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Chili could be thought of as the ultimate crowd-pleaser. It’s also the ultimate cook-off dish. Only 5% of individuals surveyed said they don’t care for it, making chili about as close as you can get to a sure -fire party dish. No wonder so many folks want to bust out the chili recipes for the perfect game-day, tailgating food! Family formulas are protected like gemstones, and those magical mystery ingredients are never discussed at parties much louder than a murmur. About 20% of individuals admit their families have a secret chili formula and 10% of people state they have a…

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For some people who are accustomed to eating meat, it might seem like quite the challenge to create a diverse menu during Lent. You might not even realize how often you reach for a piece of meat to fulfill your protein needs in a meal. It might be a natural reaction, in fact, to merely omit certain elements of the dinner, but the end result is a much more meager spread for you and your family. Fortunately, with the plethora of vegetarian and vegan options out there these days – including recipes online! – it is surprisingly easy to find…

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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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When you cook with wine, you can unlock certain flavors that only awaken when you involve alcohol. There are several notable recipes that incorporate vino and we invite you to try your hand at adding some wine to the cooking routine. Just remember the cornerstone rule of cooking with wine; always cook with a wine you like to drink by itself. Grilled Cheese & Wine Ingredients Bread, French, 2 slices Butter, 1-2 tbsp Onion, red, 1/2, chopped Garlic, 1, minced Rosemary, dash Thyme, dash Flour, 1 tbsp Wine, red, 3/4 cup Cheese, Gruyere, 1/2 cup Directions Melt butter in a…

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As Valentine’s Day approaches there will be a lot of couples going out to dinners at restaurants. The problem with this is that it becomes very time consuming because this is what a mass majority of people are doing. This is why those that have the ability to make great meals inside of their homes should look for the options that they have to prepare something. Save Money, Make Memories The great thing about these dinners at home is the memories that come with them that will last forever. Someone might forget the restaurant that they went to a couple…

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February is often a month known for cold and dreary days with one bright spot on the fourteenth for Valentine’s Day, but there are other things to be aware of. It is the shortest month of the year, and it contains one of the best days possible. No, leap years only happen every four years, so the twenty-ninth is not even under consideration. Okay, just to help everyone along, it is on the ninth and it is called National Pizza Day. Yes, there is an entire day devoted to honoring that most beloved food. Here are a few ways to…

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A Quick History of Carrot Cake When you sink your fork into a cream cheese-frosted piece of carrot cake, it’s hard to imagine a time when this dessert menu staple wasn’t a thing. But when compared to its apple pie or chocolate cake rivals, carrot cake is a relative newcomer to the American dessert scene. It took a long and complicated path to get there. Before you study the cake, you have to understand the carrot. Ancestors of today’s carrots have existed since at least 8th century Babylon. The Babylonians didn’t much care for the carrot’s root, which was spindly,…

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Pizza is the one food that is always a crowd-pleaser. Regardless of whether you’re feeding a handful of teenagers or entertaining older family and friends for the big game, you can rely on this Italian classic to hit the spot. If you don’t want to wait for delivery, and you’re tired of the standard frozen varieties, here are seven simple pizza recipes to spice up your kitchen and delight your guests. Margherita Style Pizza Margherita style pizza is a simple, yet satisfying and is incredibly easy to make. For best results, you should use a thin-crust or a flatbread as…

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A food that is usually inexpensive to purchase and that can be used to make a variety of dishes is peanut butter. You can get the product in either a creamy or crunchy consistency depending on the texture that you enjoy. There are also flavors added to some jars of peanut butter including honey and chocolate. If you have a jar or two in your cabinets, consider some of these easy peanut butter recipes that you can make that can be satisfying for you and your family. 1. Vegan Ice Cream If you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet but…

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Whether you’re looking into a vegetarian or vegan diet for ethical reasons, need to stop eating so much meat for your health, or are just trying to save a bit of money, the humble legume is a powerhouse of nutrition. Beans come in a wide array of sizes, colors, textures and flavors, but all of them offer exceptional nutrition for a low price. Canned beans can usually feed one or two people for less than a $1, and dried beans that you cook yourself are even more cost effective. Beans are jam-packed with nutrients: – Fiber – Potassium – Magnesium…

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