This is the Recipe for a Lost Weekend

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Sometimes you just need to loose yourself mid-week and imbibe in a cocktail that takes you a few days back to the weekend... you know, when you were relaxed? We tapped one of our favorite New York eateries, The Leadbelly, in Manhattan's Lower East Side, for their remedy to a grueling week. The... read more

Instant Expert: How to Up Your Healthy Eating Game with Jicama

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One of the key elements of healthy eating is variety. Not only does a varied diet ensure you’re getting the nutrients your body needs, it helps prevent boredom — which is huge. Eat the same boring salad everyday without mixing it up and you just might crack. So finding a few new fruits... read more

Perfectly Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

 Fill your Memorial Day picnic basket with a batch of homemade, golden brown Fried Chicken.

What You'll Need:  (Serves 4)

8 pieces of chicken (4 drumsticks and 4 thighs, bone in and skin on) salt and pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot (or any other hot sauce) 2... read more

Tips for Buying and Cooking Lobster at Home

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Summers are just as synonymous with good seafood as they are with grilling and the king of summer seafood is without a doubt the lobster (though clam bakes and good old fried or grilled anything are right up there). While ordering the famed crustacean in a restaurant is a whole lot easier than... read more

Cookbook Crave: Breakfast Dishes You Can Make in the Microwave

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By now you’ve tried every type of mug cake, but now it’s time to try out some mug meals. If you’re looking for a quick, on-the-go breakfast (and who isn’t?) look no further than your microwave. These three recipes will make your mornings easier and speedier without having to skip the most important meal... read more

Chia Seeds: The Superfood You Need to Try

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Ch-ch-ch-chia! No we're no talking about those fuzzy little terra-cotta figurines (although they do come from a similar seed), we're talking about the latest superfood to take the health food world by storm — chia seeds. Packed with fiber, protein, antioxidants and omega-3s, it's no surprise that there's been a lot of buzz... read more

Cookbook Crave: Chocolate Desserts with Only Half the Guilt

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We all know the importance of staying healthy but we also like to have a little something sweet every now and again. Cue the answer to this dilemma: Baking with Less Sugar. In her latest cookbook, Joanne Chang, pastry chef and owner of Flour Bakery + Cafe in Boston, gives us... read more

A Summertime Potato Salad Recipe!


Summertime barbecues and picnics aren't complete without a delicious Potato Salad. We have a winning recipe for your next Summer gathering made with hard-boiled eggs, zesty pickles and fresh dill.

What You'll Need:  (Serves 6) 

2 pounds red skinned potatoes 4 large eggs, hard-boiled 1 1/2 cups pickles, chopped (in brine) 1/2 cup... read more

How to Make a Tropical Pineapple Cake

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Give your guests a tropical treat with this cake that looks like a pineapple! In preparation for the fast-approaching summer months, this is one cake that is perfect for dinner parties, backyard barbecues, or even a fabulous centerpiece for your dessert table. What You’ll Need: For the cake: 1 recipe Perfect Pound Cake Mix,... read more

Easy Tricks to Throwing a Fun Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day weekend has always been the official kick-off to summer and nothing beats getting friends together for an outdoor dinner party to celebrate warm weather and vacation season. The best way to do it? A big old fashion BBQ! It doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to be fun! Here, we'll show you how to throw a... read more
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