Try This Tantalizing Turkey Day Trivia

You might remember drawing pictures of turkeys at this time of year as a child. Maybe you traced your hand to make the feathers, or perhaps you cut pieces of construction paper to form a colorful piece of art for your parents to display proudly on the refrigerator. Perhaps you have children who have brought you…
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Be Thankful For A Safe Thanksgiving Dinner

If Ben Franklin would have had his way, we would have a different official U.S. bird. The bald eagle would need to step aside and let the turkey assume its place of honor. Perhaps our Thanksgiving menu would be different today if Ben’s choice made the cut. Serving the national bird as the menu centerpiece…
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Questions And Answers About Food Storage

After setting out two bags of trash for pickup, I went back into our house as usual. When I ventured outside later in the day, I discovered the pile had grown by three bags. This was a little odd. Maybe someone thought our first pile of trash was a bit meager, so this was a…
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Pumpkin Spice: Everything Nice (And Not So Nice) About It

In this week’s blog post, I bring you an article written by an editor at Best Food Facts and reprinted with their permission. The author interviewed me about pumpkin. Best Food Facts is a digital brand that is dedicated to bringing consumers the most objective, trustworthy and accurate information directly from university-based experts so they can make…
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Halloween Treats Are Just Around The Corner

“Mom, what should I be for Halloween this year?” my son asked me. He was 13 at the time. “You’re going trick-or-treating again this year?” I responded. “Well, yeah,” my candy-loving son said matter-of-factly. “I plan to keep going trick-or-treating as long as possible,” he added. “You also have a 5-year-old sister. You can take…
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