Archive for July, 2020

Does Ketchup Need to Be Refrigerated?

Posted: July 30, 2020 in General
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katsupIt’s a debate as old as, well, ketchup. Those who keep their ketchup at room temp have likely never gotten sick from doing so and argue that restaurants leave communal ketchup bottles out on tables for hours. Those who keep theirs cold may refer to the instructions on the bottle itself, or even Heinz’s FAQ section, which reads: “Because of its natural acidity, Heinz Ketchup is shelf-stable. However, its stability after opening can be affected by storage conditions. I recommend that this product be refrigerated after opening.”

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Peach Melba Pie

Posted: July 21, 2020 in Recipes
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melba_peach_piePeach Melba is a classic dessert, but even classics can be improved upon. Here, raspberries, peaches, and vanilla are loaded into a crumbly pie crust, topped with oatmeal brown sugar streusel, and baked up for a hot mess of a dessert.

What to buy: Look for freestone peaches for this recipe, they’ll make the pie prep far easier.

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toostsie_popsOne of the most popular candy commercials of all time asks: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? There have been several experiments trying to nail down this sweet mystery. A group of engineering students at Purdue University made a licking machine that measured it took 364 licks, however, student volunteers only took 252. Meanwhile, students at the University of Michigan measured 411 licks on their licking machine. So the jury is still out on this question.


Shealthy_herbsalt and pepper are not the only ones that can add taste and flavor to what we eat. More than determining whether or not our meals can taste good, herbs and spices have various benefits that aid in overall health. All of these come from plants and their parts, including flowers, fruits, seeds and leaves, so it makes sense that they are packed with both flavor and antioxidants.

Many herbs and spices contain antibacterial and antiviral properties, and are often high in certain nutrients. Some are also shown to aid in weight loss and appetite control or even satisfy sweet tooth without calories. Whether store-bought and organic or grown in-house, Wellness Mama has shared the following herbs and spices that will add health benefits to your meals:

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