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Game Day Entertaining Tips

Game Day Entertaining Tips

Just like your favorite sports team, hosting a winning big-game party or tailgate takes planning, preparation and teamwork. To make your festivities fun-filled, remember these entertaining tips that are sure to score big with your fans. 5 Tips to Tackle a Tasty Game Day Menu Scatter the refreshments. Help direct movement and traffic flow by […]

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Mission for Nutrition: Healthy Family Eating

Mission for Nutrition: Healthy Family Eating

Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re saving time in the kitchen and helping ensure your family members won’t go off-course. Dishes […]

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Fast, Family-Friendly Recipes Make Dinner Doable

Fast, Family-Friendly Recipes Make Dinner Doable

Collaborated Content As the fall season begins, kids go back to school and schedules once again book up with activities. Between work, the carpool line and shuttling kids to extracurriculars, the increase in family commitments often leaves little time in the kitchen or at the dining table. Although the drive-thru is an easy solution, healthier […]

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Better Than Takeout

Better Than Takeout

Asian dishes at home Collaborated Content On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try making your own cuisine at home with quick-cook noodles, from udon to lo mein. “Popular takeout dishes and noodle bowls can be high in salt and unhealthy fats, but when you […]

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Celebrities Love to Barbecue Outdoors, sometimes in their Underwear!

Celebrities Love to Barbecue Outdoors, sometimes in their Underwear!

Ask any Foodie, seeing images of Food lusciously sitting on a plate, with the right lighting, the juices and sauces flowing just the right way…garnished just right – could actually “turn you on” in a weird sort of way. These lovers of Food coined the Term – “Food Pr0n“. To keep it clean. Food “porn” is […]

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Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites

Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites

Football season, for many people, is just as much about the food as it is about the action. No matter who’s playing and whether you’re at a tailgate or living room watch party, one thing is for sure: football and flavor go hand-in-hand. When you’re huddling up to figure out how to score a touchdown […]

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Take Steps Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

There isn’t a better time than now to start getting fit with health information and products so easily accessible. Simply incorporate the basics into your daily routine – good nutrition, adequate exercise and a daily supplement – and start down the path toward better health. Plan a Nutritious Diet The Dietary Guidelines for Americans describes […]

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Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster

Get Grilling Like a Pitmaster

Summertime meals are all about the Grill. This year, give your grill and your family a break from hamburgers and hot dogs, and heat things up with the flavor and versatility of fresh pork. From tender Sweet Sriracha Pork Skewers to Memphis-Style Dry Baby Back Ribs, the possibilities are endless. Make your cookout the best […]

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What you need to know about Grilling Fish

What you need to know about Grilling Fish

Instead of choosing a meat option when you next Barbecue why not consider fish? This is a healthy and delicious alternative to meat. Fish is high in protein and low in fat. It is full of omega-3 fatty acids which contribute towards a healthy heart. June the 18th is National Go Fish day ,so get […]

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Trendy Twists on Sushi: Beefshi Recipes

Trendy Twists on Sushi: Beefshi Recipes

An innovative sushi-style concept, “beefshi” features convenient beef products like pastrami, roast beef, summer sausage, hot dogs, corned beef or bologna prepared in rolls with rice and vegetables. Because recipes like Reuben Roll, Taco Maki, New York Deli Roll and Muffarolletta can be enjoyed individually as appetizers or grouped together for a full meal, these […]

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Secret Pitmaster Pork Rib Recipe

Secret Pitmaster Pork Rib Recipe

Summer is upon us and that means one thing … Grilling. Gather your friends and family for a Barbecue with your favorite recipes, including fresh pork! Chef Ernest Servantes officially kicked-off Grilling Season in Miami doing what he does best: cooking up something special on the grill using Smithfield Fresh Pork. Chef Servantes has all […]

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Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Simple Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Preparing side dishes can be time consuming. Save those precious minutes to enjoy the holidays by using refrigerated, never-frozen options like mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, baked apples and even macaroni and cheese that can be heated in the microwave and ready to serve in minutes. Like many hosts, you are likely searching for perfection […]

