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If you’re forced to plan a party without much time, it’s always a good idea to keep the food simple. Everybody loves a good summer party, but if you’re working full time during the summer, it can be tough to plan a party on short notice. When your friends text you and tell you they’re coming over, don’t stress. You can get the food ready in no time, often with things you have lying around the house. Don’t feel like you have to cook an extravagant meal for every party you have. There is a saying that the best dishes have five ingredients or less, which just goes to show you that sometimes, it’s the simple things that are even better. Anything on a Stick When you put Read more...

For some of us, picking the right bottle of wine is as intimidating a task as manning a spaceship to Jupiter. Here are some handy tips which will make choosing red wines a little less onerous. If the task of choosing the perfect wine was to be described in one word, it would probably be overwhelming. God bless you if you happen to be at one of those chic French eateries, where a snooty serveur called Jacques looks down his equally snooty nose to mumble incomprehensible recommendations. Especially if you happen to be one of the many who have a bewildered look on their face when presented with a snobbish leather-bound wine list that has names too complex to pronounce. Another factor Read more...

Many people consume far more calories than they should, but where are all those extra calories coming from? The truth is that the beverages we drink add a shocking number of calories to our overall diets. Read on to find out which drinks are the highest in calories, how many calories you drink per day, and how to cut back. Let’s face it: We need to cut back on calories. Research has suggested that low-calorie diets can be much healthier than high-calorie diets, and the more calories we consume, the more likely we are to be overweight. Whether we are working toward a trimmer figure or just better overall health, cutting a few calories out of our diet is a good thing. Easier said than Read more...