Brian Wansink, a researcher at the Cornell Food & Brand Lab, recently showed that when adults serve themselves food, 92% routinely eat everything on their plate, regardless of the portion size. Interestingly, only 59% of children clean their plate when they serve themselves. What does this tell us? Kids instinctively stop eating when they are full … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. I can’t remember a time when my spice shelf did not have a yellow tin of Colman’s Mustard Powder which I add to many recipes. But I must admit I have … Read More

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Eighty-five percent of Americans drink caffeine-containing beverages every day and 65% of postmenopausal women report being bothered by hot flashes and night sweats. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic questioned over 1,800 women who visited their Women‘s Health Clinic with complaints about menopause. The results showed an association between drinking caffeine-containing beverages and the occurrence of bothersome … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Alouette has introduced a number of products that will be available through the holiday season. Soft Spreadable Cheese varieties include: Pumpkin Spice with a sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon flavor. Vanilla Bean … Read More

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Pudding, rich in calcium, can be a great snack or dessert. It is a healthy choice. This Homemade Pudding Mix is a variation on the cornstarch pudding that our grandmother’s made before there were commercial pudding mixes on the grocery shelf. The mix is easy to make, easy to store and will cook in less … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. We are always encouraging people to eat more whole grains but many consumers are unsure what to do with the more unique products on the market like quinoa and wheat berries. … Read More

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A glass of nonfat milk has only 90 calories – less than most sweetened drinks or soda. Plus it is rich in calcium, potassium, protein, riboflavin (a B vitamin) and vitamin D. Non-dairy alternatives, fortified with calcium and vitamin D, can be a good milk alternative for vegetarians or those with allergies. … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Jolly Time was founded by Cloid Smith in Iowa in 1914. Cloid was an entrepreneur and that spirit still infuses the five generation, family-owned company today. Jolly Time has sold nearly … Read More

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Since Eve enticed Adam with an apple, food and sex have been erotically entwined. Every culture claims foods endowed with the ability to heighten excitement between the sheets – oysters, chocolate, asparagus, ginseng, avocado, and bananas. Though most scientists scoff at the idea that a food can sexually arose a person, the potency of the … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become  staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Today we recognize that nuts added to a healthy diet can have powerful health benefits. The key with nut consumption is to keep the portion size to a handful not a … Read More

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