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Machado brings Manny Mania to rebuilding Padres

Mar. 19, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When word of Manny Machado's $300 million, 10-year contract with the San Diego Padres broke early in spring training, team officials wouldn't immediately confirm the deal because the All-Star slugger still had to pass a physical. But that didn't keep general partner Peter Seidler, a nephew...

Shopping to reduce food waste is easy on the wallet too

Mar. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

An expired date on an egg carton. Browning avocados. The Chinese takeout from last week. They're all foods likely destined for the trash. If you're hoping to reduce household food waste, experts say there are two key things to do: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need. Practicing smarter shopping is not...

Czech Budweiser brewer worries about Brexit impact

Mar. 18, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

CESKE BUDEJOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — The Budejovicky Budvar brewery in the Czech Republic managed to survive a decades-long trademark battle over whether it could call its beer Budweiser. But now it faces another potential threat: Brexit. The United Kingdom is one of the brewer's top five markets,...

Poppy seed muffins with rich, full flavor - and less sugar

Mar. 18, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

We wanted to make poppy seed muffins with rich, full flavor; fluffy, tender interiors; and golden crusts. We were amazed to find that our go-to recipe had a whopping 22 grams of sugar per muffin, so we hoped that our new recipe would work with a sugar content of only 11 grams. We turned to Sucanat, which we...

Respect your artichokes by pairing them with a vinaigrette

Mar. 18, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

Though we often stir artichokes into dips laden with sour cream and cheese, they deserve a healthier treatment that pays respect to their unique flavor and strong nutrient makeup, including fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. We trimmed and dropped them in lemon water to prevent oxidation before tossing them with...

Kids and adults alike will delight in making 'zoodles'

Mar. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

A spiralizer turns carrots, beets, and squash into noodles (or "zoodles" when using zucchini). The steps below the recipe work with all these vegetables. For best results, use smaller zucchini, which have thinner skins and fewer seeds. The blade on a spiralizer is very sharp, so make sure to do this with an...

Mix up your pasta and meatballs with some lamb and orzo

Mar. 18, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

Pasta and meatballs are a perfect match, but for a unique spin on this classic duo we turned to lamb instead of beef or pork, and to orzo instead of spaghetti, and we enhanced the dish with fresh, bold Greek flavors like mint, oregano, and cinnamon. A panade_a simple paste made from Greek yogurt and panko_kept...

What's good for lunch, brunch or dinner? This asparagus tart

Mar. 18, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

This beautiful tart takes just minutes to assemble and makes for an impressive brunch dish, appetizer, or even a simple light lunch or dinner. We experimented with several different crusts, trying a pie shell, a tart shell, and par-baked puff pastry. The buttery, flaky puff pastry was absolutely irresistible, and...

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Mar. 15, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated....

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Mar. 15, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. Study participants who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also...