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5 Health Reasons to Eat Strawberries

Juicy, seed-studded strawberries are having their season. Apart from their candylike flavor, there are several reasons to indulge in these red berries:

1) They help ward off wrinkles

One cup of strawberries (that’s about 8 large berries) delivers 140 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C, the same as a cup of oranges. Vitamin C helps boost collagen production, which you lose as you age (collagen keeps your skin elastic). Plenty of vitamin C in your diet can help ward off that loss.

2) They boost your immunity

Strawberries have as much vitamin C as oranges. Vitamin C works with other nutrients to keep your immune system working properly.

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Mascarpone-Stuffed Strawberries

marscarpone strawberries

It’s the fourth of July, a day for shorts, fireworks, burgers and red, white and blue desserts, all in the name of independence. That flag cake, the one with the stars and stripes represented by strawberries and blueberries, it’s a bit overdone, wouldn’t you say? And it kind of takes a long time to place all of those berries in perfect lines. Update your standard July 4 dessert this year with a super-fast, no-cook red-white-and-blue treat that you can make in about 7 minutes.

And if you’re loyal to the flag cake, these little berries play well with others, so serve them alongside.

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Caribbean Food Made Easy: 5 Things

Levi Roots getting spicy - Caribbean Food Made Easy

Levi Roots getting spicy - Caribbean Food Made Easy

July is going to be a hot one on Cooking Channel with the debut of six shows – that span from Vietnam to India to the islands. Meet Levi, the host of Caribbean Food Made Easy

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Stirring Up: Vodka

Best new use for tarragon: Siberian Sling from Drink Up!

Best new use for tarragon: Siberian Sling from Drink Up!

First tequila, now vodka—we’re right there with Darryl Robinson mixing up divergent DIY happy hour cocktails and inspirational libations on Drink Up.  By the way, grabbing friends and following along at home makes it even better…

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Picking: Strawberries

In the strawberry farm at Johnson's Corner Farm

In the strawberry field at Johnson's Corner Farm

It’s strawberry season! Last weekend I discovered an early patch of local strawberries, visiting Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ. But over the next few weeks, berry farms across the country will be opening for business, fresh fruit ripe and ready in the fields.

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Pix Potluck — Sweet Vegan Cupcakes

Vegan Cupcake from Happy Little Vegans

Vegan Cupcake from Happy Little Vegans

With a long holiday weekend on the horizon and the launch of Cooking Channel in ONE WEEK, we wanted to start Monday on a sweet note…

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Pix Potluck: Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Pancakes by Wendy Gonzalez

Strawberry Pancakes by FB'er, Wendy Gonzalez

Brunch fan, Wendy Gonzalez, kicked off our Pix Potluck by setting a decadent precedent…

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