkins, squash, apples, pears, plums, corn and sweet potatoes are coming into season.

Chicken Udon Noodle Soup

Is it the Chicken or the Soup?

Recent study of home-made chicken soup investigates this winter cold home remedy.  Enjoying a steaming bowl of chicken soup can make a medical difference in the severity of the common cold!

Halloween Eyeballs and Spooky Witches Fingers

Treats without the Trick, Homemade Halloween Treats

Halloween is the one day of the year that should be full of sweet treats! According to the National Association of Counties, the average person eats about 24 lbs of candy throughout the year - a lot of it at Halloween! Preparing a few delicious Halloween goodies in your own kitchen provides a healthier way to celebrate Halloween with your kids.

Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos: Mexican Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated November 1 and 2. It is a blend of Aztec and Catholic traditions. Even though Halloween and Dia de los Muertos are close together on the calendar and have similar themes, they are not related.

Apple Cider is not just for drinking

Apple Cider is not just for drinking

As temperatures become cooler and snuggly sweaters turn into a wardrobe staple, it is definitely time for a visit to your favorite local apple orchard and cider mill. Classic recipes for belly warming drinks include Allspiced Apple Cider and Hot Wassail which is a mixture of apple cider and other festive juices.

Selection of common commercial Halloween Candy

Halloween Treats That Avoid Nutritional Horror, Tips and Tricks

If the thought of a bag full of sugary, high-fat Halloween treats has you spooked, here are some tips to keep your little goblins happy and healthy this trick-or-treating season.

Jack-O-Lantern

Treats That Come With Tricks: Checkout These Recalled Candies Before Letting Your Little Ones Indulge

Lollipops Mega Pops, Nestle Raisinets and two other candies have been the subject of Halloween candy recalls. Let's have a fun and safe Halloween and be sure to double-check those bags of loot this weekend.

Halloween Decorations, Ghostly Pumpkin Candles

How to make your Halloween festivities extra spooky

Halloween is the second most decorated holiday, so it won't be long until ghouls and goblins, witches and vampires, pumpkins and candy corn adornments begin appearing in advance of trick-or-treating and haunting celebrations. This year, instead of buying your decorations, why not brew a little imagination?