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Stay Safe Falling Back!

It’s that time of year again: the end of Daylight-Saving Time (DST). While we may rejoice at the idea of getting that blessed extra hour of sleep, the time change can have a big impact on our health! Changing our alarm clocks also forces our body’s internal clock, our circadian rhythm, to change too. Pushing our days an hour back can have an effect on both our bodies and minds.    You may not...

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'Tis the Season for Tasty Food!

There are still ways to eat healthier this holiday season!

It’s really easy to pack on the pounds during the holiday season. There is so much food to eat, and much of it isn’t exactly the healthiest. It’s hard to work off those holiday pounds, especially if you don’t know how many calories you need to burn. Here are a few holiday staples and their caloric values, as well the amount of exercise it would take to burn off those calories.   Thanksgivin...

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Family Health History

Did you know Thanksgiving has a twin? There’s another, less well-known day that happens on the same day as Thanksgiving: National Family Health History Day! It may not sound as fun as Thanksgiving, but it’s really important. And there’s no better time to discuss your family health history than when the whole family is gathered together!  Sit together and discuss everyone’s health history. Is t...

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The Best Biscuit Cutter

If you make homemade biscuits on Thanksgiving you know how hard it is to make sure they all come out close to the same size. Sometimes eyeballing it just doesn’t cut it. So, how do you get more uniform biscuits without having to buy a biscuit cutter? Try this simple hack! It turns out, the base of a wine glass is the perfect size for a biscuit. Roll out your biscuit dough and take out a wine g...

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Quick Potato Wash

Need to cut down on prep-time this Thanksgiving? You can skip the tedious task of scrubbing potatoes clean by trying this easy hack! All you need is a dishwasher.  Yep. A dishwasher. Make sure there’s no soap left in your dishwasher before trying this out. Stick your potatoes on the top rack of your dishwasher. Once it’s loaded with spuds, close the dishwasher and set it to the rinse cycle. J...

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Can't Open the Jar?

Got a jar you just can’t seem to get open? Don’t strain your wrists trying to force it! Instead, try out this little hack.    Grab some duct tape and stick a few inches of it onto the lid. Give yourself a few more inches hanging off and then fold it in half. Hold the jar in one hand and the folded end of the tape in the other. Carefully tug on the folded end to easily open the lid of that pes...

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Overcooked the Bird?

The worst possible thing has happened this Thanksgiving… you overcooked the bird.    Nothing is worse on Thanksgiving than dry turkey. But you don’t have to throw it out. Try this simple hack!    Warm-up some chicken broth and drizzle it over the turkey. This will help moisten the meat and add flavor back into it. You can also use this trick on slices of leftover turkey to perk it back up! ...

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Silky Smoothe Spuds

Mashed potatoes are a staple at many Thanksgiving dinner tables. But, unfortunately, so are many other dishes. Odds are, your stovetop is in full use on Thanksgiving Day and you don’t have enough room to cook everything you want. Bust out that crockpot and get prepared to make some silky-smooth mashed potatoes.   Butter up your slow cooker and pour in some heavy cream and spoon in the potatoe...

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Pie Crust Perfection

Thanksgiving is the holiday of pies! Cherry pie. Pumpkin pie. Pecan pie. Chocolate pie. So many pies! No pie is created equal, though. Some require a little pre-baking. You may need to completely pre-bake a crust if your pie filling requires no baking, or partially pre-bake it if the filling requires a short cooking time. But if you’re like most people, pre-baking can be a bit of a problem. How...

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What Does It Take To Work Off That Holiday Food?

It’s really easy to pack on the pounds during the holiday season. There is so much food to eat, and much of it isn’t exactly the healthiest. It’s hard to work off those holiday pounds, especially if you don’t know how many calories you need to burn. Here are a few holiday staples and their caloric values, as well the amount of exercise it would take to burn off those calories.   Thanksgiving ...

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