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Arguably the most widely known song in the English language, "Happy Birthday to You" is credited to a pair of Kentucky sisters.
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DINING TIPS

A Healthy and Uplifting Alternative to Standard Party Fare

With fall on the horizon once again, party themes will soon turn from backyard barbecues to pigskin parties with all the football fixings.
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Recipes

Famous Chef Shares His Secrets

Thanks to the growing popularity of cooking shows and even television channels devoted entirely to food, more people are embracing foods they might never have heard of as recently as 10 years ago. Renowned chefs like Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse have become household names, a product of both chefs' personalities as well as the growing passion many people have for food.
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Turkey Fajitas Fresh off the Grill

One of the best things about grilling is the endless opportunities to try new things. When it comes to barbecues, anything goes, be it experimenting with the food itself or the marinades used to add spice and flavor to favorite dishes.

Those looking to throw guests a curveball at their next backyard barbecue can offer more than just hot dogs and hamburgers. For example, the following recipe for "Turkey Fajitas With Guacamole Vinaigrette" from Andrew Shloss and David Joachim's "Mastering the Grill" (Chronicle Books) makes an ideal and extraordinary addition to any backyard barbecue.
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Easy Appetizer in Minutes

When it comes to cooking at home, many people find they're just too pressed for time during the week. Long days at the office and obligations to friends and family make it difficult to pull off a home-cooked meal on a weeknight.

However, not all home-cooked meals require a major time commitment. Such is the case with the following recipe for "Braised Radicchio and Smoked Mozzarella Bruschetta" from Sophie Braimbridge's "Stylish Mediterranean in Minutes" (Kyle Books). Easily prepared and cooked in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, this recipe is sure to please even the busiest home chef.
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Enjoy a Taste of India

One of the things foodies love most about cuisine is the opportunity to experiment in their own kitchens. Foods that may never have made it to the family kitchen in the past can now be enjoyed thanks to many reasons, including an increasingly global society and the popularity of television shows that explore cuisines from countries all over the world.

Those looking for a touch of India at the dinner table should try this recipe for "Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani" from Monisha Bharadwaj's "India's Vegetarian Cooking" (Kyle Books).
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