8 Things That Make You Eat

Following on the coat tails of Karyn’s interesting post hilighting “What’s On Your Food Shopping List” from Time magazine, here is another Time magazine article that I stumbled upon afterwards that lists “8 Things That Make You Eat“.  Try to guess them first before looking.  They are all spot on. 
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Recipe-BBQ Chicken and Riesling,White Zinfandel wine pairing

Hey there everyone, Yes, it’s the Friday before the big 4th of July celebration, so I thought I’d get you squared away with a good grilling recipe. Hopefully the weather will be nice and hot and conducive to outdoor cooking and eating. So break out those grills for some fun in the sun entertaining. The recipe this week is for BBQ Chicken. Now it’s not your ordinary bbq chicken because you are actually making the simple marinade/ sauce out of everyday ingredients, namely, ketchup, vinegar sugar, molasses, and a little spicy kick with the hot sauce . Yes truly that
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What is happening to America?

Did you know that currently there are more than 35% of all women overweight in the United States and over 28% of all males? This is obviously a big problem, but does anyone really know how it came to be? There are obviously many things that account to this problem, but one huge factor is FOOD. Food is everywhere, and overtime, it has been connected with our emotions. People eat when they are happy, they eat when they are sad, and keep continuing to eat. Eating isn’t bad, but healthy options need to be made. American’s are Americanizing food everywhere
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Herb: Lavender recipes (lesser known sister of mint) and tips

Lavender, that soothing herb most closely associated with spa treatments and sachets is increasingly making appearances on the grocery shelf. Products ranging from lavender-infused honey to chocolates, teas and more are being marketed across the board, and for good reason. From desserts to savory dishes, lavender the aromatic member of the mint family, adds a fresh, slightly sweet flavor to any food.  June marks the launch of lavender festivals from east to west, the Spice Hunter celebrates this periwinkle marvel known for its soothing properties by offering the following tips for using lavender as an herb: –Create a sweet lavender sugar to
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Hollywood Caterer Reveals Summer Entertaining Tips and Recipes

Mary Micucci, known as the Epicurean Spielberg, and the woman credited with creating the party planning industry 30 years ago, is gearing up for summer by sharing some must-have tips she uses to wow stars at events ranging from Hollywood’s hottest film premieres to the GRAMMY Celebration. The brainchild behind Los Angeles-based Along Came Mary Productions, Micucci made her mark by creating events that communicate through all of the senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.  Whether a party is being thrown for 18,000 at Universal Studios, says Micucci, or someone wants to create a magical backyard dinner party at
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What’s on your Food Shopping List?

TIME magazine did an interesting spread on what 16 families ate for a week. The cost of feeding various families around the world went from $5 to $500 for a week. Guess which country picked mayonnaise sandwich as one of their favorite foods? So as a country, do you think we are what we eat? What’s on your shopping list day and day out?
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Recipe: Citrus Broiled Shrimp and Fresh Asparagus-Outdoor Dining

This delicious summer recipe is courtesy of Mimi’s Cafe. Summer means more outdoor grilling. If you’re looking for more than hot dogs and hamburgers but still want an easy, impressive menu to share with a friend or double for more friends — then the grilled shrimp and fresh asparagus drizzled with creamy basil pesto atop toasted French bread would be an apt choice.  This dish is served with baby greens and fresh strawberries tossed with balsamic vinaigrette. Yum. 16  medium-sized uncooked shrimp 16  fresh asparagus spears 4  fresh strawberries, sliced 2   cups baby greens, cut in bite-sized portions 4  wooden
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Jammin for Apricot Jam

Two enterprising people in Santa Clara Valley, Calif. whipped up a batch of jam and voila! they became famous. So famous that Food & Wine magazine came calling and posted a little blurb about their delicious rare jam in the February 2007 issue. Their limited edition success is based on the Blenheim apricot which is becoming so rare that they only make 100 jars of the treasured jam per year. Unfortunately, we don’t know how sweet or tart or earthy it is because the ingredients are not posted nor is the caloric values. I love fresh apricots but an apricot
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Recipe: Patriotic Twinkie Cake or Red, White, and Blue Trifle

I guess there’s nothing more patriotic concerning food than Twinkies or perhaps Wonder Bread. Wonder Bread has its own cookbook so it just seems like the American way for Twinkies to have their own cookbook. And since it’s approaching July 4th, one of most popular red, white, and blue celebrations — I’ve been to share the Patriotic Twinkie Cake recipe. This recipe serves 16 so invite a crowd and celebrate. 2 (5.1-ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix 6 cups milk 1 (12-ounce) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed In a bowl, combine the blueberry Jell-O and 1 ½ cups of the boiling water
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Got Milk? Got Milk with Cancer Causing Hormones?

As the eating public takes more of an interactive interest in the foods we eat and by reading labels for better health and wellness, the chemical giant Monsanto wants to strip you the consumers of that right. Just like chocolate where the chocolate corporations want to add mystery vegetable oils in lieu of costlier cocoa butter, Monsanto wants you to go blindly into the night and not know what growth hormones go into your milk. Fight back!  We don’t need no stinkin’ hormones in our milk. We already have plenty of cancer-causing pesticides on our fruits and vegetables. We have more
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