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PB&J Chocolate Bars

  These bars are inspired by a favorite childhood snack: peanut butter and jelly on saltine crackers. Print PB&J Chocolate Bars Prep Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 55 minutes Yield: Makes 36 Bars IngredientsFOR THE CRUMB BASE 1 stick unsalted butter ¹/³ cup granulated sugar ¹/³ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 large egg, beaten 1 sleeve [...]

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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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Key Lime Pie

  This is the classic, staple dessert of Florida. There is only one way to make it and this is it. Print Key Lime Pie Serving Size: Serves 8–10 Ingredients1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ cup granulated sugar ½ cup butter, melted 6 egg yolks Two 300 ml cans sweetened condensed milk (2 ½ [...]

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4 Types of Food Trends

  David Sax’s uncovers the world of food trends in his new book The Tastemakers: Where they come from, how they grow, and where they end up. Check out this handy infographic below sharing some fun facts from his new book, which goes on sale May 27, 2014.   The Tastemakers: Why Some Food Trends [...]

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Crispy Shrimp Cakes with 900 Island Sauce

  This recipe is an adaptation of the one my mentor, Melissa Kelly, made at the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company Inn in upstate New York back in the 1990s. It’s always a crowd-pleaser, especially with the 900 Island Sauce (like the ubiquitous Thousand Island dressing but without the sweet relish). The shrimp cakes can be [...]

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Killer Fish Tacos with Fresh Fruit Salsa

  I’ve always adjusted this recipe according to what fish is readily available. In New York I used snapper, and in Texas I used bass. Here in BC, salmon and halibut have become my all-time favorites. This recipe was featured in The Best American Recipes 2000, edited by Fran McCullough and Suzanne Hamlin, and in [...]

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A Bigger Prize: How We Can Do Better Than the Competition

  Tiger mothers stand by with tutors to make sure schoolchildren keep pace. At college, deepening debt is the only way to stay ahead. In the world of work, bond traders and derivatives sellers push ever-riskier products onto unsuspecting customers, themselves eager to pay for a lifestyle that demonstrates how well they’re doing. How did [...]

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Crepe-Paper Bunnies

Easter Crafts: Crepe-Paper Bunnies

  Need party favors for a spring fling or some Easter crafts to keep little ones busy? Hop to it! These round little rabbits are made of tightly wound crepe-paper strips; as guests unwind them, they’ll find surprises—such as tiny toys and candies—hidden inside.   SUPPLIES: Crepe-Paper Bunnies templates (click here) Scissors Crepe paper (sold [...]

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The Big Nine Rules for Living a Longer, Happier Life from What Makes Olga Run?

  Olga Kotelko is most certainly a genetic outlier, one of those rare, blessed people whose bodies resist the degradations of age. More remarkably, she’s not alone; there are men and women all over the world competing at ages at which most of us will be lucky even to be alive. Here amazing story is [...]

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