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  • Scrumptious holiday baking recipes with Krusteaz
    Scrumptious holiday baking recipes with Krusteaz
    Holidays are the ideal time for baking. It creates tasty treats for everyone to enjoy, and also creates a great opportunity for kids and parents to make something special together.The Krusteaz Baker’s Dozen is a group of bloggers chosen by...
  • Pollo Tropical brings Caribbean flavor to Houston with third location
    Pollo Tropical brings Caribbean flavor to Houston with third location
    Pollo Tropical, the distinctly Florida-based Caribbean concept restaurant, is slowly adding their presence to the Greater Houston area with their third location.The 6522 Westheimer location near the Galleria opened with their large assortment of...
  • Healthy Hanukkah
    Healthier Hanukkah
    Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the victory of Maccabees (led by Judah) over the Syrians.Hanukkah is a time of joy and family celebration, fun and traditional foods.Following the victory, the Jews...
  • Chocolate-dipped sugar cookies
    Holiday recipe: Chocolate-dipped sugar cookies
    These chocolate-dipped cookies look like something you’d buy at a bakery, but you easily make them at home. The cookie itself is similar to a sugar cookie with a subtle almond flavor from almond extract. The recipe uses powdered sugar...
  • Beware of these disaster related dangers
    Beware of these disaster related dangers
    Disasters can be dangerous in ways that some people might not have realized. This article will discuss some of the disaster related dangers that might surprise some people.A loss of power can lead to partially or completely thawed food. Some...
  • Cara Schulz
    Chicken salad economics and the ghettoization of America
    "Taxes," Oliver Wendell Holmes famously wrote, "are the price we pay for a civilized society."But taxes, libertarians know, are the skim the "civilized" ruling classes take from the ruled classes to maintain their...
  • A Christmas Eve Tradition from an Italian-American Perspective
    A Christmas Eve Tradition from an Italian-American Perspective
    During this time of year there is a dichotomy of emotions that most everyone over 40 (and maybe it applies to anyone who has lost family) experiences, as turkeys are dressed and doors are donned with wreaths. On one hand, there is a joy and...
  • Food Selfies: If Food Took Selfies
    Food Selfies: If Food Took Selfies
    Food vanity is at its height with sexy, colorful, complicated plates being the focus for chefs and customers. It appears that how food looks is considerably more important than how it tastes. The science of plating has taken precedence in kitchens...
  • Myths about the French in fun new book 'They Eat Horses, Don't They?'
    Myths about the French in fun new book 'They Eat Horses, Don't They?'
    "They Eat Horses, Don't They? The Truth About the French" is a brand new book that deliciously explores myths, and deems them faux or vrai.Les myths: Is French cuisine the world's best? Do the French drink wine avec every meal?...
  • Marcel's in the Landing
    Come get your soul back in the Landing with Marcel's
    The Laclede Landing has more than enough reasons to smile as of late. Marcel's Restaurant & Bar, has opened its doors in this bustling corridor of a splashy casino; 5-star hotel, nightclubs, quirky shops and one of a kind restaurants...
  • Thrillist's 'Fest of the Best'
    On the scene: Thrillist's 'Fest of the Best' bash
    Thrillist's "Fest of the Best" was a wonderful gathering of different food vendors with locations in or around Brooklyn. Guests were able to try samples from restaurants like Blenheim, Emily, French Louie, Margaux, Monarch Room, BLT...
  • Salt
    Season Greetings: Book review of ‘Salt: A World History’ by Mark Kurlansky
    Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky covers the mining and use of salt throughout different cultures thoughout time. Salt is the third most common element in the world and essential for to the human diet. Before the age of refrigeration, which...
  • Put a twist on your Holiday tradition with celebrity chef Brigitte Nguyen
    Put a twist on your Holiday tradition with celebrity chef Brigitte Nguyen
    Americans love the holidays, the food, the gifts, the family gatherings... everything revolves around having fun, relaxing and of course eating delicious food. America is also a big melting pot of cultures and traditions that are incorporated into...
  • Pumpkin and chickpea hummus
    Healthy holiday recipe: Pumpkin and chickpea hummus
    In need of an easy holiday snack that you can feel good about eating? Hummus is low in cholesterol and high in protein, antioxidants, iron, and other nutrients. This simple hummus recipe a little seasonal flavor from pureed pumpkin. It's...
  • Peanut Butter Fudge
    Quick and easy recipe: Creamy peanut butter fudge
    Lets get ready for Christmas! This quick and easy fudge recipe is delicious and will impress your friends!Creamy Peanut Butter FudgeWhat you will need:3 cups sugar3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter2/3 cup evaporated milk1 (12 oz) package peanut butter...