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The Perfect Winter Pasta Recipe

Winter is my favorite season for eating. Yes the summer is overflowing with fresh vegetables, but the winter if filled to the brim with recipes that warm you up from the outside in (and make you thankful for bulky sweaters). I've been looking for a too-good-to-be-true winter pasta recipe for some time now, and it looks like my search is officially over thanks to The Woks Of Life! From ...

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The Ultimate Winter Dinner Party Menu

When the winter temps dip below freezing, I seek anything that can be preceded by the adjective, cozy. Fireside evenings, chunky throws and especially comfort foods. And I don't change up that attitude one bit when friends come for dinner. In fact, I amp up the comfort food factor. From melt-in-your-mouth bites to...

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The Coziest Recipes for Cold Weather

The flavors of fall are hard to resist. For many areas, it’s the last of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. In the Midwest, it’s time to bring on comfort foods like Sweet Potato Casserole and warm Beer Bread. I’ve compiled my favorite fall recipes for every occasion. Dive into the slideshow for the dish on these cold weather favorites xoxo Julie Blanner...

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Green Chile Macaroni & Cheese

Jessica from A Happy Food Dance said it best when she wrote, "Nothing beats gooey, cheesy comfort food this time of year." I mean, who doesn't love mac & cheese? It may technically have been created with children in mind, but you never grow too old for this savory treat. And this Green Chile Macaroni & Cheese from Jessica is sure to...

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National Lobster Day: Lobster 101

Well lovelies, Summer is right around the corner! And that means its time to dig into some delicious seafood. Luckily for us, National Lobster Day is the perfect excuse to brush off that old pot and treat ourselves to this Summer favorite! Luckily for us, Real Simple is here to remind us of the do's and don't of eating this notoriously tricky dish! Lookin' for more...

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Pear Ravioli

After the bustle of the holidays, I look forward to cozy made-from-scratch meals at home that are slightly lighter & fresh. Making homemade pasta is just one of the many things I love to do during the cold winter months. It requires nothing but staple ingredients, a rolling pin & a few minutes of time. The little effort invested yields incredible texture, flavor & that made-from-scratch satisfaction. I will admit, I have a pasta roller attachment to expedite the process, but...

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Kale, Mushroom and Brown Rice Bake

Eating healthy is for sure on my New Year's agenda but I'm a lover of comfort food through and through so finding recipes that are both hearty and wholesome are key. Thus this kale, mushroom and brown rice bake crafted by Pamela Salzman with photography by Ragan Brooks is making it to the top of my must cook immediately list. It...

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Butternut Squash, Sausage and Sage Lasagna

Now that you got to know me a little better on our Behind the Blog  feature, I figured it was time to let you in on one of my favorite recipes. As I mentioned, I love to serve pasta when I have a crowd coming over and this butternut squash recipe is a total go-to. It's gorgeous, it's comfort food, it cooks while you are getting ready and it will leave your guests feeling like...

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10 Soups to Add to Your Cold Weather Line-up

I am a soup girl through and through. From chowdah, as they say in Boston, to stew and simple classics, these one pot meals are in constant rotation at home. So to ring in the season of soup, we've rounded up some tasty, heart recipes to get you through the cold winter months with a full belly and a happy heart.

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What to Cook Tonight: 10 Delicious Weeknight Meals

Allow me to introduce you to the coolest concept around. Hailing from Australia, Sophie Thompson and her father have teamed up to help tackle everyone's biggest dilemma: What To Cook Tonight. At just 99 cents per recipe, they take all the guess work out of the process, and the results are kind of amazing. And to...

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Labor Day Food on a Stick

We all know the standard Labor Day culprits. Hamburgers, hot dogs, maybe a potato salad or two. Delicious, sure. But Pinterest worthy? Meh. So we're having some fun with our food this holiday weekend by stick-ifying our favorite Summer classics. Making the littlest guests feel right at home and gifting our guests with one smile after another because let's face it, everything tastes better on a stick!

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Gazpacho with Shrimp

Inspired by our recent trip to Spain, I created this summery gazpacho. With tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers readily available at every farm stand, it's the perfect late-summer meal. It comes together in minutes. Adding leftover shrimp infuses protein and bulk to your lunch. Serve it with crusty bread and you'll have a great family dinner or a fancy party appetizer! For more, head on over to...

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10 Easy Weeknight Meals

Confession: I take my food very seriously. And one of my biggest pet peeves is wasting calories (or money) on subpar meals. But with a busy work schedule, paired with a packed social calendar, I find myself warming up canned soup more often than I'll admit. But no longer! Because I've found 10 totally awesome, totally delicious easy meals that blow that mediocre ol' can of soup right out of the water. PS - Way more dinner recipes to be found...

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Caprese Summer Salad With a Twist

I love a good Caprese Salad in the summertime, it's just so refreshing and light in the hot summer months. And, anytime you mix heirloom tomatoes, basil, and cheese it's bound to be amazing! This salad is a twist on the traditional Caprese Salad, combining fresh peaches, tomatoes, and feta with a sweet honey vinaigrette. The best part - it's super simple!

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One Bite S’more Cups & Sage Agnolotti

Whether you're hosting an elegant potluck dinner, or are lucky enough to be invited to one, we've come up with two recipes that are guaranteed to please. From one bite s'more cups (oh, you heard right!) to the most mouth watering agnolotti that ever existed, we'll show you how to put those...

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14 Amazing Mother’s Day Recipes

Though it's important to make mom feel great every day of the year, I truly believe that most of em' more than deserve an entire day to themselves. It doesn't take much to show a little appreciation: breakfast in bed, a homemade dinner, or maybe a cocktail (or two) go a long way. And this year I've come prepared with a handful of delicious recipes, guaranteed to get mom's seal of approval. And if you're looking for more, we have a ton of...

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Meyer Lemon Flatbread

As soon as winter ends each year (or maybe even a little before) I find myself longing for the fresh, crisp flavors of spring. I couldn't be more excited that Megan Doherty is sharing her recipe for a tangy, savory flatbread that's perfect lazy outdoor dinners or toting along on a picnic lunch! I know exactly what's going in my grocery cart tonight...

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Potato & Goat Cheese Pizza

We obviously couldn't share a gorgeous al fresco dinner without dishing on some of the recipes that made an appearance. That'd be torture, would it not? I know that I, for one, have been salivating at the thought of PRLR's potato and goat cheese pizza. And lucky for all of us, they agreed to share their secret recipe! Picture me furiously taking...

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The Perfect Dinner Party Menu

Boy do we have a treat for you! Not only is renowned chef Herve Riou and  his fiancee, owner of Naturally Delicious, letting us peek at a typical Sunday dinner in their Brooklyn abode, they're also sharing their entire menu.  From cocktail to dessert, it may not be for the faint of heart, but what it lacks in ease it makes up for tenfold in flavor! Captured by Tory Williams...

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15 Ways to Help Detox This Spring

Though I'm sure we're all aware we should be taking care of our bodies year round, it's always when Spring hits that we realize we've inadvertently succumbed to that pesky winter slump. Heavy meals and a lack of sunshine have left many of us feeling sluggish and plain ol' icky. But no longer! From the tip of our toes to the top of our heads, here are 15 ways to help each one of us get back in action this season!

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