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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 »

Say Goodbye to Summer with These 5 Seasonal Foods

Seasonal foods

School may be starting, the days may be growing shorter, and the weather may be turning crisp, but it’s still summer. Which means you’ve got at least a little while longer to enjoy the finest flavors of the season. Read on for a roundup of five perfect pics to make summer — or at least, the taste of summer — ... Read More »

5 Ways to Enjoy the Best County Fair Foods at Home

Fair foods

Carnival rides. Games. Biggest pumpkin contests. Demolition derbies. Petting zoos. Concerts. Agricultural exhibits. The list of things to see and do at county and state fairs goes on and on. But there’s a hands-down winner when it comes to most people’s most eagerly anticipated aspect of the fair. Yup, we’re talking about the food. From salty and sticky to sweet ... Read More »

5 Tips for Making Filet Mignon Even More Mouthwatering

Filet mignon

Heralded for its rich flavor and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, filet mignon is a favorite among the carnivore crowd. And with good reason: This cut of beef, also called the filet de bœuf, is truly outstanding. Filet mignon is so wonderful, in fact, that it even has an entire day devoted to its honor. Planning on serving up a filet mignon feast of ... Read More »

Celebrate the Sizzle: International Bacon Day

Bacon Day

Bacon. It’s been called “the candy of meats” and inspired a movement of cultish devotion like nothing the culinary world has seen before. Wherever you go these days, you can, of course, get bacon for breakfast, from classic bacon and eggs to bacon croissants and pancakes, for lunch, on a salad, burger, or sandwich, or at dinnertime, wrapped around tender ... Read More »

9 Secret Techniques to Make Your BBQ Even Better

Better BBQ

Barbecuing is a beloved American pastime. But are your BBQ feasts as amazing as they could be? Choosing the country’s best burgers, steaks, ribs, brisket, sausage and other grilling greats courtesy of FoodyDirect is just the start. Read on for nine tasty and lesser-known tips aimed at helping you take your next barbecue to the next level. 1.  Use the ... Read More »