food and drink

This Blueberry Rum Lemonade Will Put You On Island Time

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Sometimes, you just need an adult beverage that reminds you of a Caribbean vacay. This fruit-forward drink is crisp and refreshing and pretty much guaranteed to send you straight to island time. Get ready to kick back and relax. What You'll Need: 2 parts Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum 3/4 part Grapefruit... read more

A Classic Banana Bread Recipe for Mother’s Day

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This Mother's Day, pamper the special ladies in your life with the most decadent Banana Bread treat. Made with crunchy walnuts and a touch of cinnamon, this quick-bread comes together in under an hour, and is guaranteed to be the highlight at your family brunch. What You'll Need: (Serves 10) 1 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup whole wheat... read more

Cookbook Crave: Pretty Paleo Breakfast Bites You’ll Love

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Whether or not you’re into the whole Paleo food trend, these swoon-worthy breakfast ideas will knock your typical AM meal right out of the park. Spend a lazy day in and start your morning off with something sweet by whipping up any of these three breakfast bites. Cinnamon Rolls What You’ll Need: 2 cups... read more

Your Next Brunch Special: A Spicy Bacon Bloody Mary

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If you ask us, brunch is our favorite meal of the week. Why? Not only are you surrounded by friends but typically, a boozy little drink (or two) is involved. It is the weekend after all and you deserve it! We got spice gurus, Spiceologist, to share a recipe for a... read more

Recipe: Basil-Peach Chicken Breasts

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What You'll Need: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 pounds) Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 shallot, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, very finely chopped 12 basil leaves, finely chopped, plus more whole leaves for garnish 1 cup homemade... read more

Classic Vegetable Soup Recipe for Earth Day

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Loaded with plenty of fresh, colorful veggies, this tomato-based soup is just what your Earth Day meal ordered. What You'll Need: (Serves 6) 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 leek, chopped 1 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3 celery stalks, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 zucchini, chopped 1 large potato, chopped 1... read more

15 Minutes With Sal Scognamillo of Patsy’s Italian Restaurant of New York

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Patsy’s Italian Restaurant of New York is famous for its traditional Italian food and celebrity clientele -- it was Frank Sinatra’s all-time favorite! The family-owned and operated business has had only three chefs since it was founded in 1944: Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo, his son Joe, and his grandson Sal. Sal Scognamillo,... read more

This Tomato-Basil Omelette is the Perfect Anytime Meal

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Omelettes are filling, healthy meals that make great anytime meal options that are quick. This one has juicy tomatoes and fresh basil and we're pretty sure it's going to be a new family favorite. Here's how to make it yourself: What You'll Need: (Serves 1) 1/2 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved  2 sprigs of fresh... read more

10 Smart Dinner-Saving Tricks

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We’ve all been there: You added too much chili to your spicy chicken tacos, you undercooked the spaghetti and are faced with a crunchy mess, or you open up the fridge to find your once-fresh veggies wilting away in a drawer. Don’t toss that food out just yet; here are fast and... read more

Perfect Springtime Salads from Homegrown Paleo

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The arrival of spring brings hope for warmer weather and lighter meals. Get back to your healthy habits with these paleo-approved salads that are perfect for the coming months. Vietnamese Beef Salad with Peaches and Herbs The grilled peaches give this show-stopping salad a sweet kick. What You'll Need: 2 pounds flank steak... read more
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