A Healthier You in 2017 with Muscadines

It seems like once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, the resolutions begin flying around. Maybe you’ve vowed to unplug a bit in the new year and spend more precious time with your family. Or perhaps you’re going to finally start that business you’ve been dreaming up in your head for years. Whatever your goal is for 2017, we can’t wait to help you dominate the heck out of it! If your mom goal is to work on becoming a healthier version of yourself, we can’t wait to tell you about the health benefits of little known muscadine. 

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Celebrate the New Year with Pancakes

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest parties all year. The fun shouldn’t end when the clock strikes midnight though. If you have young kids, staying up all night isn’t even an option. You can wait until the morning of New Year’s Day to celebrate in a fun way with the whole family. Make breakfast a celebration with a special pancake recipe. Start a new tradition this year with a party in the morning!

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7 Healthy Airport Eats and Tips to Stay on Track

The holiday season is one of the busiest times for traveling. Whether you are traveling by plane, train, or automobile, one thing is certain – your options to eat healthy will be limited. Even if you are the healthiest of eaters, many of us tend to forgo our regular diets during the days in which we are traveling because of limited options, limited time, and a limited travel budget. Airports are known for having notoriously unhealthy foods for patrons like over-priced convenience store snacks, fast food joints, and greasy restaurants. However, there seem to be more and more healthy alternatives popping up – if you know how to find them. Below are some popular restaurants and food spots you might find on your next layover, and some of their healthier options. 

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25 Holiday Treat Ideas

The holidays are jam packed with parties, dinners, and gift exchanges. For most people, this means baking or whipping up something sweet to bring along or serve to their guests. We’re giving you some sweet inspiration with 25 treat ideas and recipes that are sure to be a hit this holiday season. We’ve got a mix of elegant and kid friendly sweets, so no matter what your occasion there is something for everyone.

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Celebrate The Flavors of Winter With New England Coffee & Win a Keurig Coffee Brewer

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Every season comes with its trademark flavors. Winter is no exception. Whether you celebrate the holidays or create your own winter traditions with your friends and family, the flavors of winter are somewhat universal. 

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Introducing the kids to foreign cuisine

It’s the age-old frustration, your friend and their son/daughter is over to visit and you’ve just plated up dinner for all the kids. No sooner do you put it on the table than you hear, “Oh darling, I don’t think you’ll like that, will you.” All of a sudden, a child who was perfectly happy to eat an entire plate of food suddenly refuses to even try it. It’s been found that children who are fussy eaters have often become so because they’ve picked up the idea from adults, which can cause problems when we want our children to eat the same food as we do.

We want our kids to be open minded about all new experiences, especially food, because experiencing new food is one of life’s great pleasures, and it’s healthy too, so here are three healthy snacks to get your kids started on a lifetime of culinary adventure.

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Gifts for the Home Chef Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

Cooking is a huge part of the holiday season, and having the right gear and gadgets is key to making sure you have a successful meal. Between roasting turkeys, baking pies and holiday cookies, and getting little tummies fed in between, sometimes it can feel like we spend all day in the kitchen. Our gifts for the home chef cover the bases for every person who loves to cook – whether it be large dinner parties, like for the holidays, or for everyday cooking and baking. We are sure you will be able to find something perfect for the chef in your life, so check out some of our favorites below. 

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Daily Mom Spotlight: Taste by Babyhome

 

There are a lot of high chair options to sort through and choose from when it is time for your baby to start eating solids. You need a chair that is designed with your baby in mind. You also need a chair with ease of use and modern design that doesn’t clash with the rest of your home. Your baby’s high chair will become a centerpiece in your dining room and a lot of amazing memories will be made with your child sitting in her chair. First foods, first family dinners, favorite foods, unfavorite foods, perhaps even first words can all happen in the high chair.

Don’t just pick any chair, pick the best chair. We offer a fabulous option: Taste from Babyhome.

