National Pasta Day

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October 17th is National Pasta Day! We LOVE pasta. Not sure if you knew that. Even gluten free pastas are good. What’s your favorite pasta? Here’s all the #pasta stuff on our blog!

National Pasta Week

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Whoever invented pasta was a genius. So many types to choose from. Even the gluten free pastas are good. Italian pasta, Chinese egg noodle pasta, German pasta, Asian rice noodle pasta, buckwheat pasta — have we missed any? More pasta pasta #pasta!

BBQ Menu: Sauce + Meat + Sides

BBQ Menu: Sauces, Meats & Sides Summer is full of sunshine; the perfect time for picnics and barbecues. Make sure your own cookout stands out this summer, with a great BBQ menu. Check out our tips below for preparing chicken, sauces, and sides to help you on your way to hosting the best barbecue ever. BBQ Chicken When cooked, sauced, … Read More

BBQ Ideas: What Do I Bring as a Guest?

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Barbecue season is here, so it’s time to scheme your signature cookout contribution, or switch up the same-olds for a new take on some tastier summer vittles. No matter what you decide to bring, having a few unique BBQ ideas in your apron pocket will enhance your event – and net invitations to future events! Where’s the beef? Burgers and … Read More

Easy Chicken Recipes for Dinner Tonight

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Nearly every cuisine has one or two “flagship” chicken recipes: southern fried chicken, Indian and Pakistani chicken tandoori, and French coq au vin are just a few of the ways to prepare this tender meat. Chicken is a staple of our diets because it’s a flexible ingredient that can be as delicious as the most exotic restaurant dinner with a … Read More

Simple Chicken Marsala

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“Tastes like chicken,” is colloquial we sometimes use to convince picky eaters to step outside their comfort zone; we lean on the idea chicken dishes are mild, inoffensive, and — let’s face it — sometimes bland. Bland doesn’t have to be the way, though. You can easily make a very flavorful dinner of chicken Marsala at home, especially if you have a sous-chef to assist you!

Easy Dinner Recipes for Families on the Go

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When your day moves too fast, and your evening moves even faster, making nutritious homemade meals can seem like an impossible dream. But with some planning and a few easy dinner recipes, you can cook healthy food for your family, any night of the week. While it is easier to reach for processed food off the shelf, or call for … Read More

What Is Gelatin Made Of?

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What is gelatin made of? Soups on! For centuries, soups have made their way to the dinner table. A basic element of many old (and new) recipes is bone broth, which adds gelatin to the mixture. What is gelatin? And what about bone broth? Gelatin ingredients—where do they come from? If you are a fan of yogurt, marshmallows — and, of … Read More

National Leftovers Day

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Here are our favorite post-Turkey day leftovers recipes! Option #1: Turkey, mayo, blackpepper, and salt with lettuce and tomato sandwich Option #2: Turkey vegetable soup with bow pasta Option #3: Turkey with homemade cranberry relish sandwich Option #4: Turkey dinner, the leftover version (mmm!) Option #5: Turkey and stuffing sandwich, or Turkey salad sandwich with chives, celery and mayo on … Read More

A Healthy Diet—What Does that Mean?

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In January, new dietary guidelines were released by the federal Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The guidelines are a departure from the old 1960’s to 2000’s food pyramid and encourage Americans to pay attention to food choices and overall eating patterns to establish a healthy diet. Updated every five years, the dietary guidelines released this year form … Read More