Browsing: Food and Dining

Selecting a dessert staple for a party can be a hard decision. When in doubt, why not have an ice cream sundae bar? People of all ages adore that special frozen treat—especially if they get to build their own decadent masterpiece. Instead of slaving over a complicated dessert recipe, an ice cream sundae bar is buffet style at its best. You supply ice cream, bowls, cones, and all the yummy toppings and everyone can help themselves. No matter the occasion, no one can say no to ice cream. With some simple planning, you can host an ice cream sundae bar…

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Brunch with your girlfriends is a great way to relax, catch up with old friends and enjoy a fabulous meal at the same time. If you’re hosting a brunch, you’ll want a few recipes that are easy yet elegant, so you’ll spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your friends. When planning a brunch, you’ll want to think carefully about all the courses that you’re going to serve. It’s a good idea to offer at least two appetizers, a choice of main courses, dessert and at least two cocktails that can help kick the party off. But…

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Halloween is over; you are the proud owner of bags and bags candy. You don’t want your kids to binge eat all of their candy over the next few days, but you don’t want to throw it out. Why not repurpose it into a tasty dessert? Here are some great suggestions for desserts made from your trick-or-treat candies. A Chocolate Fondue If your sweet bounty includes large and small chocolate bars, you are in luck. Melt these down in the top of a double boiler, a small slow cooker or a fondue pot. Cut up fresh fruits such as apples,…

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With Halloween is days away, the hassle of preparing, cooking and baking goodies can really put a damper on your holiday spirit. When planning a get-together or party, desserts and are a must. Try these quick and frightfully easy no-bake Halloween desserts. Black Cat Oreo Cookies These adorable black cat Oreo cookies are incredibly simple to make. Simply take two regular Oreo cookies, smother them in decadent melted chocolate. Then, use that same chocolate as an adhesive to attach the cookies to one another in the formation of a black cat. Simply shape two tiny cat ears from the chocolate…

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With Halloween right around the corner, make your child’s lunch box pop with creepy critters and silly monsters. Here is a list of fantastic Halloween lunch ideas that are sure to make your little one squeal with delight. Grilled Ghosts This spooky spin on grilled cheese sandwiches is sure to be a lunchtime hit. Cut the bread into a ghost shape and toast, fry, or grill the sandwich as you would normally. Once it’s cooked, add a couple of peppercorn flakes for the eyes. Monster Mouth Take your child’s favorite apple and cut a wedge out of the side. Coat…

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Every year on October 27th, National American Beer Day commences with celebrations surrounding American made beer. Maybe you already celebrate National American Beer Day every year or perhaps this is the first you’ve been exposed to this holiday, but either way there is more to know about this special day. 10 Fun Beer Facts 1. Nearly all the minerals needed for human survival can be found in a glass of beer. 2. Consuming a 12-ounce bottle of beer daily prevents heart disease because it increases levels of plasma antioxidants in the human body. 3. The intoxicant in beer known as…

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Tacos are a delicious and simple to prepare, it’s a playful meal that your family can partake in making. Plan the ultimate Taco Tuesday and bring the flavors of Mexico into your home with these simple and easy tips. Taco Night Shopping Essentials Toppings Purchase toppings used to decorate your tacos including lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, limes and jalapeños. Taco Shells Choose any type of taco shell, including flour tortillas, corn tortillas, and pre-made or hard taco shells. Taco Filling Select the filling for the tacos. There is a variety of meat to choose from: chicken,…

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You just got off work, picked the kids up from school, cleaned the house, and want nothing more than to just relax. Suddenly, everyone is expecting dinner and you are exhausted. Don’t slave away in the kitchen after a long hard day; try these quick and easy dinner ideas. Thai-Style Beef Salad Thai style salads are the perfect the harmony of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. The dressing is the star of the show for this dish, use a Thai-style fish sauce combined with fresh ginger, garlic, chilies, lime, and sugar. Slice a seared flank steak and coat with dressing.…

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Football season is upon us and with that comes the infamous Sunday Funday and all that comes with it, football, friends, but most importantly food. Here are some food ideas that will make your Sunday Funday outrageously delicious. 1. Tacos You can’t go wrong with anything revolving around tacos. A taco/nacho bar is easy to prep, easy to serve and is super versatile. In addition to tacos and nachos, don’t forget to make a taco dip, fresh guacamole or a 7-layer bean dip. Also, be sure to include quesadillas, they make a great finger food and have an endless amount…

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Got a Few Picky Eaters? Don’t Miss These Five Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Love! Do you want to inspire your kids to eat healthy lunches — and to be experimental with what they eat? Are you looking for easy prep and execution so that you’re not spending all day in the grocery store or the kitchen? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then check out these five healthy and easy lunches you can make for your kids. Get your kids excited about opening their lunch boxes with these five easy treats. Lunch #1: Chicken and Fruit…

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