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We do our very best to bring you the very best of the Albany area. We live and play here too - we hope you find this information helpful and reference it often!

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‘Obesity May Run in the Family,’ Say Researchers — Health Check

Is obesity contagious? A study back in 2007 seemed to indicate that, saying we get it from our friends. To back that up, researchers highlighted data showing members of social groups were likely to have similar rates of obesity. New research, however, seems to be changing all this by finding that social interactions may have little impact on body weight.

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New York State Museum Chocolate Expo Is This Sunday

This Sunday, enjoy an annual Albany area tradition at the New York State Museum Chocolate Expo and holiday Gift Market.

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Cranberry Sauce is My Favorite Thanksgiving Dish

I don't know about you, but if there are no cranberries on the Thanksgiving table, it's not a good Thanksgiving dinner.  You could make the best mashed potatoes, or the best, most fattening gravy, I wouldn't feel complete.

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TCBY Frozen Yogurt Comes to Albany

I remember when I was younger, I would go shopping with my Mom at Stuyvesant Plaza and we would always stop at TCBY Frozen Yogurt.  It short of became a ritual for outings/shopping with Mom and is one of the fondest childhood memories I have of spending time with her.

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Apple Picking On The Perfect Fall Day

 

Early today my daughter Ella and I were being bums so I decided to get moving and Goold Orchard seemed like the perfect place to go. When I asked Ella "Do you want to go apple picking?" I was met with "NOW?!" and a rush of wind as she got ready.

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Free Stuff – The Coupon Lady Shows You How To Get Free Stuff Online

A special edition of Andrea's Coupon Blog. Here the "Coupon Lady" gives us some great heads ups on FREE stuff you can get while surfing on line. I know FREE is her favorite word, I hope you can find some enjoyment from it as well.

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“Bad” Foods That ARE Good For You

Like many pre-conceived notions, you are told to avoid something, such as a particular food, because it is bad for you.  However, we are slowly learning, and I emphasize "slowly," that many things aren't bad for you in small doses.

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Deep Fried Kool-Aid and Other Battered Delights

If there’s one knock against Kool-Aid, it’s that it’s not fattening enough. Sure those sugars are going to turn into fat at some point, but what if you need a quicker fix? Who has time to sit around all day waiting for their metabolism to convert that excess glycogen to fatty acids? Enter deep-fried Kool-Aid, the newest oil-injected creation from the reigning king of fair food, “Chicken” Charlie Boghosian that’s a major web obsession right now.

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Farmer’s Market Alert! Great One Coming To Menands

Yes.  It's that time of year.  There are good farmer's markets, and awesome ones.  Well Menands has the meanest market of all!

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Salmonella Numbers Up in U.S.
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2010 – Year of Food Poisoning

The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention released data yesterday regarding food poisoning in just 10 states.

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Vanilla Ice Cream
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Introducing French Toast Flavored Ice Cream! Gross!

Call me "boring", but when it comes to certain foods, I admit that I have very simple tastes. ( Sorry , but I don't really care if my coffee is the Guatemala Cai Cielo from Starbucks - if it's black, hot and not burnt - I'm down with it)

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