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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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It’s National Garlic Day! Garlic is flavor powerhouse, sure to amp up any dish. Garlic lovers, follow the recipes below if you love the delicious aroma and depth of flavor of this beneficial bulb. Garlic-Rosemary Chicken (Serves 2) Ingredients • salt-1 tsp. • garlic-5 cloves • olive oil-5 tbs. • white wine-2-3 cups • rosemary-2 tbs. • chicken-5 thighs • Large pan (cast iron) Instructions 1. Arrange your chicken in the pan, skin side down with your olive oil on the bottom to keep from sticking. 2. Crush your garlic cloves in the press. 3. With a knife or the…

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Cooking a beef brisket for Passover is a tradition. The Ashkenazi sweet and tangy brisket is one of the most popular dishes for many families to serve to guests during this time of year. Make this delicious brisket to present to the family this Passover. Ingredients • 6-10 lbs of brisket (weight includes fat. Do not trim in order to keep flavor rich) • 2 white or brown onions (peeled and minced) • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (separated into two 1/4 cup measures) • 1 lb sliced carrots (peeled and sliced thinly) • 1 lb minced celery •…

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Making the ultimate gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is no small task. It should be one treated with care, giving each ingredient their time to shine. The bread, cheeses, vegetables, and herbs all need to coexist perfectly to lend the ideal balance of flavors. The secret to this Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich is to use the finest, freshest ingredients. The sourdough bread should come straight from your favorite bakery. Real butter must be used to cook it in- no margarine for this sandwich. Grate the cheeses yourself for the stringiest, gooiest cheese imaginable. Fresh onions and herbs will round out…

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