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The Galveston County Daily News: Food, Recipes & Entertaining

January 20, 2017

Food, Recipes & Entertaining

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Saturday 01/14/2017
Party-Perfect Flavors to Savor with Friends
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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A Blended Take on Family Favorites
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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8 Surprises You Didn’t Know about Canola Oil
Posted: January 14, 2017

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Eat Your Way to Better Health
Updated: January 16, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Creating Healthy Eating Habits
Posted: January 14, 2017

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Find Better Balance for Family Meals this Year
Updated: January 18, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Friday 01/13/2017
Big Game Snacks for the Win
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

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New Year, New Organic You
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Easy Cold-Weather Cooking
Updated: January 14, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 01/12/2017
Shine The Spotlight On Your Favorite Restaurant
Updated: January 13, 2017 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Most people have a nearby restaurant where the food and atmosphere evoke a great sense of hometown pride. Now you can help shine the spotlight on your favorite treasure and in the process give it a chance to earn a nice cash prize, donate to charity and get a special visit from celebrity chef Amanda Freitag.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
Noodles to the Rescue: Make Dinner In a Snap
Updated: January 12, 2017 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - It used to be that families sat down at the dinner table and ate their evening meal together. These days, parents are juggling work and home, while running kids to and from various activities. Because of all of these demands, it can be a struggle to find a recipe solution that meets your needs.

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
Family Movie Nights Spark Meaningful Family Dialogue
Updated: January 11, 2017 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Disney’s “Queen of Katwe,” now available for home viewing, is the perfect film for family movie night and can spark important family conversations. In addition to providing a captivating, funny and heartwarming glimpse into the lives of children in current-day Africa, it also has the advantage of providing valuable life lessons that can help open your children’s minds to new ways of approaching problems and inspire them to try new challenges that can expand their skills for navigating the world.

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Monday 01/09/2017
5 recipes to become your own in-house barista
Posted: January 09, 2017

(BPT) - In the morning, you can’t go without the Joe. Coffee is more than a beverage to you — it’s your pick-me-up, your trusted morning partner, the foundation of a successful day.

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Saturday 01/07/2017
Make Healthy a Way of Life
Updated: January 09, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Friday 01/06/2017
Add Some Pop to Your Party
Updated: January 07, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Smart Start
Updated: January 07, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Make the New Year Better with Bacon
Updated: January 07, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Saturday 12/31/2016
Comfort Food to Beat the Winter Blues
Updated: January 02, 2017 - 2:31 am

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Thursday 12/29/2016
Ring in the New Year with these Original Hosting Tips
Posted: December 29, 2016

(BPT) - New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching, and that means people are finalizing how they plan to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight. This year, the original “Extra Old” Cognac brand, Hennessy, invites you to take advantage of one of life’s luxuries and host an intimate and original New Year’s Eve soiree.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Rise and Shine
Posted: December 28, 2016

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Connect Kids with Food for Healthy Habits
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Winter Weather Warm-Up
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

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A Starting Lineup
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

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Party-Perfect Popcorn Treats
Updated: December 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

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The Original Farm-to-Table Food – Milk
Posted: December 28, 2016

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Friday 12/23/2016
Serve Up Good Cheer
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Magical Holiday Meals
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Create Lasting Memories with Holiday Meals
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Make the Holidays Better with Bacon
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Healthy Flavors Worth Savoring
Updated: December 24, 2016 - 2:32 am

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
New Jersey-grown collard greens? Yep
Updated: December 29, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Less than an hour south of Philadelphia, deep in the heart of New Jersey farm country, the DuBois family works year-round to help put dinner on the table for American families.

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3 steps to making the perfect winter hot cocoa bar
Posted: December 21, 2016

(BPT) - The winter months are such a wonderful time of the year. There’s so much to love about the chilliest season — the smell of the crisp air, fires in the fireplace, festive lights on every corner and even the seasonal drinks, especially hot cocoa. To help create a simple yet stylish and fun way to celebrate hot cocoa, Keurig teamed up with Savannah Kokaliares, the DIY and design maven founder of Classy Clutter, to share tips for creating the perfect hot cocoa bar for those cozy nights in or entertaining family and friends.

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Tuesday 12/20/2016
Reinvent your cooking with award-winning recipe ideas
Updated: December 28, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Are you stuck in a cooking rut? It's common to cycle the same dishes over and over, but at some point your taste buds will crave something new. Maybe it's time to shake things up.

