Simple tips to declutter your digital life
(BPT) - Owning multiple gadgets is no longer the domain of tech geeks – it’s the new normal for just about everyone. Between multiple computers, phones, tablets, readers and music players, and the files that fill them up, people have a lot on their digital hands. Because that can be both costly and cumbersome, people ar...
Add some New Orleans flavor to your game day recipes
(BPT) - When it comes to planning for the big football game in New Orleans this year, instead of turning to grease-heavy and heartburn-inducing foods, why not consider some tasty and healthier options that will have everyone giving you a high score for food options? New Orleans-based executive chef Tory McPhail, of the...
Simple ideas to makeover a lunch in just minutes
(BPT) - Rather than sitting down to a wholesome meal, do you spend your lunch break running errands, catching up on bills or organizing your kid’s next big activity? Too often busy parents and working professionals have to choose between eating well and doing important tasks during the lunch hour. With the start of the ...
Top 5 hot food trends for 2013
(BPT) - Grab your fork and knife. Amateur and professional foodies alike highly anticipate the newest food trends, and 2013 will not disappoint. Throughout the country, restaurants and home cooks are utilizing their creativity to make food that satisfies the palate and leaves a lasting impression. Indulge your passion ...
Simple steps to effortless entertaining
(BPT) - Whether you’re a hosting aficionado or a novice entertainer, planning a party at home can carry a certain level of stress. Sometimes, despite all the cleaning, cooking and decorating we do to prepare, it’s the easily overlooked little things that can cause the biggest unwelcome surprises. The No. 1 disaster exp...
Six tips to keep your new year's resolution to lose weight
(BPT) - It’s probably the most commonly made new year’s resolution: lose weight and get into shape. In early January, the gyms are full, the sports stores run out of equipment, and the streets are teeming with new joggers. Many of us promise ourselves to lose weight to start the new year, and usually, within a month or ...
Eating a nutritious breakfast is as easy as 1-2-3
(BPT) - Despite good intentions to prepare a nutritious breakfast, it’s often tempting to grab something on the run, only to fall flat when it comes to nutrition and energy. Yet making a nutritious breakfast is as easy as 1-2-3, according to Chef Devin Alexander, a health and wellness expert and best-selling author. “W...
Dining out drives U.S. job growth
(BPT) - Did you know that when you and your family dine out, you are helping your community’s economy and the economy at large? That’s because restaurants employ millions of Americans nationwide. Overall, unemployment remains high as the nation slowly makes its way out of recession. One bright spot in the jobs picture ...
Seventies style is stayin' alive: tips to keep up with the trend
(BPT) - From home decor to fashion and food, the styles and trends of the 1970s have slowly been creeping back into the mainstream, and this year they’re out in full force. Don’t be alarmed when you see the vibrant colors, bold patterns and relaxed entertaining of the decade taking over in today’s world. There are many ...
The busy person's guide for entertaining on short notice
(BPT) - Ideally, you’ll have a few days notice to get everything in order when you’re hosting guests. But everyone knows that’s not always the case. Drop-ins happen and you can make a choice between panicking or embracing the spontaneity of a last-minute get-together with your friends and family. The key to being an unf...
'Tis the sweetest season [Infographic]
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without candy. From gifting to stocking stuffers to baking and decor – candy is a key component to celebrating the holiday season. The Hershey Company recently distributed a survey to determine just how large of a role candy plays in holiday festivities. Some quick facts: Candy is the No. 1 stocking stuffer item during the holiday season – nearly 70 percent of people will receive candy in their stocking this year. Consumers love candy dressed at its holiday...
How to use cinnamon sticks [Infographic]
Ever wonder what to do with a cinnamon stick? You know how to use and experiment with cinnamon in powdered form - just sprinkle it into whatever needs that warm, spicy flavor we all love. Cinnamon sticks are a different story. Technically, cinnamon sticks are pieces of hardened tree bark. In fact, they’re difficult to grate or grind unless you have something really tough, like a nutmeg grinder. But within each cinnamon stick you’ll find the freshest, most intense cinnamon flavor and aroma y...
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