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Why Is There Fish In My Muller Yogurt? Ingredient List Leaves Many People Questioning What They’re Eating

In the last week, the social media status of two of my friends queried why there was fish listed as one of the ingredients in the yogurt that they were eating.  The product in question is Muller FruitUps and no, the two friends didn't know each other.

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Canning: Making Foods Better Despite Their Use By Dates

As the fall harvest season plows into us - whether or not we want it to, a lot of people use this time of the year to drag out the canner, jars, rings, and all of the accessories and tools they need to put up a pantry full of canned goods.

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Jason Bahr - via Getty
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Have Bloody Mary Garnishes Gone Too Far? Milwaukee Bar Includes An Entire Fried Chicken As Part Of Their Bloody Mary

What's with Bloody Mary garnishes?  Suddenly it appears like there's a race to "one-up" the next bar with an ever-growing assortment of garnishes.  Now a bar in Milwaukee has added fuel to the fire an entire fried chicken as a garnish.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Cheeses That Are Banned In The United States; Have You Tried One Of These Seven Varieties?

It's been said that mold and time are the friends - not enemies - of good cheese.  But - can too much of a good thing be bad after all? Such might be the case with some cheeses that have been banned for consumption in the United States.

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steve everts
steve everts
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Where Do Five Star Chefs Like To Eat Fast Food?

First things first - there is no comparing a five star meal to what comes inside that paper bag from the drive through.  In many ways that's okay because I believe we eat gourmet food and fast food for two different purposes.

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This Is How You Make a Delicious Ribeye Steak [VIDEO]

With the Independence Day weekend right around the bend, it's time to show off your grilling skills. Let us help you.

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What Is A Foodie? Translating The Current Food And Cooking Buzz Into Action

First - a pet-peeve of mine by way of an example.  I recently stumbled across a picture of a cake on Facebook that looked absolutely delicious.  So, I clicked and clicked again (you know how social media makes you "unpeel" it's layers like an onion) to finally get to the recipe.  And then - in an instant, I was no longer interested.  You see, the cake looked wonderful and the description sounded great - but the initial part of the recipe called for a brownie box mix in addition to 10 or 12 other ingredients. Unfortunately, the recipe lost me at "box mix".

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Jacek Chabraszewsk
Jacek Chabraszewsk
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Why Are Beef And Pork Prices Rising? Record Prices Forecasted For Summer Of 2014

Let's face it - groceries have never been cheap.  And prices have hardly (if ever) gone backwards.  But, forecasters are predicting that the summer of 2014 will probably bring all-time high record prices in the meat department of your grocery store.

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Steve Frost
Steve Frost
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Cooking With Beer: Surprising Ways To Incorporate Beer Into Your Favorite Recipes

My co-workers tease me a lot because (a) I like to cook and (b) I refuse to take shortcuts in the kitchen;  No box mixes or pre-packaged food for me - that just spoils that fun of it all.  The razzing escalated recently when I shared the fact that I had made my soft pretzel recipe over the weekend;  "You made soft pretzels - from scratch"?  Yup!  And they were very good.  Then, knowing that this co-worker likes beer - I shared the fact that the recipe I have developed for soft pretzels incorporates beer in addition to yeast as a leavening agent for the dough.

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How Much Alcohol Is In Your Favorite Beer? Get The Answer And Learn About A Fun Event Coming To The Twin Ports, June 28

A beer is a beer is a beer - right?  Well, not exactly.  Along with different taste notes and styles, beers vary in alcohol content.  Some of America's most-popular brands of beer have alcohol contents that range from 3% to 10% alcohol by volume.

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nncnow.com used by permission
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Summer Goodies: Here’s A Great Burger Recipe From Chris Allen

I have to give credit to my cousin Steve for this recipe. He came up with the original, I have modified it just a little for my taste. I hope you like it. Here’s the story:

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Michael Graves
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Make Your Own Butter With One Ingredient And A Food Processor [VIDEO]

You can make your own butter!  It's easy - and all it takes is one ingredient and a food processor (or a "food pro" to those in the know).

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