Whip out the larger bird next time you go to make beer-can chicken. So you've mastered a perfectly roasted turkey. You've purchased the best roasting pan and have found your favorite baster; you've narrowed down what kinds of brine you'll use and how you'll make your gravy. Last year you may have even succeeded at a different kind of turkey, such as a deep-fried turkey or a bacon-wrapped turkey. But have you tried turkey on the grill, as in, beer-can turkey?
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Beer-can chicken is such a popular dish to prepare on the backyard barbecue that there's even an entire cookbook dedicated to variations of the fairly simple recipe. The beauty of the recipe is that a partial can of beer, shoved up a chicken's, uh, well, cavity, takes a boring bird to an extraordinary one. When the beer begins to steam from the heat of the grill, it starts a constant basting process for the poultry from the inside out, guaranteeing a moist bird, every time.
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Whip out the larger bird next time you go to make beer-can chicken. So you've mastered a perfectly roasted turkey. You've purchased the best roasting pan and have found your favorite baster; you've narrowed down what kinds of brine you'll use and how you'll make your gravy. Last year you may have even succeeded at a different kind of turkey, such as a deep-fried turkey or a bacon-wrapped turkey. But have you tried turkey on the grill, as in, beer-can turkey?Read More »from Beer-Can Turkey: Not Only for Thanksgiving
Terroir is a term that can be applied to your coffee, too.Sure, when it's early in the morning, the last thing you're really thinking about is where your coffee comes from - you just need it. Now. But let the caffeine work its magic, and you might find yourself wondering - where exactly does your coffee come from?Read More »from Where Exactly Does My Coffee Come From?
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Sure enough, the next time you're at the grocery store or coffee shop perusing the endless amount of coffee bags, you may be wondering exactly what difference it makes where your coffee comes from. Kenya or Ethiopia? Brazil or Colombia? Sumatra? Jamaica Blue Mountain? (Are those not vacation destinations that make us wish to be heading out of the country?) The question is, how do a few thousand miles change how your coffee tastes from the ground to the cup?
As we've discovered with both wine, and water (seriously, don't take our word for it), terroir is a term that can be applied to your coffee, too. Just as soil, climate, and weather conditions play a big part in a wine's composition, the
Making your wraps at home will allow you to exercise your own creative juices and also to make healthier choices.For anyone who's in a hurry, wraps are an ideal way to take along a complete meal in a neat, compact package, wherever they may be going. Sure, it's easy enough to pop into the local corner deli and buy a wrap, but making your own at home will allow you to exercise your own creative juices and also to make healthier choices.Read More »from 5 Quick and Easy Wrap Recipes
For example, the notion of a made-to-order wrap sounds like a good idea, but placing control of exactly how much of each ingredient goes into your meal into the hands of another human being always carries some risk. How many times have their notions of "light on sauce," "light on cheese," or "easy on the mayo" not coincided with yours? As the half-cup of any of the aforementioned elements is slathered onto your wrap, once again, with a resigned sigh, you roll your eyes and pay the price of convenience.
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It doesn't have to be that way, though. Even guilty pleasures like chicken Caesar wraps can remain
- The Daily Meal | In The Pantry – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 12:47 PM EDT
Making meals with whatever you have on hand just got easier — thanks to cereal.How many times have you searched through the pantry only to find that you have little more than the basics, which includes, of course, a box of cereal? Well, with a little ingenuity and thinking outside of the "cereal" box, you can make a variety of recipes from appetizers to desserts using the breakfast staple. So, whether you are a well-seasoned kitchen MacGyver or a home cook in training, making meals with whatever you have on hand just got easier - thanks to cereal.Read More »from Beyond Breakfast: 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make with Cereal
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Breakfast cereal isn't just served with a splash of cold milk and a sprinkling of fruit anymore. In fact, cereals can be used in many recipes that call for breadcrumbs. For example, when coating chicken, much like breadcrumbs, cereal holds the moisture inside of the meat and adds a crunchy texture to the outside. Also, cereal acts like breadcrumbs when binding food together like in burgers or meatballs. It can also be used as a crunchy topping in desserts instead of cookies
Eat well and enjoy it too!Just because you can't eat gluten doesn't mean that quinoa and brown rice have to be staples at every meal - they can get old, fast. In fact, there are plenty of fantastic options for those who are gluten-sensitive or have Celiac disease, but sometimes it can be exhausting searching the web for delicious new recipes to make. So we decided to do the work for you.Read More »from 5 Awesome Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Dishes
Inspired by recipes from Robert Landolphi's book, Quick-Fix Gluten Free, we pulled together a variety of dishes that can be made easily during the work week rush, so that you can eat well and enjoy it too.