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Avoid the Seasonal Splurge with Healthy Protein Snacks
Updated: December 20, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - From family gatherings to cookie exchanges, the holiday season is delicious--and can do a number on a typically balanced diet. Whether you want to curb your appetite to avoid over-indulging in tempting treats or need fuel ahead of your holiday shopping marathon, here are some smart-snacking suggestions to make this holiday season your healthiest yet.

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5 holiday kitchen hacks you need to know
Posted: December 20, 2016

(BPT) - As the holiday hustle and bustle swings into high gear, there are a few holiday hacks to make cooking, baking and gifting a little easier. Visit ReynoldsKitchens.com or follow Reynolds Kitchens on Pinterest for more delicious holiday recipes and hacks for staying stress-free this season.

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Ice cream in December? Why yes! 5 easy ideas
Posted: December 20, 2016

(BPT) - Your favorite ice cream doesn’t have to be a seasonal treat. There are scores of creative ways to enjoy ice cream any time of the year; you’ll find five unique combinations below. So start experimenting today, and don’t forget to share: the "it's too cold crowd" will be enjoying it with you before you know it.

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Three Smart Suggestions For Your Self-Defense
Updated: December 21, 2016 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 20 out of every thousand Americans will be a victim of some kind of assault every year-but you can learn to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Monday 12/19/2016
Sauces for the Win: Why They're A Hit At A Party
Updated: December 19, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - It's that time of year again--the time when families and friends come together to celebrate with food and open arms. That's right, it's almost playoff season, with football, basketball, and hockey playoffs all just around the corner.

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Thursday 12/15/2016
Eating Healthy Around The Holidays: Eight Tips To Help
Updated: December 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—With all the fun the holidays can bring, it can be challenging to stick to healthy routines. Eight tips can help.

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Monday 12/12/2016
Everyday gourmet: 5 simple ways to dress up your dishes
Updated: December 13, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether dining out or watching chefs whip up gourmet foods on TV, you may feel inspired to add a little pizzazz to the meals you make at home. However, you may not have the time, energy or resources to spend hours in the kitchen creating upscale fare.

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Magical Holiday Meals
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) A holiday feast is made magical by the array of sides that create a symphony of flavors and textures worth celebrating. Cheese is always a crowd-pleaser, and these rich, creamy, cheesy sides can earn you high praise from friends and family.

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A Cozy Holiday Breakfast with Milk
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As the days get shorter and a chill fills the air, families around the country will gather for meals, celebrating time-honored traditions while making new memories around the table. Now more than ever, many families place a priority on sharing simple, natural foods together – foods they can feel good about enjoying every day, and especially during the holidays.

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Serve Up Good Cheer
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The holiday season brings friends and family from far and wide, and that often means you’ll be rolling out the welcome mat to guests who drop by unexpectedly. Whether you encounter a surprise visit or well-intentioned plans get shifted in the hustle and bustle of the season, make-ahead dishes will let you go with the flow and have fuss-free snacks and meals on hand, ready to serve your loved ones no matter when they arrive.

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Create a Cold-Weather Solution
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) While it can be a challenge, there are several ways to pair food and wine appropriately during winter, despite bitter weather.

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Make the Holidays Better with Bacon
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) The holidays are the ultimate time for connecting with friends and family, so treat them to something special this year with your own mouthwatering take on a holiday feast. Add a new and delicious twist to entertaining this season with a festive bacon bar.

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Holly, Jolly Recipes for Merry Mornings
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) This holiday season, make your mornings merry and savor time with loved ones visiting from near and far with festive recipes like Christmas Tree Waffles and Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole.

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Warm Up with Comfort Foods
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Enjoying warm comfort foods during winter months can serve as an exceptional way to defeat that icy chill. As the frost sets in and winds howl, nothing beats the comforting taste of delicious foods like Roasted Sonoma Chicken with Wild Rice and Carrot Butter, Beef and Potato Tzimmes, or Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread Pudding.

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A Festive Cocktail for Every Gathering
Updated: December 12, 2016 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With shorter days and colder weather comes longer nights to warm up and celebrate – and this season is the perfect time to gather around and make memories. Whether you’re getting together with family or throwing a party with friends, the festivities are sure to be merry and bright.

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