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If your family spends endless amounts of time arguing over dinner plans before eventually settling on the same meals week after week, keep in mind easy ways to change up the menu without completely restocking your pantry. Trying something new doesn’t have to mean leaving your comfort zone with complicated recipes or long ingredients lists. For example, rather than skipping traditional grilled or baked chicken because it’s feeling bland or boring, consider adding a new element to the mix. A simple dip, topping or sauce like this Cilantro Cream Sauce can bring a new flavor to your favorite dishes without…

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Cinco de Mayo is a fun and festive holiday that celebrates Mexican culture and heritage. Tacos are a popular dish enjoyed on this day, and there are many creative and delicious ways to make them. Here are some fun taco recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Grilled Steak Tacos: Marinate some steak in a blend of chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and lime juice. Grill the steak until it’s cooked to your liking, then slice it into thin strips. Serve the steak in warm tortillas with diced tomatoes, avocado, and fresh cilantro. Fish Tacos: Coat some white fish fillets…

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Spring means it’s salad time! As the weather warms, salads are refreshing as well as helping to trim that waistline for the summer. Using tender spring greens mixed with fresh organic veggies make the best recipes. Try these spring salads made with local Long Island ingredients. Radish Pea Delight Spring Salad Salad Ingredients Radishes Fresh wax or green beans Fresh sugar snap peas Boiled egg(optional) Real Bacon Bits (optional) Water Dressing Ingredients Honey Dried tarragon Sea salt Coarsely ground pepper Directions 1. Boil an egg covered in water, using a saucepan for 3-5 minutes. 2. Set aside to cool. 3.…

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You know the feeling: You eat breakfast, but by 11 a.m. your stomach is growling. You feel like you just ate but somehow you’re hungry and craving something hearty and rich. Switch up your breakfast habits with wholesome and filling Breakfast Burrito. It’s got protein to keep you full, veggies for a touch of added nutrition and hot sauce to pack a powerful punch of flavor in every bite. No more snacking between breakfast and lunch. This hearty breakfast bite will keep you full and bursting with energy until it’s time for your next meal. It’s easy to make in…

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Whether you need a quick appetizer or something to snack on, these Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes make for an appealing bite. Find more snack recipes at Culinary.net. https://youtu.be/j7DLIWKCXWw Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes 24-428 cherry tomatoes 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced 3 green onion stalks, diced 2 teaspoons minced dill fresh dill, for garnish Cut thin slice off top of each tomato. Scoop out pulp. Invert tomatoes on paper towel to drain. In medium bowl, combine cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in cucumber, green onion and dill. Spoon mixture into…

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Cooking a large Easter meal takes time, careful planning, and a lot of work in the kitchen. While you are in the planning stage, you may want to think of some downtime after the big meal. Often we think of leftovers as an afterthought, but what if we decide to plan for them. When cooking for the big holiday meal, purchase a ham larger than the portions needed for the dinner. Have on hand recipes that can make meals a breeze using the leftover cooked ham. That will make the next few days easier for you. Here are some recipes…

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Nothing beats a corned beef and cabbage meal to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this March. While recipes vary, there are a few unwritten rules you need to follow in order to create the best-corned beef and cabbage dinner to wow your friends and family. Main Ingredients • Corned Beef Brisket (roughly 4 pounds) with spice packet • Head of Cabbage (medium sized) • 10-12 Baby Carrots (3-5 large carrots cut) • 7-8 Small Red Potatoes Instructions 1) Start by trimming any excess fat from the brisket. (Don’t worry if you don’t get all of it, the remaining fat will liquefy.)…

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If St. Patrick’s Day inspires feelings of hearth and home rather than leprechauns and green beer, you can celebrate tradition with warm, filling meals that harken back to Irish heritage. Soups and stews are certain to conjure up some nostalgia while soft, delicious cake is a perfect way to honor tradition regardless of your ancestry. This Irish Sláinte Stew offers a warm welcome to guests with your own way of toasting to the holiday – Sláinte is “cheers” in Gaelic. This hearty meal is perfect for a crowd with traditional stew meat slow-cooked in a Dutch oven with beef broth,…

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Even if Easter hosting duties fell on your plate this year and added one more thing to your holiday to-do list, that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. After all, Easter is a time meant for fun and fellowship with the food just one part of the celebration. Building the menu around simple, one-pan dishes can keep the focus where it needs to be: spending time and creating memories with family and friends. These dishes call for short lists of ingredients, many of which you may already have in your pantry, and simple preparation to create a full spread…

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It’s one of the cheesiest, best days of the year; National Cheddar Day! We’ve got some of the cheesy ways you can celebrate this special day. Lactose intolerant individuals might want to avert their eyes. National Cheddar Day History Can you imagine a world without cheese? The special kind of cheese called cheddar hit the streets in the village of Somerset, England in the 12th century. Cheddar accounts for a little more than a third of all the cheese sold in the US, but over half of the cheese sales in the UK. This holiday is relatively new to the…

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