food and drink

Perfectly Crispy Fried Chicken Recipe

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 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 tablespoons poultry seasoning... 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

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!

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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 fresh dill, finely... 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

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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

Wake Up Your Taste Buds With This Coffee-Crusted Rib Eye Steak Recipe

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Bring your favorite breakfast beverage to the dinner table. This steak recipe calls for a delicious coffee rub that anyone, not just coffee lovers,will enjoy. Serve with some creamy potatoes on the side and you’ve got yourself an easy weeknight meal. What You’ll Need: 2 (8-ounce) rib eye steaks 2 tablespoons... read more

Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

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If you're like me, you've been spending this week trying to detox from all that sugar you begrudgingly ate. In an effort to detox, I failed miserable, caved and decided to make these delicious lemon pistachio shortbread cookies. It is so easy and you can get as creative as you want. We opted for lemon this... read more

Pretty Petite Cakes to Serve on Mother’s Day

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Treat mom to something special this Mother’s Day with these petite bundt cakes. With flavors like chocolate blackberry and vanilla lavender, these sweet treats are both delicious and elegant. Not only do they taste amazing but they look pretty enough to fit in with the rest of your table decor. Chocolate Bundt Cake with... read more

A Delicious Mother’s Day Menu That Would Make Her Proud

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As an alternative to (or in addition to!) hosting a standard Mother’s Day brunch, consider treating mom to a delicious homemade dinner and decadent dessert. Think of it as your way of giving back for all those years she spent packing your school lunch box. Insalata de Cicoria e Noci / Chicory Salad with... read more
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