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Emily Carrick

August 12, 2016

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S’mores are the perfect summer dessert—gooey, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth, and ideal for lazy summery nights outside. Biting into a burnt-black marshmallow never fails to remind me of my childhood growing up on the beach. But even if you’re not at a bonfire, s’mores are a delicious option for a sweet treat. With a few weeks left in summertime, it’s exactly the right time to try these recipes. Read on for 5 yummy twists on s’mores!

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Emily Carrick

July 8, 2016

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When I came home to LA for the summer, the first thing I wanted to do was head straight for California Pizza Kitchen for their kids’ mac and cheese. Also, obviously, In-N-Out and the beach and all of the one million boba tea shops. But nothing compares to the cheesy goodness of mac and cheese. Whether classic and kid-friendly or gussied up to appease adults’ fancy palates, mac is literally always good. In honor of yesterday’s National Macaroni Day (naked macaroni rather than the cheesy variety, but it’s the spirit of the thing), here are five delicious YouTube recipes.

1. Waffled Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese WAFFLES. Have you ever heard of such glory? If there’s one food item better than mac, it’s waffles. Plus this recipe is from the Today show, and man do I love the Today show. (My body may be 21, but my soul is a 45-year-old housewife.) See more here.

2. Southern Baked Mac and Cheese

I go to school in North Carolina, and in my three years below the Mason-Dixon line, the biggest thing I’ve learned about the South is that they love their mac and cheese. One of my friends from NC loves Southern-style mac and cheese so much that she refuses to grant the Kraft variety the name “mac and cheese.” (If it’s not baked with breadcrumbs on top, it’s just “pasta with cheese sauce.”) Here is one such example of “true” mac and cheese. See more here.

3. Truffle Mac and Cheese

If you’re looking for a more frou-frou style, you can’t go wrong with white truffle mac and cheese. Truffle mac represents an incredible phenomenon of today’s cooking: basic stuff made fancy by the sheer pretension of the modern palate. It’s like you want to be eating mac and cheese, but you’re not five, so you feel like you gotta kick it up a notch. I love the irony of it all, but I also love the result: fancy mac and cheese is bomb.

4. Mac and Cheese Pizza

Chances are, if you’re the type of person who likes mac and cheese, you’re also the type of person who likes pizza. I don’t want to generalize, but c’mon, let’s be real. So what would be better than combining the two? This type has bacon stuffed into the crust.

5. Orange and Black Mac and Cheese

Combine pop culture and mac and cheese. Watch Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley from Orange is the New Black make Dorito-and-Cheeto mac and cheese. This cooking duo calls itself Pasty (their characters Poussey + Taystee, playing off those “Tasty” recipe videos you see all over Facebook). “Them Doritos and them Cheetos make it wassup,” Samira says. Couldn’t have put it better myself.

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Jorge Rivera

June 3, 2016

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Donuts are the absolute best dessert ever! You can eat them anytime anywhere. Here are 5 of some of the tastiest donut recipes that you can try at home! Happy baking/frying!

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Jorge Rivera

April 22, 2016

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WARNING: DO NOT MAKE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ICE CREAM DESSERTS IF YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP UP A BEACH BODY FOR  SUMMER. As for the rest of us; its getting hot outside, lets eat some ice cream! Seriously is there a better treat to stay cool during the coming heat waves? We’ve collected a few of our favorite recipes to try out this summer…and fall and winter and spring and summer again.

1. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice-cream sandwiches, macaron ice-cream sandwiches. Don’t you wish they would just appear in front of you like magic? Well they won’t. But Byron Talbott can totally help you out with this great recipe for Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches. (more…)

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Kerry O'Donoghue

February 5, 2016

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Football fanatic or not, Super Bowl 50 has everyone excited this weekend!  Whether you love watching the Big Game for the football, the commercials, or the food, this Sunday is an exciting day for the nation.  Keep your energy up with delicious snack time food for game time.  On Super Bowl Sunday you will come across the usual game day spread of cheese dips, wings, and anything fried.  Keep food light and delicious with tasty finger food!  Looking for snack inspiration for the Big Game?  Check out these top recipes for crowd-pleasing snacks!

1. Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese Dip

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Kerry O'Donoghue

September 11, 2015

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You do not have to be a vegetarian to enjoy foods that are healthy for you!  You know that root vegetable on the label of your juice cleanse?  There is so much more you can do with it to take in the full effect of its nutrients and health benefits.  Beets are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detox properties.  Prepare beets in a combination of ways!  You can roast, boil, or sauté these sweet and earthy vegetables.  Here are five recipes that will turn the beet into your favorite vegetable!

 

1. Roasted Beet Salad

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Kerry O'Donoghue

July 31, 2015

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Planning a summer BBQ with friends?  Dust off the barbecue and ignite your palate with smoky summer flavors!  Leave your hamburgers and hotdogs aside for more eclectic fare that is sure to please and to impress your guests.  Load your grill with a variety of meat options from the air and the sea.  Enjoy the taste of summer with our favorite mouthwatering BBQ recipes.

 

1.     BBQ Ribs

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Kerry O'Donoghue

July 24, 2015

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Is your jam-packed morning routine preventing you from making a healthy on-the-go lunch?  Preparing your meals the night before can help you save on time and those pricey last minute restaurant orders. Eating the same meal day after day can get boring, which is why we venture out to the trendy café down the street.  Not sure what to eat for lunch?  Here are a few quick fixes to upgrade your lunch!

1. Green Goddess Sandwich

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Kerry O'Donoghue

July 3, 2015

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Kick off your 4th of July with a patriotic party!  Independence Day is one day away, but you still have time to prepare your holiday menu.  Celebrate the occasion with food that is red, white, and blue, but don’t forget to include some American favorites in your Independence Day feast.  When you spend the day loading up on cold beers and patriotic inspired cocktails a heavy meal is the last thing you need.  Finger food is the answer to your party planning woes.  Check out a few of our favorite small bite recipes for your 4th of July festivities!

 

1.  Patriotic Jell-O Cups

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Kerry O'Donoghue

June 19, 2015

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This Sunday fathers everywhere will be rejoicing!  Father’s Day is here and it is time to give back to your dear old dad.  Although some of us may agree that dads are one of the hardest people to find a gift for, dads appreciate the thought behind your gift.  Your love is what matters most!  He will value handmade gifts that show you took time to think about him.  Prepare your material list and get to work; Sunday will be here before you know it.  Need some inspiration? Check out these DIY Father’s Day gifts!

 

1.  DIY Wood Grain Flask

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