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Spice Up the Season

Spice Up the Season

Flavorful holiday dishes for every course Collaborated 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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Introducing You with the Taste of Indonesia: BBQ Nasi Goreng and Rendang

Introducing You with the Taste of Indonesia: BBQ Nasi Goreng and Rendang

International Barbecue: Indonesian Cuisine Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands and its a distinguished country due to its mouth-watering foods, crystal clear waters, and pristine beaches. Ranging from simple rice, noodles and soups to street foods this country is considered as home to delicious cuisines. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner time, you will […]

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Savory Summer Grilling

There’s not much that tastes better during the summer than a meal hot off the grill. If you’re in the mood for a delicious backyard dish, try adding versatility to your grilling game with a few simple tips. Try a new cooking method. If your usual preparation involves a basic flame, you may be surprised […]

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Fuss-Free Holiday Recipe Inspiration

Fuss-Free Holiday Recipe Inspiration

Hosting holiday dinners can be stressful, even for the most seasoned home cooks. Between gift giving, cookie baking, home decorating and more, there’s often little time left to think through a festive feast for a hungry crowd of family and friends. While the main entree and dessert are usually the first courses to be accounted […]

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Cheese Up Your Next BBQ: Recipes for Cheese Indulgence!

Cheese Up Your Next BBQ: Recipes for Cheese Indulgence!

When you next plan your Outdoor excursion why not make it A Cheesy BBQ! There (I suppose) must be people out there who don’t enjoy cheese. It certainly isn’t me. To quote Avery Aames ( Author ) “Life is great and cheese makes it better. “ I recently attended a Cheese Barbecue. (My idea of […]

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Simple Rustic Recipes with Chef Laura Vitale

Simple Rustic Recipes with Chef Laura Vitale

Bring Tuscany to the Table Take time to slow down and experience the pure delight of great-tasting food with family and friends. Savoring the moment is at the heart of Tuscan-inspired entertaining, where everyone has a seat at the table to enjoy simple and delicious dishes that boast authentic flavor and incorporate quality ingredients. Simple […]

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Avocado Superfood – Recipes for Every Meal

Avocado Superfood – Recipes for Every Meal

There are very few people who don’t enjoy Avocado. This superfood is relished around the world and used in a wide range of recipes. The avocado was once limited to dips and salads but today it is being used in a wide variety of dishes from breakfasts through to evening puds. The largest consumers of […]

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Cooking for a Large Family

Cooking for a Large Family

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 onion. When I marinade shrimp […]

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Celebrities and Barbecue 

Celebrities and Barbecue 

In the BBQ circuit, many claim “Fame” when it comes to their ‘Que. Lots of Barbecue Brands seek endorsements from Celebrities. Or try to get recognized on TV or You Tube by critics or affectionado’s to gain popularity. Many compete to prove their worth and gain recognition. Everyone wants to become a Celebrity BBQ Chef. […]

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Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season

Go Beyond Pecan Pie this Holiday Season

When deciding which dishes to serve this year at holiday gatherings, consider going beyond traditional recipes and use beloved seasonal ingredients in new ways. For example, while pecan pie is top of mind for many dessert-makers, it’s also a perfect time to make new pecan dishes , also known as The Original Supernut. Naturally sweet […]

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Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Spruce Up Your Outdoor Spaces

Collaborated Content Over time, the appearance and function of any outdoor space can dull due to combinations of heat, precipitation and use. With some careful attention, you can quickly spruce up your outdoor living areas and get them back in great working order for patio season. Take Care of Textiles Outdoor textiles often take a […]

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The Perfect Veggie for any Meat

Who loves a good BBQ? Everyone! There’s nothing like a nice cut of meat, seasoned properly and flamed kissed. But there’s always the conflicting decision of what veggies should you have with it? Some say it depends on the meat, others say it depends on the side or the combination of the two. In my […]

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FEED YOUR FITNESS with Seafood

FEED YOUR FITNESS with Seafood

Collaborated Content Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. It not only delivers great-tasting nutrition, but also provides one-of-a-kind health benefits. SOURCE: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute Republished by Blog […]

