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Summer Soiree: 5 Boozy Summer Coolers

Whether or not you’re on vacation, summer is prime time to kick back with a cocktail. These icy refreshers — with their lively colors and dynamic flavors — look like rays of sunshine. 1. Sex on the Beach: This grown-up fruit punch is brighter than sunflowers and zinnias in bloom. Melon and peach liqueurs and […]

Circle K Japan Stuffs Onigiri With Bacon Cheeseburgers

Onigiri, to the uninitiated, is a popular Japanese snack that is usually comprised of a rice ball wrapped in seaweed and stuffed with something yummy (usually meat.) It’s the kind of thing that is sold at corner stores, so it makes perfect sense that one of the world’s biggest ‘corner store’ chains would offer up […]

Hump Day Snack: S’mores Cheesecake

Few can resist the appeal of a luscious, hulking slice of cheesecake. But it can seem daunting in summer heat. Luckily, you can join today’s celebration of National Cheesecake Day with a creamy confection that also combines the flavors of summer by the campfire: S’mores Cheesecake. Graham crackers are key in both sweet treats, and […]

12 Savory Stone Fruit Recipes

While you can usually find stone fruits at the grocery store year-round, they don’t compare to the plump, in-season local beauties that arrive in late summer. These sweet, juicy peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries have ideal flavor and texture. They’re easy to throw onto ice cream or bake into pie, but you can do […]

This Supermarket Uses Its Waste to Power Itself

It’s no secret that supermarkets waste a whole lot of food in their day to day operations. When dealing with that sheer volume of food, how could they not? Still, grocery stores are beginning to realize this is a problem and have come up with some novel solutions. Here is another one, brought to you […]

Dinner Rush! Honey-Bourbon Chicken + Herbed Salt Potatoes

Summer state fairs are a big deal in my stomping grounds of New York and New England. Concerts, ring tosses, red wine slushies (yes, they’re a thing) and the state’s finest butter sculptures — they’ve got it all. The best part, though, is the fair food. Footlong hot dogs and funnel cakes are fine, but […]

Sifted: Coconut Rice Pudding, Banh Mi Fries + More

Hot Links We’re Loving: • Jasmine rice simmer in coconut milk to create this thick, dreamy Coconut Rice Pudding.  What’s Cooking Good Looking then finishes it off with roasted cherries and a cascade of roasted coconut. • Sandwiches naturally go with fries, so it seems natural that a loaded banh mi sandwich would be just as palatable […]

G. Garvin’s Indiana Travel Tips

Indiana is considered “The Crossroads of America” because of all the highways that run through it. It’s next door to a number of great states, but has some amazing attractions of its own. The farmland is beautiful and makes for some incredible restaurants. While Indianapolis is an awesome city, check out Valparaiso the next time […]

Seaweed Beer Now Exists to Fulfill All of Your Kelp-Based Ale Dreams

Beer can be made from a great many ingredients, including coffee, chocolate and, uh, even brains. However, until now, there has been no significant push to make beer out of seaweed. This is probably because people tend to view seaweed as that annoying stuff you get your foot stuck in at the beach and not […]

Meatless Monday: Smoked Panzanella

Meatless Monday is a global movement, a way of life. Eating less meat has been proven to reduce the risk of disease, curb obesity and has important environmental impacts, too. Will you join us in giving up meat, just for one day a week? Sure this salad uses peak produce — cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, snap […]

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