Make Your Workout Worth It: Three Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Gym Session

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Make Your Workout Worth It: Three Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Gym Session

If you only have a few hours a week to workout at the gym, typically before or after work, then you understand the importance of hitting the weights hard, and putting in as much effort as you can. You don’t have the time to hang around like the professional gym rats and take your time. However, because you are putting in serious work at the gym, you are stressing out your body. You want to make sure that it’s paying off. That means taking care of your nutrition before and after a workout. This will make sure that you don’t...

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3 Ways To Sneak Roasted Almonds In Your Family’s Meal

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Ways To Sneak Roasted Almonds In Your Family’s Meal

Roasted almonds are a great treat to add to your family’s diet. They’re packed densely with nutrients and relatively low in calories. One ounce of dry, roasted almonds can provide just under 6 grams of protein, and they taste absolutely delicious. However, if your family is sick of eating roasted almonds by themselves, you can easily incorporate this ingredient sneakily into many recipes. Crush the Almonds and Add Them to Frying Batter If your family loves fried chicken and other fried dishes, you can try to incorporate the...

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Using Up The Rest Of The Delicious Berry Marmalade: 3 Quirky Ways To Give Old Recipes A New Kick

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Using Up The Rest Of The Delicious Berry Marmalade: 3 Quirky Ways To Give Old Recipes A New Kick

Berry marmalade is absolutely delicious, and best of all, it can last anywhere from 18 months to 2 years if you store it properly. Still, once the seal is broken on the can, you should try to finish off the berry marmalade as soon as possible, as it is susceptible to going bad. Here are 3 fun and quirky ways that you can incorporate this ingredient into some old recipes. Give Your Icing an Extra Fruity Punch If you love baking and making baked goods, then you know just how important icing can be. Give your icing an extra kick by swirling in...

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Got Bacon? Two Great Cold Weather Dishes With Everyone’s Favorite Pork Product

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Got Bacon? Two Great Cold Weather Dishes With Everyone’s Favorite Pork Product

There used to be a commercial years ago with a jingle extolling the virtues of a certain margarine brand. What they really should have been singing about was everything is better with bacon! Bacon, especially high-quality bacon, such as that produced from a heritage breed, is one of American’s most favorite foods. Salty, crisp, and savory, there is nothing quite like it and no ready substitute. If you just can’t get enough bacon, here are two rustic meal ideas you’ll love, perfect for cold autumn and winter evenings....

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3 Tips to Prevent Stocking Stuffers from Melting Prematurely

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips to Prevent Stocking Stuffers from Melting Prematurely

One of the best Christmas traditions is stuffing stockings with little trinkets and treats. Christmas chocolate gifts make great stocking stuffers, especially since you can easily find a wide array of differently designed chocolates at your local supermarket. The key is to make sure that Christmas chocolate gifts you choose don’t melt prematurely before your children have a chance to enjoy them. Here are 3 tips that can help. Keep the Stockings and the Chocolate Away from Heat Sources If you plan on stuffing the stockings with Christmas...

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What’s The Scoville Scale?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What’s The Scoville Scale?

There are a lot of people who like hot food. One way to get that hot and spicy food is to use hot peppers. Those peppers have a chemical in them called capsaicin, which is what gives the peppers their heat. When you come in contact with capsaicin, it irritates the tissues it touches, making it feel hot. People have taken advantage of this not just in food; pure capsaicin is found in pepper sprays as well, which is where they get their name.  Scoville Scale When it comes to rating peppers and their hotness, you may have a difficulty...

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In A Real Pickle: Tips For Canning Crisp Pickles

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on In A Real Pickle: Tips For Canning Crisp Pickles

When it comes to canning and preserving foods, one of the most traditional things to make is pickles. Unfortunately, many novice pickle canners find themselves anxiously opening that first jar only to discover that the pickles are somewhat soggy instead of being that crisp, snappy treat they were hoping for. If this is something you struggle with, you may be surprised at some of the subtle things that you can do to help maintain that crispness in your pickles.  Avoid Contamination One of the biggest culprits for making soggy pickles is...

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Unique Uses For Watermelon: What You Can Try

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unique Uses For Watermelon: What You Can Try

Watermelon is one of the best treats you can have during the warm summer months. And as such, you may want to incorporate it into virtually every meal you eat throughout the watermelon season. In preparation for your next watermelon feast, you may find yourself on the lookout for some new and unique watermelon recipes to fill your long summer months. Luckily, there are many unique recipes out there that you may not have tried before that will take care of your watermelon craving in unique and delicious ways. All you need to do is get to know...

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