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What To Do When Your Mouth Is On Fire From Red Hot Chili Peppers

I was in a restaurant that specializes in chili – hot, hotter, and hottest.  Four large thirty-something guys were sitting at the table next to mine. One guy ordered, “hottest,” with an “I can handle it, no problem” look on his face. Shortly after this big, burly guy dug into his chili he was sitting […]

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10 Ways To Tame A Way Too Spicy Dish

Have you ever gotten a little too overzealous with the chili powder – or with the amount of peppers you’ve added to that fantastic dish you’re cooking? Perhaps you very overly brave and ordered the five alarm chili at your local Tex-Mex place. It happens — but what do you do?  You can burn the […]

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Irish Soda Bread Or Green Bagels?

It’s not too hard to find green bagels, beer, or green milkshakes on St. Patrick’s Day in the US. 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 […]

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Girl Scout Cookies: the original recipe and more …

Thin Mints may account for 25% of Girl Scout cookie sales, but the thin chocolate wafers bear little resemblance (other than being cookies) to the original girl scout cookies. The first Girl Scout troop was organized over a hundred years ago (March 12, 1912) in Savannah, Georgia. Selling cookies — a way to finance troop […]

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How Long Can Your Roasted 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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Will The Food Sitting In Your Hot Car Make You Sick?

It’s hot outside.  When you open your car door after it’s been sitting in the parking lot you’re hit with a blast of heat that seems hotter than an oven. The Temperature Rises Quickly Inside A Closed Car Very quickly — even when it’s only moderately warm outside. A study found that at 9AM when […]

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Eat Out Eat Well Magazine Issue 03 Summer 2014

If You Consider Toppings an Ice Cream Essential, Check These Out

  You can put just about anything on ice cream, but the standard fare — toppings like hot fudge, whipped cream, peanuts, walnuts in syrup, crushed heath bar, caramel sauce – can add hundreds of calories and not much nutrition to your sundae or cone.  Some common ice cream toppings: Smucker’s Spoonable Hot Fudge Topping, 2 […]

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Ice Cream and Gelato: A Cheat Sheet

The cold deliciousness of ice cream and gelato is hard to beat.  There are an astounding number of flavors with varying degrees of fat, calorie, sugar, and dairy content.  The sad truth is that no matter how innovative food scientists and savvy marketers have become, a three-scoop sundae with hot fudge, whipped cream, and other […]

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A Dozen Ways To Keep Grilled Food Safe To Eat

Summer means grilling and barbecue for lots of people. It’s hard to resist juicy burgers, sizzling steaks, fish seared to perfection, and frankfurters crackling and popping and screaming for mustard and relish or sauerkraut. The food may taste great, but picnics, barbecues, and grilling can create the perfect environment for the bacteria that already reside […]

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Iced And Frozen Coffee Drinks: Are They Coffee, Snacks, Or Dessert?

When the weather heats up, the coffee drinks tend to cool down.  Unfortunately, some iced and frozen coffee drinks – whether they’re from a coffee shop or from a can — can really bump up your calories and fat grams. Calories in Some Iced And Frozen Coffee Drinks Note: all info (with the exception of […]

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