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Batter Up: Baseball Just Got Its Most Decorated Corn Dog

The latest expression of over-the-top stadium food is a $25 bat-shaped corn dog packed with cheddar cheese, bacon and jalapeños. Its creator says he's game for some competition between teams.
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The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

Architects Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent have carved a niche designing stunning, upscale wineries and other buildings in Baja. They specialize in finding uses for offbeat, reclaimed material.
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Why We Got Fatter During The Fat-Free Food Boom

In the 1970s, the U.S. Dietary Goals advised Americans to cut back on fat and eat more carbs to lower the risk of heart disease. But some experts say this high-carb, low-fat diet helped fuel obesity.
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Before You Bake Brooklyn's Legendary Cake, Heed A Warning

When a recipe for Ebinger's Blackout Cake surfaced long after the bakery's demise, Katie Workman knew it was just the thing to make her grandfather. Little did she know the trial that was yet to come.
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The Search For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Can Be Such A Grind(er)

It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.
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Can The Meat Industry Help Protect Wildlife? Some Say Yes

One environmental group argues that to save wildlife, we should replace the meat in our diets with plants. But others counter that it's not so simple: Many livestock producers help conserve wildlife.
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Does Beaver Tush Flavor Your Strawberry Shortcake? We Go Myth Busting

Heard the rumor that strawberry syrups contain flavoring from a beaver's tush? The potion was once a common food flavoring. But settle down! The time of beaver-spiked ice pops and pastries has ended.
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In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.
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Truckin': Salmon Take A Long, Strange Trip To The Pacific Ocean

California's severe drought has left rivers so dry that young salmon can't make their usual migration. To save the fish and the industry, the state is giving millions of salmon a lift.
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In Ranchers Vs. Weeds, Climate Change Gives Weeds An Edge

Invasive weeds are already a big headache for ranchers, who spend thousands of dollars to get rid of them. New research shows that a changing climate is likely to help many of these weeds thrive.

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