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Elite Elote Salad

Elite Elote Salad

Elote salad has quickly become one of my go-to sides for anything coming off the grill or smoker. This crisp summer and fall salad is a great accompaniment to any main course when the weather is hot and the corn is plenty.  There are many different versions of this salad out there, in this one, […]

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Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

Easy Pulled Pork Recipe

I live in a cold, very cold climate and I use my grill all year round no matter what. Yes, even in the winter. It can be 20 degrees below zero and I will still go out on the grill and use it. I will smoke meat, sear, or just grill the meal for the […]

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Roosterkoek, Braaibroodjies & Braai Pie – A Selection of South African Barbecue Breads.

Roosterkoek, Braaibroodjies & Braai Pie – A Selection of South African Barbecue Breads.

In South Africa, a Barbecue is not complete without either simple Barbecue rolls or Barbecued sandwiches. South African’s know this as Roosterkoek (a direct translation from Afrikaans to English is Grill Cake). The South African word for Barbecue is Braai. The indigenous Khoi people from the Cape used to make this bread over open coals. […]

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Holiday Recipes Worth Sharing

Holiday Recipes Worth Sharing

Savor Simplicity Holiday recipes worth sharing Most great holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. As a holiday host, it may […]

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Sides for Holiday Entertaining

Sides for Holiday Entertaining

The holiday season means it’s time for gathering family and friends for food and celebration. To make the process easier, incorporate recipes that can feed a crowd without lots of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients or long, laborious prep and cook times. These recipes for Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetables featuring Aunt Nellie’s Whole Pickled Beets and Caprese […]

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Five Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes – Great for the Grill!

Five Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipes – Great for the Grill!

Stuffed bell peppers are one of the most versatile dishes to BBQ. They can be served as a starter, main or side dish. Also, there is such a variety of stuffing’s that can be adapted to serve guests from meat-eaters to vegetarians. Bell peppers by their shape and size lend themselves to being stuffed and […]

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Turkish Chicken Kebab Recipe

Turkish Chicken Kebab Recipe

Did you know that Turkish cuisine is known not only for introducing the world to shish kebab but for all of its delicious grilled meats and kebabs? Some of the world’s best and spiciest kebabs come from Turkey’s southeastern provinces. In Turkish cuisine, ‘şiş’ (SHEESH’) refers to the metal skewer the meat is laced on. […]

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Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

Five Steps to Becoming a True Pitmaster

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 your smoker […]

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Enjoy Souvlaki on your Barbecue

Tired of the usual hamburgers on the Barbecue? Why not entertain your family and friends by Barbecuing the Greek or Cypriot way with a Souvlaki or Souvla Barbecue. Whilst Souvlaki and Souvla are similar there are differences : Souvlaki The origin of this is in Greece. It is small pieces of meat or vegetables grilled […]

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Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Style

Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party with Style

It may be a celebration in honor of a patron saint of Ireland, but you don’t have to be Irish to join the revelry that marks each St. Patrick’s Day. This year, gather some friends for a party that brings a bit of luck o’ the Irish to all. Host a St. Patrick’s Day Party […]

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The Best Pizza’s are Grilled on the BBQ !

The Best Pizza’s are Grilled on the BBQ !

Pizza is one of the most widely eaten foods in the western world. Latest surveys show that in the States alone there is approx. 3 billion sold annually! It is the 5th most common source of calories for all Americans. However, one of the best pizzas is those made on the charcoal barbecue grill. There […]

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Flavorful, Fun Japanese-Inspired Lunches to Cook with Your Kids

Flavorful, Fun Japanese-Inspired Lunches to Cook with Your Kids

Learn to prepare authentic pantry-friendly meals and bento boxes Cooking with your kids is a fun way to bond while teaching basic culinary skills. It provides practical lessons like counting ingredients and dividing portions. Plus, meals cooked together offer kids something to look forward to during lunchtime. They can enjoy the food they helped prepare, […]

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Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Indoors? Yes it is possible!

