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Halloumi Cheese: Your New Favorite Grilling Ingredient

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Looking to jazz up your grilling game or need a new dish to spice up Meatless Mondays? We've got just the thing — halloumi cheese. It might sound messy, but this delicious mild cheese can seriously stand up to heat and makes a mean addition to any meal, making it the perfect ingredient... read more

3 Ways to Spice Up Your Next Dinner Party

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Once you are in a serious relationship, you are contractually obligated to participate in a minimum number of couples-only brunches and dinner parties per annum. But then I assume you knew this already. The upside is that, who doesn’t like a good brunch or dinner party? The downside is, especially when it comes to dinner... read more

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

Quiz: Are You Ready For a Baby?

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Think you’re ready for a turn-your-world-upside-down, life-changing commitment that is a baby? Answer the following questions to see if you truly are! 1. Why do you want a baby? A. My partner and I have been fighting a lot and I think this would bring us closer together. B. There’s something missing in our relationship,... read more

Tips for Dealing with a Messy Partner

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I’ll admit it, whenever I’m in a relationship, I’m probably the messy one. I don’t mean to be. In fact, I’m actually quite a fan of living in a clean house, it’s just that when the time comes to properly tidy up, my mind tends to drift to other things. Luckily I live in New... read more

5 Wall Hangings To Jazz Up Your Space

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Wall hangings are back with better designs and colors--no more '70s era muted browns and pea greens, people! They make perfect pieces for decorating that blank wall of yours. There are so many artists out there that have mastered the weaving technique it's almost daunting to find the perfect one. We figured we'd help you... 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

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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

A Porch-Perfect and Patriotic Tablescape + Floral DIY

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Parades filled with marching veterans and blaring sirens, the smell of barbecues throughout town, and flags rippling in the wind on porches... Memorial Day marks the season of outdoor entertaining and for these warm-weather holiday tablescapes, I err on the side of simple and subtle with a laid-back appeal. It's a time of remembrance and celebration, so here's how you... 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
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