Food

The Perfect Oscars Party Menu

With the 87th Oscars coming up this Sunday, you should start thinking about what to serve for your party. The best way to entertain for any TV-watching party is with small bites, so your guests can keep their eyes on the screen and not on their fork and knife. So let them dip, much and snack their way through, from the red carpet pre-show to the closing credits. With food this good, they won’t even wish they were there!

 

Blue Cheese & Fig Cheese Ball

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Presidential Food Favorites

Happy Presidents’ Day! Whether you’re enjoying a long weekend or not, there’s always time to honor our past Commanders in Chief, and what easier a way than by cooking up some of their favorite meals? From sea to shining sea, check out some of our previous presidents’ favorite foods.

 

Given his New England background, John F. Kennedy loved a bowl of Clam Chowder

New and Improved England Clam Chowder

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A Breakfast-for-Dinner Weeknight Meal Planner

February is National Hot Breakfast Month, so how are we celebrating? By eating breakfast for dinner, of course! There’s no better feeling than coming in from the cold after a long day and sitting down to a warm, hearty and comforting meal that reminds us of the weekend. So enjoy these breakfast classic this week for dinner. By the time the weekend comes, you’ll feel like you’ve been relaxing all week!
 

Monday, February 16

Broccoli Rabe Frittata with Fennel Salad

 
 

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No V-Day Date? No Problem!

If you’re not spending the weekend snuggling up to your sweetie, have no fear: have a party! Whether you’re aiming for ladies’ night in or a single and mingle night, there’s no better time than Valentine’s Day to gather with friends and eat like you mean it. These dishes are fun, festive and easy to share at a party. Plus, the Tex-Mex theme reminds us of warmer days amid this arctic winter.

 

Pass Chilled Avocado Soup Shots to initiate the party mood

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Menu

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get cozy in the kitchen with your sweetheart. With that in mind, we’ve picked out a delicious menu of recipes that feed two—because really, what are you going to do with a whole pot roast or 18 cupcakes? So grab your matching aprons and that bottle of bubbly and get cooking!

Start with a light and fresh Escarole Salad. It comes together in just minutes.

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A Finger Lickin’ Good Weeknight Meal Planner

Wednesday is National White Shirt Day, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned about a white shirt, it’s bound to get dirty. But some dishes are worth the mess. This week, we’re giving you not one, but five delicious weeknight meals that may be a little saucy or sticky, but are totally worth the dry-cleaning bill.

Monday, February 9th

Farro Spaghetti with Buttery Tomato Sauce & Farm Spinach

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The Best, Coolest and Whackiest Things to Dip in Chocolate

What’s the best way to get crazy cooking ideas? Conduct a Facebook poll! We asked what you love to dip in chocolate, and the results run the gamut from classic to kooky. Here are some of our faves, perfect for Valentine’s Day (or any day!):

 

 Salty Snacks

From chips to pretzels to buttermilk biscuits, you can’t get enough of the salty-sweet combination.

Fruity Things

Traditionalists love bananas and berries, while modernists like figs and candied ginger.

Other Desserts!

Cinnamon rolls, cake and fortune cookies, oh my! Make your desserts even dessert-ier with a nice chocolate dip.

Candy

Give chewy Swedish fish or crunchy candy canes a nice chocolatey alter ego.

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Happy National Snack Food Month!

As if we haven’t gotten our fix of snacks yet (we’re looking at you, Super Bowl Sunday), we’re celebrating our favorite in-between-meal for the next 25 days. What we love most about snacks is how versatile they are: they can be sweet, salty, a combination of both, a light meal, a rich and indulgent treat, crunchy, chewy–and even liquid. So in the name of diversity, here are some of our favorite not-your-average snacks. Happy February!

 

Spice up snack time with Turkish Trail Mix

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A Heart-Healthy Weeknight Meal Planner

February is American Heart Month, and there’s no better way to maintain a clean bill of health than through your diet! This week, do something nice for your heart—and your stomach!—with five mouth-watering, wholesome meals. After all, food that taste good can be good for you, too.

Monday, February 2nd

Three Bean Chili

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Seahawks vs. Patriots? Let Your Taste Buds Decide!

Sometimes it’s hard to decide who to root for—especially if your players didn’t make it all the way to the Superbowl. So why not choose your team based (sorta) on how it tastes?  Once you check out these regional dishes from Seahawks and Patriots turf, picking sides may become a whole lot easier.

 

For the Seattle Seahawks: Smoky Salmon Bake

For the New England Patriots: New and Improved England Clam Chowder

You tell us: Which dish scores a taste bud touchdown? Post in the comments below!

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