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  • Stressed? Try a little salt

    Does salt help you de-stress?

    If you crave salty foods when you're under stress, Wellness Expert Peggy Hall says not to beat yourself up over it -- believe it or not, salt acts as "nature's tranquilizer."
    If you crave salty foods when you're under stress, Wellness Expert Peggy Hall says not to beat yourself up over it -- believe it or not, salt acts as "nature's tranquilizer." The key is in making sure you get it from the right foods.
  • Food

    Eating healthy on a budget

    How to eat healthy on a budget

    Consumer price index statistics show the cost of food is up more than five percent. So how do you eat right when money's tight?
    Consumer price index statistics show the cost of food is up more than five percent. So how do you eat right when money's tight?
  • Vitamin D helps prevent stress fractures in girls

    Vitamin D helps prevent stress fractures in girls

    Calcium has long been known as good for your bones, but a new study finds that stress fracture injuries can be prevented by giving young girls a "D" – as in vitamin D.
    Calcium has long been known as good for your bones, but a new study finds that stress fracture injuries can be prevented by giving young girls a "D" – as in vitamin D.
  • Good for you no bake cookies

    Good for you no bake cookies

    Love the taste of cookies but hate the calories wellness expert Peggy Hall has the magic recipe.
    Love the taste of cookies but hate the calories wellness expert Peggy Hall has the magic recipe.
  • How to make homemade soda using fresh ingredients

    How to make homemade soda using fresh ingredients

    We Americans are addicted to our sugary drinks.Now you can easily make your own healthy, all natural soda.
    We Americans are addicted to our sugary drinks.Now you can easily make your own healthy, all natural soda.
  • Food

    Grocery shopping habits could affect food safety, quality

    Grocery shopping habits could affect food safety, quality

    kljkljkl;About ONE in SIX Americans… or 48 MILLION people… will get sick from food poisoning this year according to the USDA.   We often think about food poisoning in terms of how our food is prepared.
    Some researchers who study food safety say many Americans are doing their grocery shopping in a way that could affect the safety and quality of the foods they buy. 
  • How to infuse vodka with dried cranberries

    How to infuse vodka with dried cranberries

    Did you know vodka is the number one best selling spirit in the U.S.? Our cocktail expert Zane Lamprey tells us how to kick it up a notch.
    Did you know vodka is the number one best selling spirit in the U.S.? Our cocktail expert Zane Lamprey tells us how to kick it up a notch.
  • How celebrities like their hot dogs

    Most popular celebrity hot dogs at Pink's

    What do celebrities like Marlon Brando, Ozzy Osbourne, Martha Stewart and our very own Leeza Gibbons all have in common? Pink's hot dogs!
    What do celebrities like Marlon Brando, Ozzy Osbourne, Martha Stewart and our very own Leeza Gibbons all have in common? Pink's hot dogs!
  • Food

    Easy-to-digest food safety tips

    Easy-to-digest food safety tips

    No one wants to get sick so check out these simple food safety tips.
    No one wants to get sick so check out these simple food safety tips.
  • Food

    Flash pasteurization preserves flavor of foods, prevents food borne disease

    Flash pasteurization preserves flavor of foods, prevents food borne disease

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-10 09:00:30 GMT
    More manufacturers are flash pasteurizing everyday products found in grocery stores, but what does the process involve?
    More manufacturers are flash pasteurizing everyday products found in grocery stores, but what does the process involve?
  • The trick to thicker sauces

    How to thicken sauces

    You've got the roast. You've got the vegetables. Now you need to make the perfect sauce or gravy. Here's an example of Chef Susan Feniger's solution to sauce creation!
    You've got the roast. You've got the vegetables. Now you need to make the perfect sauce or gravy. Here's an example of Chef Susan Feniger's solution to sauce creation!
  • Divide Pro: Does it Work?

    Divide Pro: Does it Work?

    Cooking at home would be a lot more fun if it weren't for all those dishes to wash. We can't eliminate them all, but we might be able to cut down on your load a bit. That is, if the Divide Pro lives up to its claims.
    Cooking at home would be a lot more fun if it weren't for all those dishes to wash. We can't eliminate them all, but we might be able to cut down on your load a bit. That is, if the Divide Pro lives up to its claims.
  • Should I be juicing?

    Should I be juicing?

