Dinner for Two

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 at Plymouth Plantation, and according to Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow, 53 pilgrims and about 90 Wampanoag Indians took part in the event. The feast lasted three days and was a time of thanksgiving and prayer. And those who attended had a lot to appreciate. The pilgrims landed in … Continue reading Dinner for Two

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That’s Just Nuts

Sometimes you feel like a nut. And right now, you should. Today is National Nut Day. No, it's not a celebration of coworkers or far-away family members but rather a celebration of the nutty goodness that makes up our favorite spreads and butters and childhood sandwiches. But they're not just tasty. Nuts, like peanuts, almonds … Continue reading That’s Just Nuts

Beyond Hummus

Hummus is amazing. Soft, smooth, nutty and a bit salty, this is a wonder-spread high in protein and fiber, low in fat and excellent paired with veggies, crackers, on a bagel or on a burger. According to Livestrong, a website devoted to promoting healthy living, the Middle Eastern dish helps dieters stay full due to … Continue reading Beyond Hummus

Truffle Trouble

June is National Candy Month, and according to the National Confectioners' Association, that's a pretty sweet deal. Although the association claims candy accounts for only 2 percent of the calories in the American diet, snackers are no less obsessed with these sweet, chewy, hard, spicy and sour treats. We each eat an average of 22 … Continue reading Truffle Trouble