Charcoal BBQ Barbecue Indoors? Yes it is possible!

It is possible to charcoal BBQ indoors? Most people in the world love to Barbecue particularly enjoying the charcoal-grilled flavor that is imparted to meat, chicken or vegetables. If you live in a city and don’t have access to outdoor grills (or even in the suburbs during a cold winter) it is feasible to utilize […]

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Thai Barbecue Duck Kebab Recipe

Thai Barbecue Duck Kebab Recipe

Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies. Skip the typical steak and try an option like Maple Leaf Farms duck breast instead. Because it’s a red meat, duck has a texture similar to […]

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Smoked Beef Hatch Green Chili Stew

Smoked Beef Hatch Green Chili Stew

Hatch Chile’s are one of the most revered Chile’s in the world. Each year Millions flock to the State of New Mexico or hit up their favorite online stores to get their hands on these wonderfully fruity, somewhat spicy Hot Peppers. The Scoville varies from Mild to Spicy and the Flavor changes between the Green […]

Celebrities Love to Barbecue too !

Celebrities Love to Barbecue too !

Barbecue. It’s a verb. It’s a noun. It’s an adjective. It’s messy. It’s a Lifestyle for many. But it’s not only for us everyday common joe’s. The hoity-toity like it too! There really aren’t many people that don’t enjoy a good Barbecue. Whether you are an A-list Celebrity or simply a lover of Cooking Outdoors, […]

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Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Some of the hardest things to get right are the simplest of Recipes. Listed below, you will find my go to Recipe for Brining Pork. It’s a great base to build on. You can add many other seasoning ingredients to this and it works great to tenderize and add flavor to all your pork dishes. […]

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How to Make the Perfect White Rice Every Time

How to Make the Perfect White Rice Every Time

I am not sure exactly why White Rice is so tricky to cook. Either it is hard and uncooked or starchy and mushy. There is a fine line of a few minutes *if not watched, that can ruin your Rice in an instant. If you like your White Rice fluffy and a little sticky, here […]

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A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family

A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family

When fall comes around, it brings many iconic flavors, festive traditions and family meals, along with cravings for warm, hearty dishes. For your next gathering of loved ones, whether it’s a special occasion, sporting event or simply spending quality time together, serve a classic comfort food perfect for a small crowd. While a roast leg […]

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Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Give Your Kitchen a Facelift

Whether completely remodeling your kitchen or just looking for a few simple upgrades to make your cooking space shine, it can be difficult to know where to begin. A well-designed kitchen can incorporate both style and luxury, but it’s also important to upgrade in ways that make everyday tasks easier and your space more efficient. […]

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Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

Healthy Side Dishes With a Twist – Cauliflower Steak

“Whoa, Rich…slow down. You mean to tell me that Cauliflower belongs in BBQ?” Absolutely, positively, YES. That’s EXACTLY what I’m telling you. Let’s face it…Cauliflower is pretty good by itself. And studies show that it’s kinda good for you. Considering it’s 98% water (you know, that best and safest drink on the planet?)…it’s VERY good […]

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Homemade Bread from your Food Processor

Homemade Bread from your Food Processor

Making bread at home in your Food Processor is as easy as 1,2,3 using this Quick Recipe. Homemade Bread from your Food Processor. What you will need: 3-3 1/2 cups Flour 2 tsp. Sugar 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 pkg. Fast Rising Yeast 1 cup Warm Water 2 tbs. Oil Method Combine all the dry ingredients. […]

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Dragon Chicken Recipe

Dragon Chicken Recipe

Call it Dragon Chicken, Chili Chicken or Kung Pao Chicken, their recipes are so similar and mouth-watering that you can’t resist a plateful of them. Dragon Chicken is an Indo-Chinese delicacy and a favorite among kids. Serving it with bread or a bowl of rice would just enhance its taste. The consistency of this dish […]

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Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends. This summer, you can be the hero of your grill with a few simple tips and tricks: Be the Hero of […]