    Does it seem like you are constantly hearing about juicing diets? This popular diet claims to remove toxins from your body and help you drop weight. But could there be something better for you?
    Does it seem like you are constantly hearing about juicing diets? This popular diet claims to remove toxins from your body and help you drop weight. But could there be something better for you?
  • Freeze meats for longer

    Freeze meats for longer

    Freezing meat for future use is essential to keep it from going bad. But freeze meat improperly, and it can go bad anyway!
    Freezing meat for future use is essential to keep it from going bad. But freeze meat improperly, and it can go bad anyway!
  • Square vs round ice: Which is better for your drink?

    Square vs round ice: Which is better for your drink?

    Cocktails are a great way to break the ice at any party, but did you know the size of the ice you use in the cocktail can make or break the drink?
    Cocktails are a great way to break the ice at any party, but did you know the size of the ice you use in the cocktail can make or break the drink?
  • Food

    Foods to help your mood

    Food for your mood

    Check out this list of foods that can make you feel better and fight the blues.
    Check out this list of foods that can make you feel better and fight the blues.
  • Food

    Don't waste your food

    Don't waste your food

    When you browse the aisles at the grocery store, do you ever think about where everything will go? If you want to make sure you don't waste food it's crucial to put things in the right place.
    When you browse the aisles at the grocery store, do you ever think about where everything will go? If you want to make sure you don't waste food it's crucial to put things in the right place.
  • Crush fried food cravings

    Crush fried food cravings

    If you are constantly dreaming about French fries, cheeseburgers, pizza and fried chicken it could be that you're deficient in healthy fats.
    If you are constantly dreaming about French fries, cheeseburgers, pizza and fried chicken it could be that you're deficient in healthy fats. It sounds odd, but America Now Wellness Expert Peggy Hall says that could be the case.
  • Forgotten Foods: Gelatin

    Forgotten Foods: Gelatin

    Remember good old-fashioned Knox gelatin? Women used to add it to their diets as a way to grow stronger nails and thicker hair. Guess what? It still works as well today as it did back then.
    Remember good old-fashioned Knox gelatin? Women used to add it to their diets as a way to grow stronger nails and thicker hair. Guess what? It still works as well today as it did back then.
  • Food

    Fool proof tips for cooking fish on that barbe

    Fool proof tips for cooking fish on that barbe

    When you think about a barbeque, the first thing that comes to mind is beef and dogs, then maybe chicken and turkey, but what about fish? We've got fool proof tips for cooking it on the grill.
    When you think about a barbeque, the first thing that comes to mind is beef and dogs, then maybe chicken and turkey, but what about fish? We've got fool proof tips for cooking it on the grill.
  • Have you talked to your butcher lately?

    Have you talked to your butcher lately?

    Buying pre-packaged meat seems like the easiest choice, but your butcher can offer you custom cuts and cooking instructions for a picture-perfect meal!
    Buying pre-packaged meat seems like the easiest choice, but your butcher can offer you custom cuts and cooking instructions for a picture-perfect meal!
  • Recipe: Lentil Soup with Plantains

    Recipe: Lentil Soup with Plantains

    Did you know that plantains are one of the most-eaten staples all around the world? Africa, India, the Caribbean and Mexico all use plantains in multiple ways. Here is Chef Susan Feniger's favorite recipe!
    Did you know that plantains are one of the most-eaten staples all around the world? Africa, India, the Caribbean and Mexico all use plantains in multiple ways. Here is Chef Susan Feniger's favorite recipe!
  • Recipe: Seared Scallops in lovage grapefruit broth

    Steeping herbs to add flavor

    Do you like cooking with herbs? Have you tried steeping herbs? It's a process to extract essential oils from herb leaves to add flavor to savory and sweep soups and sauces.
    Do you like cooking with herbs? Have you tried steeping herbs? It's a process to extract essential oils from herb leaves to add flavor to savory and sweep soups and sauces.
  • Health

    Food containing cannabis easing pain

    Food containing cannabis easing pain

    From olive oil to soda, medical marijuana is turning up in all sorts of food items called Medibles. These products deliver the benefits of medical marijuana without striking a match.
    From olive oil to soda, medical marijuana is turning up in all sorts of food items called Medibles. These products deliver the benefits of medical marijuana without striking a match.
  • Why eating dessert is beneficial

    Why eating dessert is beneficial

    Do you crave dessert? You're not alone. A recent national survey revealed some 40 percent of us eat dessert at least twice a week.
    Do you crave dessert? You're not alone. A recent national survey revealed some 40 percent of us eat dessert at least twice a week.
  • Recipe: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette

    Recipe: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa Vinaigrette

    Roasted or sautéed, pickled or pureed, carrots are great no matter what color they are! Try this tasty recipe from Chef Susan Feniger.
    Roasted or sautéed, pickled or pureed, carrots are great no matter what color they are! Try this tasty recipe from Chef Susan Feniger.
  • Food

    The secret to cooking shrimp

    The secret to cooking shrimp

    Every year, the average American consumes over four pounds of shrimp, making it our most popular seafood. And if you want to know the secrets for cooking plump juicy shrimp, take a look at this.
    Every year, the average American consumes over four pounds of shrimp, making it our most popular seafood. And if you want to know the secrets for cooking plump juicy shrimp, take a look at this.
  • Hot dog named for Leeza Gibbons

    Legendary Pink's Hot Dogs honors Leeza Gibbons

    There are all different kinds of hot dogs: chili dogs, ballpark dogs, even deep-fried dogs. And now there's one called the "Leeza Gibbons Deli Dog!"
    There are all different kinds of hot dogs: chili dogs, ballpark dogs, even deep-fried dogs. And now there's one called the "Leeza Gibbons Deli Dog!"
  • How to put a healthier spin on your favorite foods

    How to put a healthier spin on your favorite foods

    Health experts said this will be the first generation not to outlive their parents, but one Arizona mom said her kids won't be going before her, and she's gaining national attention for her recipe overhauls.
    Health experts said this will be the first generation not to outlive their parents, but one Arizona mom said her kids won't be going before her, and she's gaining national attention for her recipe overhauls.
  • Tenderizing tough meat

    Tenderizing tough meat

    Beef lovers know the best cuts of meat are well-marbled with fat. And they are tender and expensive. But is there a way to enjoy a pricey cut for less money? You bet there is.
    Beef lovers know the best cuts of meat are well-marbled with fat. And they are tender and expensive. But is there a way to enjoy a pricey cut for less money? You bet there is.
  • Parsley: Nutritional powerhouse

    Parsley: Nutritional powerhouse

    Parsley is a versatile herb that's often dismissed as nothing more than a garnish before being thrown away. It has numerous medical benefits, including both heart and immune system health.
    Parsley is a versatile herb that's often dismissed as nothing more than a garnish before being thrown away. It has numerous medical benefits, including both heart and immune system health.
  • Italian vs American eating habits

    Italian vs American eating habits

    Italian food - If you're someone who stays away from it because you think it's too fattening here's some great news you can really use!
    Italian food - If you're someone who stays away from it because you think it's too fattening here's some great news you can really use!
  • Recipe: Mexican Brisket of Beef

    Recipe: Mexican Brisket of Beef

    Beef brisket is an all-purpose meat that's great for stews and even making corned beef! But a lot of people don't know how to prepare it properly. Here is Chef Susan Feniger's recipe for cooking brisket the right way!
    Beef brisket is an all-purpose meat that's great for stews and even making corned beef! But a lot of people don't know how to prepare it properly. Here is Chef Susan Feniger's recipe for cooking brisket the right way!
  • Food

    Bulk food buying for savings and freshness

    Bulk food buying for savings and freshness

    Shopping bulk is good for your wallet and experts say better for the planet.
    Shopping bulk is good for your wallet and experts say better for the planet.
  • Recipe: Chipotle Salsa

    Recipe: Chipotle Salsa

    Cooking with fresh chilies can really spice up your food, but did you know dried chiles pack a flavorful punch, too? Here's a great recipe to try at home!
    Cooking with fresh chilies can really spice up your food, but did you know dried chiles pack a flavorful punch, too? Here's a great recipe to try at home!
  • Low-cal lunches and breakfasts

    Low-calorie alternatives to a big breakfast or lunch

    Experts say more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are now obese, and a big part of the problem is eating high-calorie foods.
    Experts say more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are now obese, and a big part of the problem is eating high-calorie foods.
  • Tips on storing and cleaning mushrooms

    Tips on storing and cleaning mushrooms

    Do you love mushrooms...but get tired of them getting all slimy when you store them in the fridge? We've got the fix.
    Do you love mushrooms...but get tired of them getting all slimy when you store them in the fridge? We've got the fix.
  • The best seasonings for your beef

    Best seasonings for your beef

    Seasoning is that extra bit of magic that helps bring out the flavor of foods, but get the type or amount wrong and you could destroy a delicious meal - especially with meat.
    Seasoning is that extra bit of magic that helps bring out the flavor of foods, but get the type or amount wrong and you could destroy a delicious meal - especially with meat.
  • How to saute at home

    How to saute at home

    Sauteed foods are popular in restaurants across the country, but many people don't know how to saute food on their own at home. Chef Susan Feniger shares her tricks that will make you feel like a pro!
    Sauteed foods are popular in restaurants across the country, but many people don't know how to saute food on their own at home. Chef Susan Feniger shares her tricks that will make you feel like a pro!
  • Safety

    Foreign objects in your food

    What to do if a foreign object shows up in your food

    If you discovered a foreign object in something you were eating, would you know what to do?
    We've all heard horror stories of fingers and other foreign objects showing up in food, but would you know what to do if it happened to you?
  • Recipe: Roasted root vegetables

    Recipe: Roasted root vegetables

    As promised, we've got another great recipe from one of our favorite chefs - try this one tonight!
    As promised, we've got another great recipe from one of our favorite chefs - try this one tonight!
  • Is organic really healthier?

    Is organic really healthier?

    If it says organic, then it must be better for you, right? Not necessarily -- we uncovered a recent study that questions the health advantages of organic products over their counterparts.
    If it says organic, then it must be better for you, right? Not necessarily -- we uncovered a recent study that questions the health advantages of organic products over their counterparts.
  • Buying beef in bulk helps your budget

    Buying beef in bulk helps your budget

    Meat can cost a lot of money, so we met up with one of the country's top butchers for tips on buying the best cuts of beef for your budget.
    Meat can cost a lot of money, so we met up with one of the country's top butchers for tips on buying the best cuts of beef for your budget.
  • Titan Peeler: Does it Work?

    Titan Peeler: Does it Work?

    A new kitchen tool is promising to help people peel and slice vegetables "in an instant." Sounds great, but does it work?
    A new kitchen tool is promising to help people peel and slice vegetables "in an instant." Sounds great, but does it work?
  • Health

    New health initiative to help kids stay healthy

    New health initiative to help kids stay healthy

    Pediatricians are giving kids and their parents a questionnaire to fill out ranging from how many servings of fruits and veggies you eat a day to how much time a day you spend in active play.
    Pediatricians are giving kids and their parents a questionnaire to fill out ranging from how many servings of fruits and veggies you eat a day to how much time a day you spend in active play.
  • How to crush sugar cravings

    How to crush sugar cravings

    According to America Now Wellness Expert Peggy Hall, sugar is arguably one of the most addicting foods. The more you eat, the more you crave!
    According to America Now Wellness Expert Peggy Hall, sugar is arguably one of the most addicting foods. The more you eat, the more you crave! We'll show you how to resist.
  • Recipe: Korean Chopped Salad with Sesame Dressing

    Recipe: Korean Chopped Salad with Sesame Dressing

    If you need something to do with your leftover rice, this recipe from Chef Susan Feniger is sure to hit the spot!
    If you need something to do with your leftover rice, this recipe from Chef Susan Feniger is sure to hit the spot!
  • Food

    Study: Americans throwing out food unnecessarily

    Study: Americans throwing out food unnecessarily

    A new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council says 90 percent of Americans throw uneaten food away unnecessarily.
    A new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council says 90 percent of Americans throw uneaten food away unnecessarily.
  • Food

    What's inside your Greek yogurt?

    What's inside your Greek yogurt?

    Before you stock up, here's what you need to know about what's really inside those containers labeled 'Greek.'
    Grocery stores have been making extra shelf space and just about every dairy manufacturer is trying to get in on the Greek yogurt craze. Before you stock up, here's what you need to know about what's really inside those containers labeled 'Greek.'
  • Recipe: Zucchini Cakes

    Recipe: Zucchini Cakes

    Check out Susan's delicious Zucchini Cake recipe!
    Check out Susan's delicious Zucchini Cake recipe...
  • Tips on using more exotic mushrooms in recipes

    Tips on using more exotic mushrooms in recipes

    According to the American Mushroom Institute, Americans have become big mushroom eaters. Last year we bought close to 900 million pounds or about 4 pounds per person.
    According to the American Mushroom Institute, Americans have become big mushroom eaters. Last year we bought close to 900 million pounds or about 4 pounds per person.
  • The best protein for your budget

    Budget friendly protein that's great for filling bellies

    If you're looking to stretch your dollar at mealtime, using black beans as your source of protein is a healthy, budget-friendly option.
    If you're looking to stretch your dollar at mealtime, using black beans as your source of protein is a healthy, budget-friendly option.
  • Chili on top, or chili on bottom?

    Chili on top, or chili on bottom?

    Chili is a meal in itself. But if you ask anyone at the Malibu chili cook-off, they'll tell you that chili is even better when its poured on top of other foods.
    Chili is a meal in itself. But if you ask anyone at the Malibu chili cook-off, they'll tell you that chili is even better when its poured on top of other foods.
  • Health

    Bulletproof Coffee: A new twist on your cup of joe

    Bulletproof Coffee: A new twist on your cup of joe

    Looking to keep your coffee healthy and ditch the creamer? Some say look no further than Bullet Proof Coffee. It's main ingredient is grass fed butter.
    Looking to keep your coffee healthy and ditch the creamer? Some say look no further than Bullet Proof Coffee. It's main ingredient is grass fed butter.
  • Why use wheat germ?

    Why use wheat germ?

    One ounce of wheat germ has only 100 calories and it contains six grams of protein, four grams of fiber and 10 percent of your daily iron requirement. It's also low in sodium and high in essential fatty acids!
    One ounce of wheat germ has only 100 calories and it contains six grams of protein, four grams of fiber and 10 percent of your daily iron requirement. It's also low in sodium and high in essential fatty acids! 
  • Buying the best fish in your area

    Buying the best fish in your area

    Just like buying produce at a farmer's market, purchasing fish local to your area can be not only a culinary treat -- but a healthy one too!
    Just like buying produce at a farmer's market, purchasing fish local to your area can be not only a culinary treat -- but a healthy one too!
  • Susan Feniger's Fried Spinach

    Susan Feniger's Fried Spinach

    Spinach is a great green to add to your daily diet. But if you're skeptical, why not just fry it?
    Spinach is a great green to add to your daily diet. But if you're skeptical, why not just fry it?
  • Tips

    Non-food ways to use lemons

    Non-food ways to use lemons

    Lemons aren't just for lemonade and zest: America Now host Leeza Gibbons shares some great uses for lemons.
    Lemons aren't just for lemonade and zest: America Now host Leeza Gibbons shares some great uses for lemons.
  • How to make your own dog food

    Make your own dog food

    Lots of people feed homemade food to their dogs, but Pet Pro Luciano Aguilar says it could be missing vital ingredients every dog needs for good health. Here are some tips for a homemade mix!
    Lots of people feed homemade food to their dogs, but Pet Pro Luciano Aguilar says it could be missing vital ingredients every dog needs for good health. Here are some tips for a homemade mix!
  • Pack up some lunch savings by eating out less

    Pack up some lunch savings by eating out less

    Whether you're packing lunch for yourself or the whole household, these streamlining strategies from Weight Watchers will get you out of the kitchen faster AND save money.
    Beat the lunch-prep crunch and save money too! Whether you're packing lunch for yourself or the whole household, these streamlining strategies from Weight Watchers will get you out of the kitchen faster and save money.
  • Food

    How to keep your fish from spoiling

    How to keep your fish from spoiling

    These three important tips about fresh fish might save you a trip to the hospital.
    These three important tips about fresh fish might save you a trip to the hospital. 
  • Recipe: Chiles Rellenos

    Recipe: Chiles Rellenos

    Susan Feniger's recipes for chiles rellenos and roasted tomato salsa will get you in the mood for a fiesta!
    Craving a little more spice in your life? Susan Feniger's recipes for chiles rellenos and roasted tomato salsa will get you in the mood for a fiesta!
  • Food

    Food to keep in your diet when on a diet

    Food to keep in your diet when on a diet

    When you cut foods out to diet, you might be cutting the wrong ones! Here are the top three to keep on your plate.
    When you cut foods out to diet, you might be cutting the wrong ones! Here are the top three to keep on your plate.
  • Food foraging becoming a trend

    Foraging for food in your back yard

    There's free food all over your backyard. A word of warning though: make sure you know what you're eating, or you could put your health in jeopardy.
    There's free food all over your backyard! A word of warning though: Make sure you know what you're eating, or you could put your health in jeopardy.
  • Recipe: Beer-battered vegetables

    Beer-battered vegetables

    Want a way to make veggies more appealing? Chef Susan Feniger's recipe is great for parties and family get-togethers!
    Want a way to make veggies more appealing? Chef Susan Feniger's recipe is great for parties and family get-togethers!
  • Chili: How hot is too hot?

    Chili: How hot is too hot?

    Nobody knows for sure where the spicy stew known as "Chili" first originated, but it sure is popular now. But when it comes to the spice, how much is too much?
    Nobody knows for sure where the spicy stew known as "chili" first originated… but it sure is popular now. Americans everywhere love it! But when it comes to the spice, how much is too much?
  • Tips

    How to keep your potatoes and herbs fresh

    Daily Dose: How to keep your potatoes and herbs fresh

    Leeza Gibbons shares some kitchen secrets about potatoes and herbs.
    Leeza Gibbons shares some kitchen secrets about potatoes and herbs.
  • Recipes for avocado lovers

    Recipes for avocado lovers

    Love avocados? Check out Chef Susan Feniger's recipe for Open-Faced Avocado Goat Cheese Sandwiches!
    Love avocados? Check out Chef Susan Feniger's recipe for Open-Faced Avocado Goat Cheese Sandwiches! 
  • Selecting and storing fresh citrus

    Selecting and storing fresh citrus

    Our Farmer's Market expert Chef Nathan Lyon explains how to pick out the best citrus fruits.
    Our Farmer's Market Expert, Chef Nathan Lyon, explains how to pick out the best citrus fruits and keep them fresh for up to three weeks!
  • Healthy school lunches on a budget

    Healthy school lunches on a budget

    Nutritionists at the University of Louisville's Healthy for Life program say parents often complain that eating healthy is expensive, but it doesn't have to be when you know how to shop smart.
    Nutritionists at the University of Louisville's Healthy for Life program say parents often complain that eating healthy is expensive, but it doesn't have to be when you know how to shop smart.
  • How to make chili like a champ

    How to make chili like a champ

    Malibu, California is one of the richest and most famous beaches in the world, a celebrity retreat known for star-studded fun, sun, surfing and . . . chili.
    Malibu, California is one of the richest and most famous beaches in the world, a celebrity retreat known for star-studded fun, sun, surfing and . . . chili.
  • Susan Feniger's "Smashed" Potatoes

    Susan Feniger's "Smashed" Potatoes

    Nothing says comfort like a hot, flaky potato loaded with your favorite toppings! Get Chef Susan Feniger's recipe here.
    Nothing says comfort like a hot, flaky potato loaded with your favorite toppings! Get Chef Susan Feniger's recipe here.
  • Ideas for cooking with kale

    Ideas for cooking with kale

    You've probably heard about kale - it's a nutritional powerhouse. Susan Feniger thinks the most interesting thing about kale is that its texture stays sort of firm with a little bit of chewiness to it.
    You've probably heard about kale - it's a nutritional powerhouse. Susan Feniger thinks the most interesting thing about kale is that its texture stays sort of firm with a little bit of chewiness to it.
  • The best beef for your budget

    Selecting the best beef for your budget

    Americans eat a lot of beef, but are we getting the best beef for our dollar?
    Americans eat a lot of beef, but are we getting the best beef for our dollar?
  • Food

    Foods to help you snooze

    Foods to help you snooze

    You've heard of having a glass of warm milk with a cookie to help you fall asleep, but our Peggy Hall shares some surprising foods that help you snooze -- without packing on extra calories!
    You've heard of having a glass of warm milk with a cookie to help you fall asleep, but our Wellness Expert Peggy Hall shares some surprising foods that help you snooze -- without packing on extra calories!
  • Keep your brain healthy by doing things "the wrong way"

    Keep your brain healthy by doing things "the wrong way"

    To keep your brain healthy and active, our wellness expert Peggy Hall recommends doing things the "wrong way" -- that is, the way you normally don't.
    To keep your brain healthy and active, our wellness expert Peggy Hall recommends doing things the "wrong way" -- that is, the way you normally don't.
  • Food

    Strange food ingredients exposed

    Strange ingredients exposed

    Pink slime and meat glue aren't the most appetizing of ingredients, but food scientists say they're not as worrisome as they might sound. We'll give you the scoop on what's really in your food!
    Pink slime and meat glue aren't the most appetizing of ingredients, but food scientists say they're not as worrisome as they might sound. We'll give you the scoop on what's really in your food!
  • How to tell when fruit is ripe

    How to tell when fruit is ripe

    Buying a piece of fresh fruit can be a gamble. You never really know what you're getting until you bite or cut into it -- so we've got tips from Chef Nathan Lyon to help!
    Buying a piece of fresh fruit can be a gamble. You never really know what you're getting until you bite or cut into it -- so we've got tips from Chef Nathan Lyon to help!
  • Leftover plantains? Use them to flavor a meal

    Leftover plantains? Use them to flavor a meal

    Check out Susan Feniger's delicious recipe for Lentil Soup with Plantains!

    Check out Susan Feniger's delicious recipe for Lentil Soup with Plantains!

  • Food

    Record amount of food wasted by Americans each year

    Record amount of food wasted by Americans each year

    It's a staggering thought: Of the 4.4 billion tons of foods produced every year worldwide, half is wasted.
    It's a staggering thought: Of the 4.4 billion tons of foods produced every year worldwide, half is wasted.
  • Selecting and storing fresh veggies

    How to select fresh vegetables

    Lots of people are drawn to the luscious looks of fresh fruit at farmers markets. But did you know vegetables give you more bang for your buck? Here's how to select the best items and store them!
    Lots of people are drawn to the luscious looks of fresh fruit at farmers markets. But did you know vegetables give you more bang for your buck? Here's how to select the best items and store them!
  • Cooking with leftover root veggies

    Cooking with leftover root veggies

    Root vegetables like parsnips, purple sweet potatoes and beets are very versatile. They are known for being "fillers" for stews and casseroles, but can be so much more.
    Root vegetables like parsnips, purple sweet potatoes and beets are very versatile. They are known for being "fillers" for stews and casseroles, but can be so much more.
  • How to get fresh, affordable herbs

    How to get fresh, affordable herbs

    Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme can add flavor to any dish, but they can be expensive. Not to worry - Chef Nathan Lyon is here with some money-saving tips for buying and storing fresh herbs.
    Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme can add flavor to any dish, but they can be expensive. Not to worry - Chef Nathan Lyon is here with some money-saving tips for buying and storing fresh herbs.
  • Pineapple Freezer Fudge tastes great

    Pineapple Freezer Fudge tastes great

    Fudge is great, but it's full of calories. Our wellness expert Peggy Hall has a delicious, easy-to-make fudge recipe with less than half the calories of regular fudge.
    Fudge is great, but it's full of calories. Our wellness expert Peggy Hall has a delicious, easy-to-make fudge recipe with less than half the calories of regular fudge.
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    ABC's of farmer's markets

    Many farmer's markets offer fantastically fresh fruits and vegetables at fantastic prices. But getting the most for your money isn't as simple as you might think.
    Many farmer's markets offer fantastically fresh fruits and vegetables at fantastic prices. But getting the most for your money isn't as simple as you might think.
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    RPM Italian executive chef shares pasta secrets with Bill Rancic

    RPM Italian executive chef shares pasta secrets with Bill Rancic

    The U.S. consumes more pasta than any other country on earth. We visited RPM Italian, Bill Rancic's Chicago restaurant, for some tips on how to make the perfect pasta.
    The U.S. consumes more pasta than any other country on earth. We visited RPM Italian, Bill Rancic's Chicago restaurant, for some tips on how to make the perfect pasta.
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    Mexican bread pudding is a rich, unfussy dessert that can be scooped out and served in bowls along with a dollop of fresh crema or ice cream.
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    RPM Italian executive chef shares steak secrets with Bill Rancic

    Executive chef shares his secrets for cooking steak

    We're going behind the scenes at Bill Rancic's restaurant, RPM Italian in Chicago to see how a professional chef grills a perfect steak.
    Steak is one of the most popular home-cooked foods in America, but it can be difficult to cook just right. So we're going behind the scenes at Bill Rancic's restaurant, RPM Italian in Chicago to see how a professional chef grills a perfect steak.
  • Deciphering words on a menu may help you cut calories

    Deciphering words on a menu may help you cut calories

    Ever seen the words confit, compote, creme fraiche, or caramelized on a menu and wondered what they mean? Eating out when you're dieting or a diabetic can be a meal-time minefield.
    Ever seen the words confit, compote, creme fraiche, or caramelized on a menu and wondered what they mean? Eating out when you're dieting or a diabetic can be a meal-time minefield -- but we're breaking it down into easy-to-remember tips to help you stay healthy! 
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    What to do with tomatoes?

    These tomato-based recipes from Chef Susan Feniger are sure to tantalize your taste buds!
    These tomato-based recipes from Chef Susan Feniger are sure to tantalize your taste buds!
  • Quest for the best grilled cheese sandwich

    Quest for the best grilled cheese sandwich

    Chili cook-offs and barbeque competitions are popular fixtures across the country. But move over beef and beans because grilled cheese is gaining ground in the world of food competitions.
    Chili cook-offs and barbeque competitions are popular fixtures across the country. But move over beef and beans because grilled cheese is gaining ground in the world of food competitions.
  • How to choose the best melon

    How to choose the best melon

    According to the USDA, the average American consumes 27 pounds of melon each year! Here are some tips on how to pick out two of the national favorites.
    According to the USDA, the average American consumes 27 pounds of melon each year! Here are some tips on how to pick out two of the national favorites.
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    Keeping your backyard BBQ bacteria free

    Keeping your backyard BBQ bacteria free

    Grilling is fast, easy, and delicious but there is the potential for disaster. Carcinogens could be absorbed into the meat.
    Grilling is fast, easy, and delicious but there is the potential for disaster. Carcinogens could be absorbed into the meat.
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    Internationally renowned chef shares picnic planning tips

    It doesn't matter if you're eating on a blanket, in a public park, on the beach, in a canoe, or a highway rest stop -- picnics are an American tradition.
    It doesn't matter if you're eating on a blanket, in a public park, on the beach, in a canoe, or a highway rest stop -- picnics are an American tradition. With a little planning, you can ensure your food looks and tastes just as good at your picnic destination as it did when you packed it at home.
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    Need Vitamin C? Skip the orange and grab a red pepper

    We've got some food news that you may find surprising. Did you know oranges aren't necessarily your best source of Vitamin C?
    We've got some food news that you may find surprising. Did you know oranges aren't necessarily your best source of Vitamin C?
  • The best cheeses for grilling

    The best cheeses for grilling

    Colby, Swiss, mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, brie, parmesan, and Muenster: There's a vast variety of cheeses available in America, but what cheeses are best to melt between two pieces of bread?
    Colby, Swiss, mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, brie, parmesan, and Muenster: There's a vast variety of cheeses available in America, but what cheeses are best to melt between two pieces of bread?
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    Is that drink making you depressed?

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    Do you feel a little depressed at night? It might be because of something you drank during the day. Something that a lot of us consume every day for a pick-me-up, could actually be bringing us down.
  • The DNA "Diet"

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    This could be some welcome news in the battle of the bulge - a genetic test could give hope to people who've tried and tried, but just can't shed those extra pounds.
    This could be some welcome news in the battle of the bulge - a genetic test could give hope to people who've tried and tried, but just can't shed those extra pounds. But is weight management based on your DNA the real deal, or just another fad?
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    Grill chuck steak like a pro with tips from RPM Italian

    Grill chuck steak like a pro with tips from RPM Italian

    Bill Rancic's hometown of Chicago is definitely a steak town. And at RPM Italian, executive chef Doug Psaltis serves up some of the best. But that doesn't mean you can't grill one just like a pro.
    Bill Rancic's hometown of Chicago is definitely a steak town. And at RPM Italian, executive chef Doug Psaltis serves up some of the best. But that doesn't mean you can't grill one just like a pro.
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    Green bean casserole is a classic family dish, but you can add that crunchy topping without all the calories with this "forgotten" food.
    Green bean casserole is a classic family dish, but you can add that crunchy topping without all the calories with this "forgotten" food.
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    RPM Italian executive chef makes an easy spaghetti dish

    RPM Italian executive chef makes an easy spaghetti dish

    America Now co-host Bill Rancic has a restaurant in Chicago called RPM Italian. The head chef, Doug Psaltis, shows you how the pros make one of the most classic Italian pasta dishes.
    America Now co-host Bill Rancic has a restaurant in Chicago called RPM Italian. The head chef, Doug Psaltis, shows you how the pros make one of the most classic Italian pasta dishes.
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    Pros and cons of the fasting diet

    Pros and cons of the fasting diet

    It's the diet that claims to shed the pounds, but you have to have the will power to fast. The Fasting Diet, or the 5 2 Diet, allows you to eat whatever you want for five days, but then you fast for two.
    It's the diet that claims to shed the pounds, but you have to have the will power to fast. The Fasting Diet, or the 5 2 Diet, allows you to eat whatever you want for five days, but then you fast for two.
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    A drive along Oregon's coast reveals soaring sand dunes, enchanting fishing towns, and some of the most memorable seafood dishes you'll likely find anywhere.
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    Crawfish: Born on the Bayou

    Called both crayfish and crawfish, these tiny freshwater cousins to lobsters are firm and sweet. Plunged into boiling water, they cook through in just two minutes and easily soak up any seasonings, from classic Cajun spices to Asian-style ginger and garlic.
    Called both crayfish and crawfish, these tiny freshwater cousins to lobsters are firm and sweet. Plunged into boiling water, they cook through in just two minutes and easily soak up any seasonings, from classic Cajun spices to Asian-style ginger and garlic.
  • Fabled feta cheese

    Fabled feta cheese

    Just a crumble of feta's pungent, salty flavor enhances dishes from stuffed peppers to salads to savory tarts.
    Just a crumble of feta's pungent, salty flavor enhances dishes from stuffed peppers to salads to savory tarts.
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    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
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    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
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