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Archive for May, 2013

Party in Five: Neon Birthday Party

We here at Cooking Channel love a good party. But throwing a memorable event requires more than just gathering some food and drinks. We show you how with just five main “ingredients” (including recipes, big-impact decorating ideas and easy DIY elements) you can throw a party that feels like it has a cohesive theme — […]

Beach Picnic Playlist

Nothing says summer more than the beach. Some people like to lie out and relax, read a book or just take a snooze. But here at The Beat Advisory, we tend to turn our trips to the beach into daytime disco parties. So in between bites of the Peach Salad With Tomatoes and sips of […]

5 Health Benefits of Asparagus

Asparagus’ green spears are a sure sign of spring. If you’re wondering about the health benefits of this seasonal must-have, this blog’s for you. It’s low in calories: Five large spears have just 20 calories and 2 grams of fiber, making this a flavorful guilt-free food. It’s nutrient-dense: Asparagus packs a lot of nutrition. It’s […]

Just in Time for Swimsuit Season: Donut Sushi

When you ask someone what they like about sushi, invariably the words “fresh” or “healthy” will pop into the conversation. Sushi is, after all, just raw fish with a little bit of ginger and rice to wash it down. Nobody ever says that they like it because it is deep fried and topped with delicious […]

The Best Hotel Coffee Bars in the Country

We Americans love our coffee. After all, the average adult guzzles around 70 gallons of coffee a year — and spends over $1,000 annually on morning doses of caffeine. While the habit can be hard on your wallet, the health benefits of consuming coffee are numerous: Research shows it can reduce your risk of developing […]

Thirsty Thursday: Lemon Sorbet Punch

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, […]

Dinner Rush! Picnic Pizza Rolls

This is it, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Memorial Day has passed and summer is officially here!  I think it’s only fitting to celebrate the advent of summer with a bit of al fresco dining (what’s all this beautiful weather for, anyway, if not to enjoy?)  This week’s Dinner Rush! is heading outside […]

Food Carts for Dogs

Food carts and food trucks have become veritable staples in big and medium-sized cities. Their offerings run the gamut from simple fare like hot dogs to exotic dishes from around the globe. They now offer tasty treats for dogs. Yappy Treats Cart is a new food cart for dogs in New York City. They serve […]

Sifted: Summer S’mores and BBQ Recipes

S’mores Bars by Once Upon A Cutting Board 5 Hot Links We’re Loving: ‘Tis the season for gooey s’mores. If you’re not off to camp anytime soon, Once Upon A Cutting Board’s s’mores bars are a delicious alternative. What’s your secret to a perfect burger? Set the Table swears by peanut butter and a fried egg. […]

Hump Day Snack: $15,730 Melons

The world has a new meloniaire (someone who can afford to drop 1.6 million yen on two melons.) A pair of Yubari King melons (a hybrid of two cantaloupe varieties) sold for $15,730 at an auction in Tokyo. It’s the perfect perishable gift for the person who has everything but melons. See more of the […]