Browsing: Food and Dining

Gingerbread houses are a fun, time-honored tradition for many families. The joy of gathering around and helping to decorate and build this sweet holiday decoration is a happy memory for many. If you’d like to break away from using store bought kits and want to put your own spin on your gingerbread house, here are some gingerbread house decorating ideas to get you started. Make it Monochromatic Using one color scheme can really make your project pop. Buy different types of candies in shades of the same color and let the texture of the candies be your focal point. Pastel…

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Thanksgiving is a time of year to connect with family and friends and share a meal together. However, holidays that are centered around food, are difficult when you have food allergies or other dietary restrictions. You may not know how to adjust your holiday menu to accommodate your guests. Here are some stuffing recipes, suggestions, and substitutions that your guests will be thankful for. Binding your Stuffing with Egg Substitutes If you have guests that are allergic to eggs or who are vegan or paelo, use one of the egg substitutions below in your stuffing recipe. Egg Substitutes • Use…

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Doughnuts are perfect rings of deep-fried goodness and there’s nothing better than a homemade doughnut. Make these easy handcraft doughnut recipes yourself at home. Supplies Needed Flour Sugar Milk Butter Yeast Eggs Oil (for frying) Vanilla extract Equipment Needed Mixing bowl Spoons/spatulas Hand/stand mixer Pot/deep-fryer (for frying) Baking sheet (for baking) Homemade Doughnuts from Scratch Autumn Apple Donuts Ingredients 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup of thinly sliced apples ⅔ cup milk ¼ cup butter Any type of oil for frying (vegetable, peanut,…

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National Sandwich Day is an opportunity to indulge in your favorite sandwich. Whether it’s shawarma in a pita, batata vada or aloo bhaji in a pav, a classic Reuben on rye, or classic Danish smørrebrød with pickled herring, sandwiches are popular around the world. Here’s a variety of sandwich recipes for National Sandwich Day. Bánh Mì This Vietnamese sandwich has been gaining popularity around the globe in the last few years, but to be fair it’s also a New Orleans staple and indeed is the third most popular sandwich in that city after po’ boys and muffalettas. This is due…

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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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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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There are many different types of fajitas that you may want to try, so here are a variety of fajita recipes sure to satisfy. A la Parrilla Steak Fajitas Ingredients: 1 large orange 3 lemons 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup soy sauce ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 pounds skirt steak (no more than ¾ inch thick) 1 white onion 1 red onion 1 green bell pepper 1 red bell pepper 1 orange bell pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 green peppers 12…

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Prosecco is Italy’s answer to Champagne, it tastes sweeter, making it an excellent sparkling wine for a celebrations. If you’re looking for some Prosecco cocktail ideas, try the recipes below. A Little About Prosecco While Champagne tends to be dry, Prosecco is all fruit and flower. The fruity, blossomy aromas of Prosecco make it an excellent choice to pair with sweet appetizers and cured meats, as well as with Asian dishes, like sushi. Simple Syrup Recipe Simple syrup is basically sugar water and it’s super easy to make. Ingredients: • 1 c. sugar • 1 c. water Instructions: 1. Add…

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S’mores is not just a treat for kids, professional bakers and cooks are elevating this simple combination to a new level. The campfire classic that involves a plain graham cracker, marshmallow, and slab of chocolate is delicious, but these delicious recipes provide a whole new world of flavor for s’mores lovers. Mexican Chocolate S’mores These delicious s’mores get their inspiration from Mexican hot chocolate which is a complex blend of rich cocoa and smoky spices. If you’re lucky enough to have access to the Arcoiris marshmallow cookies loved in Mexico, you can use these instead of your graham cracker. Otherwise,…

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