Browsing: Food and Dining

Classic Pigs in a Blanket Nothing compares to the classic pigs in a blanket. These are great for binge watching, a play date or during a big game. Items you need: • Paper towels • Fork • Clean plate or cutting board • Cutting knife • Teaspoon • Baking sheet • Small mixing bowl • Pastry brush • Spatula Ingredients: • 1 package of thawed puff pastry sheets • 30 Cocktail franks (12-ounce package) • Cooking spray • Honey Dijon mustard • 2 eggs • Water Instructions 1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit while you prepare the pigs…

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If you’re planning a night in to watch the Scandal season finale, we assembled the best wine and popcorn pairings that would even get the Olive Pope seal of approval. Create a variety of popcorn flavors, from sweet to spicy, and make a popcorn bar for your guests. Gladiators, be sure to pour plenty of your chosen wines, this political thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Classics: Butter and Cabernet Cabernet sauvignon goes nicely with buttery and salty popcorn. The rich and fruity flavors of cabernet cut through the smooth taste of butter and provide…

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A grilled cheese sandwich is a classic comfort food. It’s also a “go-to” snack for kids as well as adults. The classic version is easy to make. Classic Grilled Cheese • 1 tbs. of butter (melted in a non-stick frying pan to medium heat) • 2 slices of bread (evenly spread with mayonnaise on the outside) • 1-3 slices of American cheese (layered on the inside) Once the sandwich is created, place it in the pan, and press on it lightly with a spatula for 3-5 minutes. Repeat on the other side. Gouda and Mushrooms with Arugula Brush sliced mushrooms…

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Empanadas are a combination of a flaky crust and a hearty filling of meat, vegetables, or cheese. You might think that empanadas require hours to make but making empanadas can be just as easy as eating them. Try out these tasty recipes and see how easy it is to make empanadas. Quick and Easy Beef Empanadas These beef empanadas have a classic Mexican flavor. Using premade pie crust ensures that the empanadas are flaky without requiring you to do a lot of extra work. Just make sure to select a savory pie crust instead of a sweetened one when buying…

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National Beer Day signifies the celebration of beer. This “holiday” came about in 1933 when President Roosevelt signed an order marking an official end to Prohibition. Since then, April 7th is a date to remember and enjoy to the fullest if you are a beer-drinker. Here are some fun ways to celebrate this historic day. Host a Keg Party with Friends Host a keg party at home and enjoy beers in a safe atmosphere. Simply reserve a keg from a local beer distributor and pick it up the date of the event. Go to a Local Bar Bars are known…

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Every holiday ends in a plethora of leftovers and for Easter, it’s…marshmallow treats. If you find yourself with too many peeps, don’t fret; use them in some tasty recipes. Here are ways to use up your marshmallow treats. S’mores with Peeps This is a twist on a classic that everyone loves. Simply replace your white puffy marshmallow with a colorful peep. Don’t try putting the peep in the fire though. The sugar gets pretty sticky and strange. If you still want it a little melted, try putting in the microwave for a hot second. Sandwich it between some chocolate and…

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Easter and Passover dinner is the highlight of these special holidays. Crafting menus that are built around immaculate entrees paired with a great wine is essential. If you’re looking for a wine to accompany your meal, try the recommendations below. Choosing a Wine to Accompany Your Easter and Passover Meal As a main course, lamb and ham are the two most popular Easter entrées. Choosing a versatile wine to have with your main entrée will complete your Easter meal. Red, white and rose varieties pair well with ham. Riesling and Gewürztraminer are white wines that have a fresh fruit flavor.…

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Traditionally Easter was quite the feast, being preceded by a long and strict Lenten fast. The following recipes will quench the heartiest appetite, while still pleasing those who may prefer to dine lightly. These Easter recipes mix tradition with a modern spin and flavor to give you an innovative meal that won’t disappoint. Perfect Rosemary Roasted Lamb Nothing says Easter dinner than a roast leg of lamb, infused with rosemary and garlic flavor and fresh lemon juice. Recipe 1 5-7 pound bone-in leg of lamb 3 tbsp. your favorite fat (olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, etc.) Sea salt and freshly…

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Passover time is here and that means time to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones. Add a boost of flavor to your meal by putting a twist on the classics. Here are some new and delicious additions you can add to your Passover menu. Appetizers Ceviche Mexican Style Step out of the ordinary with this delicious starter. Marinated tilapia combined with fresh vegetables will cleanse the palate and prepare everyone for a wonderful meal. Matzo Pizza If your family loves pizza, there is a fun unleavened version ideal for a starter. These mini pizzas use matzo as the crust…

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Now that spring has sprung, it’s officially time for baseball season. Follow the game plan below for delicious snacks that are sure to be fan favorites. Big screen TV? Check. Seating all around for friends and family? Check. Cold brews and sodas to quench the thirst? Check. Looks like all that’s missing are the game day treats. Whether you are watching alone or inviting over the crew, why not stock up on the best snacks? Treat yourself to something tasty this weekend. Mini Bread Bowl Chili Chili is one of those meals you can make a lot of, and always…

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