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What we eat and drink strongly impacts our mood, energy levels, and health. Choosing delicious, healthy foods can boost metabolism, raise happy emotions, and even ward off disease. From wine reviews to beer recommendations, from wonderful recipes to healthy advice, our BellaOnline editors are here to help!

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Zucchini and Fennel Saute Recipe
Home Cooking - Allyson Elizabeth DŽAngelo, Editor

If you're looking for a quick and easy side dish, this Zucchini and Fennel Saute Recipe fits the bill. By adding fresh garlic and Italian parsley into the mix, you have a delicious and nutritionally healthy side dish which pairs well with fish, chicken or beef.

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Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce with Pasta Recipe
American Regional Cuisine - Allyson Elizabeth DŽAngelo, Editor

This recipe is my version of an old Italian favorite - Pasta Margherita. One of the most delicious sauces you will ever eat, is that of farm fresh tomatoes and basil. This is a quick and easy recipe to make highlighting seasonal tomatoes along with the sweetness of delicate fresh basil. Enjoy!

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Homemade Ghee Recipe
Indian Food - Sadhana Ginde, Editor

Ghee is essentially pure, clarified butter because all of the water & milk solids have been removed. It is simple enough to make your own ghee at home & definitely worth the effort. Ghee is not only extremely flavorful, but it also high in antioxidants. So try making some today!

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Rose Tea
Tea - Mary Caliendo, Editor

What is rose tea and the history of it and surprise celebrity backer Ashley Judd.

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Baked Spicy Honey Chicken Breasts Recipe
Chinese Food - Lila Voo, Editor

These baked spicy honey chicken breasts are simple to make and make a great meal, especially during these colder months.

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Deviled Pumpkins Recipe
Quick Cooking - Karen Hancock, Editor

Popular deviled eggs are made to look like pumpkins; they make a perfect addition to the annual Halloween BOO-ffet.

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Wiggly Worm Fudge Recipe
Desserts - Karen Hancock, Editor

This easy recipe can be made in about 15 minutes. The fudge has only two ingredients, and once spooned on a baking sheet, a gummy worm (or any gummy bug you want) is pressed in.

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Green Pie - Recipe
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking - Launa Stout, Editor

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a great pie for any green celebration. Use green food coloring, to get the right shade of green. With the mixture of lime and sweetened condensed milk, this cream pie is reminiscent of key lime pie.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes
Gluten-Free - Gillian Scianna, Editor

I am getting ahead on my Pumpkin items, "the season" will be on us before we know it.... Yes I said that! Moving on, Pumpkin is one of those great squashes that make you instantly feel seasonal. I have a couple of my time honored recipes for you. One savory, one sweet.

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Tasting Groups
Wine - Peter F May, Editor

The best way to learn about wine is to taste as much as you can, says Peter F May. And the best way to do this is to join a tasting group

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The Reason You Have Rotten Service
Etiquette - Lisa Plancich, Editor

Are you a bad customer? It may be the reason you ALWAYS have bad service.

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Gluten Free Mediterranean Meatball Recipe
Sandwiches - Connie Mistler Davidson, Editor

I love the flavor of dolmas. Grape leaves, filled with seasoned meat, call out to me whenever I see them. After being asked to develop a recipe for a gluten free meatball, I thought of rice as a binder. That led me to tasty dolmas, and the result was my Gluten Free Mediterranean Meatball Recipe.

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Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Low Carb - Lisa Shea, Editor

I love this delicious, low carb shrimp scampi recipe. It's very easy to make, and it makes my mouth water to even think about it! Very tasty. Perfect for everything from a quick lunch to a dinner with friends and family.

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Budweiser Attacks Craft Beer
Beer and Brewing - Carolyn Smagalski, Editor

I had an Italian friend who once shared a fable with me. I’d like to share it with you ... Once upon a time, there was a snake who lived among the fall leaves, rocks and grasses in a large field by a river.

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Arrosto - Italian Pot Roast Recipe
Italian Food - Cinzia Aversa, Editor

Arrosto di carne, Italian for pot roast, can be prepared also on the stove top using a large pot or a Dutch oven.

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Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
Healthy Foods - Megan Mignot, Editor

Here's a tasty way to enjoy the benefits of blueberries!

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Authentic Southwestern Fajitas Recipe
Southern Cooking - Cati Arcuri, Editor

Fajitas don't come to mind as traditional Southern food, but they do hail from the American Southwest. Juicy, marinated strips of meat grilled to perfection, wrapped in warm tortillas and served with fresh salsa, lime and guacamole...a perfect meal any day of the year.

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Cheerleader Theme Party Ideas
Party Planning - Shalia Hayes , Editor

Here's a birthday celebration that will leave everyone cheering! Girls love to imagine themselves cheering their team to victory. Pom poms rustling, cheers being chanted, and spirit in the air! So what a great idea for a birthday party, a cheerleading theme!

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Freezer Drinks
Cocktails - Sandy Hemphill, Editor

Some cocktails are best served very cold. Freezer cold. Martini, anyone? These are serious cocktails you can make right in the liquor bottle. Store them in the freezer for a quick individual cocktail and, prepped in advance as they are, they make easy work of serving a party crowd.

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Red curried Duck
Thai Food - Mary-Anne Durkee, Editor

One of my favourite Thai Curries that is perfect for family and friends. The exotic Thai Flavoursl meld with fresh pineapple and duck. I have used French style Canard Confit with rave reviews!



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Simple Delicious Italian Recipes
Simple Delicious Italian Recipes. Authentic Italian recipes easy to follow and simple to prepare, written by Cinzia Aversa, Italian Food Editor at BellaOnline.com. A perfect gift idea for any Italian food lover.



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