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The Rise of Cocktail Culture

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Still think cocktail parties are for the Don and Betty Drapers of the world? Think again. Cocktail parties are all the rage with more and more people choosing to take entertaining at home to the next level. Let’s take a closer look at the trend, along with tips for pulling off the perfect cocktail party of your own. The Allure ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Becky Brown of My Utensil Crock About Cooking Options For People On the Go

Cooking options for people on the go

Becky Brown targets her smart writing to busy professionals with an interest in healthy, easy, delicious recipes. Becky sat down with us recently to share her thoughts on cooking trends, cooking classes, and cooking options for people who have hectic schedules. Tell us a bit about your cooking background. Why did you choose My Utensil Crock as the name of ... Read More »

10 Amazing Apple Facts to Learn This International Apple Day

International Apple Day

Apples just might be the world’s most famous fruit. After all, what other extraordinary edible orb could tempt a man to forsake paradise just for a single bite? Apples are so remarkable, in fact, that they have an entire day dedicated to their honor and observed around the world. Celebrated annually on the third Saturday in September, International Eat an ... Read More »

Six Tips for Spicing Things Up this Grilling Season

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By July we’re already midway through prime grilling season. And while many people spend the entire long cold winter anxiously awaiting summer nights of chilling and grilling, many home cooks run out of steam when it comes to deciding what to cook right around now. Read on for six tips aimed at helping you keep things fresh and exciting well ... Read More »

Who Really Invented Pizza, Anyway?

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Pizza recurs as a frequent theme in various cultures throughout history. Which begs the question: Who invented it in the first place? Is there any better time to tackle this tasty topic than during the month of September — host of National Cheese Pizza Day? Let’s take a closer look at pizza’s journey through the edible ages. Tracing Pizza’s Place ... Read More »

Halfway to the Holidays: Why Now Is the Right Time to Assess Your Corporate Gift Giving Strategies

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While the holiday season may seem like an eternity away, it will be here before you know it. Wouldn’t you like to be ahead of the game this year when it comes to your corporate gift giving plans? Unfortunately, too many companies fail to get out in front of their corporate gift giving. The result? Disjointed, shoddy, and less-than-adequate outcomes ... Read More »

Getting the Jump on Labor Day Party Planning

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August may have 31 days, but that doesn’t stop it from being the month of the year that seems to pass by the quickest. The takeaway for hosts and hostesses everywhere? The time is now to start planning your Labor Day festivities. Let’s take a closer look at why Labor Day is worth celebrating, along with several tips for making ... Read More »