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Summer fruits are juicy, sweet, fresh, and delicious. The one fruit that totally embodies this time of the year is the strawberry. The image of a basket filled with strawberries brings us memories of family picnics, pies, and delicious smoothies to cool our bodies off. Go to your local farmers market, or to the produce section of your grocery store, and treat yourself to these juicy goodies. Check out these six amazing recipes that you can make with just a few ingredients. All that you need are fresh strawberries, cheeses, other local fruits, and just enough time to get your…

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It’s National Pizza Party day! Gather your friends and family for a fun homemade pizza party. Follow the tips below on how to plan the perfect pizza party. Dough You can make traditional dough or you can purchase dough from a grocery store or market. Choose whatever you prepare and start rolling out the dough. Cheese Use mozzarella cheese or anytime blend of cheese that you enjoy. If any of your guests are lactose intolerant, make a pie with no cheese or vegan cheese. Sauce Purchase a canned sauce from your local grocery store, make your own sauce, or buy…

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Homemade breads, biscuits, and croissants yield a plethora of happy childhood memories. Whether or not you actually helped your mother or grandmother roll the dough, or if you loved to watch the affects of yeast in the slowing rising bread, you can certainly remember the smell of freshly baked bread being removed from the oven. Buttermilk biscuits offer all the qualities of filling comfort food, but require much less preparation time than most bread products. Biscuits are also among the most versatile foods and can be served with virtually every meal. Making homemade biscuits is much easier than you might…

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Cola makes a perfect marinade and sauce for meats of all sorts and cuts. It has the perfect balance of acids and sugars to be that secret ingredient that enhances the flavor of your tired recipes. Add some pop to your menu with cola marinade recipes below. Oven Baked Cola Ribs These sweet and savory ribs will have you hiding the napkins in an excuse to lick your fingers like a kid. No BBQ even needed here. Ingredients • 2 lbs of your favorite pork ribs • 2 tbsp of soy sauce • 2 tbsp minced garlic • 1 finely…

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Try the recipes inspired by the fresh and invigorating flavors of the Mediterranean. Easy Lamb Kebabs With Yogurt Sauce Ingredients • 3 tbsp minced red onion • 3 tbsp minced parsley • 3 tbsp minced cilantro • 3 tbsp minced mint • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tsp cumin • 1 tsp paprika • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper • 1 pound ground lamb • 1 tsp olive oil • 1/2 cup plain yogurt • 2 tsp lemon juice • pinch of salt Instructions 1) To form the kefta, or pieces of lamb for your kebabs, toss the…

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Who doesn’t love chips and salsa? It’s a versatile snack and all around favorite at parties. A jar of your favorite salsa is good in a pinch, but fresh, homemade salsas are generally far superior in taste. If you’re tired of mundane, processed salsas from the store, here are some unique salsa recipes to dip your chips. Try one or more of these recipes at your next party, and you’re sure to be the talk of your circle of friends. Tropical Curried Salsa This salsa puts a spicy, tropical twist on the usual dip. Serve with sweet potato corn chips…

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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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Improving your eating habits can be challenging when you’re in an office environment that’s overwhelmingly unhealthy. From co-workers bringing in donuts to the convenient pizza place across the street, it can be difficult to come by office snacks that are nutritious. Fortunately, by taking the time to prepare snacks ahead of time, you can beat these daily temptations. This can make it easier to make better choices and turn down the most tempting treats. String Cheese and Almonds Almonds are packed with protein and low in carbohydrates, so they’re an excellent snack to help keep you feeling full. Combine these…

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Pigs in a blanket are a delicious and mouthwatering All-American classic. The sky is the limit as to what you can do to spice up, embolden, or take your pigs in a blanket to a more flavorful dimension. This dish is extremely customizable, whether it be adding cheese, chili, herbs, seasonings, or other garnishes. Elevate your pigs in the blanket with the suggestions below. Sausages, Hotdogs, or Mini Cocktail Franks? One of the main questions that every pig in a blanket connoisseur tends to wrestle with, is should they use sausages, hotdogs, or mini cocktail franks as their staple meat…

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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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