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  • Kitchen Gadgets to Make Holiday Meal Prep Easier & Faster

    Kitchen Gadgets to Make Holiday Meal Prep Easier & Faster

    The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, especially in our kitchens. Visitors come and go, work parties and potlucks are in full swing, and everyone likes to savor their days at home with yummy food. As a gift to yourself, make sure you have the right tools and gadgets to make your holiday meal preparation as easy and enjoyable as possible.

  • Bite Sized Dessert Ideas

    Bite Sized Dessert Ideas

    Tis the season for sweets – which also means tis the season for guilt. If you’d like to cut down on your sweets and guilt this holiday season, consider making bite sized desserts. Grab one, two, or maybe a few, but in the end it’s up to you. Eat them with friends, put them out at a party, or just satisfy your sweet tooth at the day’s end.

  • Warm Cocktails Perfect for Fall and Winter

    Warm Cocktails Perfect for Fall and Winter

    As the cool evenings of autumn slide into the cold nights of winter, it’s a pleasure to relax with a warm cocktail under a soft blanket. You don’t have to be a professional bartender to shake up delicious cocktails, just follow these suggestions and you’ll have the perfect nightcap before you put on your nightcap.

  • Flavors That Pair Well With: Sweet Potato

    Flavors That Pair Well With: Sweet Potato

    During this season of orange-colored produce, we wanted to take a moment to recognize and elevate one sweet offering in particular, the sweet potato!

  • Pumpkin Flavored Everything

    Pumpkin Flavored Everything

    It’s finally here, the month of Pumpkober! For those who may not know, Pumpkober was formally known as the month of October until people just got tired of talking about pumpkin in October and combined the two words for the sake of efficiency. It’s that time of year where pumpkin flavored everything is hitting the shelves of our grocery stores, coffee shops, and bakeries. But what happens if you’re home in your pajamas and don’t feel like going out in public? Don’t panic. We’ve got your pumpkin fix fixed up with these ideas on how to make the most of everyone’s favorite fall flavor.

  • How to Be a Great Overnight Host

    How to Be a Great Overnight Host

    Having friends and family stay overnight at your home can make for some of the best memories. There’s nothing like finishing a home-cooked meal and knowing that you can sit back, relax, and swap stories for the remainder of the night – usually in the comfort of pajamas.

    However, before these moments of relaxation occur, there are often several days of harried preparation. You want your home to represent your best self and for your guests to have an enjoyable time under your roof. These tips and strategies will help you create a home-away-from-home to help everyone relax and enjoy themselves.

  • Flavors That Pair Well With: Brussel Sprouts

    Flavors That Pair Well With: Brussel Sprouts

    When you think about fall vegetables, you are likely to think of pumpkins, butternut squash, and carrots. But there’s another little green veggie that also becomes available in the fall: the humble Brussel sprout. These petite vegetables look like miniature heads of bright green iceburg lettuce, but they contain far more nutrients.

    Brussel sprouts contain large amounts of fiber, folic acid, and vitamins A and C. In fact, one cup of sprouts equals 124% of your daily amount of vitamin C. When steamed or roasted, Brussel sprouts have a natural nutty and delicious flavor. But if you’re looking to elevate, or just change, the flavor of your next batch of sprouts, try adding these aromatic, flavorful ingredients.

  • Your Guide to Fall Vegetables

    Your Guide to Fall Vegetables

    The weather is turning cooler, Halloween candy is already on shelves, and pumpkin spiced everything is starting to appear. These facts can only mean one thing: fall is right around the corner. Autumn is a season for harvesting, collecting, and cooking, so we’ve rounded up the best fall vegetables to serve this season.

  • Lean Proteins (That Aren’t Chicken or Fish)

    Lean Proteins (That Aren’t Chicken or Fish)

    If you’re trying to be a lean, mean cooking machine, you need protein. Proteins are critical to the function of our bodies. They are the building blocks for just about everything, including blood, hormones, muscles, and bones.

    However, not all protein is created equal. Some forms of protein are also loaded with “bad” fats – the sort of fats that clog our arteries and weigh us down. One way to avoid bad fats but still get your healthy amount of required proteins is to prepare lean proteins like chicken and fish. These two proteins can get boring after a while, though. So here are a few other food groups that can provide you with all the protein you need to keep your body in lean, mean condition.

  • How to Host the Perfectly Priced Backyard BBQ

    How to Host the Perfectly Priced Backyard BBQ

    Backyard BBQs are the pinnacle of summer gatherings. They’re easy, fun, and a great place to catch up with family, friends, and neighbors.

    If you want to close out the summer with one last backyard shindig, don’t worry about putting a dent in your wallet. You already have the venue, now all you need to do is plan the party on a budget.  Follow these few simple tips to throw an amazing backyard BBQ at an amazing price.

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