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Pasta Salad Makes Weeknight Dinner Quick and Healthy

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(Family Features) Now is the time for diners to transition palates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients. Whether serving dinner at home or heading out to a picnic, Lemony Peas and Pasta Salad is a snap to make, with few steps and minimal preparation time. It’s also packed with colorful fresh vegetables that are back in season once again. Start by preparing the pasta according to package directions. Dreamfields penne rigate is premium pasta made from durum wheat semolina that has the taste and texture of traditional pasta…

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The Blizzard-Bust Breakfast

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Billy: It's finding the center of your story, the beating heart of it, that's what makes a reporter. You have to start by making up some headlines. You know: short, punchy, dramatic headlines. Now, have a look, what do you see? [Points at dark clouds at the horizon] Billy: Tell me the headline. Quoyle: Horizon Fills With Dark Clouds? Billy: Imminent Storm Threatens Village. Quoyle: But what if no storm comes? Billy: Village Spared From Deadly Storm. ~The Shipping News Okay so now that we have all been duped by the Weather Channel into stocking up on milk, meat and…

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Holiday Diet Tips: Keep Calories in Check While Enjoying the Season

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(Family Features) As the seasons change we’re all tempted to indulge, but consuming all the extra calories added from sugar in those decadent sweets and savories can quickly add up to pounds on the scale!  In fact, during the holiday season, the average person gains more than 1.5 pounds, according to a 2013 study from Texas Tech University. The study also found that most people retain that weight and exercise alone won’t stave off the gain. The good news is that there are options for swapping higher-calorie foods for lighter choices that can help you save calories from sugar and…

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Deck the Halls with Ugly Sweaters: Host an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

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(Family Features) The holiday season is all about making fun memories. Why not wear something no one will soon forget at your own ugly sweater party? Hosting one is simple — have everyone show up in the tackiest holiday apparel they can find, whether from their closet, at a thrift store or something they “blinged” on their own. With the party attire planned, try these easy and ugly dessert ideas from Wilton: Soft, sweet and so ugly cakes: If your guests’ apparel doesn’t grab attention, your cake sure will.…

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Wine.com Releases Annual 2014 Wine.com 100

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine.com, the nation's leading online wine retailer, today announced the eighth annual Wine.com 100. Reflecting the top wines purchased on the website during the first 11 months of 2014, the Wine.com 100 is the industry's only list based exclusively on consumer purchasing data. The list provides insight into consumer trends, highlighting the most popular regions, varietals and producers. The complete 2014 Wine.com 100 list is available online at www.wine.com/100. This year, Caymus 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon took the #1 spot. This is the first year that a wine retailing over $20 has topped…

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Powerhouse Potatoes Potatoes Pack a Nutritional Punch

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(Family Features) The average person’s caloric needs have decreased since the 20th century when lifestyles were more active, yet nutritional needs are generally the same. Getting the nutrition you need without consuming too many calories can be as simple as incorporating nutrient-dense foods, such as potatoes, into your diet.   Not only are potatoes a cost-efficient kitchen staple, there are dozens of quick and easy ways to prepare this ultimate comfort food while taking advantage of an extra helping of nutrition.   A medium-size potato (5.3 ounces or 148 grams) has only about 110 calories, 4 to 5 percent of…

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Thanksgiving Timeline Strategies

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Once you have designed a menu, you should build a custom timeline. Figure out what you’re going to do when. What can be prepared in advance and refrigerated or frozen? What must be done the day of the holiday meal? Pay close attention to oven times and temperatures when making the timeline for the day of the meal. Several of our holiday recipes can be prepared up to a month in advance. We suggest starting your preparations as early as possible and breaking the work up into manageable chunks so you’re not overwhelmed when the house is filled with guests.…

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Savory Sausage Stuffing

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Ingredients 1 Loaf Rhodes™ White or Wheat Bread Dough, baked and cubed 1 pound ground sausage 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2-3 celery ribs, chopped 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup grated carrots 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1 egg, beaten 2 teaspoons rubbed sage 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Preparation Place cubed bread in large bowl. Brown sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Add onion, celery, mushrooms and carrots and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add sausage mixture to…

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Ramsey Farmers Market Moves Indoors December 7th

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The Ramsey Farmers' Market, voted Best in Bergen, is still open outdoors every Sunday from 9AM-2PM at the Main St train station through November. Loyal market goers will not be disappointed as we then move indoors every Sunday, December through March, from 10AM-2PM at the Eric Smith School located at 73 Monroe St. Whether planning for the holidays or shopping weekly for the freshest, local produce and products, you are sure to have your needs met at our extraordinary non-profit Ramsey Farmers' Market. Each Sunday over 40+ local farmers and food purveyors bring seasonal, local vegetables and fruits, including organic produce, artisan…

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Holiday Turkey Tips and More

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(Family Features) One of the most memorable moments at any holiday dinner is when a moist, delicious turkey is brought to the table. Everyone grabs their forks at the sight of a perfectly brown bird glistening with juicy flavor. Make sure your holiday meal is a special one by following these simple tips for making the perfect holiday dinner: Thawing the Turkey Thaw your turkey in the refrigerator for 24 hours per 5 pounds in weight. For example, a 20-pound bird takes four days to thaw. Thaw it faster by covering with cold water in the sink and changing the…

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