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The Galveston County Daily News: Food & Entertaining

December 7, 2016

Food & Entertaining

Wednesday 11/30/2016
Holiday Gift-Giving Tips and Inspiration
Updated: November 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Looking for a way to “Sleigh the Holiday?” Raise the bar on gift-giving with thoughtful items for everyone on your list.

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Monday 11/14/2016
Books for Everyone on Your List this Holiday Season
Updated: November 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) No matter who is on your list this holiday season, great books make for great gifts.

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Great Holiday Gifts for Hunters and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Updated: November 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Will you be shopping for any hunters or outdoor enthusiasts this holiday season? Thoughtful, useful gifts will be well-appreciated.

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Holiday Gift-Giving Guide
Updated: November 14, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Everyone has had to scurry around to find a last minute holiday gift at some point, whether you procrastinated, you were searching for the perfect gift or you forgot to add someone to your gift list, but don’t let these scenarios cause you stress.

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Friday 11/11/2016
Avoid Holiday Gift Snafus: Don't Forget the Batteries!
Updated: November 11, 2016 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) If you want to avoid one of the biggest holiday season jumbles, remember the batteries when giving gifts to kids and tech lovers.

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Thursday 11/10/2016
How to Give Holiday Gifts That Won't be Forgotten
Updated: November 10, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) If your holiday shopping list is focused on all the latest trends, remember, the hottest items are not always the most cherished. Sometimes it’s the warmest gifts that are the most unforgettable.

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Tuesday 11/08/2016
Holiday Gifts that Can Reduce Stress
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) On top of the everyday stress of life, the holiday season can be one of the most hectic times of year. Unfortunately, all this additional stress can take its toll on the body, mind and soul.

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Fun and Practical Holiday Gifts for Gardeners of All Levels
Updated: November 08, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday season is a great opportunity to give those with green thumbs the tools they need to support their hobby.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Imaginative Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Updated: August 26, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Whether you’re celebrating your own child’s big day or shopping for a friend’s birthday party, some of the best gifts for toddlers and preschoolers are those that inspire imaginative play.

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Saturday 05/28/2016
Gift Guide for DIY Dads and Grads
Updated: May 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) Father’s Day and graduation season are the perfect opportunities to beef up your gift recipient’s garage -- and high-quality tools are a must for anyone -- from DIY novices to professional handymen.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
5 last minute tips to have your holiday shopping done in a flash
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Remember a few months ago when you thought about getting a head start on your holiday shopping so you wouldn't fall behind yet again? You were going to and then...well, where does the time go?

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Yes, Olivia, There Is a Santa, and He's Calling You
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Think there's almost a conspiracy out there to squelch your child's belief in Santa Claus? Technology can help you fight back.

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Why a check from grandma could be the worst gift for a child with special needs
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - You know that little check you can always count on from Grandma or Grandpa on birthdays and special occasions? It could be the worst gift your child gets, if he or she is a child with special needs.

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Monday 12/05/2016
4 easy, meaningful ways to give back this holiday season
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - More than a third of overall charitable giving happens during the holiday season, according to the Blackbaud Index, but Americans can give more than just cash when they’re looking to help others.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Less Havoc, More Magic: Easy Tips to Simplify the Holidays
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Christmas is a special part of childhood, and there is plenty of pressure on parents at this time of year to make sure it's an unforgettable time for their families. It's important to remember what never gets tossed in the recycling with the wrapping paper afterwards: the Christmas memories you make with your kids.

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Thursday 12/01/2016
Give the Gift of Connectivity, Without the Stress
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Once again, tech is topping lots of wish lists. We've all been there. You unwrap your wanted new tech, but before you can use your exciting new gift, there's usually some assembly or setup required. The setup is a major source of frustration for nearly a third of consumers recently surveyed by Asurion, the global leader in technology support and protection services, who say that putting together new technology has ruined their holiday.

