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Beating the Winter Blues

In the aftermath of the holiday season — with all the colorful lights taken down, the Christmas trees gone, the cheerful music no longer playing on the radio and the rest of the cold winter stretching ahead — sometimes it can be easy to let the winter blues begin to take over. In the dark stretch of January and February, it can feel like spring will never come. What can you do to stop feeling blue, stop shivering and bring some warmth and cheer back into your life to get you through the cold? If you're looking for the best ways to beat the winter blues, try these ideas to fire up your spirit for the rest of the chilly season.

Chase Adventure

In the dead of winter, we can tend to get out of shape and forget to pursue fun outdoor activities, but just because... Read more
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Choosing Between Sausage Links, Patties and Ground Meat

When it comes to cooking delicious dishes with mouthwatering meat like Italian sausage, your options are as open-ended as the flavors you can bring together. You can craft tempting burgers, delicious casseroles, irresistible dips and sauces and so many other dishes to enjoy with friends and family for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you're sifting through Italian sausage recipes, however, you might run into some conflict over what type of meat to use for which dish. You know you want that protein-packed element in your entrees, but what form should you include? Should you use ground meat or patties for your burgers? Do your casseroles and stir-fries call for sausage links or ground sausage meat? This quick guide will help you determine what meat to use in which delicious recipes fo... Read more
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How to Host the Perfect Brunch

Can there be anything more fashionable and fun than a delightful brunch with friends or family? Maybe you and your posse enjoy going down to the local diner or café for a mix of pancakes, sandwiches and coffee, all while getting to spend time with one another and enjoy the relaxing calm of the weekend. But there are only so many times you can visit the same restaurants before you’ve tried everything on the menu and are beginning to wish for something new. If you and your friends have reached that point, you may be wondering what the next step you can take to shake up your weekend brunches. If you’re looking to mix things up, why not try hosting brunch at home? Perhaps you and your friends could all alternate turns, hosting first at one person’s house and then at another person’s h... Read more
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How to Host a Holiday Bash

The holidays are here again, and you know what that means — gifts, good cheer, bright colors and winter wonders everywhere. With the big days approaching, family coming in from out of town and friends gathering for the festivities, what better way to celebrate this year than by throwing the best holiday party of the season? If you're looking for tips on hosting a marvelous holiday bash, we're here to help. Here are some must-haves for making your party as merry and bright as the time of year.

Dazzling Decorations

No holiday party would be complete without the perfect decorations, so make it your goal to go all-out with your decor for your holiday bash. Choose a color scheme and the theme of the party beforehand to give yourself an idea of what will match y... Read more
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Next-Level Meatball Recipes

Meatballs are a classic favorite. Whether it's meatball sandwiches, spaghetti and meatballs or meatball soup, these delicious balls of protein and flavor have a special place in our diets and our recipes. Are you looking for an innovative way to try a new spin on your favorite ingredients? These unique Italian sausage recipes offer you an exciting way to experience classic meatball dishes with a twist. Try them today.

Italian Meatball Soup

Love meatball soup? Try this spicy Italian sausage twist. Ingredients: