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Pumpkin Spice SPAM

Perhaps we have reached the threshold of Pumpkin Spice. From lattes to cereal and even makeup, companies are cashing in on the pumpkin spice trend, including SPAM. The canned cooked pork actually joked about it back in 2017 when everything seemed to be going pumpkin-spiced! The Facebook post mockup...
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Budweiser Meats Are Here For Summer

Beer and BBQ go hand in hand. So it would make sense that a beer company might do well in making beer-infused meats. Budweiser has teamed up with Coleman Natural in launching a Budweiser Beer meat line that includes bratwurst, pork and pork ribs; of which are seasoned with Budweiser. Classic pulled...
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Americans Eating Less Meat, Survey Finds

Two thirds of Americans said that they have cut back the amount of meat they eat, in particular beef and processed meats, according to the results of a newly-published Johns Hopkins survey. In 2014 meat consumption had fallen to a 20-year low and that has grabbed health officials' attention. Red...
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Chicken the Is Cause Of The Most Foodborne Illnesses

It's nothing to cluck at but chicken makes people sick more than any other food. The CDC says chicken causes the most outbreak-associated illnesses of any food with more than 5,760 food borne outbreaks between 2009 and 2015, causing 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations and 145 deaths! While...
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Stop Overcooking Pork

As we prep the grill for the unofficial start of summer this weekend, when it comes to cooking pork, you are overcooking it because of old government data. Back when your father was grilling pork chops on the Webber, the rule was for the meat to reach an internal temperature of 160°F to make sure...
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How Frozen Meat Can Thaw Faster

Nothing can ruin a family dinner faster than realizing you forgot to thaw out the ground meat. Thawing in the microwave ends up cooking the outer sizes of the meat while leaving the inner core frozen. However a little prep when you place it in the freezer can be a lifesaver when you forget to thaw...
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Pre-Cook Your Proteins To Save Time During The Week

After a long day at work, yoga class and picking up the kids from practice, it can be a struggle to find the energy and time to make a nutritious and healthy meal for you and your family. However a little prep work after your weekly grocery store trip can save you lots of time throughout the week...
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A Lone Star Tick Bite Could Turn You Into A Vegetarian

One superhero is born by being bitten by a spider but being bitten by a tick can also be a life-altering experience. A bite from the Lone Star tick might make you a vegetarian! While ticks can spread diseases such as Lyme disease, a bite from the Lone Star tick (the female has a marking on her back...
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Foods To Avoid Cooking On The Backyard Grill

The summer air is filled with the smells of grilled foods but not all foods should be cooked over an open flame, says Chefs who think we need a refresher course on what should be cooked over coals and what shouldn't. For instance, grilling a pizza. While a pizzeria uses an open flame to cook, most...
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Gravy Recalls Hours before Thanksgiving

Gravy is to turkey as peanut butter is to jelly and now a headache recall hours before the biggest gravy day of the year. Heinz is recalling about 500 cases of its HomeStyle Bistro Au Jus Gravy that has been mislabeled as pork gravy. Although it sounds harmless enough, the mislabeled pork gravy...
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