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5 hidden holiday allergy
triggers to avoid
The holidays are a time to gather for food, friends and festivities. While
everything may seem merry and bright, if you have asthma or allergies,
this is when you need to be cautious. A season full of tradition and good
cheer can come with hidden allergy triggers if you're not aware and
prepared.
The experts at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
share the most common hidden holiday allergies you should be aware
of:
1. Candles and res: Although many people light candles to enhance
the holiday atmosphere, scented candles can quickly trigger allergy and
asthma symptoms, including headaches, watery eyes and aggravated
noses. Wood-burning replaces, while stunning during the holidays, are
also a trigger due to smoke. Consider ameless candles and an electric
replace, which have the calming appearance, but no scent or smoke to
make you cough or wheeze.
2. Trees and wreaths: Fresh r trees and wreaths are beautiful, but
some people have contact skin allergies to a substance called terpene,
found in the sap of trees. What's more, some live trees still have mold
spores and pollen on them, which can cause nasal allergies to are.
Take time to rinse o live trees before you bring them in. If you have
an articial tree and decorations that you use every year, clean them to
remove dust and potential mold.
3. Hugs and kisses: You enjoy seeing your friends and relatives during
the holidays, but you may want to reconsider all the hugs and kisses,
which can easily spread germs. Flu shots are available now, and it's not
too late to get yours. If you have asthma, it's particularly important to
wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. If you have an egg allergy
you may have been told in the past not to get the u shot. But years of
studies have shown the vaccine is safe and does not contain enough
egg protein to cause an allergic reaction, even in people with severe
egg allergy.
4. Eats and treats: Holidays are a time to gather to enjoy delicious
meals and tasty treats. If you have food allergies, be vigilant about
knowing what's inside each item. Some people are sensitive to even
trace amounts of certain foods, and this can be particularly concerning
for baked goods prepared in commercial kitchens. Always ask before
you eat something new and be an advocate for your children if they
suer from allergies. When in doubt, if you have food allergies, it's best
to turn down a holiday treat with unknown ingredients.
5. Dust and dander: If you are allergic to indoor allergens like dust, mold
and dander, you probably diligently clean your home. But that doesn't
mean the host of the party you're attending does the same. Many of
these triggers are invisible, so even a home that appears clean can
cause that dreaded runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes for allergy
suerers. If you're attending a party or traveling to see friends, consider
packing allergy medicine just in case you start to feel symptoms from
triggers tugging at your good time.
Before your social calendar lls up, consider hosting a holiday event
yourself. Even though entertaining takes work, it adds a level of control
so you don't have to worry about allergy concerns. You get to cook with
foods your family can safely eat and decorate with ameless candles
and other allergy-friendly decor. Plus, you know your house is free of
Fido's fur or hidden dust bunnies. If people oer to bring food, make
sure they know of any allergy concerns. Or consider putting them in
charge of other items, such as holiday napkins or paper plates.
Have questions about an existing or potential allergy for you or a loved
one? Allergists are the best trained medical professionals to treat
allergies and asthma, and can help you live the life you want. So if you
need guidance on treating your symptoms, use the allergist locator at
acaai.org/locate-an-allergist to nd an allergist in your area. (BPT)
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Now is the time of year when people typically take inventory of their lives and set new
goals. Relationships, nances, careers and health are all important aspects that impact
overall well-being. For this New Year, consider making your health a top priority.
According to the recent America's Health Rankings Annual Report, the nation's obesity
rate continues to rise, with one in three adults now experiencing obesity. This alarming
statistic may have serious health consequences such as diabetes, which now impacts
approximately 30 million adults and is the No. 1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb
amputations and adult blindness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention.
There are many factors that play a role in your health, but one that you can control is
making a commitment to start living a healthier lifestyle. Sure, there will be some bumps
during your well-being journey, but your goal can be achievable and you deserve to reap
the benets.
Ann Marie O'Brien, national director of health strategies at UnitedHealthcare, oers the
following tips for achieving a healthier you in 2020.
Stay active
Regular exercise may help you live longer and may reduce your risks for a host of
diseases. Try to aim for at least 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic activity a week, but if that's
too challenging then start o with 15 minutes here and 15 minutes there. Every little bit
counts. To be successful, your tness program should become a part of your daily life.
