Hélène DujardinOh yeah, check out the glaze on that one. It's finger-lickin' good. And what about the juicy, tender meat on that one? To die for. We're talking about ribs here, the staple of any backyard summer barbecue worth remembering.
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Sure, burgers and hot dogs are great, and we have nothing against folks who just want to throw a quick, casual afternoon party on the weekend; burgers and franks are great for that. And there's certainly an art and technique to them.
But if you really want to impress the neighbors, you have to have some ribs. There's a primal appeal to eating meat straight off the bone, and a perfectly cooked rack of ribs certainly satisfies that craving. Sure, it's a lot of work. And sure, it can get pretty pricey. But it's worth every minute and every penny.
Championship Glazed Ribs Recipe
These juicy, succulent St. Louis-style spareribs get great flavor from a dry rub that's also delicious on chicken, fish, and vegetables. They're perfect for
Hélène DujardinOh yeah, check out the glaze on that one. It's finger-lickin' good. And what about the juicy, tender meat on that one? To die for. We're talking about ribs here, the staple of any backyard summer barbecue worth remembering.Read More »from Mouthwatering Rib Recipes
This traditional English dessert layers a delicious chocolate chip cake, sweet ripe berries, creamy vanilla custard and decadent whipped cream into a truly unforgettable treat.
Don't forget to try our other Downton Abbey inspired recipe, a tea-infused cocktail!
Downton Abbey Trifle
For this dessert, you will need to prepare ingredients for a few different layers:
2 ½ cup vanilla soy milk (or regular milk)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pinch of ground vanilla beans (optional)
1 box of vanilla cake mix (and all necessary ingredients)
chocolate chips (optional)
3 cups of strawberries, diced
1 banana, sliced
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 trifle dish, or any other dish resembling one...
First you will need to bake your cakes. Select two 8" pans. Follow the directions on the box of your favorite cakeRead More »from Downton Abbey Crawley Family Trifle
With this Downton Abbey inspired craft, learn how to turn your favorite vintage teacups into a homemade gift for your family and friends.
Vintage Teacup Candles
Teacups (vintage or new)
Double stick tape
Glass measuring cup
Pot or pan for double boiler
Small votive candles, new or recycled
Wooden skewers for stirring and poking holes
Pick a teacup. Use one you have at home, or find one at your local thrift shop. Use double stick tape to fasten the sustainer and wick to the bottom of your teacup. Next, use a glass measuring cup to make a homemade double boiler on the stovetop.
Melt down small votives or recycled candles you have at home. Just make sure not to mix different types of wax! When the wax has all melted, pour it into your teacup until the cup is 2/3 full. Once this first layer of wax has dried, poke holes around the wick. This way, when you finish pouring the wax into your teacup,Read More »from Mrs. Hughes' Teacup Candles
Transform your everyday afternoon tea into an unforgettable evening cocktail. This tangy beverage combines tea-infused gin with a few simple ingredients to make a sophisticated drink you will be proud to serve to your friends. And, it's named after one of our very favorite Downton Abbey characters. Here's to you, Edith!
Lady Edith High Tea Cocktail
6 oz fresh lemon juice
3 oz simple syrup
6 oz Beefeater Gin
3 oz Lillet Aperitif Wine
2 tablespoons Afternoon Darjeeling Tea
In a cup, combine the loose leaf tea and the gin. Allow the mixture to steep for 30 minutes. Strain the gin and place in a shaker with the lemon, simple syrup (1 part water to 1 part sugar), Lillet and ice. Shake well and pour into your glasses. If you are feeling fancy, feel free to give the glass a sugar rim. Top off with a bit of club soda, and serve.
Serves 6Read More »from Lady Edith High Tea Cocktail
UP Design When naming a business, most people believe that the name should say it all. In the case of some food trucks, though, we sincerely hope that these names don't.Read More »from 4 Outrageous Food Truck Names
You may have seen that we recently compiled our 2013 list of the 101 Best Food Trucks in America. We considered more than 400 trucks from across the country; some were ultimately notable for their menus or popularity, and others stayed on our radar thanks - for better or worse - to their chosen name or slogan.
