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    In honor of National Espresso Day, here's a look at the history of the espresso machine and how it came to be. The first steam-powered coffee machine was patented by Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy, in 1884.

    There’s nothing like the festive spread of beloved holiday meals to heighten the season’s celebratory gatherings. If you’re looking to enhance this year’s menu, try increasing the amount of plant-based foods. Adding plant foods, like vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and whole grains, is a great way to make a meal healthier.

    Eggnog so defines Christmas for our family that we have a set of glasses designated only for our annual toast. Topped with freshly grated nutmeg, the combination of iconic flavors embraces the history of all holidays, past, present and future. After the requisite salute, we work eggnog into sweet breads, cookies and alcoholic beverages.

    Christmas Chex Mix is one of my favorite holiday treats that offers a welcome change from all the cookies and candy canes fighting for attention. This crispy, salty-sweet mixture even looks like Christmas — everything is coated in white chocolate, and red and green M&Ms peek through!

    I’m one of those people who is equally devoted to desserts as I am to salty, savory foods — I like to call that balance. When dinner is over, I’m that person at the table who insists on sharing dessert at the end of the meal. Recently, however, I hosted a group of friends for dinner and I realized, much to my shock and horror, that I hadn’t prepared anything for dessert. Luckily, I happened to have some dough for these decadent, delicious double chocolate chip cookies in the freezer. Problem solved!

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    Florida woman Amanda Ramirez has filed a lawsuit against Kraft Heinz over its Velveeta Shells & Cheese product, alleging that the claim on the packaging of the product that it's “ready in 3 ½ minutes” is “false and misleading.”

    One of the best ways to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey is to completely change up the flavor profile. This crispy curried turkey nachos recipe from Wendy Han uses hot pepper, curry, and smoked paprika instead of traditional Thanksgiving spices to give your turkey a second life.

    Skip the endless turkey sandwiches for lunch and change things up with this turkey quesadilla recipe from Everyday Delicious. It’s also a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce.

    This warming and hearty turkey green curry recipe from Straight to the Hips Baby is full of delicious herbs and spices like lemongrass, coriander, basil, and lime leaf for a sweet and herby flavor.

    This creamy and comforting turkey tetrazzini recipe from Bits and Bites Blog also manages to be light enough to chow down on the day after your Thanksgiving feast. While white wine, heavy cream, and plenty of cheese give this recipe a rich flavor, the spaghetti squash packs in nutrients and fiber.

    This festive salad from Love Your Turkey Leftovers (a blog dedicated to making the most of leftover holiday turkeys) is a nice light option for lunch or dinner. If you’re all cooked out after preparing a Thanksgiving feast, you can whip up this recipe without turning on the oven.

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