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Anyone can make fajitas. Making good fajitas, however, takes time and practice. Fajitas are a great dish to make for several reasons. They are a crowd-pleaser and they allow even picky guests to customize a dish to their own liking. Additionally, they have a characteristic smell and auditory sizzle that is especially enticing. Customizability is a massive part of what makes fajitas awesome, so creating your own version of them at home is a great way to develop a signature method and recipe. The place to start with fajitas is the meat. Note that this doesn’t have to be meat,…

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Many people enjoy a sweet cold treat in the summertime. One popular choice for both children and adults alike is the famous Creamsicle. This delicious creamy dessert has been an American staple when it comes to frozen treats. It is popular due to its citrus flavor mixed with a creamy vanilla center, making it the perfect snack on a warm sunny day. What many do not know is that this delectable item has a long history. History The Creamsicle, which is a trademarked brand name, is usually a flat single bar that is frozen around a single wooden stick. This…

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Prosecco is a sparkling dry white wine made primarily from Glera grapes that are grown in the Prosecco region of Italy. It is sometimes compared to Champagne in texture and taste. However, Prosecco is produced differently and the flavor is not exactly the same. This wine is bubbly, crisp, and has notes of citrus fruits. All varieties of Prosecco average approximately 11% alcohol content and are more affordable than Champagne when looking for a sparkling beverage. In the dog days of summer, when temperatures and humidity are high, cocktails made with Prosecco are cooling and refreshing. Imagine sitting and sipping…

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The ice cream sandwich is a classic for a reason. After all, what could be better than ice cream stuffed between two sweet treats? All you need to create the ice cream sandwiches of your fantasies is some ice cream, something to sandwich the ice cream with, and a little bit of time. They can be as easy as slapping together two piece of cakes or cookies from a box mix and pre-made ice cream. However, you can also go full gourmet by making the ice cream and sandwiching treats yourself. We’ll walk you through seven of the easiest recipes…

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While you might think that there is only one way to make a root beer float — adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a tall glass and filling it to the brim with root beer — there is actually quite a bit of flexibility and variety to this delicious treat. Below are several variations and tweaks to the old recipe that are sure to excite your taste buds. The Brown Cow Chocolate and vanilla are dire opposites in the world of ice cream flavors and the brown cow takes this approach toward the root beer. Simply trade out…

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Cheesecake is one of those great dessert staples that never goes out of style. Maybe it’s that delicious crust or those incredible toppings; whatever it is, this stuff is the kitchen-equivalent of the Mona Lisa. So, you think you’ve heard every recipe? Not so fast. There’s some surprising choices out there and a few traditional options that give any cheesecake a splash of creativity. Coffee and Cream Who doesn’t love a little coffee and cream for their dessert? This simple recipe requires a plain cheesecake. If you’re one of those cooks that wants total control over the recipe, start by…

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Temperatures are rising and so brings the need for an icy beverage to beat the sun and stay hydrated. While bottled water and iced lemonade will do on a typical day, sometimes you just prefer something with an extra kick. A refreshing summer cocktail would make a great addition to your BBQs, parties, or just for you to cool down. Here you can find 20 cocktail ideas to boost your summer season and events. Summer Berry Mojito Pitchers Berry mojito pitchers are great for entertaining a crowd. They save you the time of making each drink individually. This cocktail combines…

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Celebrity birthdays aside, July 24th comes in as one of the most interesting days of the year because it celebrates tequila. Whether you choose to drink it in a margarita with a side of tacos or shoot it straight up with salt and lime, tequila is hugely popular throughout the United States and Mexico. Knowledge junkies and serious drinkers alike will love sharing these incredible tequila facts with their friends. Rooted in Plant Life Like so many foods, beverages and textiles, tequila begins life as a plant. The blue agave produces a particular type of syrup that, when properly harvested…

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The Daiquiri is a cool and refreshing cocktail that is made with rum, lime, and sugar or simple syrup. While the original recipe is rather basic, there have been many variations of this classic drink. Every year on July 19th this iconic cocktail is celebrated on National Daiquiri Day. Drinking establishments and home mixologists whip up their favorite versions of the icy cold daiquiri to honor the day. This cocktail is especially enjoyed during the dog days of summer when the air is hot and humid. Daiquiris can be made two ways. The first involves using a cocktail shaker or…

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It’s easy to prepare a hot dog meal for your family with a variety of toppings. However, sometimes this can be an ordinary and plain meal that lacks flavor and creativity. Fortunately, there are a few recipes that can elevate this simple meal and make you question if you’re still really just eating a hot dog. Hot Dog Pizza Combine two of the family’s favorite dishes into one by making a pizza with hot dogs. Flatten pizza dough on a sheet pan so that you can spread the other ingredients on top. This is where you can get creative. Use…

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