Holidays/Special Occasions

Six Ways to Eat Your Greens on Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! We love using this day as an excuse to be kind to the earth: maybe we’ll turn our composted scraps into something delicious; maybe we’ll pack our lunch in a reusable bang instead of a brown paper one; and we’ll definitely be eating as many greens as possible. Looking to incorporate some extra green into your diet today? Look no further.

 

Blend kale with traditional pesto ingredients for Pappardelle with Kale Pesto

 
 

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The 4 Best Restaurants to Get Matzo Balls

Matzo balls, the Passover staple made from ground, unleavened bread, are getting ever cheffier spins. Try to catch one near you!

 

At Philadelphia’s Sbraga, chef Kevin Sbraga fries his matzo balls, then adds house-made sauerkraut, Russian dressing and pickled apple.

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DIY Garden Easter Eggs

This Easter, transform your hard-boiled eggs into adorable fruit and veggie look-alikes. It’s easy with tips inspired by Amy Weir, the DIY maven behind the blog Delineate Your Dwelling.

 

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Green Eats for St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day (hello, Guinness pints!), let us help you plan the perfect menu. While we love a good Irish meal, we’re getting a little more color-oriented this year. We don’t just mean green Jell-o or frosted cupcakes: our green food is going au natural this year (spinach, matcha, asparagus, oh my!). Check out some of our favorite recipes below!

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Fiesta Fest Menu

Partygoers will be pumped to chip away at this spread

From the April issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine 

 

Cocktail: Classic Margaritas

 
 

Mocktail: Watermelon Agua Fresca

 
 

Food: Classic Nachos

 
 

Mexican Chopped Salad

 
 

Chorizo-and-Potato Taquitos

 
 

Dessert: Mexican Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes

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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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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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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