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  • 5 tips for fighting grime: The squeaky-clean truth about the dish pit and commercial dishwashers

    (BPT) - Numerous pieces of equipment are required for busy restaurant kitchens to run smoothly, and one of the hardest-working machines in any kitchen is the commercial dishwasher. Critical to both restaurant flow and sanitation, this piece of restaurant equipment can make or break the dinner rush. Is your restaurant’s dishwasher up to the daily challenge of washing away grime?

  • What You Should Know About Natural Food Coloring

    (NewsUSA) - When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those parents.

  • Composite or wood? Myth-busting facts to know before you decide on a deck

    (BPT) - As temperatures warm across the country, many homeowners will begin thinking about home improvement. Adding a deck or replacing an old one is a popular project in spring and summer – one that provides outdoor entertaining space and enhances home value. If you’re considering a deck project this season, will you choose to build with wood or composite?

Thursday 04/10/2014
Give Mom The Very Best
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—She’s a nurturer, confidante, role model—it’s difficult to use just one word to describe the love of a mom. From daily challenges to momentous occasions, she’s been there every step of the way. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to express how you feel and celebrate mom for who she is.

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Sunday 03/16/2014
Tips for making the most of your wedding registry
Updated: March 24, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - As you busily prepare for your walk down the aisle and make countless decisions regarding every flawless detail, one task on your to-do list will help you see beyond your wedding day and into your future life together - the wedding registry. And though few things could be more enjoyable than a day of shopping with your beloved, there’s also a bit of strategy that goes into building a complete registry.

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Tuesday 02/11/2014
Looking for the perfect wedding gift? How to spice up the happy couple's newlywed bliss
Updated: February 19, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - If you struggle finding just the right wedding present for friends and family who are getting married, you’re not alone. You want a gift that is personal, unique and, above all else, something they will actually use. Many newlyweds need to build their kitchen supplies, plus with the foodie trend still going strong, you can’t go wrong with food- and cooking-themed gifts.

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Wednesday 12/18/2013
Survey finds Americans want gift cards for the holidays
Posted: December 18, 2013

The holiday shopping season is wrapping up, and poll after poll shows that consumers spent even less this year. But, despite the tight wallets, one gift category is expected to increase in sales this year: gift cards.

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Friday 11/29/2013
Survey Reveals What Men Want for the Holidays
Updated: November 29, 2013 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) Do you know what guys want for the holidays?

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Thursday 11/14/2013
Great Holiday Gifts for Current and Future College Students
Updated: November 14, 2013 - 4:33 am

(StatePoint) Whether the students in your life are in high school and dreaming about their future majors, or in the middle of their college careers, the holiday season is a great opportunity to shower them with gifts that quench their thirst for knowledge and foster their academic interests.

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Thursday 11/07/2013
Great Holiday Gifts for People On-the-Go
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) No matter how hard we try, life just won’t slow down. And with the increasing need to be connected all the time, a few minutes off the grid could mean missing out on something. That’s why there are more options than ever to find the perfect tech gift for people with very busy schedules.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
Expert Gifting Tips for a Stress-Free, Joyful Holiday Season
Updated: November 06, 2013 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) The holiday shopping season can mean long lines, crowded malls and uncertainty about what gifts to buy-- but shopping for all the women in your life doesn’t have to be a source of stress.

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Tuesday 11/05/2013
Holiday Tech Gift Guide for the Man in Your Life
Updated: November 05, 2013 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) Holiday shopping for the special guy in your life can be taxing -- especially if you aren’t quite sure where your relationship is going yet! Whether you just started dating or you’ve been married for years, knowing the rules of gift giving can help ensure you’re giving your gent a great, yet appropriate gift.

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Saturday 11/02/2013
Books That Make Great Holiday Gifts
Updated: November 02, 2013 - 4:31 am

(StatePoint) Books are a great gift, no matter who is on your holiday shopping list. But matching the right book with the right person isn’t always easy.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Composite or wood? Myth-busting facts to know before you decide on a deck
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - As temperatures warm across the country, many homeowners will begin thinking about home improvement. Adding a deck or replacing an old one is a popular project in spring and summer – one that provides outdoor entertaining space and enhances home value. If you’re considering a deck project this season, will you choose to build with wood or composite?

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Kick-start kids' summer with shoe-shopping tips for parents
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - When it comes to the health of your children, you do everything you can to help them grow up healthy and strong. You get them vaccinated, take them to the dentist and optometrist, and you do your best to ensure they eat a nutritious diet that will help them grow. But are you aware of the important role foot health plays in a child’s overall development?

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Sunday 04/13/2014
Greener grilling: Good for you and for Mother Nature, too
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - You already know grilling is a healthful, flavorful and fun way to cook while enjoying the great outdoors. But did you know it can also be a “green” activity?

