With the holiday season here, it is easy to get caught up in the spirited festivities. Bouncing from event to event. Buying and wrapping gifts. Cooking and enjoying meals. All of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be fun, but once the party has ended and the family has left, sometimes reality can be challenging.
One of the many highlights of the holiday season is enjoying food with family and friends. Everyone wants to be helpful, but too many “cooks in the kitchen” can potentially increase risk of food borne illness. This is particularly true when people who rarely prepare food at other times of the year are now in front of the stove. By taking simple precautions, you can reduce this risk of food borne illness. Check out these tips and share with all those helpers in your kitchen this holiday season.
Healthier holidays are happier holidays! For happy, healthy holiday baking, experiment with simple substitutions and tasty trade-ups for festive and flavorful food. Seasonal sweets become delightful dishes with small changes to traditional recipes. This year, enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the season – the smart and sensible way!
DES MOINES — “Elvis Lives” will show at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Des Moines Civic Center.
DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
Novice holiday hosts often have a lot on their plates. Whether hosting family or friends or a combination of both, first-time hosts typically want to impress their guests while ensuring they get enough to eat and have an enjoyable evening. Since dinner is such a big part of holiday gatherings, hosts often place extra emphasis on what to serve, and that can be tricky when this is the first time they are hosting.
Thanksgiving is a wonderful — and sometimes rare, in our face-paced culture — time for families to sit down together and enjoy a big, hearty meal, giving thanks for each other, our freedoms and our blessings.
DES MOINES — Des Moines Performing Arts is bringing Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” to the Des Moines Civic Center Tuesday, Dec. 10, through Sunday, Dec. 15, just in time to celebrate the holiday season.
As the busyness of the holiday season kicks into high gear, it’s also the peak of the season for pomegranates from California. Pomegranates are the latest in-season jewels of the produce department — the perfect way to dress up any dish for the holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boys are slightly more likely to be born premature than girls, and they tend to fare worse, too, says a new report on the health of the world’s newborns.
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