Italian Kits Make Perfect Gifts

  Everyone loves Italian food, and this simple dinner kit will go down a treat. Just add some good-quality pasta and a generous lump of Parmesan to finish off the ...

White Chocolate and Rosemary Truffles

  These rich and interesting truffles offer a delicate balance of white chocolate with aromatic rosemary. I find that the rosemary tempers the sweetness of the white chocolate so it ...

Hokey Pokey Candy

  This recipe brings out the child in me: I still love watching the mixture fizz and bubble—volcano-like—as the baking soda reacts with the hot sugar syrup to make this ...


Crunchy French Toast

  This is basically the fried-chicken equivalent of French toast. I like ...

PB&J Chocolate Bars

  These bars are inspired by a favorite childhood snack: peanut butter ...

Homemade Twix Bars

  From the author of Treat Yourself:  The Twix was my go-to ...

Spaghetti Homard – Lobster

  We take this name from an old Iron Chef episode when ...

The New York Style Hot Dog

  Place of Origin: New York City / Other Names: Dirty Water ...

Royal Caesar

  This recipe was created in 2011 in honour of the royal ...

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Candy Penguins

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

  Chicken tikka masala has become an international phenomenon served in Indian restaurants all over the world; it’s so beloved in England that it’s sometimes referred to as the national dish! The original recipe, known as butter chicken, came from one of the first tandoori restaurants in Delhi, Moti Mahal. Tandoori chicken pieces were added [...]

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The Blackberry Fence Hopper

  The flavors of this cocktail bring us back to childhood memories of bramble scratches, sunburns, and furious neighbors yelling about us stealing berries from their yard. Minus the vodka of course . . . The Particulars (makes 2 drinks) 2 shots vodka 1 shot fresh lemon juice 1 shot wildflower honey 8 fresh blackberries [...]

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Five-Spice BBQ Pulled Pork

  Once the pork is in the slow cooker, you’re free for a good eleven hours while it simmers away into succulent, fork-tender shreds. The side of slaw adds more crunch and zing. This is a dinner we like to serve when we’re all home; it’s a family favorite. Serves 6 2 cups chicken stock [...]

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Hanoi Grilled Chicken

From the Author of The Banh Mi Handbook: Brilliant foods are often simple foods. I had this tangy-salty grilled chicken at a Hanoi cafe in 2003 and was struck by its bright flavor.  So much so that I replicated it upon returning to the States. It’s great with rice but is perfectly at home stuffed [...]

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Julia, Child by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Julia Child and Julia, Child Giveaway!

  Julia Child has inspired so many professional chefs and amateur home cooks alike. It’s no wonder that she’s the inspiration behind a delightful new picture book called Julia, Child written by Kyo Maclear and illustrated beautifully by Julie Morstad. To celebrate the release of Julia, Child we wanted to giveaway a great Julia Child [...]

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Creamsicle Smoothie

  All that’s missing from this is a little wooden stick. This smoothie is so sweet and yummy it should probably be in the dessert section of this book. And it’s always a hit with kids. Before You Begin: Prepare the Almond Milk Almond Milk This is the most basic ingredient you’ll need for great [...]

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Blonde Macaroons

  These are incredibly easy to make and are amazing when dipped in Chocolate. Eating them straight out of the dehydrator is the raw version of eating cookies straight out of the oven . . . Betcha can’t eat just one! Print Blonde Macaroons Yield: 12 macaroons Ingredients3/4 cup cashews, not soaked 1 1/2 cups [...]

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Caesar Fresa

Caesar Fresa: The perfect summer Caesar recipe!

  With the classic salsa elements of cilantro, onion, and lime, you’ve almost got a glass of pico de gallo with this Caesar recipe! I continued with the Mexican vibe by adding a tequila base. The idea for this recipe came from a strawberry salsa, and the strawberries here add a sweet but tart hit, [...]

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5 Father’s Day Cookbook Recommendations

  Father’s Day is upon us and if you’re tired of getting Dad socks and ties, we’re here to help. We’ve created a list of cookbooks that are sure to have Dad’s eyes light up with inspiration on June 15th. 1. Beerology by Mirella Amato — Broken down into fun, easy-to-read chapters, Beerology starts with [...]

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