Trick Or Treat

Do You Steal Candy From Your Kids’ Trick or Treat Bags?

Is there Halloween candy in your future (or present)?  It’s pretty hard to escape because candy is everywhere – on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween and the week afterward account for about 5% of all candy consumed for the year. […]

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Why is a Jack-o’-Lantern called a 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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Halloween Candy And Wine

Adults — What Wine Will You Drink With Your Halloween Candy?

Halloween candy isn’t only for kids. Neither are Halloween parties. So, if you’re an adult, why not have some beer, wine, or booze with your Halloween candy – whether it’s the candy you bought to give to hand out to trick or treaters or what you snagged from your kid’s collection. There are many opinions […]

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Candy Corn Trivia: 8 Sweet Things To Know

  It’s prime candy corn time! 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:   1. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company. It was popular among farmers who loved the corn […]

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Stadium Food: Good, Better, and Best Choices

It’s football season. How can you possibly not chow down on thousands of calories when there are food vendors or tailgating friends about every 20 feet hawking dogs, barbecue, burgers, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got a will of iron you could ignore the food and drinks. But […]

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Football, Food, and Beer

  It’s football season. With it comes fun, excitement, joy, angst, wringing of the hands, a whole new spin on vocabulary, and tons of food and drinks. It seems that football is associated with nine main food groups: beer, wings, pizza, chips and dip, barbecued ribs, burgers, chili, sausage (especially bratwurst), and pulled pork. It’s […]

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Calories in Nuts

Count Your Cashews: How Many Nuts and Calories Are In a Serving?

Nuts are amazing – they taste great and they’re full of fiber, nutrients, heart healthy fats, along with protein and, for most nuts, a minimal amount of carbohydrates. They’re a great addition to many dishes and they’re a delicious snack that can help tide you over until your next meal. But, because nuts are loaded […]

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Is Your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

Are the calories in your favorite coffee the equivalent of the calories in a muffin – or your lunch — for that matter? Calories and nutritional information for some Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts hot coffee drinks: Starbucks Caffe Latte, grande (16 oz), 2% milk:  190 calories, 7g fat, 18g carbs, 12g protein Starbucks Cappuchino, grande […]

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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Summer Drinks?

It’s hot.  You’re thirsty.  You want something cool – or maybe ice cold – to drink. Check Out The Calories A lot of cool, refreshing drinks come with a hefty dose of calories. You might be surprised how many are in a drink you’ve been having for years. According to CSPI (Center for Science in […]

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Do Your Road Trips Mean Dashboard Dining?

How many ketchup drips, chocolate smears, coffee stains, and greasy crumbs do you have in your car (or on your clothes)? Is your road trip an endless food-fest of fast food, junk food, and all kinds of snacks — with your dashboard or vacant passenger seat acting as your table? If you’re nodding your head, […]

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