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Janet Koelling
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Guy’s Guide: Becoming a Beer Expert 101

There are currently around 56,000 different beers in the world, almost as many varieties as there are wines, so becoming a well-seasoned beer taster is no easy feat. But with this simple guide, even a Joe Sixpack can sound like an expert.

Types of Beer

The

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Coffee Drinkers Will Be Paying More Soon As Coffee Prices Are Expected to Rise

Surveys have indicated that most coffee drinkers like to stick to a certain brand of coffee for personal use.  Some of us will switch around if there's a deal to be had and I admit that I'm one of those "switchers."  As coffee prices rise in the near future, more of my coffee drinking colleagues may end up being a switcher, like me, in order to save some coffee cash!

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RezArt
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Ultimate Griller’s Guide: How To Pick Out the Perfect Steak Every Time

Every meat lover should learn how to spot a quality cut of beef at the supermarket. Follow the tips below to pick out the tastiest steak every time:

Fresh is better than frozen

Fresh meat will always be more tender and juicy than frozen meat, no matter how expertly it's been freeze-dried and vacuum sealed.

Thick and marbled (or not)

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Earth Day, Bears and Jelly Beans – April 22

I don't know how the Jelly Bean Day thing got started.  Maybe it's to celebrate the colors or shape or something of the Earth since Earth Day and National Jelly Bean Day are the same date.  I DO know, however, that I'll be more than happy to celebrate the Earth by eating jelly beans!

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(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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John James Audubon State Park’s Civil War Living History Weekend: Don’t Take Man’s Best Friend to a Civil War Reenactment!

Back in '97, Jenny and I were driving to my parents' winter home in Florida for Christmas, and along the way, we were learning some U.S. history by hitting Civil War battlefields.  We had both of our dogs, Sam and Spencer, with us, which was no problem because we could leave them in our big conversion van with the side windows open (screens).  However, at one battlefield there was to be a reenactment and we made the BIG mistake of taking the dogs with us...

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Make Plans to Dine Out During the American Red Cross Dine Out Day!

Who doesn't like to have an excuse to dine out, especially when it benefits an organization that does so much good for the community?  The American Red Cross is asking you to dine out to help them help others!  There's a long list of participating restaurants for the American Red Cross Dine Out Day all day on Wednesday, April 23.  Here's the list of restaurants you can visit:

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Orange You Sad About Orange and Orange Juice Prices? [Poll]

I LOVE drinking orange juice and I totally enjoy eating oranges, but that sweet fruit and nectar that comes (mostly) from Florida and Brazil is getting super pricey!  Why?  It all comes down to environmental factors: climate and disease.

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svetlana foote
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Where’s the Best Fish in the Tri-State? Our Audience Weighs In!

Looking for the best fish in the tri-state? Look no further! We polled our audience with our seafood survey and here's what they had to say!

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Drive One 4 UR School Event at Tecumseh High School This Saturday, April 12

Yes, that's the title of the event in which you can participate to help raise money for Tecumseh High School this Saturday.  It's easy, too!  Your simple test drive of a new car on the school property equates to $20 for the school!  Don't worry - there won't be any salesperson to put pressure on you to buy the car.  Just hop in, drive the car around the parking lot and raise money!  Plus there will be barbeque and a multifamily yard sale.  In other words, you get to drive, shop and eat! 

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Creatas
Creatas
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5 Easy And Healthy School Lunches

 

Brown bag lunches are a great opportunity to give your child the nutrition and energy he or she needs to stay focused for the rest of the day, and it doesn't have to be a chore. These 10 meals require only minutes to prepare, and you can refrigerate them in the lunch box overnight so they'll be ready to go in the morning.

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