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Holiday Turkey Safety

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

The big meal is over and the back and forth to the kitchen for leftovers begins. We all know that leftovers can really bump up the holiday calories, but how do you tell if the leftovers are actually safe to eat? Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? […]

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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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How Far Do You Have To Walk To Burn Off Your Easter Candy?

If you want to attempt to walk off the chocolate bunnies, jellybeans, and Peeps: It takes a herculean effort to walk off lots of calories. It’s easier and more efficient to cut down on portion size. In case you want to make an attempt “to walk” off your candy indulgence: If this is the candy […]

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Easter candy, 100 and 200 calories

How Much Easter Candy Can You Eat For 100 and 200 Calories?

Do you need a reason to splurge on a holiday – it is a celebration, after all? But, in case you want to “carefully” indulge on Easter candy, here’s how much of your favorite candy you can gobble down to the tune of 100 calories: 17 Brach’s jellybeans = 102 calories (6 calories each) 5 […]

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Marshmallow PEEPs

Marshmallow 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.  Now they’re made for Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day, too — so you can get them in […]

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Jellybeans: Do You Eat Them By The Handful Or One-By-One?

Jellybeans: do you think they should they should come with a warning label, “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?” Seriously – 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 Birth Of The Jellybean […]

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Why Are Valentine’s Day And Chocolate and So Intertwined?

Why are about 1.1 billion boxed chocolates — that’s about 58 million pounds of chocolate candy — sold in the United States during the week before Valentine’s Day? Why not Twizzlers or Gummy Bears? Chocolate infatuation began around 2,000 years ago when the higher echelon in the Mayan and Aztec societies infused cocoa beans with […]

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Should Santa Cut Down On The Cookies?

Does Santa have a weight challenge? It wouldn’t be surprising with all of the cookies and milk left out for him on Christmas Eve! Plus, he uses a sleigh pulled by reindeer so he just slides down the chimney. That might be tough with his jolly belly and a big bag of presents slung over […]

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A Combination Easter Basket and Table Decoration

I spotted these mason jar and candy combos today. I’m always on the lookout not just for good, healthy food —  but also for anything that accompanies food that potentially makes it taste better and also might make the dining experience more enjoyable. These mason jar and candy combinations fit into the second category and […]

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