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Clinton Farmer’s Market Starts Thursday

Every spring and summer season in central New York, we're fortunate to have several farmer's markets in central New York. There's nothing like fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables, and this week, the farmer's market gets underway in Clinton, New York.

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‘Greg On The Go’ – Grilling Hot Sausage [VIDEO]

So far this season, I've been grilling easy foods like hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks. But over the weekend, I advanced to hot sausage. Even though grilling hot sausage links or patties is still easy, you have to make sure they're cooked well without burning them. Watch this latest edition of "Greg On The Go".

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Barbecue Some Ribs – Juicy And Tender [VIDEO]

'Tis the grilling and barbecue season, and our "Chef Greg" recipe researchers have found another great how-to video. Remember the old rule: Grilling (hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, etc...) hot and fast, barbecuing (ribs, chicken, beef tenderloin roasts...etc), slow and low.

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Enjoy National Salsa Month In May [VIDEO]

Among other things, May is "National Salsa Month". In the Greg McShea household, we have our favorite brand: Newman's Own Salsa (Medium). Maybe you have a favorite brand or even make your own! Here's more on the subject.

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Let’s Get Grilling [VIDEO]

Now that we are into warmer spring weather (hopefully) in central New York, many of us will take that cover off the gas grill and start those cookouts! And there are a few tips that can help you cook those meats and veggies just right.

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A Solution To Squeezing Watery Ketchup [VIDEO]

Now that we're approaching backyard barbecue season, we focus on an age-old problem...the watery ketchup squeeze. You know how when you first squeeze ketchup out of the bottle on your burger and that watery stuff comes out first (yech)! Now, some high school kids have found the solution. (By the way, I never put ketchup on hot dogs)!

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Have You Been To Yaosen Japanese Restaurant In Utica NY?

Looking for some great Japanese food in Utica New York? Look no further than Yaosen's at 18 Auburn Ave in Utica.

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Donate Non-Perishable Food Items To The Country Pantry On May 4th

Help out the area's Country Pantry feed people throughout Central New York on Sunday May 4th from 10:30AM - noon. 

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Maple French Toast And Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

What's better than french toast and bacon? Cupcakes. So why don't we add these two together for one heck of a dish: Maple French Toast and Bacon cupcakes. Here's the recipe:

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10 Most Fattening Foods In The World [VIDEO]

Still counting calories to live up to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? By now, many of us are probably saying, "What New Year's resolution"? Even if you think that you're indulging in high caloric foods, you might feel better about what you're eating when you check out the 10 most fattening foods in the world.

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Save Money On Generic Items

When I go grocery shopping, I buy mostly brand name items. I won't settle for anything less than Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise, but if I did, I could save some serious dough (no Pillbsbury "Dough Boy" pun intended). Here's how you can save dollars at the store buying generic items, where the quality may be just as good.

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Did You Know If You Play “Maybe I’m Amazed” Backwards You’ll Hear A Recipe For Lentil Soup?

Fun delicious fact: If you play "Maybe I'm Amazed" from Paul McCartney backwards you'll end up hearing a recipe for a lentil soup?

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