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Hot sauce tasting: The ultimate guide to America's most popular brands

Hot sauces are there when you need them most. Lunch looking pallid and sad? Leftover pizza in need of some excitement? Just grab the closes… Read more

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Hot sauce tasting: The ultimate guide to America's most popular brands

Hot sauces are there when you need them most. Lunch looking pallid and sad? Leftover pizza in need of some excitement? Just grab the closes… Read more

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What's for dinner? Here are 5 simple recipes to try this week

Who needs takeout? These four dinners (and one dessert) come together fairly quickly and will taste delicious. Read more

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The best brewery in the world is Hill Farmstead, according to RateBeer

What’s the best brewery in the world? Well, if you ask RateBeer, the answer is clear: Hill Farmstead in Greensboro, Vermont.  Read more

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Extreme weather is extremely expensive. Last year 14 US disasters cost more than $1 billion each

By Laura Sparks, Lee digital content center

Since 1980 high-cost disasters such as hurricanes and flooding have totaled more than $1.75 trillion in damage. They're becoming more frequent, and more damaging. Read more

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Shrimp cakes extra tasty alongside homemade coleslaw

Fish cakes have many versions and types of fish used. The most popular are crab cakes. Here's a variation using bought, cooked shrimp, which takes only minutes to make. The base recipe for fish cakes usually has Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce and onions or scallions. Use this recipe with shrimp or add whatever cooked fish you like. Homemade coleslaw is a breeze with a ready-to-eat ... Read more

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Mediterranean diet scores another win for longevity by improving microbiome

Yet more bragging rights are in for the Mediterranean diet, long considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. Read more

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The price of wine is dropping fast, and it's not expected to go back up anytime soon

Tuesday is National Drink Wine Day, so let's raise our glasses and toast to cheaper wine. Read more

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What's for dinner? Here are 5 simple recipes to try this week

Who needs takeout? These four dinners (and one dessert) come together fairly quickly and will taste delicious. Read more

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7 foods with more of vitamin C than an orange

The orange has become the poster child for vitamin C intake. And while it is an excellent source, there are plenty of other foods that pack… Read more

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Here’s how to encourage kids to make their own lunches

Want to get your kids to start packing their own school lunches (without it being a huge battle)? Here are some tips to help you get starte… Read more

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Shrimp and Grits from Reese Witherspoon's book

"Whiskey in a Teacup," the first book by actress/designer/entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon, is a charming mash-up - equal parts memoir, cookbook and lifestyle advice. The title is credited to Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea, who said that it was the combination of beauty and strength that made Southern women like "whiskey in a teacup." Witherspoon describes her grandmother as one of the ... Read more

Guinness' head brewer in Baltimore area named Beer Person of the Year

BALTIMORE - Hollie Stephenson, head brewer for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Halethorpe, Md., has been named 2019 Beer Person of the Year by Imbibe magazine. A photo of a smiling Stephenson standing inside the Baltimore County plant - the Irish beer maker's first stateside brewery since 1954 - can be found in the Jan. 8 issue of Imbibe. An article by Joshua M. Bernstein ... Read more

Pecan cookie bars that will make you forget the pie

Pecan pie is good — in theory. Who quibbles with pie? Or pecan? And yet, the two pleasures, united in the oven, separate. Flaky pastry clings to the bottom of the pan. Crisp nuts rise to the top. In between lurks a layer of goo. There’s no explaining this strange alchemy — short of reading an actual recipe. Better to simply simplify. Pecan bars cut to the crunch: tender shortbread below, ... Read more