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The Home Chef’s Guide to a Simple & Satisfying Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Table of Contents Introduction Planning Is Everything Plan It All Out Menu Planning Effortless Apps Go All-In for the Grand Finale Schedule It All Out Make Lists, Lots of Lists Get Technical Keep a Record for Next Time Conclusion Introduction If your family is anything like mine, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Sure, there’s also catching up with the ... Read More »

5 Delicious Ways to Champion National Chocolate Day

Fall flavors

Its special day comes right in the middle of pumpkin spice season, and it’s a key element in the fall season’s most-beloved-by-children-of-all-ages holiday, Halloween, but it belongs squarely in the realm of Fabulous Fall Flavors that Aren’t Pumpkin Spice. I’m talking, of course, about chocolate, which is honored by National Chocolate Day on October 28. Discovered by the ancient Mayans, ... Read More »

All Hail Halloween, the Greatest Day of the Year for Sweets!

Foodydirect

Valentine’s Day may make a claim on chocolate. The Easter Bunny may have cornered the market on Peeps. And Christmas may bring with it “visions of sugarplums” and other sweets aplenty, but no other holiday can compare to one when it comes to the candy connection. Yes, we’re talking about Halloween — every candy craver’s favorite day of the year. ... Read More »

4 Tips for Taking Your Tailgating Tastes to All-Pro Levels

Fall flavors

The words “tailgating” and “foodie” may seem mutually exclusive. After all, a couple bags of potato chips and some supermarket burgers and dogs hardly qualify as gourmet game-day grub. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, it’s entirely possible to kick your tailgate up a notch — even if you’re partying in a parking lot. Read on ... Read More »

8 Fabulous Fall Flavors That Aren’t Pumpkin Spice!

Pumpkin

Introduction 1. Apple 2. Caramel 3. Cinnamon 4. Ginger 5. Pomegranate 6. Pear 7. Maple 8. Chai Conclusion Introduction Over the past 14 years, since that fateful day in 2003 when Starbucks first introduced its now-famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, it seems like the world has gone a bit crazy—pumpkin spice crazy, that is. I get it. With its cooler weather, ... Read More »

6 Ways to Protect Your Gourmet Treasures

Gourmet treasures

If you appreciate good food, you’re willing to shell out for the best of the best to stock your refrigerator and pantry. But let’s face it, those gourmet goodies are an investment. And if you like to have your gourmet foods delivered in bulk, you want to be sure to protect that investment. Here are 5 food storage tips to ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Lifestyles expert Evette Rios Shares her Passion for Entertaining, Puerto Rican Cuisine

Evette Rios

Lifestyles expert Evette Rios, host of CBS’s Recipe Rehab, was raised in New York City by Puerto Rican parents. Despite growing up in America, Rios said her family maintained deep ties to the culture and values of their native country. A huge part of this was centered on food and entertaining. Rios said her parents always made things from scratch– ... Read More »