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What is that Growing in Your Refrigerator?

Bacteria exists everywhere in nature. It is in the soil, air, water, and the foods we eat. When bacteria has nutrients (food), moisture, and favorable temperatures, it can grow rapidly, increasing in numbers to the point where some types of bacteria can cause illness. Bacteria grows most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40°F and 140°F, the “Danger Zone,” some doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes. A refrigerator set at 40°F or below will protect most foods.

Celebrate South Asian Independence Day

Every year, on August 14th and 15th respectively, Pakistan and India celebrate their independence from British rule. Government offices close down and people commemorate this defining event by wearing the colors of their national flags, decorating their homes and celebrating with a great deal of zeal and passion.

14 High-Protein Back-to-School Snacks

It’s that back-to-school time of year again, when we begin to alter our summer routines to fit school day schedule. Often, kids get hungry right after school, but you don’t want them to eat empty calories every day and you don’t want them to fill up on food right before dinner. Protein snacks are the perfect way to eat just enough for longer-lasting energy.

Get the Family Back to the Kitchen Table

With after-school sports and activities, and long work days, it’s no wonder few families eat together. Yet studies show that when families do eat together, they tend to eat healthier: more fruits and vegetables — and fewer empty calorie foods. When younger children eat dinner with their families, they are less likely to become overweight than other kids.

Hot Dogs Across America

Americans eat an incredible number of hot dogs each year. In restaurants and at street carts, ballparks and backyard barbeques – hot dogs are everywhere! But depending on where in this great land you purchase your hot dog, your toppings may differ radically.