Super Bowl Snack Facts

Americans spend more than $50 million annually stocking up on snack food for Super Bowl weekend. That turns into 30 million pounds of snacks including; 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 4.3 million pounds of pretzels, 3.8 million pounds of popcorn and 2.5 million pounds of nuts. And those snacks don't count for nothing The average Super Bowl watcher will consume about 1,200 calories during the game do to snacking, making it the most caloric intake day second only to Thanksgiving! In fact, most Americans double their daily calories on Super Bowl Sunday compared to any other day.
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Crazy Valentine's Day Facts

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is right around the corner and that means candy hearts and cuddly teddy bears are everywhere! Single or coupled, there is no escaping Valentine's Day until February 15th. And I freely admit I have happily splurged on 1/2 price chocolates!

Here are some crazy statistics about how we celebrate Valentine's Day. What will you be buying this year for your love?
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4 Valentine's Day Traditions From Around the World

Today in the United States, about 190 million Valentine's Day cards are sent each year. And although it has become an increasingly commercialized holiday, its origins are based in love. St. Valentine's Day began as a religious celebration of the Christian saints Valentinus, who supposedly performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Valentine's Day became a day for romance in the High Middle Ages (the age of Geoffrey Chaucer), when the tradition of courtly love flourished, giving nobles a way to express their admiration or love for a lady they were not married to. In 18th-century England, Valentine's Day evolved into an occasion in which lovers (although they may have not actually been romantically involved) gave each other flowers, sweets and cards. Saint Valentine's keys were also given as an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart. More...

No Bake Desserts You Can Make for Valentine's Day

Looking to impress your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Well you don't need to be an expert pastry chef in order to make an amazing dessert that will melt your love's heart. These four no-bake desserts only take a few minutes to make, so you can get on with the romance and leave the dishes for tomorrow!
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