Piña Colada cocktailThe Piña Colada is a classic tropical cocktail with rum, pineapple and coconut milk. This classic recipe will transport you to paradise. In honor of National Piña Colada Day this Wednesday, here's our simple recipe. Getting caught in the rain is not required.
1.5 oz Light or gold rum
2 oz Coconut milk
2 oz Pineapple juice
Garnish: Cherry and pineapple wedge
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a Hurricane glass. (You may also blend all the ingredients with crushed ice instead.) Garnish with a cherry and a pineapple wedge.
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Piña Colada cocktailThe Piña Colada is a classic tropical cocktail with rum, pineapple and coconut milk. This classic recipe will transport you to paradise. In honor of National Piña Colada Day this Wednesday, here's our simple recipe. Getting caught in the rain is not required.Read More »from Piña Colada Recipe
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There are several good reasons why you may not want to start off your day by cracking open an egg. Eggs are chock full of saturated fat and cholesterol, and a recent study found that an egg-eating habit can be just as bad for you as a smoking habit. According to the study, the narrowing of the carotid artery in egg-yolk eaters was found to be two-thirds that of smokers.
Or perhaps you've been intrigued by new studies coming out about how important your gut bacteria are for your overall health. One such study found that eggs yolks contain a compound called lecithin, which the bacteria in your gut convert into a chemical known as TMAO. High levels of TMAO have been linked to an increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Whatever the reason may be, these amazing recipes will make it a lot easier for you to skip your morning omelet (at least one that's made with eggs!).
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What could be better than a gorgeous cake on your dessert table? Three gorgeous cakes, of course! Instead of one larger confection, consider offering multiple cakes in smaller sizes. It'll give you the option to serve more than one flavor, and guests will marvel at your abundant dessert spread.
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There are certain labor-intensive recipe phrases that can make the most diligent cook roll her eyes. "Do I really have to do that?" we wonder. Leave your Do I Really Have To Do That? questions in the comments and they shall be answered, saving us all a lot of needless trouble.Read More »from Grilling with Lump Charcoal: Do I Really Have to Do That?
The subject of grilling can ignite a hot, potentially cray cray debate. It’s enough to turn any casual weekend burger-flipper to the easy on-off of the gas grill. But for the brave souls who like to cook over fires Ma and Pa Ingalls-style, let’s talk charcoal.
Charcoal has been made the same way for centuries. Burn wood in a super-hot, oxygen-free environment, and you wind up with concentrated “char,” stripped of water and gases and weighing about 25 percent of the original material. When compared to wood, char burns steadier, hotter, and produces less smoke.
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And for a recipe that's as basic as it is, there's still quite a bit of room for error. Steep for too long and the drink will become tannic and bitter. Only add sugar when the tea is still hot otherwise it won't dissolve as quickly and evenly. Make sure to use filtered water.
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Keep the brewing time short.
Only steep the tea bags for 10 to 12 minutes, any longer and it risks becoming bitter, advises Chef Steve.
The sweet spot. Chef Steve recommends always adding the sugar or sweetener when the tea is warm so that it dissolves easily and evenly.
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