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9 Healthy, Delicious Autumn Vegetables to Roast

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Experience Life Ah, fall. The season of the first scarlet leaves and the first scarlet flushes of sheepish regret: Why didn’t I plan elaborate activities to take advan…

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The Odd Beginnings of the Hot Dog Bun

Did you know that the iconic Hershey’s Kiss got its romantic name largely because the machine that manufactured these chocolate droppings emitted a kiss-like sound as they were being made? And did you…

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Did Americans Always Love Hot Dogs? Not Really

"I devoured hot-dogs in Baltimore 'way back in 1886, and they were then very far from newfangled....They contained precisely the same rubber, indigestible pseudo-sausages that millions of Americans no…

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Rhubarb: Oh, I Don’t Know

It is all too common for consumers to be confused and bewildered by the uncommon. In particular, I am referring to fruits and vegetables considered unique and somewhat odd by U.S. standards, like the …

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