How to Make a Pisco Sour

Happy Friday! Today we’re sharing a how-to video for one seriously delicious and easy cocktail to get your weekend started off right. There are only four ingredients in this Pisco Sour, which are blended together for a few minutes. Then you’re done! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the last days of summer with this foamy, citrus-flavored drink. Pisco is a brandy […]

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3 Late Summer Eggplant Recipes We’re Loving

August is prime time for the earthy, meaty, and oft-misunderstood eggplant. If your knowledge of the fruit (berry, actually) stops at Eggplant Parmesan it’s high time you take to the market in search of the perfect eggplant for salsas, stews, roasts, and more! Learn more about the sometimes temperamental, but generally lovable eggplant from our resident expert Marge Perry, here. Roasted Eggplant with Pomegranate, Pickled […]

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How to Make Easy White Frosting

As someone who loves to bake and decorate cakes, I know how much fun it is to create unique and exciting flavor combinations. But before anything like that can happen, it’s good to have several basic recipes to fall back on. Classic white and yellow cake recipes are good to have stored in the back of your recipe box just in […]

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Date Balls

Truffles have a deep, dark secret, or at least these do. Date and Almond Truffles Before they were gourmet truffles, a word that conjures French patisseries and romantic evenings enjoyed in Italian wine country, these rolled, fruity desserts were known as date balls. Remember date balls? They were a staple at the neighborhood potluck, the church picnic, and your grandma’s […]

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How to Poach an Egg

Have you perfected the poached egg? If not, we’re here to help! Poaching an egg basically means cooking it in simmering water for a few minutes. This results in a perfectly cooked egg with a runny yolk. You’ll see poached eggs in some classic breakfast and brunch dishes like Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine, but they make great additions to […]

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World Flavor Wednesday: Thai Cuisine

In my mind, Thailand is a beautiful and somewhat mystical place, brimming with history and rich cultural traditions. I have never traveled to the Far East, but Thailand is the first place I hope to visit. Like many Asian countries, Thailand’s national cuisine is colorful, spicy, and nutritious. Eating good food is essential to achieving a balanced life. In his […]

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How to Make Mexican Chicken Casserole

If you’re looking for a great weeknight meal, or a dish that feeds a large family, this Mexican Chicken Casserole is for you! Because this recipe is from Cooking Light, you can have all the great elements of a warm and cheesy casserole without all the guilt. Some casseroles require a lot of work. And after all that work, you have […]

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Homemade Fried Green Tomatoes

  Last weekend I traveled to Middle Tennessee to visit my husband’s grandparents. They live on a beautiful farm that is overflowing with crops and flowers. After spending several minutes outside admiring their vegetables, I noticed the tomato plants were looking a little sparse. Although the plants had struggled to produce ripe, red, plump tomatoes all season, I spotted several […]

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Q&A with Isabella Alexander of Darlings Sweets

I personally love to bake cakes. It’s one of my favorite things to do in my free time. I started baking about three-and-a-half years ago, which is why I was beyond impressed when I was recently told about Darlings Sweets. Isabella Alexander is 15 years old and owns her own custom cake business. She’s made army cakes, beach cakes, and even […]

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It’s Pizza Night!

The weekend is finally here, and there’s nothing quite like curling up on the couch with a plate full of pizza and a good movie. It’s actually much easier to make homemade pizza than you might think, and you’ll get extra brownie points with your friends or family for ditching the delivery box. Just look at this tasty Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula […]

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