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Archive for February, 2013

Everything’s Better with (Apple) Butter

I grew up in the Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York, where apples abounded. In the autumn, we’d go to one of the local orchards to pick our own. I especially loved the crisp, sweet-tart Macintosh apples, which have the perfect combination of satisfying crunch and flavorful juice. For the last 22 years, I’ve lived […]

Meatless Monday: Spicy Quesadillas

Quesadillas take minutes to make and are easy to make meatless, so you have no excuse for not making dinner at home tonight.

Have Your Beer and Eat it Too With This Chocolate Stout and Edible Glass Combo

We all love beer. We all love chocolate. That’s why, in recent years, chocolate stouts, bocks and lagers have become all the rage. The two seem like a match made in imbibing heaven. Now that match is getting even more, um, heavenly with the release of an edible chocolate glass complete with matching chocolate stout. […]

Oscar Nominated Guacamole? Yes, Please.

And the Oscar goes to… guacamole? Well, not yet at least but it did get nominated. Not familiar? Not surprising. Let’s be honest, when it comes to the Oscar nominations, size matters.  Year after year without fail, people flood the theaters to see the slew of blockbuster feature-length films all nominated for “best picture,” while […]

This Retro Food Truck Reinvents Breakfast, by Putting it on a Stick

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet we keep devoting less time to it. It’s not hard to see why. We have to get ready for work. We have to check our email, Facebook messages and if anyone retweeted our retweet of something Whoopi Goldberg said. There is simply […]

Chuck Hughes Wins Chef Volleyball Tournament

Chuck Hughes and Spike Mendelsohn at SOBEUnless you’re into things like delicious food, hanging out on a warm and sunny beach in the middle of winter and mingling with awesome celebrity chefs, The South Beach Food & Wine Festival probably isn’t for you. The event still has a lot to offer the other one of […]

Is Gluten-Free for You?

With everything from cookies to pasta to soup to sausages bearing a “gluten-free” label these days, you might have wondered what the hype is with gluten-free — is it healthier? Will it help you lose weight? Most importantly, should you go gluten-free? Read on to find out what gluten is and who should avoid it.

Magical App Turns Pizza Drawings Into Actual Pizza

Back when the Internet was beginning its sinewy grasp of every nook and cranny of our lives, we were told it would change how we did just about everything. This has proven to be true, after all you are reading this on a computer and not a newspaper. But what about eating pizza? Eating pizza […]

5 Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

It’s National Margarita Day and it’s Friday so whether you prefer your cocktail blended or on the rocks, it’s definitely time to break out the tequila. 1. Tyler’s Ultimate Margarita (pictured above) Tyler’s version of a margarita has it all: lime juice, sugar, orange liqueur, triple sec, tequila and even a splash of beer for […]

Thirsty Thursday: The Perky Black and Tan

The classic two-hued Black and Tan is normally made with pale ale and Guinness, but this version layers dark, smoky coffee stout on top of pale ale.