montenews.com http://www.montenews.com/article/20121206/SPORTS/121209832/1015/LIFESTYLE montenews.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:38:57 +0000 Easter Candy and Chocolates: Our Favorites http://www.montenews.com/article/20140419/NEWS/304199972/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:26:37 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140419/NEWS/304199972/1015/LIFESTYLE CSA: Questions to Ask Before Joining http://www.montenews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/304169934/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:31:03 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/304169934/1015/LIFESTYLE Wine Talk: When in Beaune http://www.montenews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419631/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:38:28 +0000 By Robert Whitley Creators Syndicate http://www.montenews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419631/1015/LIFESTYLE The center of the village, around Place Carnot, is lined with shops pedaling gourmet food products, as well as the latest fashions from Paris, a couple of hours to the north.
From early spring through the annual Hospices de Beaune wine auction in late November, the cobblestone streets are clogged with [...]]]>
Jim Hillibish: Tips for your Easter ham http://www.montenews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419672/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:58:41 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.montenews.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419672/1015/LIFESTYLE USDA national retail prices are $3.38 per pound for boneless and $1.82 for bone-in. This compares with $3.17 and $1.94 for last year. You'll find a wide selection in most stores and some confusing labels to decipher.
GRADES OF HAM
Ham: This is the top grade with no added water.
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Dining with royalty: Choosing character breakfasts in Disney World http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419749/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:04:52 +0000 By Danielle Braff More Content Now http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419749/1015/LIFESTYLE Blue Plate Special: ‘Hey Cookie, make mine a heart attack in a fog’ http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419750/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:38:23 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419750/1015/LIFESTYLE The Blue Plate Special is nearly long gone, as are the street-corner diners that slopped them by the millions. During the Great Depression, simple Blue Plates were the cheapest hot meals, costing a nickel to a dime. They fed the cash-starved nation, sold all day and into the late night. If you had the coin, you could eat heartily, as Blue Plates were healthy by today's standards. [...]]]> Kitchen Call: Saturday means baked beans http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419751/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:52 +0000 By Linda Bassett More Content Now http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419751/1015/LIFESTYLE The beans were common navy [...]]]> Food for Thought: Prepping your meals for more nutrients http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419834/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 15 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140415/NEWS/140419834/1015/LIFESTYLE Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining high nutritional levels.
"To boost the flavor and nutritional value in our meals, we are constantly on the lookout for the freshest foods. Our go-to ingredients are wholesome foods like fresh vegetables and lean proteins," says Registered Dietitians Lyssie [...]]]>
12 DIY Easter Centerpieces http://www.montenews.com/article/20140413/NEWS/304139969/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:26:20 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140413/NEWS/304139969/1015/LIFESTYLE How to Make Fantastic Egg Salad http://www.montenews.com/article/20140413/NEWS/304139968/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:26:20 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140413/NEWS/304139968/1015/LIFESTYLE Reduce, Reuse, Recycle for Earth Month http://www.montenews.com/article/20140412/NEWS/304129972/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:25:34 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140412/NEWS/304129972/1015/LIFESTYLE Cooks’ Books: Personal attacks aside, Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook is my personal favorite http://www.montenews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419939/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:29:17 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419939/1015/LIFESTYLE Creators Syndicate
"It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great," by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen (Grand Central Life & Style, $32).
It may be scandalous. But at a time when Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently suffered comments from haters after almost having gotten into a scooter accident with her child and reportedly successfully squashing an unflattering Vanity Fair cover story about her life, is down again, just having [...]]]>
Nutrition News: Healthy eating on a budget http://www.montenews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419943/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:40:02 +0000 By Charlyn Fargo Creators Syndicate http://www.montenews.com/article/20140410/NEWS/140419943/1015/LIFESTYLE "Go for whole foods — whole grains," she said. "They are so much better for you than processed. Buy ingredients instead of finished products. With processed foods, you are paying for the packaging and labor."
Her No. 1 tip for saving money? "Cook from scratch."
And if you [...]]]>
Easter Cupcake Recipe and Designs with Peeps http://www.montenews.com/article/20140409/NEWS/304099934/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:29:41 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140409/NEWS/304099934/1015/LIFESTYLE Love your Brussels sprouts http://www.montenews.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409645/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:47:45 +0000 By Margaret Maples More Content Now http://www.montenews.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409645/1015/LIFESTYLE I used to be in the "ewww" crowd, too. I almost skipped down the menu when I saw sprouts listed at Ristorante Tosca, a lovely Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. (www.toscadc.com). Too late. I was hooked by the strip steak, which arrived on a bed of sprouts with a side of radicchio.
Not my usual crew of veggies, but with rising meat prices in mind, I decided to do a little research. Yes, and revel in that steak. [...]]]>
Food for Thought: Easy entertaining tips for large groups http://www.montenews.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409937/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409937/1015/LIFESTYLE The sun is shining, leaves are green and balmy temperatures have arrived - spring and summer months are the ideal time to entertain at home. Between holidays, graduation parties and warm weather festivities, there's always a reason to gather for a great meal and some fun. With a few organization tricks and cooking tips, even the largest families can come together to enjoy quality time with one another while sharing in food and fun.
No one knows more about hosting large [...]]]>
Italian Easter Bread Recipe: A Step-by-Step http://www.montenews.com/article/20140405/NEWS/304059969/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:25:57 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140405/NEWS/304059969/1015/LIFESTYLE DIY Cake Recipe for Spring http://www.montenews.com/article/20140402/NEWS/304029937/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:27:19 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140402/NEWS/304029937/1015/LIFESTYLE Jim Hillibish: How Italians beat the soaring cost of beef http://www.montenews.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409904/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:54:51 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.montenews.com/article/20140402/NEWS/140409904/1015/LIFESTYLE Italian family cooks are experts at stretching a food budget. It's in their history.
They give us braciole or braciola, the best thing that's happened to a little bit of beef. Six bucks' worth will feed a family.
This genius dish comprises thin slices of beef breaded and rolled — jellyroll fashion.
They're browned in olive oil and simmered in beef broth or tomato sauce until tender. [...]]]>
Food for Thought: What you need to know about gluten http://www.montenews.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409999/1015/LIFESTYLE?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:33:46 +0000 http://www.montenews.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409999/1015/LIFESTYLE You've probably heard a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So what exactly is gluten? Is it something you should give up, too?
Gluten is a protein that is most commonly found in wheat, barley and rye. It comes in several forms, like flour, and exists in many foods, including pizza, pasta, breads and baked goods. For those who have sensitivity to gluten, it can be [...]]]>