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(Family Features) - According to the Farmers' Almanac, this winter will see an increase in "shivery conditions," where temperatures will average below normal for about three-quarters of the nation and snowfall will be significant. Are you and your family winter ready?
Soldiers and families can kick back and relax this Thanksgiving and let the dining facilities handle all the cooking.
(BPT) - The holidays bring plenty of cheer and the arrival of family from all over. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after all. But with family visits and hearty meals also comes a big share of messes. After hefty helpings of gravy and chocolates, there will be plenty of cleaning required to get your home back in tip top shape for the new year. It’s enough to leave anyone “holidazed,” but with the right tools and tricks on your side, it does not have to.
(NewsUSA) - 'Tis the season -- time to break out the decorations, don that holiday sweater and dive into the delicious entertaining season.
(StatePoint) Many parents may be considering tablets, laptops or smartphones as holiday gifts. Indeed, more than 85 percent of American kids now have mobile devices, and this number is on the rise. And they don’t just use them for games, movies and Facebook. They use them for homework, to collaborate on school projects, and some even are integrated into classrooms.
(BPT) - The chill of the season heralds many changes, including your appetite for heartier foods. This is the perfect time to break out the casserole dishes and whip up your family’s favorite comfort foods. Americans seem to agree that when it comes to comfort classics, macaroni and cheese is what they crave.
Keeping up with the demand of feeding more than 300 hungry families in Harker Heights is the challenge Linda Dawson faces from week to week.
(BPT) - Don’t worry, Mom. In this case, it’s OK to play with your food. The latest online social media craze features awe-inspiring galleries of edible art, showcasing everyday ingredients transformed into munchable holiday masterpieces.
(BPT) - Across America, families will be spending Thanksgiving together, and more than likely, enjoying the same menu items they’ve enjoyed in years past. Interestingly, more than half of Americans would embrace adding new foods or new preparations to the Thanksgiving table this year, and many think that side dishes provide the perfect opportunity to experiment, according to the findings of a new survey.
(Family Features) 'Tis the season for getting together with family and friends. Whether you're hosting a small gathering or accommodating out of town guests, ensure your home is party-ready. Here are some budget-friendly tips using a classic pantry staple to make sure your home is fresh and inviting.
(BPT) - The hectic holidays can mean hurried cooks, frantic trips to the grocery store and chaotic menu planning. But it doesn’t have to – with some tried and true solutions for easy entertaining, you can reduce your stress and set up a holiday party guaranteed to impress guests from near or far.
(BPT) - With the holidays fast approaching it’s time to enjoy some of the season’s tastiest foods. Small twists can turn a traditional dish into a holiday classic.
(BPT) - Whether you live near or far, returning home for the holidays can be a nostalgic time. But for those with allergies and asthma, celebrating the season with family and friends can be anything but enjoyable.
(BPT) - Entertaining with family and friends is one part of the holiday season that we all look forward to. But holiday hosting can sometimes be harried. To keep you and your guests merry this season, consider hosting a wine party that shines.
MIAMI — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America’s No. 1 condiment was just the start.
(BPT) - Whether your end-of-year festivities involve mistletoe and ho-ho-ho, a menorah and dreidel, or a kinara and seven colorful candles, holidays of all cultures seem to have one thing in common: baking. Food is an integral part of many celebrations, and whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or a family get-together, chances are there’s a baked good in attendance.
(BPT) - The holidays are approaching and before you know it, you’ll be thinking about that daunting task of cooking a turkey. This holiday season, make sure your bird impresses all the guests and relatives by conducting a dress rehearsal for your turkey. More than 88 percent of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving, according to a National Turkey Federation survey. But before doing so, why not do a dry run and prepare a turkey, or try a smaller bird like chicken, using a brining technique that is sure to be a crowd pleaser?
Sam’s Club has arrived.
Despite the heat, wine connoisseurs flocked to the fifth annual Central Texas Food, Wine and Brew Festival, held at the Harker Heights Community Park, Saturday.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Wine was king at the fifth annual Central Texas Food, Wine and Brew Festival on Saturday at the Harker Heights Community Park.
(BPT) - Parents know educating their children is a collaborative effort between families and teachers. Each new school year, parents look for ways to make that effort as fruitful and positive for their children as possible. By supporting their child’s teacher, parents can help ensure kids get the best education possible every year.
HARKER HEIGHTS — At Sunday’s retirement ceremony, Harker Heights Food Care Center Director Linda Dawson shared fond memories of the Rev. Jay Thomas’ 18-year career.
So you’ve got a couple of pounds of peaches ripening on the counter, several pints of blueberries and the promise of apples in a couple of months. You’re thinking pie. Or a biscuit-dough topped cobbler. Or a fruit crumble with a crunchy oat-and-nut streusel-like finish.
(NAPSI)—Need a secret weapon against food boredom? Looking for a simple, foolproof ingredient to add an element of surprise to your next meal? Look to mangos to makeover dishes with naturally sweet, tropical flavor.
(BPT) - Lunch box nutrition has come a long way from bologna on white bread with a juice drink pouch. As parents get ready to send their kids back to school, an easy lesson on lunch box nutrition may be just the thing to help kids get to the head of the class. Packing a winning lunch is not only about health and nutrition, but also about keeping food fresh and appetizing for kids.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.