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Let's Talk Turkey!

Here is everything you wanted to know about turkeys! Read on for important information on buying, thawing and preparing the perfect turkey dinner.

Your Holiday Survival Guide

Author and celebrity fitness trainer David Kirsch says we can stop the holiday weight gain before it starts.  In this edition of A Closer Look, DK's Holiday Survival Guide, David shares fat-saving tips and recipes for your holiday parties.

Smart and Savvy Recipes

Portion savvy isn't about going on a diet at all. It's about relearning your needs and how to satisfy them. One step at a time, through small and attainable steps, you will learn and your behavior will change. Carrie Latt Wiatt offers these tips for success in becoming portion savvy.

Healthy Meals in Minutes

Bodybuilder Daniel Jordan says that healthy eating doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. In this edition of A Closer Look: Healthy Meals in Minutes, Daniel shares recipes that cook up in 4-6 minutes!  Daniel also shares tips for a healthier lifestyle.

Grilling NASCAR Style!

Big John Youk, Grill Master to NASCAR drivers, is a 25-year veteran of the NASCAR pits who has cooked, literally, from coast to coast for racecar champions and crews alike. In this edition of A Closer Look, Grilling NASCAR Style!, Big John shares 3 of his favorite dishes for the grill: Speedway Chicken Sandwiches, Turn 3 Cucumber Salad, and Spineless Boneless Pork Loin.  Plus he shares grilling tips to help make every cookout perfect.

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Eat Fresh and Weigh Less

Here are six easy recipes that wil help you eat fresh, feel great, and loss weight!

Heart-Healthy, Kid-Friendly Fast Food

Deciding that your family is going to eat healthier is a positive lifestyle change, but no lifestyle change is easily accomplished. Health expert Joe Piscatella shares with you three of his favorite recipes in this edition of A Closer Look: “Heart-Healthy, Kid-Friendly Fast Food.” You’ll be good to your heart and your waistline, and your kids will love you as you enjoy: Combination Pizza, Build Your Own Salad, and Peanut Butter Cookies.

Luscious Low Fat Desserts

Having reached her goal weight in 2003, Kim Bensen wanted to share with her friends her love for trying new dishes by using recipes that had worked for her. This birthed Kim's Cookbooklet, (Copyright 2005, Kimberly Bensen) a compilation of her tried and true favorites. The booklet also contains Kim’s weight-loss story – her battles lost and her battles won – to give hope to others fighting the weight-loss battle.

Heart-Healthy Recipes from Joe's Kitchen

After being diagnosed with advanced coronary disease at age 32, Joe Piscatella decided to put himself on a road to a healthy heart – a road that starts in the kitchen! In this edition of A Closer Look: "Heart-Healthy Recipes from Joe's Kitchen," Joe shares four great, heart-healthy recipes: Classic Pasta Salad, Asian Chicken, Quick Chicken, and Apple Cranberry Crisp.

Chef Jared Tees' Louisiana Crawfish Macque Choux

Chef Jared Tees has created an incredible menu that showcases fresh, seasonal seafood from the local waters and classic Creole dishes. Recently Gordon Robertson headed down south for a lesson in Louisiana cooking.

All-American Summertime Grilling

Lee Ann Whippen is the owner of Wood Chicks BBQ Restaurant & Catering Company in Chesapeake, Virginia. She is also the Lead Pitmaster of Wood Chick's BBQ Competition Cooking Team. Lee Ann has won numerous awards, including the 2004 North Carolina and 2003 & 2004 Virginia State BBQ Championships. Lee Ann gives these suggestions for enhancing flavor and reducing fat and carbohydrates.

Summertime Strawberry Delights

The following recipes are from Chef Tony Loos, Executive Chef at the Founders' Inn Swan Terrace Restuarant. Try these delicious strawberry-based recipes at home!