The Vegetables of Fall and Why They Are Good For You

For many, fall means Halloween candy and pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. And while we certainly love all the sweet treats of fall, there are also tons of healthy fall vegetables that make for great additions to your dinner table.
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Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, No Coke, Pepsi!

You have to watch the classic SNL skit "Olympia Restaurant" in order to get into the right mood for National Cheeseburger Day, which is September 18th! And in honor of National Cheeseburger Day here are a few fun facts about everyone's go-to grilling favorite.
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Where Do Apples Really Come From?

GourmetGiftBaskets.com calls New Hampshire home, and with fall coming up fast that means two very important things for New England: leaf peeping and apple picking! Our neighbor state, Massachusetts, is home to Johnny Appleseed himself, the legendary pioneer who brought apple trees and nurseries to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. There is nothing quite like picking an apple from the tree yourself and biting right into it! It doesn't get much fresher than that, and apples direct from the orchard just taste so much sweeter, juicier, and crisper than what you find in the store. 
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Why Do We Crave Sweets?

When I was young, my mom used to joke about our "dessert stomachs." It seemed like no matter how big our dinner was and how much we refused to eat our greens because we were so stuffed, there was always room for ice cream...or a few cookies...or a slice of cake. It's still a feeling that happens today, years after my mom stopped being sure I ate my dinner before dessert. And I'm sure many others have experienced that sensation. You know you're not hungry; your stomach feels plenty full, but you're still crazing something sweet. Why do sweets have such a hold over us?!
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