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foodPower out? Food safety tips when your refrigerator stops

Advantages of a door-in-door refrigerator
One of the biggest concerns during an extended blackout is how to keep food from spoiling and how to know if it's still safe to eat.  First, plan ahead when you know a storm is coming and check your food for signs of spoilage. The USDA has provided important tips to keep your food fresh in the event of power more...

foodIt's Chocolate Lovers' Month!

Assorted chocolates
Chocolate wrapped in red or given in heart-shaped boxes are a staple of Valentine’s Day, filling the shelves of drug stores and gourmet shops more...

foodStay in... Stay warm... Stay full!

Bike Messenger Brownies
The winter just won’t quit, but for all the bundling up and shoveling out–we say, take advantage of staying in! While the warmer seasons are great for getting out in the world and saving time with quick and easy on–the–go eating, cold weather means a little extra time at home to try something new, be it a carefully cooked meal or a goodie baked from scratch. more...

foodHow to host a Christmas cookie swap

holiday cookies
I was invited to an old-fashioned Christmas cookie swap along with my 16-year-old daughter, the baker in our house. The host home was beautifully decorated from top to bottom with antique ornaments, Nutcrackers and, of course, a stunning tree. But the star of this show was the selection of cookies. The concept is simple: everyone bakes and everyone shares! Oh, it's also one more excuse to celebrate the holidays. more...

foodBeyond turkey: Food and wine pairings to impress your guests this holiday!

How to cook with wine
Good food and great company are the best parts of the holiday season. But who says this has to mean giant turkeys and starchy side dishes? Bring things up a fancy notch with some great alternatives paired with the perfect more...