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Homemade Cookbooks: How to Make Your Own Recipe Book

Having debated with my husband for the umpteenth time about whether to give a store-bought cake or a bouquet of flowers as gifts to both my mom and mother-in-law for their birthdays (we sent them flowers and a card last year) a few months ago, it dawned on me that I had been putting so little effort into my gifts year in and year out — so this year, I had to come up with more meaningful gift ideas for my mom and mother-in-law who love cooking.

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Preparing Your Kitchen for The Upcoming Holiday #DMHoliday16

Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and Christmas is just around the corner. Even if you don’t celebrate either of these two holidays there are plenty of opportunities to host lovely winter get togethers right in your home. However, with the pleasure of being the host comes the task of ensuring that your kitchen is as prepared as your heart is to welcome people into your home. The holidays are such a wonderful time of year to reflect on all the joy that the year has brought you, or celebrate that which hasn’t been perfect but can be improved upon next year. While you are making your shopping lists this year to ensure that you have all the requirements for entertaining, we have three brands that absolutely cannot be left off your list: Le Crueset, Silpat, and Charles Viancin.

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Giving Thanks The Fried Turkey Way

John McLemore is at it again, but this time, not only is it tasty and delicious with his signature techniques, but it will save you copious amounts of time this Thanksgiving. Imagine spending the holiday season actually giving thanks for the time you have to gather with friends and family. Instead of the traditional way of cooking a turkey, meaning hours of basting and watching that bird – be with your family and use all of your oven for the delicious side dishes that will beautifully compliment the tasty bird that we’ll show you how to fry up just right. Save time, infuse flavor, impress guests, and indulge this holiday season – all the while, giving thanks. 

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Spooky Spaghetti: 2 Healthy Halloween Dinner Ideas

With Halloween right around the corner, dinner ideas might be the last thing on your mind. With last minute costume alterations, stocking up on treats to hand out to trick-or-treaters, planning snacks for classroom events and purchasing decorations for your own party, you probably haven’t even thought about what you’re going to serve for dinner on Halloween night.

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The Flavors of Fall With New England Coffee

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Sprinkling an ever-so-subtle chill into the late evening breeze, fall is shyly peeking through the leaves atop the highest branches of the trees, as they fall freely, dancing in the wind down to the golden tips of the dying grass below. 

We busy ourselves with back-to-school chaos, as the season changes right beneath our feet, almost oblivious to the subtlety of it all. Soft chunky sweaters and velvety leather boots replace swimsuits and flips flops on the shelves at our favorite stores almost overnight, football jerseys find their way out of the backs of our closets, our kids begin the search for the perfect Halloween costumes, and our Pinterest feeds are taken over by pumpkin decor, pine cone wreathes and homemade apple cider recipes.

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Tips & Tricks for Dealing with an Uncommon Food Allergy

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It seems as though food allergies have become more and more prominent in children in recent years. There are the obvious ones that most people are aware of – nuts, shellfish, and dairy. But there are others that are not on most parent’s minds, especially when feeding their baby food for the first time. Those are fruit and vegetable allergies. When you are a parent to a child with an uncommon food allergy, the discovery of this allergy can be terrifying. Most parents are prepared for reactions to highly allergenic foods like nuts and strawberries, but what if it’s something like bananas? Or apples? Allergic reactions can range from mild – hives, rashes, and skin irritations – to severe like anaphylactic shock. Once you have the reaction under control, your mind will race to what’s next to help manage this allergy and if any other allergies are abound. Below are some tips and tricks to help deal with uncommon food allergies.

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4 Reasons You Should Eat More Garlic

Garlic is a potent and smelly superfood that can add a little ‘oomph’ to almost any dish. But, did you know that garlic is also one of the most powerful natural remedies out there? For hundreds of years, garlic has been used medicinally, warding off infection, inflammation, and even cancer! Today, science is confirming this seemingly endless list of benefits that garlic has.

While cooking garlic with meals can greatly improve your health, nothing can compare to raw garlic. Adding heat to garlic has been known to reduce some of its healing properties; but letting it stand for about 10 minutes after crushing can preserve some components, even if heat is added. The biggest secret to garlic’s benefits lie in the compound allicin, and today we’ll discuss 4 reasons why you should be eating more garlic.

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