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You’ve Been Peeling A Banana All Wrong [Video]

Think about how many years of your life you've been eating a banana... It's been a while, right? In all of your years you've probably eaten thousands, if not hundreds of bananas. Do you open them using the stem? If so, you've been doing it wrong this entire time. Check out this video that explains how you're SUPPOSED to do it.

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Apple cheddar salad with honey mustard vinaigrette makes for a great spring salad. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
Apple cheddar salad with honey mustard vinaigrette makes for a great spring salad. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
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Salad Time: Apple, White Cheddar and Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Spring has finally sprung!

While everyone is spring cleaning and de-cluttering their homes, I think it’s just as important to cleanse our bodies.

They sure deserve it, don’t they? Especially after such a long winter of hibernation and comfort foods. Fresh salads, like this Apple, White Cheddar & Chicken Salad with homemade Honey Mustard Dressing, are the perfect way to lighten up a meal without compromising flavor.

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RECALL: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs

If you stocked up on hot dogs in preparation for grilling season, beware: Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because they might mistakenly contain cheese.

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Mmm. Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
Mmm. Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado. (Photo: Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com)
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Sweet Treat: Double Dark Chocolate Brownie Cookies with Avocado

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

Double dark chocolate brownies with avocado.

Yes, you read that correctly: avocado! The avocado replaces butter in the recipe.

I hope you haven't left yet. These are also refined sugar and flour free.

Are you still here? ;)

I adapted this recipe from a fellow blogger. And let me tell you, these cookies do not disappoint.

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Brann’s Restaurants Support The Boys & Girls Club

Burgers are the All-American food.  Yum!  Can't beat a good old hamburger, and, it's hard to beat one from Brann's.

How long has it been, a zillion years that Brann's has been a part of the Grand Rapids community?  Okay, not that long, but we're all proud that Brann's is Grand Rapids own.

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RECALL: Tyson Chicken Nuggets

Tyson has recalled over 75,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after some customers complained about finding small pieces of plastic in their food.

This recall includes Tyson 5lb. bags of frozen, white meat chicken nuggets. The nuggets were sold exclusively in Sam's Club stores across the United States.

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Monday Morning’s Perfect for Fajitas and Margaritas for Breakfast

There are some things that are unexpected.

A case in point was this morning, when Fajita Republic Cantina's Heather Dismore and Cheryl Moscato visited with fajitas and lime-squeezed margaritas. It wasn't even brunch yet.

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Chicago White Sox Selling 3-Pound Sundaes

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...and a three-pound ice cream sundae.

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Laurenda Marie Bennett/LaurendaMarie.com
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Irresistibly Delicious Appetizers: Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

One thing my husband, Dan, has a knack for is creating appetizers that are irresistibly delicious.

I’m talking finger-licking good.

I can’t label everything he makes as healthy, but these Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make the cut! They're loaded with veggies, fresh herbs, parmesan and plenty of lump crab.

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Janet Koelling, ThinkStock
Janet Koelling, ThinkStock
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Bell’s Oberon is Back

Happy Oberon Day, West Michigan!

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
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Michigan cherries and blueberries considered for state fruit, why not apples? [Poll]

Yes, there are more important things to discuss.

That's not going to stop us.

Which fruit should be Michigan's state fruit?

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Best Ways to Get More Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for staying healthy, and there are several ways for you to get more of it.

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Category: Food, Health, News

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