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4 Easy Tips to Get Prepared for the Holidays
Updated: December 01, 2016 - 2:31 am

(StatePoint) It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When you should be enjoying special moments with family and friends, you may find yourself worrying about decorating your home, buying and wrapping gifts and sending holiday cards.

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Wednesday 11/30/2016
10 smart swaps to make baking and cooking healthier
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Creamy sauces, cookies, casseroles and cakes — as temperatures drop, it's natural to crave favorite comfort foods. However, it's easy to overindulge on rich dishes and decadent desserts, especially if you're hosting a gathering of friends and family. How can you enjoy amazing foods while bumping up the health quotient?

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A holiday wish list that can make a difference
Posted: November 30, 2016

(BPT) - “What do you want this holiday season?” It’s a question many of us will get asked in the coming weeks – if we haven’t been asked already! And what’s on your wish list this year? New golf clubs? Spend more time with family? Make a difference in someone’s life? Many people look for opportunities during the holiday season to help their local community and the world, and there are a number of ways to do this. The following are three opportunities, if you are going to be shopping already, to make a difference.

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The best holiday gifts of 2016
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Spending time with friends and family is a big part of what makes the holidays so special. Celebrating with loved ones and exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition. But before the wrapping paper can be ripped away in a flurry of sparkling shreds, you first need to find the right gifts for all the people on your list.

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
How to build a better (plant-based) burger
Posted: December 06, 2016

(BPT) - Whether you’re an In-N-Out purist or a die-hard Shake Shack fan, there’s no denying that burgers are America’s quintessential comfort food. However, before you chow down, have you considered the impact your burger might have on your health and the planet?

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Freshen Up Your Meal Prep
Updated: December 07, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—With more than 3.9 million “mealprep” hashtags on Instagram, many people have found success in living a healthier lifestyle through meal prepping. Not only does it save you time during the busy workweek, it allows for a better variety of healthy, ready-to-eat foods at your disposal.

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Monday 12/05/2016
A Complete Holiday Menu
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When the holidays approach, it's the perfect time to up your game in the kitchen with standout recipes.

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Handy Holiday Hints
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) One of the most memorable moments at any holiday dinner is when a moist, delicious turkey is brought to the table. Everyone grabs their forks at the sight of a perfectly brown bird glistening with juicy flavor.

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Serving Up an Easy Holiday Brunch
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Serving up brunch is never better than during the holidays, when friends and family gather together to celebrate the best moments of the season. You'll have plenty of time to join in the merry-making and fun with these simple ideas for a sensational brunch menu.

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Easy Elegance for Your Holiday Meal
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) There is no time like the holiday season to get together and make memories with family and friends. Nothing brings people together quite like an elegant meal featuring a standout main dish – an exceptionally prepared entree that pays true homage to the season and all that you celebrate. This focal point dish should not only look delightful, but needs to also be a masterful presentation of mouthwatering flavor to keep your loved ones gathered around the table.

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Tasty Tips for a Healthier Holiday
Updated: December 05, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The holiday season evokes thoughts of delicious, hearty and festive meals. Whether planning a family feast or flitting among gatherings, you may find it harder than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep your weight management goals on track. However, with the right approach, you can still enjoy many of your holiday favorites and serve foods your guests will appreciate as much as your waistline does. The key is managing your carbohydrate and sugar intake.

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A Smooth Way to Start Your Day
Updated: December 06, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) A wealth of research shows that starting each morning with a nutritious breakfast delivers benefits throughout the day. If you’re pressed for time or simply need to mix up your morning routine, put a fresh spin on a time-saving favorite by making a smoothie bowl.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Please Your Palate With Produce All Year Long
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Even when summer is only a distant memory, there’s no need to give up the benefits of consuming fresh produce.

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Bake Up Delicious Breakfast Bars For Busy Kids
Updated: December 03, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here's news many families may consider a wake-up call: Studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better concentration and more energy. Yet approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged kids skip this important meal.

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