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17 Day Diet Recipes: Exciting Meals To Revitalize Your Diet!

Are you feeling the diet drain?

This is the phrase I use to refer to how it feels when you’re a few weeks into a diet and just can’t seem to get yourself to feel content or motivated about your new, healthy eating plan. To help give you some motivation on how to get back into the happy diet swing of things, I’ve put together these 17 day diet recipes.

This is not a full diet plan, but simply gives you one healthy recipe per day that you can try for 17 days to help feel excited about dieting again. Here we go!

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Get Spooky With These 11 Halloween Party Food Ideas!

One of my favorite holidays of the year is coming up quickly: Halloween! Not only do I love getting dressed up, but I also love preparing festive treats for my family, friends, and anyone else who dares enter my haunter establishment.

Just kidding! My house isn’t really haunted, but I did decorate it to look like a creepy old house this year.

If you’re having a Halloween get together, it can be hard to decide what to make. I’m here to share 11 of my favorite festive treats. Let’s go!

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What Goes With Cornbread? Food Options To Go With This Craving

Cornbread is one of those foods that I just can’t get out of my head when I’m craving it. Once the thought is in my mind, you can bet that I’ll be making cornbread as soon as possible and having a feast.

But often, I’m craving cornbread, and I just don’t know what to eat with it! At times like that, I’ve turned to the internet to figure out what I should serve with cornbread.

Here’s what I’ve come up with over the years. Let’s see what you think of my ideas on what goes with cornbread!

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Do K Cups Expire? All You Need To Know About K Cup Freshness

Drinking coffee once you own a Keurig or another pod coffee maker is easy. All it takes is popping a pod into the brewer, pressing a button or two, and then you’re on your way to a fresh up in less than two minutes!

But you might not even think to check on one important detail: how fresh your coffee is.That’s right! Coffee freshness is still an important factor when drinking from K cups. Do K cups expire? Find out in my analysis today!

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Pepperoncini vs Banana Peppers: How To Tell Them Apart

The other day, I was ordering a sandwich at a make-your-own sandwich bar. I said “I’ll have pepperoncini,” to which the staff replied, “You mean the banana peppers?” After agreeing, I couldn’t help but think to myself that I really can’t tell the difference between the two.

After all, I like how they both taste - are they even different? Or are they just two names for the same sweet and tangy pepper?

The simple answer is yes; they are actually different! While they often serve similar purposes, these two peppers each have some unique characteristics. Let’s take a closer look at what separates these two peppers.

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Does Balsamic Vinegar Go Bad? (What To Know About Vinegar)

For me, balsamic vinegar isn’t an ingredient I use every week. Sometimes, I want to make a balsamic based dressing or marinade, so I’ll reach into the back of my cupboard to find my stash, only to wonder how long it has been since I used it.

Does balsamic vinegar go bad?

This is an answer those who don’t use their stock of balsamic vinegar up very quickly might be wondering, and thankfully, it’s not hard to answer. Let’s dive into what you need to know about this expiration period and how to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

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Simple Liquor: How To Make Rhubarb Gin

Rhubarb gin, rhubarb gin and tonics, rhubarb gin ginger ale - all these drinks are delicious specialties you might think you can only get at the bar.

But is that the truth? No!

It’s actually possible to make your own rhubarb-based drinks at home for much less money, and you might not even realize how easy it is to do! If you can get rhubarb, you can make these delicious drinks for yourself, and your friends might even start to think you’re a world-class bartender!

I’ll walk you through the steps in a simple way so it doesn’t get confusing - don’t worry. You’ll be making these drinks in no time!

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How To Thicken BBQ Sauce In A Few Easy Steps

Whether you make your own BBQ sauce at home or you buy it at the store, you might find that it’s too runny to give you that thick, delicious, authentic BBQ feel that you and your guests will be looking for.

But don’t worry - I’ve got you covered! I used to struggle to thicken up my sauces, but a few simple tricks have made it possible for me to make an even better meal.

Having a thick BBQ sauce helps add extra flavor to your dishes, sticks better, and will make for a better overall meal, so it’s important to learn how to thicken your sauce. Thankfully, it’s not hard at all to do this!

In this article, I’ll teach you what I know about thickening BBQ sauce so you can get yours going and ready for your next big event!

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What Does Taro Taste Like? All About This Mysterious Flavor

Taro is a unique and delicious food, but many people have never heard of it before! If you’re just hearing of taro for the first time, you’re probably wondering: What does it look like? What does taro taste like?

And lucky for you, I’ve got the answers! I happen to be a huge fan of taro in all forms, so I can let you know what to expect when enjoying taro for the first time. Let’s get to it!

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How Many Ribs In A Rack? Everything You Need To Know About Ribs

If you’re checking out this article, you might have a burning question that you’ve been embarrassed to ask. Don’t worry: I was wondering the same thing just a few weeks ago!

How many ribs in a rack? How many ribs in half a rack? Is it always the same?

These things might seem trivial if you’ve never prepared a rack of ribs at home, but it’s good to know what to expect when you are ordering or cooking ribs. After all, no one wants to get ripped off when they make their purchases!

I’ve found out what we need to know about ribs and how many to expect in a rack. Keep reading to find out!

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