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Looking for something to spice up your social life? Try hosting a beer tasting. An evening of tasting a complex array of various beers paired with delicious small plates is an excellent way to gather friends together for an evening of lively conversation and memorable experiences. Beer is a fun beverage and it pairs well with a variety of foods. You don’t have to be a brewer or a professional chef to create a food and beer paired menu that will wow your guest. Create the ultimate beer and food tasting experience with the tips below. Start with the Beer…

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Burritos offer you a quick and easy meal that will warm you up and fill you up. Some of the burritos on this list offer you some different takes on the classic burrito. At least one of them is a great breakfast, though it’s delicious enough that it can be cooked anytime. Serve the burritos by themselves or with a side, like sliced fruit, a salad, or chips and dip. “Burrito” Buddha Bowls In this dish, the Buddha bowl meets the classic burrito. It’s filled with fresh ingredients, like avocados in the form of guacamole, ground beef, and sour cream.…

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It’s National Frozen Food Month! If you’re like a lot of people, you might use your freezer regularly. Learn the chilling facts about the benefits of your favorite frozen foods and some common misconceptions. Frozen Produce Isn’t Nutritious Frozen fruits and vegetables can lose some of their nutrients in the freezing process. Even though they might not be as nutritious as freshly-picked fruits and vegetables from your garden, they can actually be more nutritious than fresh produce from the grocery store. This is because out-of-season produce is generally picked before it’s fully ripe so that it can withstand a long…

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As the warm spring afternoons and hot summer nights converge upon us, so too do cravings for finger foods and barbecue. The foods we serve at these warm-weather celebrations should be refreshing, but also easy to handle. And there are no easier foods to handle in many cases than an appetizer-on-a-stick. These seven skewer recipes are among the best appetizers-on-a-stick that you’ll find anywhere. Antipasto on a Stick Antipasto means before the meal in Italian. Much of the time, people expect antipasto to be served on gorgeous platters, alongside a plethora of cheeses and fermented vegetables. But putting the meats,…

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Chips and dips are a delicious, crowd-pleasing party snack. Everyone loves dipping and tasting a variety of foods without getting too full. Here are a few fun options for your next party or get together that your guests will be raving about. Potato Chips and French Onion Dip Potato chips and French Onion dip are always a hit. While you can buy a premade dip, you can also step it by whipping up a homemade dip. Mix a package of dried French onion soup mix with sour cream and your favorite spices. This dip can also be made lighter with…

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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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Keep the green food coloring out of the glass this St. Paddy’s Day and go “au natural” in our annual celebration. Here is some naturally green drink recipes that tastes great with or without libations. Spicy Tart Green Sipper Ingredients • celery • sweet pear, chopped • tart apple, chopped • fresh cilantro chopped stems • seeded favorite chile • peeled lemon • peeled lime • Silver tequila Directions 1. Place all the ingredients in a juicer and blend. 2. Add spirits and mix 3. Serve over ice with a sprig of parsley garnish. Green Pucker Pleaser Ingredients • chopped…

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Pancakes make the perfect breakfast food, snack, and even dinner. There are many different options when it comes to making your favorite pancake. Enjoy some dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and nut-free options below along with some traditional, delicious pancakes. Classic Chocolate Chip Pancakes Enjoy a classic staple, chocolate chip pancakes. Even dust with powdered sugar and top with whip cream for a sweet treat. Ingredients • 1 ¼ Cup Flour • 1 Tbsp Sugar • ½ Tsp Cinnamon • ¼ Tsp Salt • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder • 2 Large Eggs • 1 Cup Whole Milk • 4 Tbsp Butter •…

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Spaghetti and meatballs are a classic Italian favorite. Both are satisfying dish for Sunday dinners and family gatherings. The following recipe uses some classic regional techniques to produce a flavorful, fork-tender meatball and spaghetti. Ingredients Tomato Sauce • 1 red onion • 1 carrot • 1 celery stalk • Fresh chopped garlic (up to an entire head) • Two 12 to 15 ounce cans San Marzano tomatoes, whole and peeled • Pepperoncini flakes • 1/4 cup olive oil Meatballs • 1 pound each of ground pork and beef or 2 pounds total of any assortment of ground meat you prefer…

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There is perhaps nothing more quintessentially British, than a steaming basket of fish and chips. Coated in salt and doused in vinegar, this simple fare shows you that some dishes are made better when you stick to basics. This dish is the perfect grab-and-go-meal, served wrapped in paper. Did you know that there are nearly 9,000 fish and chips shops in Britain (that’s 8 fish and chips shops for every 1 McDonald’s). Looking to try this English favorite at home? Try this classic recipe for traditional British fish and chips on National Tatar Sauce Day. Authentic “Chippy” Beer-Battered Fish and…

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