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Festive Fiesta Flavors

Festive Fiesta Flavors

Serve up some spice with fun party dishes Collaborated Content Make your next fiesta one to remember with colorful decor, festive touches and, perhaps most importantly, unique and mouthwatering recipes that bring guests back for seconds. To achieve the ideal flavors of a fiesta done right, try bringing something new to the table with recipes […]

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Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Great grilling! 4 Ways to Impress at your next Barbecue

Collaborated Content National Grilling Month is here, making it the perfect time to enjoy outdoor barbecues with friends and family and trying out brand new recipes with savory pork favorites. Pork, the classic crowd pleaser, is the move for any barbecue menu given not only the juicy, savory possibilities of a pork-centered meal, but also […]

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High-protein options: Tips for choosing the Best Beef

You know protein is essential to a balanced diet and maintaining energy and many products are now boasting protein content, but do you know what foods are healthful high sources of protein? And do you know how much protein you really need? How much protein do you need? With 18 grams of protein per serving, […]

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5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro

5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro

Collaborated Content Dinner can be a daunting task for any family with multiple mouths to feed. Factor in complex schedules and individual tastes, and a family meal can become a stressful thought for home cooks. However, with proper meal planning and preparation, those stressful evenings can become a thing of the past. Consider these steps […]

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Recipes to make this School Year

Recipes to make this School Year

The school year is underway once again and for you the race is on. If you’ve been down this road before, then you know these nine months feel like a full-blown sprint where you are constantly running from one obligation to the next. And that doesn’t leave a lot of room to prepare meals and […]

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Mexican Cheese is Hot Right Now: A Queso Primer

Mexican Cheese is Hot Right Now: A Queso Primer

Queso, anyone? With tortillas outselling hamburger and hot dog buns while salsa dethrones ketchup, Mexican food is more popular than ever in the United States – and cheeses are a key component of America’s favorite Mexican dishes. But are all cheeses created equally? Queso is not just that ubiquitous, neon cheese sauce you might sometimes […]

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Grand Mother Style Grilled Fish

Grand Mother Style Grilled Fish

Its time to celebrate outdoor BBQ parties with this grand mother style grilled fish. Do you love to make marinated fish on the hot grill? I am sure you definitely love to. I always enjoy making fish on the grill rather than frying it in a pan containing lots of oil, because its a healthier […]

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Lemon Cream Puff Recipe

Lemon Cream Puff Recipe

You don’t have to be a pastry chef to make these delicious little beauties.  With a hint of lemon, these light and fluffy puffs will be a hit at your next gathering. Lemon Cream Puffs 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2   Eggs LEMON FILLING: 1 egg, beaten 1/3 […]

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BBQ Tangy Chicken Tikka Masala

International Barbecue: Indian Cuisine Tangy Chicken Tikka is basically chicken thighs/breasts marinated in tangy and spicy mixture of yogurt with unique spices, grilled until succulent and juicy. With only a teaspoon of oil, this recipe serves you a healthy and delicious snack. Enjoy it with your favorite chutney.   INGREDIENTS:  Chicken breast/thighs                              –           850gm […]

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Unique Twists on Traditional BBQ Side Dishes

Don’t let the Cooler Weather disrupt your fond memories of Outdoor Barbecues with friends and family.  Although you’re probably anticipating the return of some classic favorites, now is a great time to experiment with fun new flavors.  You may be happily surprised to discover a recipe that will become your new go-to every year. Baked […]

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Grandma Has Secrets

Grandma Has Secrets

I have officially passed on 2 family recipes and it feels really good. I hear about this tradition all the time with chefs on television and older individuals I encounter. I have always wished that one of my grandmothers would have passed down a family recipe or recipe book to me or my mom, and […]

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ValenQue: Date Night For The Smoking Chef – Smoked Banana Split

ValenQue: Date Night For The Smoking Chef – Smoked Banana Split

Make every date night a memorable one. Smoked Banana and Ice Cream Topped With Smoked Walnut Dust Recipe Buckle up friends, have I got a treat for you! I’m very excited to deliver a great dish to everyone today. If you’ve got a smoker, and a particularly sweet significant other that you’d just love to […]

