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Articles by North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS)

(NAPS)—Whether at picnics, barbecues, brunches, special occasions or no occasion at all, family and friends will flip for these Pineapple Upside Down Biscuits. What may make them even more popular is that they’re gluten-free, something many people appreciate for their health and comfort. The recipe comes from Carol Kicinski, a professional recipe developer, editor in chief of Simply Gluten Free Magazine and a TV chef.

(NAPS)—Many are surprised when they learn that they underestimate the nutritional value of meat and poultry in a balanced diet.

Recent polling shows many consumers aren’t aware of the important nutritional benefits that meat and poultry can offer when included in a balanced diet. That’s the word from the experts at the American Meat Institute Foundation.

Here is a short quiz that can give you an idea how your meat nutrition IQ stacks up.

Question 1: Which food group is the only group consumed in the proper amount among Americans?

(NAPS)—No matter what you’re cooking, and whether you’re dining alone or entertaining a crowd, the right wine can elevate a simple meal. Fortunately, selecting, serving and enjoying great wine doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive if you join the right wine club. Consider this easy recipe and wine pairing tip provided by one of the oldest clubs around.

Grilled Chicken

Makes 4 servings

(NAPS)—Grilling is one of America’s favorite pastimes and a popular summer activity in backyards across the country. More than 60 percent of American households will cook kabobs, fresh vegetables, and of course meat on propane grills this summer, according to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). PERC is an energy check-off program dedicated to safety and training for the propane industry.

(NAPS)—A coffee break used to mean taking a moment to pause and rejuvenate. In today’s fast-paced, multitasking society, coffee breaks have become a grab-and-go affair. Many say it’s time to bring back the coffee break. Anyone can benefit from a 15-minute time-out to sip slowly, reconnect and reflect on what happiness means.

Here are a few simple tips to bring the coffee break back into your life:

(NAPS)—If you have a thirst to be your own boss, whether you’re a student, a homemaker, retired or temporarily unemployed, a new kind of organization may mean an opportunity for you to become one of America’s estimated 28 million entrepreneurs.

It involves promoting products you already like, such as an energy drink, via social media. The company provides you with your own special website and whenever anyone orders from it, you get paid—right away.

How It Works

(NAPS)—Here’s a healthy idea: Let your feet help your heart and improve your well-being.

Doctors say walking five days a week for 30 minutes at a time may lower your chances of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Walking may also make your bones and muscles stronger, burn calories and lift your mood.

(NAPS)—Good news for the nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes! The American Diabetes Association has published three new cookbooks that can make creating great meals easy and fun. Better news for everyone is that even if you do not have diabetes, these recipes are a delicious way to enjoy healthy eating.

(NAPS)—Bring a sweet touch to your salads by adding fresh pears. In season nearly year-round, USA Pears make a great addition to salads at any meal. Their sweet flavor pairs well with other seasonal produce, and the classic combination of pears, nuts and cheese can improve any green salad.

An excellent source of fiber, pears are also a good source of vitamin C. Adding them to salads can help you pump up your meal’s nutrition content with one tasty ingredient.

(NAPS)—If your creative juices start to flow when you enter a kitchen or if you have a crowd-pleasing egg recipe hidden up your sleeve, then you might have what it takes to win the 2014 Eggland’s Best “Your Best Recipe” Contest!

Egg enthusiasts have until July 31, 2014 to visit the Eggland’s Best website to submit their most original and mouthwatering recipes into one of four categories: Breakfast, Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert.