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(BPT) - The costumes, the candy, the creative pumpkin carvings – Halloween has been steadily increasing in popularity, with the spooky holiday spend being second only to Christmas. The National Retail Federation says the number of people buying sweet treats for Halloween actually beats out Easter.
(NAPSI)—Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t mean your life needs to lack flavor. While it’s important to pay attention to what you eat, there’s no need to sacrifice the sweet. Here are a few quick tips and simple substitutions to help you make healthier choices and get your taste buds talking:
Tray of Refreshing Iced Tea Served Outdoors
(BPT) - Fall means back to school and more dirt and clutter coming into your home. You can give your family a healthier and fresher home by switching to natural cleaning products.
(BPT) - The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.
(Family Features) Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. In fact, on any given day, more than 158 million Americans drink tea. Approximately 85 percent of tea consumed in America is iced, but the soothing and refreshing flavors of tea can also infuse fresh and unexpected character into a wide range of dishes, from desserts to popular finger foods like chicken wings.
(BPT) - Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, bridal shower, graduation or simply inviting friends over to revel in the good weather, the change in seasons offers a great excuse to enjoy a meal outdoors and spend time with family and friends. Here are a few tips to help you simplify, so you can make the most of your good weather soiree.
(BPT) - Simple and healthy food substitutions can help anyone embrace the fresh flavors of summer. Some substitutions are easy, for example, substituting brown rice or quinoa for white rice or adding barley in with brown rice to add another type of whole grain. Other substitutions are completely unexpected. To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts.
Love knows no bounds, so when Valentine’s Day falls at the start of a weekend, why not take advantage? Romantics have three opportunities to share a scrumptious meal with a loved one at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. A special Valentine’s Day lunch is offered, as well as a divine dinner menu Feb. 14-15 at the award-winning, fine-dining GOLD restaurant.
At first, the concept of eating flowers may seem somewhat unusual, but if you have ever had broccoli or cauliflower then you’ve eaten flowers! Humans have been eating flowers for millennia, in many different cultures and in some truly tasty dishes. Desert peoples are no exception. They found many ways to use the desert plants around them.
There is no need to hire a guide, look at blurry film footage, and follow footprints in the mud to find The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen, located at Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard.
Pastor Adam Mueller has a smart phone, a sleek laptop and a bells-and-whistles loaded desktop computer, the digital complements of today’s click-and-go world. But when it comes to his ministry, the newly-installed pastor at Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church in Marana’s Continental Ranch prefers front-porch preaching.
“Operation Prickly Pear” is a school fundraiser that involves the entire Pusch Ridge sixth grade class, students, parents, and teachers, from harvesting the fruit to the production and packaging and sales of the final products.
When it comes to weddings, sure, everyone loves a heartfelt ceremony, but in reality, the “I do’s” only last an hour at the most. The bulk of time in most celebrations is the party that comes after.
The tea industry has declared June to be “National Iced Tea Month,” so last year in June, I wrote of some lovely caffeine-free herbal teas you can grow in your own yard and enjoy anytime. It’s June again, and time to continue the topic with more low-care, low-water landscape plants that even your HOA will approve of.
Pastels are so right in spring wardrobes, but they’re not when it comes to salads. To get the most nutrients in your salad bowl, health experts say you should opt for darker-colored ingredients.
There's no wrapping paper, cookie dough or coupon books on sale this holiday at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy.
Where would MUSD spend bond money?
"Park After Dark," Tohono Chul Park's annual celebration of the Sonoran Desert after the sun goes down, takes place Friday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m.
You pay your (good, hard-earned) money and you take your choice. Some things just work out better than others.
Back in January, in honor of "National Hot Tea Month," I wrote of delicious hot teas you could make from herbs that grow easily here.