Also, check with your health plan and employer to see if they oer wellness incentives. For
example, UnitedHealthcare's Gym Check-In program enables participating employers to
provide employees and their spouses the opportunity to each earn hundreds of dollars a
year for visiting a tness facility 12 days or more per month.
Eat healthier
Sure, it's easier said than done, but good nutrition is a vital part of a healthier lifestyle.
Experts say the healthiest diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, because these foods are
full of healthful nutrients and ber. Here are three simple tips to eating healthier: Go for
more fruits and veggies; choose less meat and fat; and keep an eye on the size of your
food portions. Just saying "no" to the buet can do wonders.
Reduce your stress
If you're feeling stressed, it's important to unwind and relax by doing something you enjoy.
Maybe it's watching a movie, reading a book or volunteering to give you time to recharge.
Also, make time to connect with others. Maybe that's friends, family, a faith group or a
hobby club. It's important that you don't isolate yourself after a stressful event. Remember,
if you cannot get a handle on your stress, talk to your doctor. She or he may recommend
a counselor who could help you nd other ways to help reduce or manage the unhealthy
stress in your life.
Team up with your doctor
Take time today to make an appointment with your doctor for your annual wellness visit
and be sure to ask about preventive services such as health screenings and vaccines.
Check with your health plan as many preventive services have no additional cost, as long
they are delivered by care providers in your plan's network. Your doctor will help you create
a treatment plan to help manage any chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and
high blood pressure.. (BPT)
Prioritize your health in the New Year
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With all the distractions on today's roads, parents are feeling
increasingly anxious about keeping their children safe while driving.
According to a new study, more than six in ten American parents believe
roads today are more dangerous than ever, and are actively seeking
guidance on how to properly protect their loved ones when they're on
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To help parents overcome their anxiety around child safety on the road,
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children protected from harm and give peace of mind to parents.
Parents are overwhelmed when researching child safety products.
Parents have never had more options or information available to
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is causing more confusion and stress. Almost all new parents (97%)
nd it overwhelming to research products - with 58% citing car seats
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Tip 1: Keep children in rear-facing car seats as long as possible.
In some states, children are required by law to sit rear-facing until
a certain age. However, that does not mean they should move to a
forward-facing seat immediately when they reach that age. Safety
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maximum height or weight restrictions for that seat. Rear-facing seats
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Besides keeping children rear-facing as long as possible, make sure
you've installed the safety seat correctly. According to the National
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Tip 2: Install harnessed seats using either the LATCH system or the
safety belt.
One of the most common misconceptions in car seat installation is
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of protection, when in fact, it's not recommended by most car seat and
vehicle manufacturers. Read both the seat instructions and vehicle
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ensure the seat does not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-
to-back at the belt path once installed.
Parents are distracted when driving with children.
Two-thirds of parents surveyed said they often feel distracted while
driving with children. About one in three parents reported children
throwing a tantrum or getting sick while they were driving, leading
them to shift their focus away from the road. As a result, one in four
new parents said they unintentionally ran over a curb while driving with
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Tip 3: Avoid reaching into the back seat while driving.
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they were driving.
Tip 4: Secure items inside the car.
Limiting the number of items accessible to children in the back seat not
only to makes it less likely to have an unexpected item hurled at the
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Setting intentions is a
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when you have that shiny
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your goals to get in shape
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Trouble is, lack of motivation, unpreparedness and busy schedules
have a way of interfering with our plans. If you nd yourself struggling
to stick to your goals, you're in good company. A whopping 67 percent
of people surveyed by Statistic Brain in 2017 said they have gym
memberships they never use.
Even after a great start, you may nd yourself struggling to nd
motivation to stay on track. Try one of these tips to make it easier to
make your tness regimen stick and most importantly - feel good while
getting t!
Get a workout buddy: If getting out of bed or o the couch is your
biggest challenge, it's time to use the phone-a-friend solution for some
motivation. Find someone you like who's at a similar tness level and
make plans to meet up for a workout. Psychologically, you'll be much
more likely to show up for the class, the weight session or the morning
run when you know someone's waiting for you. Plus, working out will
be a breeze with your buddy!
