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Best Ever Turkey Brine

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However you choose to cook your turkey this Thanksgiving, consider this brine preparation before you cook.  You need quite a bit of time ahead, but it’s worth it when you cut into the moistest, most evenly cooked turkey your family has ever had!  

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Mini Glazed Meatloaves

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Just like their larger cousins, these mini meatloaves are delicious — but they cook in half the time! From Deb Perelman’s fantastic cookbook: Smitten Kitchen.

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Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

There’s nothing like a smooth, warm soup for a quick winter workday lunch to keep you going strong through the rest of your day.

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Thai Chicken Larb Lettuce Wraps

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Disturbing Link Found Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

Researchers in Indiana have discovered a compelling link between a commonly available class of medications and dementia. Corroborated by studies out of the University of Washington, this comes as a shock to scientists and pharmacists alike. Anticholinergic drugs are available in prescription form to treat a wide array of common conditions, including asthma and depression. […]

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Use of Acupuncture in the Military on the Rise

Acupuncture Use for Military Service Members on the Rise Due in large part to the epidemic of prescription drug use and abuse in the United States, the US military is starting to take a serious look at the effectiveness of its pain and PTSD protocols. In military bases across this country and overseas, acupuncture- along […]

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Grain-Free Cinnamon Apple Scones

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When you just need a little something special, this is a great alternative to those dangerous coffee-shop sweets.

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Winter Minestrone Soup

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This is a great version of the classic Italian minestrone soup, perfect for wintertime! We’ve adapted this recipe from the Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special Cookbook. Theirs is vegetarian, whereas we prefer to use chicken stock. In either manifestation, this soup comes highly recommended!

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Perfect Bone Broth

It may seem time-consuming, but having homemade bone broth at the ready makes an enormous difference in your cooking: both in terms of flavor and nutritive value.

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Tomato, Corn, and Zucchini Galette

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A galette is basically a rough, rustic, often savory flavored pie. They make a great simple week night dinners and still offer up a beautiful presentation.  

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