Foods Can Bind Generations To Each Other

I grabbed a shopping basket and quickly strode through the grocery store. I felt like I should be wearing dark glasses and a wig to disguise myself. After looking in three places for the item, I finally gave up and found a grocery clerk. “Excuse me, but could you tell me where I’d find the…
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This Spud’s For You

The world’s largest potato weighed more than 18 pounds, according to Guinness World Records. I think I was served its slightly smaller cousin at a restaurant. I didn’t mind getting a giant potato stuffed with chili and cheese. I like potatoes. I appreciated the generosity of the restaurant, too. It gave me enough food for…
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Chocolate Has Some Benefits But Moderation Still Important

“Mama, a few chocolate chips, please!” my daughter requested. She was about 3 at the time. “Did you have a rough day at preschool?” I asked. She gave me a puzzled look and held out her hand. I grabbed a bowl and added some chips. I didn’t want melted chocolate from her hands on the…
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Pay Attention To Food Labels During American Heart Month

I was surprised to see only a couple of cars in the parking lot. I was expecting a lot of participants in the activity. I had a sinking feeling as I hopped out of our van. I quickly discovered that the door to the building was locked. I thought I had the right date. One…
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Try Some Heart-healthy Cooking Tips During February, American Heart Month

“Mom, do you think in the future we’ll have food disks?” my son asked as he helped set the table for dinner. He was in elementary school at the time. “What’s a food disk?” I asked, intrigued by his suggestion. “Oh, it would be something that would fill you up fast. Wouldn’t that be useful?…
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