Streamline your routine: Don't let your fear of sweat keep you from
getting t. With a few tricks, you can get back to glam in minutes, even
when you lack time to shower. First, make smart use of the tools they
have on hand at the gym. Grab some extra towels and pound out
that treadmill run with the high-powered fan on full blast. In the locker
room, hand dryers (and a dab of dry shampoo) are great for getting
your tresses looking great again. Cleansing cloths at the ready can
also be a lifesaver. Summer's Eve Cleansing Cloths let you freshen up
on the go and are balanced to a woman's natural pH, so you'll always
leave the gym feeling fresh and ready to take on the world.
Inspire your ears: Let's face facts: Workouts get tedious. If the thought
of sprinting and lifting your way through the next circuit bores you to
tears, try uploading your playlist with fast-paced music that gets your
heart racing. Don't worry what others think - this is for your ears only!
If it makes you feel good, you'll be more likely to experience a positive
workout.
Be ready for action: As soon as you're home from your session,
re-pack your gym bag as soon as possible so you'll never waste a
moment hunting around the house for your workout gear, such as
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and out the door. When you notice that your tness routine is lagging,
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Top wine serving tips:
Why the glass matters
Wine connoisseurs know something even more important than facts about
vintages and varietals: It makes a big dierence how your wine is served. From
the correct temperature to the glass you drink from, how any wine is presented
can change the entire experience.
And it's not just about aesthetics - although a beautiful glass may enhance your
visual experience, the size and shape of a wine glass can alter any wine's aroma
and taste, for better or worse. The size and shape of the glass aects not just
how the wine responds to its environment (exposure to oxygen and temperature,
for example), but how we drink it. The way you hold the glass, how you tilt your
head (forward or back - consider a martini glass versus a wine glass), where your
nose is centered as you sip and where on your tongue and palate the wine rst
hits can all impact your experience of the wine.
What do you need to know so your guests will experience your wine at its very
best? Here are some guidelines.
Red wines - In general, the best glasses to enhance the bigger and bolder avors
of most red wines should be taller and have a larger bowl than glasses meant
for serving lighter or more delicate wines. Larger glasses allow a wine to breathe
more and permit the wine's avors and aromas to develop more fully.
For this reason, it's also best to ll each glass only about one third full when
serving red wines, to encourage more aeration.
White wines - The ideal glass for most white wines will be U-shaped, with a
smaller bowl than when serving red wines. One of the reasons is that it helps
prevent the wine from warming up too quickly, as whites are best served
somewhat chilled. The more upright shape of the glass also allows aromas to be
released suciently - without losing any aroma - for these lighter wines.
Even within the many varietals of reds or whites, however, there can be great
dierences that specially designed stemware is often created to enhance a
specic wine that may not be at its best in any other glass.
For example, Terlato Vineyards searched for the perfect glass to bring out the
best in their fourth-generation family company's Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio
2018. This Pinot Grigio is known for exceptional balance, complex, layered
aromas and avors with notes of ripe peach, apricot and pear, and a crisp,
mineral nish. Because its special qualities were not brought out in just any wine
glass, Bill Terlato and his daughter, Elise teamed up with Maximilian and Georg
Riedel of the 300-year-old crystal company to develop a unique glass to optimize
the avors and aromas of their Pinot Grigio.
In the eyes of the Riedel company, wine glasses are not just about aesthetics,
but are tools to help bring out the best in any wine. For Terlato Vineyard's Pinot
Grigio, they created a glass with a distinctly elongated bowl to heighten the
mineral and fruity avors of the wine. The narrower opening of the glass also
helps the wine land in the mouth mid-palate, where taste buds are more complex.
This specially designed glass helps the wine taster "pick up on those little
nuances," observed Elise Terlato. "The mouth of the glass enhances the texture
and layered complexities of the wine."
Sparkling wines
When serving champagne, prosecco or other sparkling wines to your guests,
utes or a tulip shaped glass are recommended. These glass shapes allow the
chilled wine to stay cooler longer. Whereas a wider glass would oer too much
surface area, letting the delightful bubbles zzle out more quickly. A narrower
glass helps to preserve the carbonation of your sparkling wine longer.
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Are you a mindless muncher?
Follow these smart tips for
healthier snacking
Eating small snacks throughout the day can be a great way to maintain
energy and keep hunger pangs at bay between meals. The problem is,
it's far too easy to reach for unhealthy foods that satisfy your sweet or
salty cravings, but don't necessarily provide the essential nutrients your
body needs.