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Wood Pellets – Gaining in Popularity

Wood Pellets – Gaining in Popularity

Wood pellets form when sawdust compresses under extreme pressure. This pressure heats the wood and binds it together. They become a form of fuel to use when smoking and grilling. They bring a unique smoked flavor to meat and vegetables. They are easy to use and are gaining in popularity. Here’s why: Wood Pellets – […]

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7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day

7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day

Fried, grilled, baked or slow-cooked, game day dishes come in all flavors and textures so everyone comes out a winner. Try these classic ideas and new spins to take your home-gate to the next level. Chicken Wings – Bone-in or boneless, skin on or skin off, buffalo or barbecue-glazed, chicken wings are chef’s choice for […]

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Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate: Recipes Included!

Take Down a Tantalizing Tailgate: Recipes Included!

Whether you prefer watching your favorite teams in-person or on TV, tailgate season means it’s time to break out your party’s favorite foods from appetizers and snacks to all-out meals. Go long for a touchdown-worthy tailgate or settle in for game day on the couch with these recipes for a bold burger, sweet-and-spicy wings and […]

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Fight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods

Fight the Cold with Better-for-You Comfort Foods

Few things go together quite like cold weather and comfort foods. However, those hearty dishes that are typically craved on blustery days are usually not classified as “healthy.” With the right approach, though, you can put a better-for-you twist on some of your favorite dishes that can keep you cozy and satiated during the winter […]

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Collaborated Content Eating the same thing every day can make lunch seem so “blah.” Now’s the perfect time to break out of the lunch rut and add some excitement to your meals. Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen […]

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Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

Tips for Using Leftover Holiday Wine

Whether it’s a semi-full bottle of crisp white or a half-empty bottle of leftover red, there are creative ways to make the most of unused wine after all the holiday parties come to an end. The World Wine Guys and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits offer these ideas to help you put your leftover wine […]

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A Sizzling Salute to Summer

A Sizzling Salute to Summer

When it comes time to celebrate summer with a sizzling recipe, grill up what you really want with a Jerky-Encrusted T-Bone Steak. Just grate beef jerky and blend it with sea salt then use that to coat your T-bone steaks before they hit the grill. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to […]

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Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Healthy Holiday Appetizers

Light Bites for Healthier Holidays For those who are always on the go leading up to the holidays, the season can feel more like madness than merrymaking. From planning get-togethers to building out a perfect menu for the events, there can be difficulties for hosts and guests alike to ensure proper nutrition is still top […]

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Healthy Gourmet Appetizer Recipes (Tapas)

Healthy Gourmet Appetizer Recipes (Tapas)

Small plates to make for appealing dishes Imagine treating yourself and your dinner guests to a delicious, restaurant-caliber meal without leaving your dining room or hiring a personal chef. Small plates, also known as tapas, are lighter, bite-sized indulgences that you can prepare and style seamlessly. By putting your own artful, unique spin on small […]

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Do You Love Whole Milk?

Do You Love Whole Milk?

New research suggests you can follow your heart Collaborated Content New research suggests “good” fat may be good for your cholesterol. Whole milk may help raise “good” cholesterol and could be considered part of a healthy diet that’s also good for your heart, according to a new study from the“European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.”¹ When […]

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Dads Want Steak

Dads Want Steak

Dads typically love steak, so this Father’s Day and any other weekend, go ahead and shower him with some love straight off the grill. You can make the day even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together. In fact, it may be the perfect chance to teach your old man a thing or two […]

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Farm-to-Table: The HOT Food Trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Farm-to-Table: The HOT Food Trend you can enjoy without leaving home

Farm-fresh eggs. Locally grown tomatoes. Herbs sourced onsite. If you’ve eaten out recently, you’ve probably noticed the menus feature locally sourced ingredients. The farm-to-table movement continues to flourish at Restaurants throughout the Country. In fact, rather than the exception, it’s become the expectation. According to the National Restaurant Association, farm-to-table is quickly becoming the new […]

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Making Sense of Nutrition Labels

Collaborated Content You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many […]