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Parents: Put the brakes on kids' summer 'brain drain'
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - Parents and kids alike sigh with relief at the end of another successful school year. Yet years of studies show that summer “brain drain” is a very real phenomenon, and where kids are intellectually at the end of one school year isn’t always where they are when they begin a new one. Over the summer, the average student loses more than two months of grade-level equivalency in math skills.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Mowers, chain saws and high-ethanol gas: safety tips for consumers
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:35 am

(BPT) - With warm weather on the way, many Americans will be heading outdoors. Whether you’re beautifying your landscape with a lawn mower and hedge trimmer or using a chain saw to clear space for that deck you’ve always dreamed of, it’s important to take proper care when using outdoor power equipment. Safety measures help protect both the equipment and the people using it.

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Wednesday 04/02/2014
Stepping out for spring? People with diabetes should check their feet first
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 4:32 am

(BPT) - Spring is finally here and it’s an ideal time to get outside and be more physically active. For those with diabetes, regular exercise helps increase circulation and is a critical part of staying healthy. But, before lacing up your sneakers, remember these important steps to ensure your feet are in shape:

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Tuesday 04/01/2014
Car care tips from a lady who professionally takes hers through the dirt and mud
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Spring is here, and it’s time to make sure your vehicles are maintained.  

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Deer dangers you don't know - and what to do about them
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - It’s hard to live in suburbia these days and be unaware of the difficulties deer can cause homeowners. They lunch on your landscape and brazenly cross busy roads at the worst possible times. But did you know that deer can carry parasites that transmit debilitating diseases to people? Or that nationally, deer versus car collisions claim about 200 lives per year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?

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Planning the perfect Easter egg hunt
Updated: April 09, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - From the White House lawn to the family living room, children of all ages will soon be searching behind bushes and couches to find that last treasured egg. If you don’t have an Easter egg hunt to attend in your community this year, consider planning your own and inviting all the neighbors to participate. Here are some tips for planning the perfect Easter egg hunt:

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Monday 03/31/2014
Put a little 'spring' in your seasonal recipes
Updated: April 08, 2014 - 4:33 am

(BPT) - Have guests been “springing” up in your home? Then treat your friends and family to these fun and simply delicious seasonal recipes from Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Fisher Nuts.  It’s the perfect light fare for all of your springtime get-togethers.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
5 tips for fighting grime: The squeaky-clean truth about the dish pit and commercial dishwashers
Posted: April 15, 2014

(BPT) - Numerous pieces of equipment are required for busy restaurant kitchens to run smoothly, and one of the hardest-working machines in any kitchen is the commercial dishwasher. Critical to both restaurant flow and sanitation, this piece of restaurant equipment can make or break the dinner rush. Is your restaurant’s dishwasher up to the daily challenge of washing away grime?

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What You Should Know About Natural Food Coloring
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:34 am

(NewsUSA) - When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those parents.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Delight Your Easter Guests with a Dessert Bar
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Anyone who entertains knows it takes effort to make it look effortless. For those planning to host an Easter celebration, incorporating special touches is part of the fun and adds to your guests' experience. This Easter, resist the temptation to delegate bringing a dessert to your guests. Instead, save the best for last by serving up a dessert pie bar as the sweet finale to a wonderful gathering.

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Light up the Grill with Crowd-Pleasing Skewers
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Dust off your grill and light up the coals - it's time to move the party back to the warm outdoors. Enjoy the company of friends and family this summer with this easy, make-ahead recipe for grilled Chicken Skewers with Avocado Cream Dip. These versatile treats are sure to please any guest.

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Effortless Easter Ham
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and stew, it’s also perfect for center-of-the-plate feasts — like an Easter ham. 

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Applesauce Bundt Cake with Pecan Swirl
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 4:34 am

Looking for a simple and delicious dessert? This Applesauce Bundt Cake with Pecan Swirl tastes every bit as good as it looks.

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Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:33 am

(Family Features) When you think of Easter goodies there’s a good chance the flavorful jelly bean comes to mind – a big hit with kids young and old. But, because flavor preferences change with age, it stands to reason that not all Easter gifts are created equal. 

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Time-saving Tips To Make Get-togethers More Fun
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 4:33 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re throwing a game day party or hosting a family gathering, feeding a crowd can be simpler than you may realize. To help you save time and trouble, chef Jennifer Manning, Culinary Expert with the Kraft Kitchens, offers these easy tips and advice:

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Keep Grilling Delicious and Healthy this Summer
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 4:32 am

(StatePoint) In summer, outdoor dining is the name of the game -- whether you’re hosting friends or just feeding the family on your patio. Unfortunately, many traditional grilling options can be time-consuming to prepare and high in calories, fat and sodium.

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Monday 04/07/2014
Dairy Delivers Protein for Active Lifestyles
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 4:34 am

(Family Features) Many people are taking advantage of warmer temperatures and increased hours of sunlight to get fit and ready for the summer. As they dive into new exercise regimens, hit the practice fields or take to hiking trails, they will be looking for ways to fuel their efforts.  Enter dairy, a protein powerhouse that provides numerous benefits to active individuals. Dairy protein can help build and repair muscle, strengthen the immune system, regulate metabolism and keep you satisfied longer. Also, dairy foods are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective way to power up with protein throughout the day.

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