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    The term "eat like a bird" is often used to refer to those who pick, poke and otherwise eat little on their plate. Or they eat worms. Now, CuteFoodForKids.com will help you (and presumably your children) eat like an angry bird. The site offers a spin on the inordinately addictive Rovio Mobile game Angry Birds with its iconic poultry depicted in such foodstuffs as Babybel Cheese, cupcakes and in the icing of cookies. Perhaps these how one might exact revenge over the game, which has wrought the most avian aggravation in our culture since Hitchcock's The Birds. Or, in other words, you can pull an Ozzy without getting PETA on your back.

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    With the Department of Agriculture projecting a 4% rise in U.S. food costs this year, many families are looking for ways to get grub down without running up the bills. Coupon evangelist Stephanie Nelson has a solution. Touting her “Strategic Shopping” methods on her website CouponMom.com, Nelson has amassed a following of over 3.4 million members who use her site to digitally “snip” savings.

    “It’s possible to fight the rising cost of groceries without sacrificing your favorite foods,” says Nelson, who has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, The View and Good Morning America as well as in Wall Street Journal and the New York Times among other outlets.

    “If shoppers follow our strategies, they can save a lot of money, even thousands of dollars i…

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    A term like “car bomb” might have an unsavory connotations given its association with terrorism and booze. However, The Brown Eyed Baker, a popular blogger and baking enthusiast, has reclaimed the term in a manner that is both savory and sweet. Her Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes are the result of her recent experiments with Guinness stout and chocolate (now I’m in love).

    “These cupcakes are fashioned after the popular ‘Irish Car Bomb’ cocktail that consists of a shot of Baileys Irish Cream and Irish whiskey dropped into a pint of Guinness,” explains the Brown Eyed Baker, otherwise known as Michelle. “I have never had one myself, but I’ve heard that if you can get it down before it curdles, it’s smooth, delicious and almost tastes like a milkshake.…

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    The old latch-lock lunch box of yore (yeah, the one emblazoned with depictions of Star Wars or what not) may have finally met its match – a rival from Japan known simply as "bento," for which your kids will soon be clamoring (if they're not already).

    For kids who are outgrowing the PBJ and purport to have more sophisticated tastes, the bento philosophy of balance, nutrition and occasionaly aesthetic presentation provides an alluring alternative. Moreover, the nested, interlocking and compartmentalized boxes come in a variety of branded and designer styles.

    An authority on bento is Lunch In a Box: Building a Better Bento blogger “Biggie,” a one-time Japanese expat now living in San Francisco where she is raising her son and as one might expe…

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    Come every February, the grocery store aisles bloom with heart-shaped boxes and other Valentine’s Day-themed ephemera. With all the extra heart-consciousness, at least in a manner of speaking, it’s no wonder the American Heart Association chose February as “American Heart Month.” However, little is made out of the fact that hearts, the kind found pumping blood through livestock, are also a staple in many diets. So why not hearts on Valentine’s Day?

    Known by the collective culinary term “offal” (not “awful” as some might jape), hearts are often lumped in with a bevy of internal organs, entrails and other, um, delicacies, into such dishes as the Scottish haggis. However, some tickers, such as those of beef, lamb and chicken have been variousl…

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