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Oreos slimming down for 'sophisticated' look

Oreo cookies are getting a makeover to appeal to adults.

Joey Chestnut's reign as top dog ends

Down goes Chestnut. Long live the "Megatoad."

For the first time in nearly a decade, the world's hot dog king is someone not named Joey Chestnut.

Matthew "Megatoad" Stonie devoured 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at Nathan's Famous International Hot...

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New York Times insists on adding peas to guac

Woe to be an avocado.

First, California's epic drought has been drying up avocado supplies across the country. Avocado prices have been increasing, and fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill said it would consider getting rid of avocados temporarily i...

Whole Foods

Whole Foods CEOs admit to overcharging, apologize

Whole Foods execs are admitting the chain has been overcharging customers in New York City stores, but promised that if that ever happens again they'll give the food to customers for free.

Joey Chestnut hot dog eating contest

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Don't bet against Joey Chestnut... or Nathan's?

Competitive eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will attempt to win his ninth straight mustard belt on July 4th.

It's a disgusting display of gluttony. But for many, the annual hot dog eating contest is right up there with viewing fireworks as a holiday tradit...

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Pizza in a cone? D'accordo!

If you haven't heard about pizza in a cone -- let alone tried it -- then you probably haven't been to Italy, where people have been enjoying Kono Pizza for a decade.

Carlo Ruggiero wants to change that.

The master franchisor, who hails from Naples (Ita...

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, the survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

Thousands of bottles actually contained blue cheese dressing

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Cases of Wish-Bone ranch dressing recalled

The makers of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad dressing are recalling thousands of bottles of the popular product because they contain blue cheese dressing instead.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods accused of massive overcharging

Whole Foods is expensive - but it shouldn't be this expensive.

That's according to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, which says it has uncovered "systematic overcharging for pre-packaged foods" at the city's Whole Foods stores.

"Our ins...

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Americans waste $640 in food a year

Americans trash $640 worth of food a year, and they don't even care about the effects on the planet.

Chinese authorities says some meat was spoiled

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Frozen meat from the 1970s seized in China

Some 800 tonnes of smuggled frozen meat have been seized by Chinese authorities, including one batch dating from the 1970s, state media reported.

The meat was bound for restaurants, retailers and supermarkets in Hunan province, where it was found, and...

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Fat is back: Vilified nutrient gets reprieve

Fatty foods may be making a comeback. The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which is due out later this year, could contain a number of big changes in its recommendations, not the least of which is an exoneration of fat.

Ask The Cook

Vegetables, farmer's market

Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.

Nuts

Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

Open refrigerator

Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

Main Courses

Hamburgers on grill

Mexican chicken burgers

Spice up your ground chicken with this great recipe!

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Chicken with curried peaches

Sweet and savory, this dish will be the star of the menu.

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Caribbean grilled catfish with tropical fruit salsa

These flavors will make your palate dance!

Appetizers

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Roasted corn guacamole

Try this new twist on the classic Tex-Mex side dish/dip!

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Mexican guacamole -- As you like it

Choose one of the cool add-ins, or come up with your own!

Spinach

Spinach and carrot crostini

Colorful and healthy, this one's a great nibble!

Drinks

Lemon

Old-fashioned lemonade

Make several batches to last you through a long weekend!

Smoothie

Strawberry-banana smoothie

Cool down on a warm day with this nutritious drink.

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Liquid Dreamsicle

A treat from your youth takes a rum-tinged adult twist!

Desserts

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Blueberry dessert pizza

Serve this true-blue treat at your cookout!

Strawberries

Sweet strawberry-Madeira soup

Serve this light soup as an appetizer or dessert!

Mixed berries

Berry-wine soup

Serve this tempting treat as a first course or a warming dessert.

House and Home Headlines

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard…

Gallons Of Water Gush Out Of Main Break In Santa Barbara

There are reports of a water main break near Peabody School on the 3000 block of…

SLO Fire Officials Offer Free CPR and AED Training

San Luis Obispo firefighters and paramedics provided new Automated External…

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