See where hit shows ranked on our list!TV shows have this amazing ability to stick with us. We always take away something from the screen, whether is it a kinship over a situation or a new inside joke with friends. TV moments are some of the defining moments of our culture, and most of those pivotal scenes take place in our characters' favorite food hangouts.
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This common ground is the venue the characters frequent the most, a place where their quirks and quips all come out on the table. What makes a place iconic varies from show type to type. A crime drama's restaurant could be a regular safe haven for a weary cop. A diner could be the place where characters go for comedic relief. It could even be the place where our protagonists go to meet their untimely death. Whatever the case, these places are what makes a show worth watching and, more importantly, makes us wish we could go there, too.
We asked readers to take our four-part survey to let us know what hangouts they
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See where hit shows ranked on our list!TV shows have this amazing ability to stick with us. We always take away something from the screen, whether is it a kinship over a situation or a new inside joke with friends. TV moments are some of the defining moments of our culture, and most of those pivotal scenes take place in our characters' favorite food hangouts.Read More »from 5 TV Hangout Spots We Wish Were Real
Faith GorksyWhat do you think of when you think of oats?Read More »from 5 Reasons You Should Eat More Oats
Do you think of that old man with long white hair from Quaker Oats smiling back at you as you enjoy your morning oatmeal? Do you think about them sprinkled in a cinnamon-flavored cookie with raisins? Stuck onto the crusts of your favorite whole-grain bread?
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Whether you think about them in the context of food or not, oats, scientifically known as Avena sativa, can be nutritious supplements to your diet because of their many health benefits. Considered a secondary crop, oats are a cereal grain grown for their seeds and are unique because they retain most of their nutrients despite being hulled.
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So, sure, you know they're a grain so they must be good for you, but do you know why?
Among their many nutritional components, oats contain soluble fibers made up of beta glucans, complex carbohydrates that play a major
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 3, 2013 9:42 AM EDT
flickr_kirstyhallAfter successfully making recycling an integrated part of city life, committed environmental groups in New York and around the world have now set their sights on composting as their next big project.Read More »from Why You Should Start Composting (And How to Do It)
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When food scraps are sent to landfills with other assorted trash items, they contribute to disposal costs and greenhouse gas emissions. When composted, however, this organic waste material can be naturally recycled and converted into a useful product that adds nutrients to the soil, and by doing this, composting acts as a natural fertilizer that is much safer for the environment than chemical fertilizers.
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People with an eye on their wallets should also consider that it is much cheaper to make your own compost than to buy soil fertilizer at the store. Store-bought fertilizer can set you back up to $200 each year, depending on your lawn or garden size. Wouldn't you rather save
Enjoy these tunes at your Labor Day Party!Sizzling grills, kids playing in the yard, the sound of a beer can popping open - these are the refreshing and welcoming sounds of a successful Labor Day. Though they are tough to compete with, we think that playing a few tunes at your last summer soirée will only enhance the feel good relaxing mood for the day. When composing a playlist for Labor Day, you should include a mix of celebration and summer send-off music that focuses on all of the hard work you've put in throughout the year.Read More »from The Perfect Labor Day Party Playlist
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Keeping every type of guest in mind, we've compiled a quick, easy summer playlist for you and your family to enjoy on your last day of summer freedom!
Labor Day Summer Playlist:
Rush, "Working Man"
Bruce Springsteen, "The Factory"
Johnny Paycheck, "Take This Job and Shove It"
Dolly Parton, "9 to 5"
Destiny's Child, "Survivor"
Dire Straits, "Money for Nothing"
The Bangles, "Manic Monday"
The Beatles, "Hard Day's Night"
Boston, "Peace of Mind"
Thinkstock_iStockphotoFrom breakfast rice porridge to rice burritos for lunch and chicken and rice for dinner, rice can be eaten at any meal - and there is even rice pudding for dessert. As a staple in diets around the world, rice is an important part of many cultural cuisines. With so many options for preparing rice, this versatile ingredient is far from commonplace.Read More »from 5 Easy and Delicious Rice Recipes
When using rice, the culinary possibilities are endless, and this week, we put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with tasty rice recipes that are anything but boring.
All of the recipes featured can be made at home for about $20 or less, excluding the cost of small amounts of basic ingredients such as butter, oil, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, and other dried herbs and spices.
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Rice and Black Bean Burger Recipe
This black bean burger is a delicious and hearty alternative for vegetarians.
Click here to see the recipe for the Rice and Black Bean Burger Recipe
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 2, 2013 12:27 PM EDT
Thinkstock/iStockphotoAs much as we hate to admit it, the kitchen can be a dangerous place. Hot surfaces, sharp objects, and slippery floors are all lurking in the shadows as you prepare a delicious and amazing meal. Each year, hundreds of people with a bloody hand and an empty stomach come through an emergency room's door because of kitchen-related injuries, and many of them can be life-threatening if the proper steps are not taken. No matter how careful you may think you are in the kitchen, there's always a risk of injury, so we caught up with a couple of medical professionals to learn about the most common ones and what you should know about them.Read More »from Common Kitchen Injuries and How to Prevent and Treat Them
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Beyond cuts and burns, there's a few other injuries that can happen in the kitchen that can be prevented as long as you're aware of them, says Dr. Geoffrey Renk of Charleston's Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Awareness is key when working in the kitchen, and along with that, he suggests taking cooking
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 2, 2013 12:20 PM EDT
We salute you, patriotic cakeShow your American pride off with a patriotic wedding cake. This one, baked by Whipped Bakeshop in Philadelphia, was for Ralph Archbold and Linda Wilde. The couple even portrayed Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross in Old City Philadelphia with Mayor Michael Nutter presiding over the wedding!Read More »from Have an All-American Wedding with a Patriotic Wedding Cake
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The top two tiers are chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and the bottom tier is vanilla buttermilk cake with lemon buttercream. White fondant with gingham ribbon trim and decorations made of layered paper are pinned to the cake for a real star-spangled feel.
Click here to see more amazing wedding cake ideas to find the perfect one for you
-Lauren Gordon, The Daily Meal
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If you're willing to take a bit of a hike during the game and search, certain NFL stadiums will have the local craft beer you're craving.Beer is to football as oxygen is to life, right? After all, a cold beer goes hand in hand with the tailgates, hot dogs, and body paint that make up the NFL season. With the kickoff of the NFL season just around the corner, we had to know: which stadium has the best craft beer selection?Read More »from The Best NFL Stadiums for Craft Beer
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Granted, it isn't so easy to find these elusive craft beers at the 32 stadiums across the country. In case you were unaware, big beer sort of has a lockdown on the NFL - and any other major league sport. (At least we get some amusing Budweiser commercials during the Super Bowl out of it.) So unless you're tailgating with a great craft beer in hand (we're particularly indebted to CraftBeer.com for giving us the most in-depth guide to the craft breweries nearby each stadium), you most likely have to suck it up and hand over the big bucks for a beer.
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But if you're willing to take a bit of a hike during the
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Sun, Sep 1, 2013 1:01 PM EDT
A unique travel cake of an adventurous couple.For the couple who is satisfied to only settle down in terms of their relationship, this travel cake may be an inspiration to you. Sweet as Sugar artfully designed this cake to make the tiers look like suitcases and adorned it with passports, planes, and bag tags. This is a fantastic cake for couples who've caught the travel bug or even for those who are planning a destination wedding. It's completely customizable, so you could even make this cake reflect your impending honeymoon destination!Read More »from Pack Your Bags: The Perfect Wedding Cake for the Traveling Couple
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-Lauren Gordon, The Daily Meal
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flickr/muyyumIt's all over menus - aioli this, aioli that. In the past few years, aioli started to become all the rage in restaurants and it's still holding its ground today. But what exactly is aioli? So few people actually know, but love it anyway because it has the same endearing traits of mayonnaise - it's silky, indulgent texture adds depth to any burger or vegetable. But despite their many similarities, aioli is something entirely different from mayo, and it's time to understand why.Read More »from What is Aioli and How Should I Use It?
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Traditionally, aioli is made by using a mortar and pestle, although today most people use a bowl and whisk to get it done. In addition to the three main ingredients, Dijon mustard and lemon juice often find their way into the elegant sauce as well. The first step of making aioli is to mix together the garlic, egg yolk, Dijon, and lemon juice, and then slowly drizzle in the oil until a smooth, thick substance forms. Arm strength is key when making aioli,