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5+ Cool Kitchen Gadgets to Put some Swing in your Spring!

#1      Got Citrus? Then you’ll this reamer and sprayer gadget dubbed the Stem & Citritwist for those fantastic mojitos you’ll be making! Developed by Quirky, the hottest new product company since Oxo, all you have to do is pop the Stem directly into a lemon the next time you want a little fresh lemon on […]

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3 Fabulously Easy Farro Salads for Spring and Summer!

The agreement amongst all concerned parties is as follows: Farro, sometimes called emmer is an ancient grain that was eaten by the Babylonians, Sumerians and Romans for millennia and is still popular throughout Italy, France and Switzerland. It’s hearty, with a nice, slightly chewy texture. It’s low in fat, has only 100 calories per serving, […]

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Put Some Zing in your Spring with these 5 Citrus Recipes

Want something refreshingly different? Well you can make a break from the same old stuff when you add a little citrus into your life. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, kumquats, you name it, all of them can go savory, not just sweet. Here’s just a few recipes to get you started. #1 Got fish? Got steaks? Then […]

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Springing into Spring 2014: Pairing Flavors to Excite the Senses

So what’s it going to be this year, huh? Can you feel it? Bet you can. Spring it always about rejuvenation, rebirth (across many cultures), and celebrating the planet’s bounty of good things to eat. Even more than usual, this spring is turning out to be exceptionally bright, light and downright fun for chefs and […]

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Five Fun Foodie Ideas to Feed your Inner Gastronome

#1 – Meetup with Others! Food lovers in nearly every city across the U.S. flock to Meetup when they’re looking to dine, cook, can, potluck and party together. How else are you going be able to experience a 20 course tasting menu, check out Chinatown, try the city’s newest fast-casual spot or enjoy a spectacular […]

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Oh Yeah! Easy and Dirty Rice with Chicken and Andouille Sausage

Mention the food in New Orleans and sure enough, everyone’s going to talk about Gumbo and Jambalaya and they should, they’re both great dishes but then there’s one of the good ol’ standards that’s oh so easy and soulful and it’s just damn delicious–Dirty Rice. When you’ve got leftovers of the stuff, just heat it up the next day by […]

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5 Southern Dishes You’ve Got to Eat

Southern food is just about as popular as Country Music. Yup, it’s everywhere. Sure you can say Southern cooking is all the rage because it hearkens back to a simpler time in American history but who’s buying that? Southern food is just dern good! Thankfully, in recent years, more and more chefs have started looking […]

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