You can prevent mindless snacking by taking a few proactive steps now
so you have access to delicious foods that are easy to eat at home or
on the go. You'll feel good about snacking by following these simple tips
and tricks:
Convenience: Shop with the goal of stocking the fridge with convenient,
nutrient-rich snacks. For example, new Fruitlove spoonable smoothies
are packed with the goodness of three or more real fruits and
vegetables, providing a good source of protein and calcium, and
an excellent source of vitamins A, B1 and B3. The unique avor
combinations - like Mango Medley that features banana, pineapple,
carrot and mango - seem like a treat, but Fruitlove is really a wholesome
snack packed with goodness. With a spoon right in the container, it's
built for on-the-go snacking.
Weekend prep: Some people do meal prep on weekends for the
upcoming busy work and school week. This can also be a great strategy
for snacking. For example, buy fresh vegetables in bulk to save money,
then spend some time on Sunday chopping them into veggie straws
and packaging them into individual containers. This provides an easy
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Business.gemmaWellnessMedspa
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gmail.com
18205 N. 51st Avenue Suite 141
glendale az 85308
Tel: 602-800-9255
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623-326-7979
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$ 325 per treatment
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and shapes the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite
through infrared, radio frequency and vacuum to heat up
tissue.
$ 325 per treatment
MICRONEEDLING: Uses micro needling technology to help
combat a variety of common skin care
$ 325 per treatment
CRYOCLEAR: At -70 degress Celsius, this hand-held device
will quickly remove skin tags, age spots, sun spots and more.
$ 325 per treatment
TEETH WHITENING: Safe, gentle, professional whitening with
advanced whitening technology.
$ 325 per treatment
VISIA SKIN SCAN & CONSULTATION: This revolutionary,
state of the art technology will provide an in depth skin analy-
sis that will assist in formulating the perfect treatment plan to
get you to your skin care goals.
$ 325 per treatment
PRP FEMININE REJUVENATION SHOT: Increase sensation-
al and rejuvenate your intimate areas with the use of blood
derived growth factors so you can feel fabulous again!
$ 325 per treatment
HCG hCG is a harmone in bath men and women. This all
natural weight loss program helps you lose weight fast in
stubborn areas live hips and stomach.
$ 325 per treatment
BHRT (BIODENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THER-
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WELLNESS MED SPA &
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GEMMA WATKINS
Business.gemmaWellnessMedspa@
gmail.com
18205 N. 51st Avenue Suite 141
glendale az 85308
Tel: 602-800-9255
602-748-0639
623-326-7979
lOCATION:
18205 N. 51st Avenue Suite 141
glendale az 85308
Union Hills
51st Ave
59th Ave
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$ 325 per treatment
VELASHAPE CELLULITE REDUCTION : Smoothies, rms
and shapes the body by reducing the appearance of cellulite
through infrared, radio frequency and vacuum to heat up
tissue.
$ 325 per treatment
MICRONEEDLING: Uses micro needling technology to help
combat a variety of common skin care
$ 325 per treatment
CRYOCLEAR: At -70 degress Celsius, this hand-held device
will quickly remove skin tags, age spots, sun spots and more.
$ 325 per treatment
TEETH WHITENING: Safe, gentle, professional whitening with
advanced whitening technology.
$ 325 per treatment
VISIA SKIN SCAN & CONSULTATION: This revolutionary,
state of the art technology will provide an in depth skin analy-
sis that will assist in formulating the perfect treatment plan to
get you to your skin care goals.
$ 325 per treatment
PRP FEMININE REJUVENATION SHOT: Increase sensation-
al and rejuvenate your intimate areas with the use of blood
derived growth factors so you can feel fabulous again!
$ 325 per treatment
HCG hCG is a harmone in bath men and women. This all
natural weight loss program helps you lose weight fast in
stubborn areas live hips and stomach.
$ 325 per treatment
BHRT (BIODENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THER-
APY): You may be suffering from hormonal imbalance which
can affect women of all ages. Clients will have to meet with
our Doctor for an in depth look at their medical history and a
request for blood work will be sent at that time.
$ 395 per treatment
VITAMIN C INJECTION: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant,
which helps neutralize cell-damaging free radicals and boost-
ing your immune system.