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Not to say that these qualities are mutually exclusive, though; trucks with crude, unpleasant, and/or too "punny" names still made our final cut (see Slap Yo Mama) based upon our evaluation criteria of popularity, critical review, and originality. However, we can't say that their questionable names helped to boost their ranking.
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Don't think we're being priggish here - we get that it's all about catching
Try this grilled spicy sauce on your next burger! You won't be disappointed.
Grilled Spicy Sauce For Burgers
Special Equipment: Small food processor or blender
½ cup Mayo
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. smoked paprika
1 lemon, halved
1 red jalapeno, halved
Preheat grill to medium high heat. Clean and oil grates.
On the heated grill place the lemon halves cut side down and grill for 5-7 minutes or until charred. Grill the cut jalapeno for 4-5 minutes or until softened and charred as well. Remove from heat.
In a food processor or blender combine the mayo, salt, pepper, paprika, juice from one half of the lemon and the jalapeno. Blend until smooth and combined. Check for seasoning adding more grilled lemon juice if needed.
Pour into a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes for flavors to meld.
Perfect on Megan's Grilled Burgers.Read More »from Spicy Grilled Burger Sauce
A great way to cool down.Some friends of ours have blackberry bushes that have been going crazy this summer. They invited us over a couple of weeks ago to pick as many as we wanted, and my toddler loved it (her hands were completely purple by the end). We came home with several pounds of blackberries and after I made a big batch of jam, we still had enough left to make this amazing ice cream. It looks like sorbet, but it definitely has the deep, rich flavor of ice cream. You could certainly swap out the blackberries for raspberries.Read More »from You Can Have Your Fruit and Eat Ice Cream, Too!
Blackberry and Cream Cheese Ice Cream
3 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 3/4 cups whole milk
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon vanilla
An ice cream mixer for freezing
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1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the berries until liquid escapes and they are very soft. Carefully transfer to
flickr.comEveryone loves a Fourth of July party, and everyone loves brunch. So this year, why not combine the two favorites and break away from the average July 4 BBQ by hosting a Fourth of July brunch party instead?Read More »from Throw a Fourth of July Brunch Party
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Not only will you now have more time to attend other late-afternoon parties throughout the neighborhood, but you will also relieve your fellow entertainer friends from having to prepare a decadent and festive breakfast along with their other hosting chores.
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The festive brunch recipe opportunities are endless! With so many delicious berries showcasing with our nation's colors, show off your creativity with waffles, pancakes, pastries, parfaits, muffins, and so much more. For recipe ideas that will be finished before you can say "Happy Independence Day," check out our 10 Brunch Dishes Made in 10 Minutes or Less. And it doesn't stop there - for July 4 brunch cocktail inspiration, check out our
Flickr/Ezra.WolfIt's common knowledge that poppy seeds birth opium, the drug, but most people will know that a poppy seed lemon pound cake is not a drug by itself.Read More »from Woman Loses Child Thanks to Poppy Seed Bagel
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Unfortunately, a hospital couldn't tell the difference.
Lawrence County's child welfare agency and Jameson Hospital have paid $143,500 to settle a lawsuit filed on behalf of a Pennsylvania mother who claims that the her baby was seized after she failed a drug test, all thanks to a poppy seed bagel.
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AP reports that in April 2010, Elizabeth Mort's three-day-old daughter was seized after Mort tested positive for opiates. Mort claims the hospital never informed her that she failed the drug test, and she was never asked if she had eaten anything that may have affected the test results.
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Of course the hospital returned her daughter after local officials ruled
Stars, stripes, and sweets!It's time to celebrate America! Simple vanilla cupcakes with chocolate candies can make a fun decorating activity -- and a delicious dessert!Read More »from Sweet Freedom! Make Last-Minute July 4th Cupcakes
Your favorite cupcake recipe
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1. I made some simple vanilla cupcakes, bought some frosting and red, white, and blue chocolate candies, and went to town decorating.
2. Arrange the candies onto the frosting of your cupcakes however you like! Alternate the colors, try to create stripes - the only limit is your imagination! What's great about these cupcakes is your kids can help too, and they're not too messy!
- By Jillian Tohber Leslie
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