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Pop Up® Timer Ensures Perfectly Cooked Pork, Everytime

For years, grocers and consumers have depended on Volk Enterprises’ Pop Up® Disposable Cooking Thermometer for perfectly prepared whole chickens and turkeys. With its peak usage typically during the holidays or at formal Sunday family get-togethers, the Pop Up® is now making its way to the more casual side of the dinner table, pork. With…
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What’s On the Horizon for Indian Cuisine?

As with fashion, food trends cycle and reemerge, becoming more refined with each iteration. A decade ago, all things Indian were the rage in cuisine, with curries and tandoori dishes making their way onto the restaurant and home cooking scenes. Today's Indian gastronomy is much more refined and reflective of the diversity of the Indian…
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German Restaurants & Food In Focus

When we Americans think of German food, beer steins and brats come to mind. And if you didn't grow up in a family with German decent, this might be your only reference to German cuisine (we won't hold it against you!) But, as global cuisines take hold in the U.S., German food has indeed begun…
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Latin American Cuisine Taking off in U.S.

If you haven't been living under a rock, certainly you have noticed that menus and food products are taking inspiration from Central and South American, and Caribbean Latin American traditions here in the U.S. Mexican cuisine, a long-time favorite in North America, is still growing in popularity. Bon Appѐtit Magazine's Andrew Knowlton explained that tacos…
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Ideas for Fresh Spring Side Dishes

Ah, spring is in the air! Put a little freshness into your side dishes for great spring holiday meals, or family weeknight meals. Here are a few of our ideas for fresh spring side dishes. Spring pea soup with ham is great as a first course. Cooking a ham for Easter? Use the leftovers for…
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Incorporating Protein into Appetizers, Snacks and Side Dishes

Meat works as a great flavor carrier, but too often it is only used as a main course. Use our tips to make carnivorous appetizers, snacks, side dishes and more! Dips are awesome with an element of meat! Buffalo Chicken Dip or Cheeseburger Dip are excellent for parties and get-togethers. For healthier versions, swap out…
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Red Meat’s Bad Rap

Red meat gets a bad rap, but is it really fair? Red meat can be healthy in moderation with leaner cuts and cooking methods. We'll give you the scoop on how red meat can be a great addition to your healthy diet. Health Benefits of Red Meat Red meat is rich in protein, B vitamins,…
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Clean Eating Starts with Your Fridge

So you want to make better eating choices? Your healthy eating depends on keeping a clean refrigerator stocked with healthy items! Follow our tips for clean eating! Keep Your Fridge Clean Want your healthy foods to stay fresh? Keep your fridge clean! Can't commit to cleaning out your refrigerator on a weekly basis? Try cleaning…
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Food Safety Tips: Safety at the Grocery Store

You know that keeping your family safe is a top priority. You disinfect the kitchen, use your foods before the expiration dates and store foods properly. But did you know you could start your food safety before you get your food home? Follow our tips for grocery store food safety! [caption id="attachment_1831" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Make…
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