food

Instant Expert: Guinness — A St. Patty's Day Staple

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No doubt, you've heard of Guinness, the iconic Irish beer known for it's dark color and rich creamy head, and chances are you've probably even had a pint or two. But here are five things you probably didn't know about Ireland's home brew: 1. Guinness stout wasn't always #1 At its beginnings over two centuries... read more

6 Fun Popcorn Treats for The Oscars

Avalanche Popcorn
The biggest awards show celebrating films should only be watched while snacking on the most special popcorn that takes the treat to the next level. Get ready for The Oscars this Sunday with these six salty and sweet bites that are the best whether you're getting cozy on your couch and or are hosting or... read more

3 Healthy Vegan Recipes to Try This Winter

vegan baked eggplant
Even though wintertime is often an excuse to put on some extra pounds, you can avoid the temptation of overdoing it by cooking healthy meals at home. These vegan options are guilt-free, super easy to make, and packed with tons of flavor. Bloody Mary Bruschetta This booze-infused bruschetta is the perfect appetizer for brunch... read more

A Menu for Your Next Date Night In

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This Valentine's Day, stay in and get some quality time together (how romantic!), save money and get to bypass all those (gasp) people on awkward dinner dates. We think you'll love these recipes so much you'll insist upon kissing the cook. Sun-Dried Tomato Caesar with Parmesan Croutons This bright and tangy salad is super... read more

The Perfect Frittata Recipe You’ve Been Waiting For

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A frittata is one of those golden dishes that can get you going at the start of the day, give you comfort for lunch, be a brunch fave and can end your day as a satisfying dinner. And it has that flair that makes... read more

7 Homemade Soups and Stews To Keep You Warm This Winter

Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese Crostini
Ah, there's something about the aroma of a tasty soup simmering on the stovetop on a cold or even cool day that is incredibly calming. Opening a can of soup and heating it up in the microwave just isn't as comforting, is it? These hearty soup and stew recipes will warm you up from the... read more

Keeping it Simple: Vanilla Pound Cake

vanilla pound cake recipe
Whether giving your taste buds a vacation from the holiday season's elaborate desserts, or looking to bake something that you've always known and loved, this simple yet delicious vanilla pound cake is perfect for all occasions! What You'll Need: Cake: 2 sticks of butter, softened (room temp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2... read more

Instant Expert: Winter Squash

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Loaded with vitamins A and C, iron and riboflavin, this gourd is a delicious, healthy staple worth getting to know. Acorn: This small, round, ribbed squash usually has a dark green and gold shell. It's best when halved and baked. Spaghetti: Popular with people kicking the pasta habit, this buttery-fleshed squash is commonly roasted or... read more

A Nutella Cocktail? Yes, Please!

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Craving a cold-weather cocktail that isn't, well, hot chocolate? Settle in and cozy up with one of these warm cocktails -- from a classic hot buttered rum to the most unexpected mulled wine you'll ever try: Hot Buttered Rum Nothing says the holidays quite like hot rum served with... read more

Party Perfect: Savory Pesto Pinwheels

pesto pinwheel recipe
An easy, halfway-homemade party app that requires only three ingredients? Yes, please! Make it this weekend: What You'll Need: 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed 1/2 cup store-bought pesto 1 egg, lightly beaten Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the puff pastry sheet onto a parchment-lined baking... read more
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