Thinkstock/iStockphotoWe're always looking for ways to eat healthier, and our summer barbecue menu is no exception. Whether it's choosing low-fat cuts of meat or substituting certain ingredients with healthier options, there are ways to make grilling better for you. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean it will always taste better, too.
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Thankfully, we've found a way that not only makes our grilling healthier, but helps it in the taste department as well, and it all comes down to one particular breakfast staple: orange juice.
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Orange juice is a great choice to incorporate into your grilling when you're looking to make it more nutritious, but don't necessarily want to do away with the flavor. Just one serving of orange juice provides a healthy punch of much-needed nutrients such as potassium, folate, and of course, vitamin C. By adding orange juice to your marinades and sauces, it's an easy
Thinkstock/iStockphotoWe're always looking for ways to eat healthier, and our summer barbecue menu is no exception. Whether it's choosing low-fat cuts of meat or substituting certain ingredients with healthier options, there are ways to make grilling better for you. Unfortunately, that doesn't necessarily mean it will always taste better, too.Read More »from How to Get Vitamin C While Barbecuing
FlickrOh, sweet summer nights. A perfect time for gathering around the fire with good friends…and also a perfect time to chow down on the perfect combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker. Honestly, is there a more heavenly combo? We already know that people (or sane people, anyway) adore s'mores, so why not mix it up a bit and add some sweet creativity next time you gather around the fire pit? Here are five ideas for how you can a s'more fun to your s'mores:Read More »from Five Ways to Enhance Your S’mores
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1. Flavor your marshmallows: whether you pick some up at your local market or make them at home, throwing in a flavoredmarshmallow, such as raspberry, chocolate (you can never have too much chocolate, right?), or caramel, adds a sweet surprise no one can resist.
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2. Swap out your basic Hershey's: why not throw in another flavor or texture instead? A cookie's and cream bar, an almond-filled bar, peanut butter- the opportunities are endless.
Courtesy of The GageFrom San Francisco to New York, bartenders are redefining just the basic tenets of the mint julep. But that doesn't mean you should ignore the standard Derby Day drink; thanks to the good people at Maker's Mark, we show you how to make the perfect mint julep for your party with a foolproof recipe.Read More »from Drink Recipes You've Never Heard Of
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Like any cocktail, there are tricks to doing the mint julep just right - and it's not always as easy to master. Some easy tips to remember when mixing a mint julep: use a strong bourbon (90-proof or higher), don't overmuddle your mint to capture the full aromas, and, if using the standard crushed ice, hand-crush it yourself and try to drain the excess water, as to not dilute the drink. If you're using a pre-chilled julep glass, David Wondrich notes, a wet ice won't do.
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For real Disney lovers, Main Street U.S.A., the gateway to the Orlando park and a nostalgic evocation of small-town America, is the heart of the Magic Kingdom. Some parents might delight at the idea of their favorite lattes and cappuccinos being available beginning of a long day of rides and attractions with the kids, but others, but others are balking at the fact a Starbucks has taken over the Main Street Bakery, a popular institution along the strip.
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Despite a petition on Change.org and lawsuit against both Disney and Starbucks seeing to ban the corporate coffee giant from converting the eatery, famous for its freshly made cinnamon rolls, the chain had a soft opening last weekend.
"I used to work for Starbucks and I love coffee but seriously Walt Disney World is a place of DREAMS not NAME BRANDS!!! KEEP DISNEY WORLD A DREAM NOT A SELLOUT!!!" was one comment on the petition.
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Le Parker MeridienBrunch is one of America's guiltiest pleasures. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends, people spend their time piling into restaurants and waiting in line to indulge in over-the-top cocktails and overly filling entrées. With an abundance of booze and a variety of eclectic dishes, brunch can be the staple that holds our Sunday mornings together or the boozy party that makes our Saturdays worth it.Read More »from Is This America's Most Outrageous Brunch Dish?
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We looked for brunch dishes at time honored stalwarts as well as up and comers in 15 cities across the country to find the biggest, baddest, craziest brunch dishes around.
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To be selected, each dish had to be a unique version of a traditional brunch dish, or a completely new brunch invention unto itself.
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Our selection for America's most outrageous brunch is:
Foie Gras Brioche French Toast - Norma's, New York City
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Jackie NewgentSummer is cause for many celebrations: School's out, the weather is fine, and most importantly, the cooking is easy. With all the grilling and outdoor barbecues along with fresh produce like berries, tomatoes, and corn, summer is always a cook's favorite time of the year and one when we relish in using our culinary skills to the max.Read More »from Delicious and Easy Pasta Recipes
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Creamy Tomato & Avocado Squash Pasta Recipe
Comfort food isn't just for wintertime. So here's some summer comfort for you. Your family and friends will feel they're getting treated like royalty when served this pasta recipe. That's because this isn't just any pasta dish. It's decadent from a just-right amount of cream. And the stewed heirloom tomatoes and avocado squash truly make it extra special. Avocado squash is lime-green-colored summer squash that's named after its shape... an avocado, of course. If you're unable to find this unique squash, zucchini is a delicious option. This pasta
Flickr/rob_rob2001Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pinpointed bread as the largest contributor of salt to America's diet, but a new study finds that ordinary dinner rolls aren't to be blamed. Instead, blame pizza.Read More »from What's Causing Rising Salt Intake?
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Studies from researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle found that pizza was the leading source of sodium for 6 to 11 year olds, contributing 8.3 percent of intake. For teenagers 12 to 19 years old, pizza accounted for 10.3 percent of their sodium intake, while for adults 20 to 50, pizza accounted for 6.4 percent of sodium intake.
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The next highest source of sodium? Yeast breads, followed by pasta and pasta dishes, and chicken dishes, the study found.
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In terms of location, however, the study found that most of America's salt comes from food purchased in stores, whether they're raw ingredients or pre-prepared foods from grocery
Flickr/ Jordan JohnsonAre you a wine connoisseur looking for love? Signing up for VineaLove may bring you one step further to finding your perfect match.Read More »from Dating Site for Wine Lovers Launches
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VineaLove launched Sunday, claiming the title of "the first international dating website and social networking for wine lovers." Former wine journalist Françoise Pauly founded the site after deciding wine lovers needed a venue to bond over their passion with others and potentially find love. Once fully launched by the end of the summer, the site will host different services like sending a potential date a glass of wine, networking with wine shops and wine bars, and organizing tasting events. There is also a forum and blog where people can get advice about pairings for food and give suggestions for places to grab a glass when traveling.
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For perfect ribs, all you need is salt, pepper, garlic, and sugar.
From 20-ingredient dry rubs to carefully guarded sauces, if there's one category of cooking that's shrouded in mystery and riddled with "secret" recipes more than any other, it's barbecue. That's not a bad thing, but it can make cooking ribs pretty intimidating if you weren't lucky enough to have a granddad whisper his secret rib seasoning in your ear. We're here to tell you that the only ingredients you need for perfectly moist, meaty ribs are salt, pepper, garlic powder, and brown sugar.
Now, what you do with these 4 ingredients matters -- don't just sprinkle them over the ribs willy-nilly. There should be twice as much salt as pepper, garlic, and sugar. The amount of salt keeps the ribs moist while cooking, and balances the heat from the pepper and the sweetness from the sugar. If you just want to make enough rub for the recipe below (itRead More »from The Simplest and Best Baby Back Ribs
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