Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • Best Fresh Herbs to Use in Cocktails

    Best Fresh Herbs to Use in Cocktails

    Fresh herbs are powerful. Their aromatic oils have been used for centuries to infuse foods, drinks, oils, and soaps. Our palates respond joyfully to their scents, which all play a role in our enjoyment of certain foods and drinks.

    Let’s say you’ve returned home from the grocery store, where you had to buy an entire bunch of fresh herbs, when you only need a little bit for a recipe. Or maybe you’ve been working hard in your garden, and you’ve been rewarded with beautiful, fragrant fresh herbs. Either way, it’s a shame to let those herbs go to waste, so why not use them to flavor your food and your drinks?

  • Spring Produce Spotlight: The ABCs of Spring Produce

    Spring Produce Spotlight: The ABCs of Spring Produce

    Spring is the season for celebrating youth. There’s something about blooming flowers that taps into our inner child and makes us want to run through rain showers or lay in the grass on a sunny day. In honor of your inner child, just think “ABC” when you’re writing your grocery list this spring and use these seasonal produce ideas to create delicious meals.

  • Healthy Brunch Ideas

    Healthy Brunch Ideas

    It’s not breakfast and it’s not lunch – it’s brunch, and it’s brilliant. Brunch is that special meal whose entire existence implies an abundance of time. All other meals are typically hurried – breakfast is buried under the mad dash to get out the door, lunch is punctuated by busy schedules meeting times, and dinner is shortened by kids’ practices, chores, and take-home work.

    But brunch? Brunch means you’ve got nowhere to be but sitting at the table, quite possibly still in your pajamas, enjoying a delicious meal. So treat yourself to some me-time or some we-time with these healthy brunch ideas at home.

  • Celebrate National Pecan Month

    Celebrate National Pecan Month

    Whether you say pecan (pee-can) or pecan (peh-cawn), we can all agree on the sound of the delicious flavor: mmmmmm. We also love that pecans are certified heart-healthy by the American Heart Association and that they contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals. So how do you incorporate more pecans into your kitchen? Turns out, it’s not such a tough nut to crack.

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