$ 25-45 per treatment
FOLIC ACID INJECTION: Folic acid is a B-complex vitamin
needed to form healthy cells, especially red blood cells. This
medication is given by injection into a muschle under the skin.
$ 325 per treatment
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Business.gemmaWellnessMedspa@
gmail.com
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7 ways to protect yourself
from Medicare fraud
Every year, many seniors are targeted by scammers who want to
steal their Medicare numbers to do things like rack up fake health care
charges and commit identity theft. These scams hurt seniors and other
people eligible for Medicare, cost taxpayers money, and result in higher
health care costs for everyone. The good news is that you can protect
yourself from fraud and help Medicare stop scammers in their tracks.
How to Spot Medicare Fraud
The rst step in protecting yourself from Medicare fraud is knowing how
to spot it. Over time, scammers have become very sophisticated and
advanced. One of the latest scams you should look out for concerns
genetic testing. Scammers are oering "free" genetic tests and claiming
Medicare will cover it - so they can get your Medicare number and use
it to commit fraud and identity theft. Other Medicare scams include
oers for free or reduced-price medical equipment, consultations, or
health services. These scams can happen anywhere, including through
telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors.
Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
removed Social Security numbers from all Medicare cards. Even with
this change, people with Medicare should still guard their Medicare card
and treat it like a credit card, check Medicare claims summary forms
for errors, and be wary of any unsolicited requests for your Medicare
number. Medicare will never call beneciaries to ask for or check
Medicare numbers.
To protect yourself from Medicare fraud, keep these things to "do" and
"don't do" in mind:
* DO protect your Medicare number and treat your Medicare card like
it's a credit card.
* DO remember that nothing is ever "free." Don't accept oers of money
or gifts for free medical care.
* DO review your Medicare claims for errors and problems, including
things like fake charges, double billing or other fraudulent activity, and
waste or abuse.
* DO visit www.medicare.gov/fraud to learn more about how you can
protect yourself from Medicare fraud.
* DON'T give your Medicare card or Medicare number to anyone except
your doctor or people you know should have it.
* DON'T accept medical supplies, equipment, or genetic testing kits
from door-to-door salesmen or solicitors at a mall or fair.
* DON'T let anyone persuade you to receive health care services you
don't need, such as genetic testing. Only make these decisions with
your doctor.
Reporting Medicare Fraud
If you think you may have spotted fraud, you should report it right away.
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reporting it. Even if you are not a victim, it's important to report any fraud
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Are you prepared
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If emergency ocials in your community issued a mandatory
evacuation order to get out of the path of a wildre, hurricane or
other natural disaster, would you know what to take with you, the
evacuation route you would take and where you would go until it was
safe to return home?
In short, do you have a personal evacuation plan in place?
If you answered "yes," you're like 49% of the 1,795 respondents
Mercury Insurance recently surveyed for its emergency
preparedness quiz. However, if the question was rephrased to
inquire about "having an evacuation plan and practicing it at least
once a year," the results show only 23% meet this criteria.
"Safety should be your rst priority in any situation involving a
possible disaster or emergency event, and you should respond
to mandatory evacuation orders immediately," said Christopher
O'Rourke, vice president of property claims at Mercury Insurance.
"Your rst instinct might be to panic, so having an evacuation plan in
place and practicing it regularly will help ensure you and your family
are ready to go at a moment's notice. And it will also help alleviate
some of the stress and anxiety that will undoubtedly be a part of such
a nerve-wracking situation."
The survey also revealed that 39% of homeowners were unsure
if they have enough coverage to rebuild if their home is damaged
or destroyed by a natural disaster, and 34% don't have a home
inventory they could provide to their insurance company to help get
these items replaced. "Homeowners and renters should make a
point of touching base with their insurance agents at least once a
year to reassess coverage needs," said O'Rourke. "It's a good idea
to make sure you have enough coverage as you accumulate more
belongings, make changes to your home or your family expands -
these details may aect your policy limits, as well as create a need
for endorsements you might want to consider adding to your policy."
