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Fall is the perfect time for pasta. Pasta is easy to cook and provides an endless source of fall recipes. Macaroni and Cheese With Butternut Squash Enliven this classic comfort food with an autumn vegetable and lots of cheese. Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons of butter • 1pound and a half of squash • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour • 2 cups of whole milk • 8 ounces of your favorite shredded cheddar cheese • 8 ounces of macaroni • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs Directions: 1. Cut the squash in half and until tender under the fork or about…

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Labor Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning. While drinks and games will be a fun part of your celebrations, you know that most people are going to be looking forward to the food. To ensure that you have an event that will be talked about for months to come, start prepping for recipes that are as mouth-watering as they are fun to make. Texas Brisket Who can say no to a delicious brisket? You’d be hard-pressed to find a non-vegetarian/vegan who doesn’t. Even better is when the brisket is made Texas-style. You’ll just need…

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Sunday marks the ideal time to have a meal that every family member can appreciate at the same time. Here are some easy to make dinners that make it possible for everyone in your family to enjoy delicious food in a low key setting. Spend just a bit of time in the kitchen and the rest of the evening in great company at your family table. A Few First Courses The first course sets the stage, many people want to keep this part of the meal to easy to put together. Take advantage of summer’s bounty and find items that…

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Pairing wine and cheese can be a difficult task if you don’t have much experience. Here’s a list of the Best Wine and Cheese Pairings guaranteed to be a perfect pair. Enjoy these fabulous pairings while celebrating National Wine and Cheese Day! Riesling and Ricotta Ricotta is a wonderful Italian cheese most made from sheep or cow’s milk and it’s often paired with dessert-type dishes. It’s creamy texture that makes it a versatile cheese. It pairs well with fruits, salads, and other dishes that will benefit from its sweetness. This is why it pairs well with a tangy Riesling since…

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National Tequila Day is finally here! While everyone is getting ready to celebrate with a margarita in hand, there are plenty of other delicious cocktails and drink options. Here are ten amazing drink recipes that showcase tequila. Margarita Margaritas are the most popular drink made with tequila. This famous drink comes in many different ways and flavors. Spice it up by enjoying a strawberry, cucumber, or a classic agave option. You can even have it frozen, on-the-rocks, or even straight depending on your taste and preferences. Garnish with a lime. Traditional Tequila Sunrise Another popular option for tequila lovers is…

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Summer is a great time to bring people together, have a BBQ, picnic, or family reunion and enjoy the beautiful weather outside, but the heat can make your get together go from a bang to a bust in no time. Check out our recipes of frozen drinks to help you beat the heat, keep your guests cool and happy. Non-Alcoholic Frozen Drinks 1. Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Total Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients: • 1 package fresh strawberries • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1/4 cup water • 2 tablespoons sugar • 1.5 cup crushed ice Instructions: 1.…

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When it comes to appetizers, you can never have too many recipes in your arsenal. Whether you’re looking for a new dish to bring to the neighborhood potluck or hosting a family soirée, the following options are sure to entice and impress your fellow celebrants. Gougéres These irresistible mini-soufflés are crisp on the outside, custardy on the inside, and packed with savory herbs and cheese. They can be a bit time-consuming to prepare, but the results will be well worth it! Note that they’re best served hot. Variation: Gruyére is traditional for this dish, but you can substitute Cheddar, Colby,…

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The sweet potato is a vegetable that is often overlooked for dishes. Other than the traditional sweet potato pies made during the holiday season, one could wonder if the sweet potato is a forgotten food. Rich in fiber and loaded with a variety of powerful vitamins, this healthy potato can be incorporated into some of the most delicious recipes. A simple baked sweet potato. This delightful dish is perfect alone or paired with grilled chicken or a hotdog for a really great meal. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Using a fork, poke small holes all over the skin of…

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While there’s an old expression about screaming for ice cream, frozen yogurt is no slouch in the dessert department. Not only can frozen yogurt tap into the same tasty pleasure centers of your tongue and your brain, but it also tends to be healthier than ice cream or even gelato, for that matter. Although this frozen dessert has only been around since 1970, it also has its own special day. In light of this, here are a few different recipes for frozen yogurt so that you can fully enjoy your February 6th or any other day you are itching for…

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This weekend is a great time when friends and family gather together to enjoy an exciting game of football and the company of one another. It’s also a time when delicious food can be prepared and served before and throughout the game. Here are a few ideas to consider that can satisfy almost every taste bud in the room. Nachos There are several types of nacho dishes that you can make depending on what your guests like to eat. A simple dish would be nachos with cheese sauce, beans, and salsa on the side so that guests can put what…

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