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How to Eat a Lobster and Other Edible Enigmas Explained

"Your flag is on the table," my brother and I used to tell each other when our napkin remained on the table instead of our lap. Don't ask me why we called it a flag, it's just the fun way our parents taught us. We were also taught to...Show More Summary

Cauliflower Is the New Cream: How to Make Rich, Savory Vegan Creamed Spinach

This vegan creamed spinach uses cauliflower purée as a stand-in for the cream. The most amazing part: The dish tastes just as creamy, but is actually more intensely spinach-flavored as a result, since dairy can mute flavors. It's a win-win.

Quinoa Hemp Snack Balls

If you're sitting next to me on the bus, these very well might be in my purse. And if you were on my most recent flight, they were most definitely in my carry-on (along with three of these quinoa burritos) - laugh/cry. Snack balls, energy bites, zoom balls - these little bite-sized treats check all the boxes. Show More Summary

How to Peel Almonds

Almonds are a delicious tree nut (they’re technically drupes, but culinarily they are considered nuts) that make a wonderful snack and ingredient to bake with. Almonds usually have a thin brown skin attached. The skin is edible and doesn’t impart too much flavor to the nuts, so most of the time we leave it on....

Girl Scouts Caramel Crunch & Thin Mint Cereals, reviewed

When General Mills announced that they would be releasing some Girl Scout cookie-themed cereals in a partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, cookie fans got excited because it sounded like a license to eat cookies for breakfast. The cereals were announced last fall, but I’ve only started seeing them in stores very recently. I...

Rainbow Sprinkle Palmiers

Rainbow sprinkles make everything a little more fun, from cakes to ice cream sundaes, and I’ve always had a soft spot for them. At one point in the not-too-distant past, rainbow sprinkles wouldn’t have made it into “fancier” desserts, but these days color is in and you can really get creative using this old standby....

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Palmiers are one of the easiest pastries to make because they require just two ingredients: store-bought puff pastry and sugar. You can make puff pastry from scratch and end up with fantastic palmiers, but store bought pastries are consistent and convenient, so I usually reach for that. The trickiest part of making palmiers is shaping...

How Chicken-Fried Steak Got Its Texas Twang

There's no denying that chicken-fried steak is a culinary icon of Texas. But what if we told you it didn't originate in Texas at all?

Best Oven Mitts Reviews with Buying Guide

Oven mitts are among the everyday essentials that we need in our kitchens. They are designed so that you can reach into a broiling oven and grab out anything without getting burned. Silicone is a good material for making the oven mitts because it can withstand high temperatures of up to 400 degrees. Show More Summary

Decadent Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Plus more Sweet Treats!

You may be thinking I can’t eat dessert, swimsuit season is just around the corner. It’s certainly what I’m thinking. But we all need to go off diet every now and then to give ourselves a little treat - celery sticks with peanut butter can only go so far. Show More Summary

Pork Chops with Madeira Mustard Pan Sauce

YouTube Link: Pork Chops with Madeira Mustard Pan Sauce More Videos: Helen's Kitchen Channel2 bone-in pork rib chops2-3 tsp oil1/4 cup medium-dry madeira1 cup brown chicken stock2-3 tsp whole grain Dijon mustard2 tsp butterSalt and pepper...Show More Summary

St Patrick’s Day Irish Cream Cake Roll

There are several flavors that I closely associate with my celebrations of St Patrick’s Day and one of them is Irish cream liqueur. Bailey’s, Kerrygold and other brands are indulgent cream-based liqueurs that are tinged with Irish whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and other flavors – and the holiday is a welcome excuse to treat myself (and...

Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur, reviewed

If you know the name Kerrygold, it’s probably because you’re familiar with their delicious Irish butters or their tasty Irish cheeses. The dairy company has been making these dairy-based products for decades, but more recently introduced an even more decadent product to its lineup: Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur. The liqueur is in the same category as...


St Patrick’s Day is a spirited holiday – in that it has quite a few drinks and cocktails associated with it. They range from the simple (a freshly poured Guinness) to the silly (green beer) to the indulgent (Irish cream over ice). This cocktail, the Emerald, is a more crafted cocktail that is an elegant...

Bites from other Blogs

St Patrick’s Day is a holiday that is often celebrated with food, whether you’re serving up corned beef or enjoying a green beer. There are lots of wonderful baked goods to be seen around this holiday, as well, from Irish Stout Cake to Irish Soda Bread. Whatever you’re making, it’s sure to be delicious. The...

peanut butter swirled brownies

I realize that you might have been expecting something green, rainbow-ed or four-leaf clover-ed or filled with beer, cabbage and potatoes today. But sometimes life presents bigger exigencies, needs that must be addressed tout de suite, wrongs that cannot wait for the ideal slot on the calendar to be righted. Show More Summary

Make Ahead Super Green Vegan Quinoa Burritos

Burritos make good plane food. I remember seeing a women twenty years ago on a flight with her husband and two children. They all had burritos. Foiled peeled back, five hours into a flight, I wanted to insert myself into her family. That was the moment I realized a bit of extra craziness as you're trying to get out of the house can be worth it. Show More Summary

16 gorgeous Irish recipes to try NOW

It’s roundup time again! YEIHHH.. and this time we’re going to celebrate upcoming St. Patrick’s day. And of course, a big THANKS goes to all the amazing fellow bloggers who let me use their amazing pictures for this Ireland inspired recipe roundup! And to all you readers.. Show More Summary

Guinness Porter Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Guinness porter cake – In honor of Ireland and upcoming St. Patrick’s day this cake will be a perfect gift for any party or family gathering. Here’s my brioche-styled version of this traditional Irish fruit cake containing Irish porter beer (Guinness), dried fruit (I used candied cherries) aaand yeast. Show More Summary

Best Iced Tea Maker 2017: Reviews with Ultimate Buying Guide

A cup of cold tea A kickass detective Book Soft pillow or a calm rocking Chair Calm music running in the background Summer Vacation…. Life is beautiful, isn’t it? From the very beginning of the human journey, people have true affection for delicious foods and tasty drinks. Show More Summary

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