• April 19, 2014

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5 tips for fighting grime: The squeaky-clean truth about the dish pit and commercial dishwashers

(BPT) - Numerous pieces of equipment are required for busy restaurant kitchens to run smoothly, and one of the hardest-working machines in any kitchen is the commercial dishwasher. Critical to both restaurant flow and sanitation, this piece of restaurant equipment can make or break the dinner rush. Is your restaurant’s dishwasher up to the daily challenge of washing away grime?

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
What You Should Know About Natural Food Coloring
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - When you walk down the aisles of your local grocery store, there's a good chance you'll see a parent or two scrupulously reading packaging for buzzwords, like healthy, organic and natural -- the list goes on. Maybe you're one of those parents.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Delight Your Easter Guests with a Dessert Bar
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Anyone who entertains knows it takes effort to make it look effortless. For those planning to host an Easter celebration, incorporating special touches is part of the fun and adds to your guests' experience. This Easter, resist the temptation to delegate bringing a dessert to your guests. Instead, save the best for last by serving up a dessert pie bar as the sweet finale to a wonderful gathering.

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Light up the Grill with Crowd-Pleasing Skewers
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Dust off your grill and light up the coals - it's time to move the party back to the warm outdoors. Enjoy the company of friends and family this summer with this easy, make-ahead recipe for grilled Chicken Skewers with Avocado Cream Dip. These versatile treats are sure to please any guest.

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Applesauce Bundt Cake with Pecan Swirl
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 2:32 am

Looking for a simple and delicious dessert? This Applesauce Bundt Cake with Pecan Swirl tastes every bit as good as it looks.

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Winning Treats to Please Kids and Adults this Easter
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) When you think of Easter goodies there’s a good chance the flavorful jelly bean comes to mind – a big hit with kids young and old. But, because flavor preferences change with age, it stands to reason that not all Easter gifts are created equal. 

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Effortless Easter Ham
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and stew, it’s also perfect for center-of-the-plate feasts — like an Easter ham. 

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Time-saving Tips To Make Get-togethers More Fun
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re throwing a game day party or hosting a family gathering, feeding a crowd can be simpler than you may realize. To help you save time and trouble, chef Jennifer Manning, Culinary Expert with the Kraft Kitchens, offers these easy tips and advice:

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Keep Grilling Delicious and Healthy this Summer
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 2:32 am

(StatePoint) In summer, outdoor dining is the name of the game -- whether you’re hosting friends or just feeding the family on your patio. Unfortunately, many traditional grilling options can be time-consuming to prepare and high in calories, fat and sodium.

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Belton library will offer e-books
Posted: April 15, 2014

BELTON — Belton’s Lena Armstrong Public Library will soon offer virtual books. The library received a $5,000 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award, which is given each spring to chosen applicants. Kim Kroll, the library’s director, said all the money will be spent only on e-books.

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Pentagon releases estimated impact of sequestration-level funding
Posted: April 15, 2014

The Defense Department on Tuesday released a report documenting the damaging cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal 2015.

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