There is some good news, however, as 88% of respondents said
they have an in-home emergency kit stocked with essential items
they will need if disaster strikes. If you don't have a kit, here is a list
of the items you may want to include in your kit:
* A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person), non-perishable
food items and pet food, if applicable;
* A battery-powered or hand-crank radio (and extra batteries);
* A ashlight;
* A rst aid kit;
* A whistle to signal for help;
* A can opener;
* Blankets;
* Tools to turn o utilities;
* $200 in cash in small bills, as power may be out, making ATMs,
debit and credit cards unusable;
* Fully charged battery packs so you can recharge your cell phone;
and
* Prescriptions for you and your pets.
The bottom line is that extreme weather events are anticipated to
increase, and you can never be too cautious or over-prepared to protect
against Mother Nature. "It's a bit alarming to discover that, although
natural disasters are in the news on a seemingly regular basis, many
Americans still aren't properly preparing themselves if one happens
in their neighborhood or city," said O'Rourke. "These events can have
serious repercussions and adopting a wait-and-see attitude is not an
option."
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Expert tips for the perfect
holiday roast
Wondering what to cook for an upcoming holiday gathering? A beautiful
beef roast is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, sure to impress
guests of all ages. With a few expert tips and tricks, you'll be sure to
serve a perfectly cooked roast packed full of avor.
Roasting tips from the pros
No matter which cut of beef you select to serve, there are some tried-
and-true tricks chefs use to get the juiciest, most delicious results. The
pros from Beef. It's What's For Dinner. and the Beef Checko are the
experts on all things beef and oer these tips for the perfect holiday
roast.
Step 1: Use tools of the trade
Before you start, consider investing in an ovenproof meat thermometer.
This is particularly important when roasting larger cuts. Unlike an
instant-read thermometer, an ovenproof meat thermometer stays
in the roast while cooking. This helps you avoid opening the oven
unnecessarily and poking multiple holes in the roast, causing you to
lose some of the juices.
Step 2: Select your cut
When cooking for four people or fewer, it is best to purchase a steak.
For larger parties, a traditional bone-in roast is a popular option. A
good rule of thumb is to purchase a roast that has one rib for every two
people. To save time in the store, you can even call your meat counter
in advance to order the exact size roast you need.
Step 3: Preheat and prep
It's important to set your oven to the appropriate temperature for your
roast. For a bone-in Ribeye roast, 350 F is generally recommended, but
make sure to check your recipe for specics. While your oven preheats,
season the roast according to your recipe, then sear. While it's possible
to develop a crust on your roast through slow roasting, you may get
tastier results by searing it over high heat at either the beginning or the
end of the roasting time. Most recipes will specify whether and when
to brown the meat, but when in doubt, a quick sear before popping the
roast into the oven won't hurt.
Step 4: Go low and slow
When placing the roast in your roasting pan, preferably on a roasting
rack, you want to place the beef on the rack fat-side-up and bone side
down (if your cut has bones). Using a rack improves air circulation and
promotes even cooking. Once your roast is in the pan, you'll want to
insert your ovenproof meat thermometer with the tip centered in the
thickest part of the roast, avoiding the bone, if the cut you select has
one. Cook as recommended, being sure not to overshoot your target
temperature as it will continue to rise after pulling the roast from the
oven.
Cooking times vary depending on both the cut of meat and your desired
doneness. For example, if you're cooking a bone-in Ribeye Roast for
four to six people at 350 F, you can plan for a cook time as short as 1 hr
45 min for medium rare, targeting an internal temperature of 135 F, or as
long as 2 hr 45 min for medium, with an internal temperature of 145 F.
For specic roasting time guidelines for a bone-in Ribeye Roast, as well
as other cuts, you can visit www.beetswhatsfordinner.com.
Step 5: Let it rest
Once you pull the roast from the oven, transfer it to a carving board and
cover it loosely with aluminum foil (this is called tenting) and let it rest.
It is important to let your roast rest so the juices have time to re-absorb
into the meat ensuring a tender, juicy roast. Larger roasts need more
time to rest, often as long as 15-20 minutes. Those few extra minutes
provide a great opportunity to make an au jus from the reserved beef
drippings and plate side dishes.
Step 6: Carve and serve
The most important tool for properly carving your roast is a sharp knife.
And, if you're using a meat fork to help carve, try not to pierce the roast
to hold it in place. If you want to avoid this risk altogether, you can use
the back of the fork instead or simply opt for tongs. If you have a rib
roast, cut each slice along the rib bone. And remember to always cut
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