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Warm Up Fall Meals with Wine

Warm Up Fall Meals with Wine

Sponsored Content Fall is the perfect time to welcome warm, robust flavors to your kitchen as well as your wine glass. With its bold, spicy, dark fruit flavors, cabernet sauvignon is a perfect wine for crisp fall weather. Cabernet sauvignon is more versatile for pairing than some believe. It pairs well with different cheeses, meats, […]

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A Friendsgiving Feast

A Friendsgiving Feast

Sides, drinks and leftovers perfect for sharing with friends Sponsored Content Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your second family with festive, fun recipes that stray a bit away from traditional fare. “Friendsgiving is often held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens. “It’s more of a potluck […]

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Give a Fall Facelift to Outdoor Entertaining

Give a Fall Facelift to Outdoor Entertaining

Sponsored Content Whether it’s pumpkin spice everything, sweater weather or the anticipation of the holidays, there are many reasons to be excited about this time of year. Autumn is the perfect time to extend the warm-weather fun and celebrate with some fall-focused outdoor entertaining. Just as the weather is changing, so can your approach to […]

A Very Versatile Holiday

A Very Versatile Holiday

Sponsored Content When planning this year’s holiday menu, consider building meals around a versatile main course that you can dress up or down and then integrate into easy leftover dishes. A ham is a perfect solution because it works equally well as the centerpiece of an elegant meal or as savory sliders to serve with […]

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Spice Up the Season

Spice Up the Season

Flavorful holiday dishes for every course Sponsored Content Whether this holiday marks your culinary debut or you’re a seasoned chef looking for a fresh take on seasonal favorites, you can take some notes from the pros. Every good chef has an arsenal of tricks and techniques to create amazing dishes every time, and the perfect […]

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Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Cook Like a Top Chef this Holiday Season

Sponsored Content This holiday season, you can impress your guests with these tips and recipes from award-winning chefs Seamus Mullen and John Tesar: Start with fresh, high-quality ingredients that are versatile and easy to cook, like fresh pork. Look for meats with marbling, which translates to flavor and tenderness. Let your meat rest before cutting […]

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Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Sponsored Content When the skies are blue and the sun is hot, some people hit the pool, drive to the nearest beach, kick back with a book on their deck, or fire up the grill. If you’re one of those people who sees every summer day as an opportunity for grilling, or if you have […]

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A Celebrity Chef’s Secrets to Building a Better Sandwich

A Celebrity Chef’s Secrets to Building a Better Sandwich

Sponsored Content  A great sandwich is a delicious meal choice, which could be why about 60 percent of American adults eat at least one for lunch every week and 70 percent pack one or more in their children’s lunches, according to food industry trend-watching company Datassential. In fact, sandwiches are so popular and so common […]

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International Barbeque: Smokey Tandoori Chicken Recipe

International Barbeque: Smokey Tandoori Chicken Recipe

    By: Joshua Rooks   International Barbecue: BBQ Fusion They say there’s no place like home and for the most part, I agree. But I find it’s also exciting and enlightening to look outside of one’s home, neighborhood, city, and state to find something tasty and unique. Many countries don’t have what Americans would […]

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Confident Grill Cooking

Confident Grill Cooking

By: Michelle K. I really realize every time we go somewhere, friends home or restaurant, how good I can cook after eating another cook’s food. Many people feel that they have this great talent for cooking but many really don’t. Food is often overcooked, lack of true flavor, or has so much sauce on it […]

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Getting Creative in the Kitchen

Getting Creative in the Kitchen

    By: Michelle K. I wanted shrimp this weekend. I brought the 16/20 size, which is a pretty large size shrimp. I thawed them and cleaned them. Many don’t realize that larger shrimp need to be deveined on the underside also. Now it was time to marinate them. I always use soy, garlic, and […]

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Were the Poles onto Something?

Were the Poles onto Something?

Depression cooking took place long before the Great Depression. Families from the Old World learned to take a few ingredients they could scrounge up, grow, barter or trade, and make wonderfully tasty meals with a lot of effort, love and time. God Bless my Grandma for sharing some of her Secret recipes with me. (As […]

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What do Italians know about Barbecue Anyway?

What do Italians know about Barbecue Anyway?

Beef and Onion Stew (Ragu Ala Genovese) Recipe: BBQ Fusion As with most Americans, we love to eat and taste dishes from all different regions. As a cook, you learn to reference basic recipes, test them then twist them to make it your own. Now, we’re not Italian. But we do know good flavors when […]

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Carolina Lechon Asado: BBQ Fusion Recipe  

Carolina Lechon Asado: BBQ Fusion Recipe  

  International Barbecue: Cuban Que   By: Joshua Rooks   If there’s one place where human beings can come together, it’s food. That doesn’t just apply to our physical gatherings, it can also apply to our cooking practices. One such place this happens is Miami, FL where a multitude of cultures come together to produce […]

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Grilled Autumnal Skewers 

Grilled Autumnal Skewers 

    By: Tracy Nawara   Fall is a beautiful time of year to spend outside before the chill of winter sets in. For a lot of us, it is a relief that the heat of summer is winding down. Although the mild weather is short, this is still a great time of year to […]

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Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

Who Brings Salad to a BBQ? Grilled Chicken Recipe

  By: Tracy Nawara   When you think of BBQ food, what comes to mind are typically heavy dishes meant to be filling. Meats, baked beans, and macaroni & cheese are the first that we think of. Even the salads are usually mayo-heavy, stopping any change for a dieter to have a BBQ dinner option.  […]