Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

12 Cocktails for your Mother’s Day Brunch

Celebrating brunch as a family is sometimes harder than it initially sounds. In addition to cleaning the house, now you have to make a big meal first thing in the morning, not to mention wrangling the rest of the crew into proper clothing for Grandma. After all that’s said and done, you’ve earned a drink. 

Our rule for brunch drinks is that if it has fruit in it, you can have it with breakfast. We’ve selected a handful of our favorite brunch cocktail recipes for you to try out for your Mother’s Day celebration. There’s even a few options for those of you who can’t currently enjoy the full strength version of our choices! Don’t worry, we’ll make sure to put back a few in your honor.

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Celebrating St. Patricks Day with Irish Cooking

Half the fun of holidays is how you celebrate them together as a family. St. Patrick’s Day is a great holiday that doesn’t have a set agenda you have to follow with how the day is celebrated. From dressing in green to decking the house out with shamrocks, there is no wrong way to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick.

St. Patrick was a fifth-century missionary in Ireland who for most of his life, worked to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Most stories about the day claim Patrick was responsible for driving the snakes from Ireland when in fact Ireland never had a snake problem – the snakes were allegory for the druid worshiping celts. Green clothing, or the wearing of the green, stems from how St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish in 1727. Images of the Saint are often depicted with a cross in one hand, and shamrocks in the other.

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Gifts for the Home Chef Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

Cooking is a huge part of the holiday season, and having the right gear and gadgets is key to making sure you have a successful meal. Between roasting turkeys, baking pies and holiday cookies, and getting little tummies fed in between, sometimes it can feel like we spend all day in the kitchen. Our gifts for the home chef cover the bases for every person who loves to cook – whether it be large dinner parties, like for the holidays, or for everyday cooking and baking. We are sure you will be able to find something perfect for the chef in your life, so check out some of our favorites below. 

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8 Fun Ways for your Kids to help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and fun. It is a holiday where we gather together with our families and oftentimes extended families and enjoy a meal, share stories, and give thanks for the blessings we have. For most of us, the things we are most thankful for and cherish the most are our children. They light up the room when they walk in with their smiles and laughter. Their silly stories can make even the worst day be forgotten, and looking at their sleeping faces, well that’s just pure bliss. They are the reason we get so excited around the holidays… their joy is contagious!

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Giving Thanks The Fried Turkey Way

John McLemore is at it again, but this time, not only is it tasty and delicious with his signature techniques, but it will save you copious amounts of time this Thanksgiving. Imagine spending the holiday season actually giving thanks for the time you have to gather with friends and family. Instead of the traditional way of cooking a turkey, meaning hours of basting and watching that bird – be with your family and use all of your oven for the delicious side dishes that will beautifully compliment the tasty bird that we’ll show you how to fry up just right. Save time, infuse flavor, impress guests, and indulge this holiday season – all the while, giving thanks. 

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Smokin’ The New Season of Grilling

If you think grilling is the “thing” to do this summer, think again! John McLemore, a southerner through-and-through, was born an entrepreneur and accidentally became a cook. While testing cooking products designed by Masterbuilt, his family business, John and his brother Don, realized they had created a simple style of cooking recipes that are normally considered difficult.

He is the author of “Dadgum That’s Good!” and he’s about to show you the fool-proof way of smoking that will have your grilling days long gone no matter what season it is! 

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GF, DF & SF – Clean Eating On The Go

Summertime simplicity doesn’t have to be complicated when you want to be gluten, dairy and soy free! Just ask culinary celebrity chef, Amie Valpone, from Manhattan, NYC; serving not only herself, but a clientele of celebrities and busy people on the go.

She’s the author of the book, Eating Clean and she’s the founder of The Healthy AppleIf you have a busy lifestyle or plan to be on the go this summer, be ready to enjoy healthy, organic whole foods quickly and simply. 

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Ultimate Gifts: Father’s Day 2016

Whether he’s a fine wine and liquor enthusiast or a pillar of men’s fashion, we know you want to find the man in your life the best gift this Father’s Day to show him just how much you love and appreciate him and all that he does. If boxed ties and bottle openers just won’t cut it for the great guy in your life, fear not. We’ve found the ultimate gifts for every type of man! There’s something for everyone in our Ultimate Gifts: Father’s Day 2016 guide.

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Beer Batter Butterscotch Pancakes

If your family loves pancakes, and you’re looking for something extra special to serve this winter during Sunday brunch, our Beer Batter Butterscotch Pancakes are the perfect option. These pancakes are perfection on a plate, complete with the bold flavors of your favorite stout beer, rich Godiva chocolate liqueur and creamy butterscotch

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Pumpkin Mango Habanero Salsa

Nothing says fall like Football Sunday! Whether you’re tailgating at the game, or watching it on the big screen from the comfort of your couch, one thing is a must: delicious snacks. Don’t pop open a can of boring old salsa this Sunday. We have the most mouth-watering recipe for pumpkin mango habanero salsa that will set your tastebuds on fire in all the right ways!

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Make Your Own Mayo

Mayonnaise is a staple in most every American household. From a simple turkey sandwich, to pasta and tuna salads, to snack foods and dinner entrees, mayo is a crowd pleaser and a palate pleaser. Instead of settling for the unwanted and mysterious ingredients in major mayo store brands, don’t you think something with a bit less sugar and preservatives and made with real ingredients sounds more enticing? We’re here to give you a healthier mayo fix by showing you how to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients!

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3 Toddler-Tested Tofu Recipes

Today we are talking about tofu.

Tofu gets a bad rap in the non-vegetarian world. Maybe you’ve had a bad tofu experience — think the grayish, rubbery stuff in the nondescript “vegetarian entree” at a wedding. Perhaps you tried to cook tofu yourself, but it ended in disaster — too watery, too mushy, or (horror of horrors!) too bland. Or, you might be like the majority of people, and be just plain turned-off by the watery, white blocks you see in the non-dairy aisle.

So, if you’re not feeling the ‘fu — there’s no way in the world your toddler’s going to go for it. Right?

Today, we are sharing with you 3 delicious, healthy, and toddler-tested tofu recipes your whole family will love — we promise!

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