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Super Bowl Party Playbook

chowhound.com — There's one team that everyone roots for, whether your eyes are glued to the game or you're more focused on those fantastic commercials, and that's Team Food. Not sure where to start when it comes to planning the perfect Super Bowl Party?

How to Prepare a Winter Squash

chowhound.com — Your huge, heavy winter squash lands with a thud on the kitchen counter. How do you make this thing into food--without muttering expletives, making a mess, and possibly slicing off a finger? True, these bad boys can be stubborn with your knife, refusing to yield into smooth slices or shed their skin.

Lose weight! Get inspired by these stories from trainers

lohud.com — When it comes to overcoming any challenge, it helps to have the advice and support of someone who's been through it. We don't want to hear diet tips from someone who has never struggled with saying no to a second helping, that bowl of fudgy, marshmallowy ice cream or heaping pile of creamy mashed potatoes.
Jan 04, 2015

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New on the Dining Scene

lohud.com — What was sweet is now savory. The former Cupcake Kitchen space in Irvington has been transformed into Wolfert's Roost, a relaxed, family-friendly restaurant. It opened Nov. 20. Chef-owner Eric Korn, along with chef Jennie Werts, created a menu of simple, comforting dishes divided into four categories: salads, medium plates, large plates and big bowls.

The Hudson Room in Peekskill: Dining Scene

lohud.com — By Amy Sowder Opened in August in northern Westchester, The Hudson Room is a chef's restaurant, using organic ingredients with gluten-free options. "Globally inspired, locally farmed," says partner Daniel Steinberger, one of the four individuals who run The Hudson Hospitality Group, which owns the restaurant and plans to open four more in the Peekskill area, including a taco and tequila bar.
Nov 17, 2014

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The Hudson Room in Peekskill: Dining Scene

lohud.com — By Amy Sowder Opened in August in northern Westchester, The Hudson Room is a chef's restaurant, using organic ingredients with gluten-free options. "Globally inspired, locally farmed," says partner Daniel Steinberger, one of the four individuals who run The Hudson Hospitality Group, which owns the restaurant and plans to open four more in the Peekskill area, including a taco and tequila bar.

Are you tough enough?

lohud.com — Every good personal trainer has one of these in the car, says Marvin Seward as he points to a blue half-ball, moments after excusing his boot camp class at I TRAIN WITH JUAN, a gym in Tuckahoe. Seward pointed to the Bosu ball, which looks like half a plastic exercise ball, 2 feet in diameter, mounted on a black platform with hand grips.

Fat Sal's, Buchanan | Dining Scene

lohud.com — Fat Sal's started as a steak sauce. Really! Opened by the team behind the elegant Augie's Prime Cut Restaurant & Bar in Mohegan Lake, Fat Sal's is a casual beef-centric eatery with a mascot of a happy cartoon cow on it - with the Autism Speaks logo on his apron.
Nov 12, 2014

RT @AmySowder: A steak sauce that helps kids with autism? Yep. Fat Sal’s, Buchanan | Dining Scene lohud.us/1u2f3ZQ via @lohud @small_bites #fatsals

How to get six-pack abs. Do the Sliding Mountain Climber Series

lohud.com — Planks are all the rage. But Frank Daniels of Max Impact Training in White Plains has another plan: The Sliding Mountain Climber Series, his three-pronged approach to ab enlightenment. "Each move is more difficult," Daniels says. "If you really do it right, you really feel it target the lower abdominals."

Brother Jimmy's White Plains

lohud.com — First, you'll spot the corrugated metal roofing that wraps around Mamaroneck Avenue and East Post Road. Meander inside, and find reclaimed wood, a wall of Jack Daniels whiskey barrels stacked to the ceiling, vintage glass bottles, a 30-seat square bar smothered with North Carolina license plates, funky neon signs such as "Honey Badger" and "Put Some South in Yo' Mouth" and Southern antique advertisements for gasoline, John Deere tractors and tobacco.
Oct 23, 2014

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