Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail

Some things just beg to be celebrated with something red and bubbly, right? Enter one of my favorite cocktails-the classic French 75-but instead of using lemon juice, we infuse the drink with something to make it brilliant pinkish red-blood orange. So pretty! And just as lovely to drink as the original, if not more so. Continue reading ‘Blood Orange French 75 Cocktail’ ┬╗

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Published in: on March 30, 2017 at 1:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Best Recipes You’ll Find on the Back of the Box

Call me basic, but my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is the one that’s printed on the bag of Nestle Toll House chocolate morsels. Classics are classics for a reason, and Epicurious has rounded up a sparkling collection of the very best back-of-the-box recipes. Click the link below to see their whole slide show, but here are a few of my favorites: Philadelphia Classic Cheesecake: This cake of cream cheese goodness is simplicity at its best. Carnation Lemon Bars: I always forget how

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Published in: on March 25, 2017 at 6:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta, Barley, and Pomegranate

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we have to abandon salads! We just have to rethink how we make them. Dark greens, roasted vegetables, and citrus fruits of all colors and stripes are the real players in January and February. They make salads that are both hearty and flavorful. Enter sweet, roasted broccoli. What it lacks in beauty it overcompensates for in flavor. This simple salad, served warm, makes a perfect post-holiday meal. Continue reading “Roasted Broccoli Salad with Feta,

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Published in: on March 5, 2017 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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If You’ve Included These 8 Foods In Your Diet, You’re Having Good Circulation

When it comes to health, most people think about their heart, their immune system, their weight and their cholesterol. Very few people think about their blood, even though it can affect nearly every other aspect of their health. Good circulation helps your body in lots of different ways; it keeps your heart healthy, it aids digestion and it helps you to regulate your body temperature. If the blood flow to one part of your body is reduced, you may experience symptoms such as tingling,

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Published in: on February 17, 2017 at 5:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Will It Sous Vide? Melty Cheese Sauce From Any Cheese

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to a particularly gooey episode of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Gooey, cheesy sauces won out in this week’s topic picking session, and I was not at all mad about it. I had been wanting to play around with melting salts for a while, so I placed a hasty Amazon order for sodium citrate and gathered up a bounty of various cheeses. Before we get to gooey stuff though, let’s talk about

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Published in: on February 15, 2017 at 5:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Put four favorite breakfast ingredients – ham, eggs, cheese and bread – into one dish and you have the perfect morning wake-up call for a house full of guests. Depending on what part of the country you’re from, you might think of this as savory bread pudding, breakfast strata, or breakfast casserole. No matter what you call it, this hearty make-ahead breakfast has everything going for it! Continue reading “Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole” ┬╗

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Published in: on January 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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How to Make Salmon Gravlax

Of all the DIY home-cured foods,┬ gravlax┬ is one of the most satisfying. The process doesn’t take long – or much of your attention – and it’s so pretty! Give fresh salmon a sprinkle of salt, sugar, and herbs and a few days in the fridge, and it will transform into a beautiful, flavorful dish ready for the brunch table. Continue reading “How to Make Salmon Gravlax” ┬╗

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Published in: on January 24, 2017 at 9:29 am  Leave a Comment  
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How To Make The Best Detox Smoothie

This month we’re sharing a few recipes from our friend Tess Masters, The Blender Girl! Tess is our go-to gal for fantastic vegan and gluten-free blender recipes. Check out her newest book The Perfect Blend, available now on Amazon. Today, I’m going to share my fool-proof system for making delicious detox smoothies. Whether you binged over the holidays, drank too much alcohol on the weekend, want┬ to boost your immune system or lose some weight, or just want to eat a bit healthier, smoothies

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Published in: on January 22, 2017 at 7:38 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Someone made a gingerbread Big Ben and it’s ridiculously realistic

LONDON – Put away your woefully inadequate DIY gingerbread houses. Someone’s just made a gingerbread monument. SEE ALSO: This is probably the most over the top gingerbread house ever London’s iconic Big Ben has been recreated in gingerbread, fondant icing and sweets by Buns of Fun bakery as part of an exhibition at historic house Holkham Hall in Norfolk, UK. It goes without saying that the model is not to scale. Big Ben’s 320-foot towering presence would be pretty tough to recreate in baked

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Published in: on January 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Someone made a gingerbread Big Ben and it’s ridiculously realistic

LONDON – Put away your woefully inadequate DIY gingerbread houses. Someone’s just made a gingerbread monument. SEE ALSO: This is probably the most over the top gingerbread house ever London’s iconic Big Ben has been recreated in gingerbread, fondant icing and sweets by Buns of Fun bakery as part of an exhibition at historic house Holkham Hall in Norfolk, UK. It goes without saying that the model is not to scale. Big Ben’s 320-foot towering presence would be pretty tough to recreate in baked

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Published in: on January 16, 2017 at 4:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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