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How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? It definitely matters – and the clock starts ticking as soon as the bird comes out of the oven, fryer, or off the grill. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of reported cases of food borne illness (food […]

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Do You Swipe Candy From Your Kid’s Halloween Haul?

Ah — Halloween candy! It’s pretty hard to escape because it’s everywhere – on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a nice purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween week accounts for about eight percent of yearly confectionery sales and 34% of seasonal candy sales (like Christmas and Valentine’s […]

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How To Pair Wine With Halloween Candy

Halloween candy isn’t only for kids. Neither are Halloween parties. So, if you’re an adult, why not have some wine with your candy – whether it’s the candy you bought for trick or treaters or what you snag from your kid’s collection. There are all kinds of opinions about what wine goes well with what […]

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8 Great Candy Corn Facts

Impress Everyone With Candy Corn Trivia

It’s orange, yellow and white candy corn time. No matter how hard you wish it, the candy shaped like a kernel of corn can’t substitute for a veggie. Those little tri-colored triangles have celebrated over 130 birthdays and are still going strong. Here are 8 sweet things you probably never knew about candy corn: Candy […]

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Jack O Lantern

Stingy Jack and the Jack O’Lantern

Stingy Jack and the Devil The story goes that the Jack-O’-Lantern comes from a legend that goes back hundreds of years in Irish history. It’s said that a miserable old drunk named Stingy Jack — who liked to play tricks on his family, friends, and even the Devil — tricked the Devil into climbing up […]

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Easter candy, 100 and 200 calories

Bunny Ears, Bunny Tails, and Lots of Eggs: Which Do You Head for First?

Peeps, jellybeans, and chocolate eggs are extremely popular types of Easter candy, but the National Confectioners Association says that on Easter, children head for chocolate Easter bunnies first. No matter how old we are, we all have our preferred way of attacking the chocolate rabbit. Just so you know where you rank, 76% of us […]

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Jellybeans -- What

Jelly Beans: One by One or by the Handful?

Should jellybeans come with a warning label: “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?”  It’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth!  The proof: Americans eat 16 billion jellybeans at Easter – if they were lined up […]

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Bread, Farl, Cake, or Spotted Dog?

  Green bagels and green milkshakes. It must be St. Patrick’s Day. There’s also corned beef and cabbage – and “Irish soda bread” with a cruciform, or cross, slashed on top.  Have you ever wondered why the shape of the cross is slashed on the top of the bread – and why it’s known as soda […]

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Marshmallow PEEPs

Fluorescent Squishy PEEPS – Do You Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?

If you have a thing for the fluorescent marshmallow bunnies and chicks that were hatched over 50 years ago, you’re not alone. They got their name – PEEPS — because they were originally modeled after the yellow chick. Every year, PEEPS are the subject of lots of design contests (you’d be amazed what you can […]

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Exercises to burn off Super Bowl calories

Some Exercise Ideas To Burn Off Super Bowl Party Food Calories

Will you be watching the big game? Maybe you’re more interested in the food than the game. Either way, according to the Calorie Control Council, the average game watcher chows down on about 1,200 calories worth of food and snacks on game day – Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day (right behind […]

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