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Summer Grilling – The Perfect Barbeque

Summer Grilling – The Perfect Barbeque

Summer time is the perfect time for barbequing. Not only is the temperature perfect for outdoor activities, but often the children are out of school and families are traveling for their summer vacations. Today in America, it is unheard of for a family to go a full summer without having or attending a barbeque cookout. […]

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Grilled Autumnal Skewers 

Grilled Autumnal Skewers 

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 keep your Barbecue fired up. The […]

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Tips for Better Barbequing

If you are new to barbequing, chances are you have run into some problems when it comes to barbequing. Barbequing, like anything else, takes practice. Learning from your mistakes, as well as the mistakes of other will help you learn quickly. Before you begin cooking, spray your cooking area with a nonstick cooking spray. This […]

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Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting

Passing the Torch for Holiday Hosting

Collaborated Content For most families, the holidays are filled with time-honored traditions, many that have been passed down from one generation to the next. However, when the time comes for the next generation to begin carrying the torch for those treasured traditions, the transition can be a bit bumpy. For some, spending the holidays as […]

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Bond with Kids by Cooking and Win $15,000+

Bond with Kids by Cooking and Win $15,000+

Laugh, learn and lunch: Tips for bonding with kids over cooking Cooking with your kids is just plain fun. Everyone likes good food, and being in the kitchen offers an excellent opportunity to work together toward one common (and hopefully delicious) goal. And the added benefit, of course, is that your kids can learn to […]

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5 Deliciously Different Avocado Toast Toppings

5 Deliciously Different Avocado Toast Toppings

Food bloggers are going above and beyond to innovate with the ever-popular avocado toast. From interesting recipes to stunning Instagram photos that will make anyone hungry, this craze isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s easy to get creative and make something delicious by simply combining a few ingredients. Whether you’re having a late-night snack or […]

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Grilled Pierogies with Steak and Chimichurri

Grilled Pierogies with Steak and Chimichurri

Make Room for New Favorites on the Grill Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly […]

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4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen

4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen

In today’s stainless steel world filled with clean lines, sharp angles and sleek kitchen accessories, it may seem daunting to achieve the perfect antique style for your kitchen. While it’s true that blending looks from the past with modern-day functionality can be challenging, you don’t have to be a famous designer to create the kitchen […]

Party Prep Pointers for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Party Prep Pointers for Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

Thoughts of hosting and entertaining during one of the busiest seasons of the year can be stressful. With so much party preparation for the holidays, from decor to drinks and appetizers to activities, it’s easy to see how even the most experienced hosts can get a little flustered. One way to make sure you get […]

Make it Mediterranean

Make it Mediterranean

3 dishes to highlight the next trend in internationally themed cuisine Collaborated Content Just like forward-thinking culinary artists, many at-home chefs seek out the next trendy flavor to provide friends and family gathered around the table. When pondering which trend you’ll dive into in the future, consider incorporating tastes from an especially influential international location […]

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Smart Ways to Fuel Kids this Summer

Smart Ways to Fuel Kids this Summer

Pediatrician-approved solutions with essential nutrients for active kids Collaborated Content Parents may be wondering how to ensure their children are staying hydrated, maintaining healthy diets and getting the nutrients they need during the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the reality is one […]

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Ingredients Matter

Ingredients Matter

Add nutritious, natural ingredients for a healthier you Collaborated Content When it comes to making tasty meals for your family, you probably know that ingredients matter. From vitamins and nutrients to sugar and acidity, it’s important to know what you’re using in your recipes at every meal and how each ingredient can impact all parts […]

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Capturing Smoky Grill Flavor without Sacrificing Health

Capturing Smoky Grill Flavor without Sacrificing Health

By: Rebecca Hughes   Capturing Smoky Grill Flavor without Sacrificing Health? We’ve got you covered. Healthy Barbecue Ideas The aroma of smoking BBQ during a gathering of loved ones is incomparable. Unfortunately, smoking meat has an unhealthy reputation. Often generalized as fatty, high in sodium, and even increasing the risk of cancers due to carcinogens. […]