Pan-Fried Scallops with Horseradish Cream and Winter Greens
No dipping in panko breadcrumbs for these scallops. Try substituting kale or Swiss chard for the greens used in the recipe.
Click here to see the Pan-Fried Scallops with Horseradish Cream and Winter Greens recipe
Frittata Del Giorno
A frittata is one of my easy, go-to meals. As long as I have eggs, vegetables, and cheese, I know I can make one. They make for a
Pastry Chik Custom CakesExquisite detail and adorable mice, what more could you want from a cake?This multi-tiered ode to wine lovers everywhere from Pastry Chik Custom Cakes is unbelievably sculpted and made with an insane attention to detail. The wine bottle was constructed with sugar and there is modeling chocolate on an entire cake layer.Read More »from Drink it In: A Wedding Cake for Wine Lovers
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Complete with a caviar detail and a personalized the Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel with the couple's wedding date, this beautiful cake was perfect for a vineyard wedding. Plus, who could resist the opportunity to have adorable bride and groom mice for untraditional wedding cake-toppers?
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-Lauren Gordon, The Daily Meal
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:22 AM EDT
Start using food to your advantage when dieting.While trying to lose weight is often a reason not to eat food, what if we told you that eating certain types of food can help you lose weight, too?Read More »from Eat Smart: 5 Foods that Actually Help You Burn Fat
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Most people view food as the enemy when they're dieting, always thinking of the weight they might gain because of a food's high calorie count or the amount of fat it has, but dieting doesn't always have to be about abstinence. Rather than just avoiding certain foods because of their high fat content, it's important to consider some foods because of their proactive qualities or because of how they can affect your body in positive ways when it comes to dieting.
Dr. Sue Decotiis, M.D., a medical weight-loss specialist based out of New York City, works with her patients to outline what foods can help them lose weight, rather than what foods they should avoid. Decotiis has helped hundreds of patients shed excess pounds and keep them off by providing them with meal plans made
These are quick, easy, and tasty recipes that will even leave you with some dough.Sometimes, curling up with a big bowl of pasta, a nice glass of wine, and some mindless TV show is the best way to kick back and relax at the end of a long hard day. But most people don't order takeout pasta - spending a lot of money on pasta is usually reserved for dates and meals out (unless, that is, you don't mind getting trays of pasta from Buca di Beppo or your local pizza joint.) However, pasta can always be made at home. What? More toil at the end of the day? Hardly. Never mind looking for the recipes - we've taken the guesswork out of the equation. These are quick, easy, and tasty recipes that will even leave some dough for a nice bottle of pinot.Read More »from Dinner Tonight: 6 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes
Cooking dinner can indeed be a relaxing experience. It's made all the more so by the huge influx of carbs. Time for bed!
Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus and Pancetta Recipe
This simple spaghetti dish is just as good without pancetta. For vegetarians, add more asparagus and try topping the dish with a poached egg and shaved
Craft beer is about unbridled experimentation and stand-out-in-the-crowd personality.The craft beer industry is serious about making good beer. But save for that all-important and unwavering goal, it's doubtful that the word "serious" would find its way onto the industry's would-be "About Me" page.Read More »from The Most Ridiculous Beer Names Ever
Craft beer is about unbridled experimentation and stand-out-in-the-crowd personality. The suds themselves make that abundantly clear - just consider the creative reimaginings of Belgian-style brews, bold session sippers, and IPAs of all colors and varying degrees of mouth-puckering bitterness stocking today's shelves. And the originality is also apparent in the colorful, clever, and sometimes cartoonish labels that transform your local store's beer aisle into a veritable art gallery.
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But perhaps the best display of the industry's sense of humor and edge - or at the very least, the most amusing - can be found in the names some brewers have chosen to give their creations. Ranging from cheeky and borderline inappropriate to clever turns
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 9, 2013 1:46 PM EDT
Bison meat is 100 percent natural. While bison consumption pales in comparison to beef's, it's taking a stand and making its presence known. Whether it's chefs like Marc Forgione grilling up bison at the Taste of Tribeca event in New York City or home cooks feeding their kids all-natural bison sausages instead of mystery meat hot dogs, bison is increasing in popularity. Why? Because it's lean, healthy, and has no antibiotics or artificial hormones added to it. In fact, bison can easily be substituted for beef, chicken, or turkey without sacrificing taste - simply cutting back on calories, fat, and cholesterol.Read More »from A Healthier Meat? Why You Should Start Eating Bison
To learn more about cooking with bison and what makes it so healthy, we turned to chef Forrest Waldo who has been with High Plains Bison since the start of the company seven years ago. Check out what he has to say and the delicious bison recipes listed below.
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Why do you think Bison is becoming a more popular meat these days?
I think there are two reasons: one, there's the