PRODUCT: Activate Workout Vitamin Drink

We generally don’t review sports drinks and vitamin drinks. It’s not our sweet spot; we focus on beverages that are delicious. We’ve tried a few vitamin water drinks over the years, where either a tablet or a powder is added to a bottle of water immediately before consumption. Every one we tried tasted, well, yucky.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grill Extra Steak

Steak salad: our favorite way to enjoy leftover steak or other grilled meat on a hot summer day. Photo and recipe courtesy McCormick.com.   When you’re grilling steak, lamb, pork or chicken, grill enough meat to enjoy in a cold salad the next day. For example, the recipe below, for a balsamic-marinated steak salad, was…
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RESTAURANTS: A Great Wine Pairing Dinner At The Capital Grille

There are more than 40 The Capital Grill restaurants in the U.S. We’ve only been to one, and it’s a class act. It has become our restaurant of choice when we’re going to dinner with people who want a steak-and-seafood evening with good wine. If this is up your alley, The Capital Grille is offering…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Lollipops For National Lollipop Day

See’s gourmet Lollypops are made from heavy cream, butter and flavors, in butterscotch, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. There are root beer lollys, too. The line is certified kosher.   It’s National Lollipop Day. Read this history of the lollipop as you enjoy one or two. According to the National Confectioners Association, eating sugar from a…
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RECIPE: Sweet Tea Cocktail

Here’s a summer refreshment for tea lovers over the age of 21: sweet tea vodka. Created by Chris Cason, co-founder of Tavalon Tea, it combines two summer favorites: sweet iced tea and a vodka cocktail. The tea-infused vodka is delicious straight up or on the rocks, but it’s also a good mixer. For example, a…
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