Backyard BBQ: 5 Tips for a Killer Cookout!

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With summer at its peak, now is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a barbecue! A backyard BBQ is a time-honored American tradition for soaking up the sun, playing games, and firing up the grill with crowd-pleasing binge-worthy favorites. Follow our backyard BBQ guide below, and you’ll be ready to host your own cookout in no time!

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

Two Healthy Crock Pot Meals for Lazy People

Healthy Crock Pot meals don’t have to be hard. We found this awesome YouTube video from Zoe Rodriguez that will give you some inspiration for Crock Pot recipes to help feed your family, the healthy AND simple way! (Derived from Zoe Rodriguez YouTube Video) [starting around 1:12] Crock Pot Cilantro Chicken For this first recipe, you’ll need 5 different ingredients. Chicken breasts, … 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

Healthy Chinese Food Near Me – In the Kitchen

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Healthy Chinese Food Near Me – In the Kitchen When most of us think about Chinese food, we picture a white take-out carton filled with a mound of deep-fried chicken or pork swimming in a sweet, saucy sea. This image feeds the common – and false – perception that there is no such thing as healthy Chinese food. However, it’s … Read More

Low and Slow: Why You Should Pull Out Those Crock Pot Recipes

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Today, just about anyone can be a home chef. You can find a gadget or tool to make any food into the finest restaurant quality meal on the table. However, cooking trends come and go. Let’s be honest; when was the last time you pulled out that fondue pot or melon baller? But there’s one kitchen workhorse that never goes … Read More

The Heat is On: Pressure Cooking for a Crowd

Whether pressure cooking for a crowd or your family, take advantage of this healthy, fast-cooking tool to make delicious meals. We talked earlier about pressure cooker basics. With the right equipment, you can use your pressure cooker to serve a crowd or your own family for a busy weeknight dinner. Pressure cooking can be a great opportunity to step back and … Read More

Pressure Cooker Recipes: Savory Dinner in 60 Minutes or Less

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Need a fast, healthy dinner idea? How about a pressure cooker recipe? For busy people, cooking under pressure is the norm. But cooking with pressure can shorten cooking time and produce a delicious meal. Healthy and fast Healthy, practical dinner ideas are important to us, so we try to use cooking methods that cut down on fat—as well as time. … Read More

How to Cook a Turkey

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With the holiday season on its way, let’s talk about how to cook a turkey. If a turkey is your holiday bird, you are not alone. According to the National Turkey Federation, more than 45 million turkeys find their way onto a plate at Thanksgiving. Add another 25 million turkeys at Christmas. That’s a lot of yummy leftovers. While tradition … Read More

Healthy Dinner Ideas to Impress Your Wife

Flowers are great—but a home-cooked meal is even better. Whether it is a special occasion, or you are cooking for your partner, your wife, or a group of friends, you can show you really care by mixing it up with healthy dinner ideas and a great presentation. First—let’s define what we mean by healthy dinner ideas. Basically, this means plenty … Read More