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Super Bowl Menu IdeasWho says you can’t hold a good party once the Holidays are over? And Super Bowl Sunday seems perfectly timed to celebrate. The trick is to plan ahead and get as much done as possible as early as you can.

First on the list is deciding what food you are going to be serving. Do you want a formal dinner with everyone gathered around the table, or a more casual seating arrangement? […]

Super Bowl Party Desserts

Chocolate Macaroons

Ingredients:
1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ cups sweetened flaked coconut […]

Super Bowl Dips & Treats

Mango Guacamole

Ingredients:
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
4 tablespoons lime juice
1 small jalapeño pepper (2 for added heat)
4 avocados, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 large mango, peeled, seeded and chopped […]

Super Bowl Meals

White Bean Soup

Ingredients (serves 8):
1 pound Great Northern beans
2 quarts water
2½ pounds ham hocks or shanks
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 cup yellow onions, diced
1 cup celery, chopped […]

Super Bowl DrinksThough beer first comes to mind when you think of game day drinks, you might want to get a little more fancy for a special occasion. The following Super Bowl drinks are sure not to let you down!

Cajun Lemonade

Ingredients (1 serving)
1 1/2 ounce vodka or light rum
1/2 ounce PIMM’S No. 1
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup […]

Healthy Winter Meals Made EasyGetting healthy winter meals on the table in time becomes increasingly challenging as days get shorter and shorter, and we struggle to accomplish more with shrinking energy. And with temperatures dropping, grilling outside is not attractive…

Heavier meals are also on the menu in order to help maintain body temperature and keep energy flowing. But cooking hearty food traditionally requires a considerable amount of elbow grease and plenty of cleanup. […]

Cranberry Tequila Margaritas

Cranberry Tequila MargaritasTraditionally considered a warm weather drink, margaritas have gained in popularity and are now enjoyed all year long. This holiday-friendly version simply requires a fun garnish to complement its appropriately seasonal splash of color.

Yield: 1 margarita
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
3 oz tequila […]

Holiday Finger FoodsStill wondering what holiday party food to serve that will wow your guests? Fret no more: we’ve come up with yummy holiday finger foods that should inspire you to get in the kitchen and start cooking up a storm!

While it’s true that some recipes are easier than others, keep on the lookout for components like our orange-cranberry relish that can be made ahead of time.

Oh, and by the way, these recipes would make great Christmas party finger foods too! […]

A Toast to Pumpkin Drinks!It may surprise you to hear that next to apple, pumpkin drinks are some of the most popular fall alcoholic drinks.

Not entirely surprising, as they rely heavily on pumpkin spice spices, a winning combination of flavors which can be found in many seasonal comfort foods. […]

Fall apple drinksWhile fall automatically brings to mind apple cider, there are numerous other apple drinks you can make yourself in no time.

Enjoy the following recipes, from a simple harvest punch to all sorts of fall alcoholic drinks that are perfect for a fall dinner party. […]

Spicy Crockpot Cider

Spicy Crockpot CiderThis warm, spicy concoction is a delicious treat on a crisp autumn day. Take a minute or two to add the ingredients to your one pot cooker and before you know it, you’ll be serving up a special treat for everyone to enjoy.

Added bonus: your kitchen will be filled with the welcoming aroma of warm spices! […]

Thanksgiving leftoversWith Thanksgiving over and the mess cleaned up, you find yourself with a refrigerator full of Thanksgiving leftovers.

Sure, you can serve up the traditional holiday dinner once or twice, but by then, you’re ready for something different. The good news is that you won’t have to cook for a week or so. […]

Healthy Thanksgiving food ideasHave you been racking your brain trying to come up with healthy Thanksgiving food ideas with nothing to show for it?

Here are a few options to get you started so you can conjure up your own tweaks and make this holiday healthier for everyone. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild and create your own masterpieces. […]

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey DinnerIf you find yourself hosting your first family Thanksgiving meal this year, no doubt you’re feeling under pressure. No need to worry: a quick look at our Thanksgiving dinner recipes, and you’ll start decompressing.

Why? Because they’re full of time-tested tricks that enable you to accomplish the most with minimal effort – including three Thanksgiving casserole […]

Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Sausage Stuffed MushroomsA guaranteed hit whether you’re hosting a lavish party or a simple lunch with the girls, but why not elevate dinner and surprise everyone with this super tasty appetizer?

For best results, select mushrooms with small to medium-sized caps. A mixture of baby Portobello and white mushrooms looks particularly attractive.

Just know that Portobello caps will add their own […]

Easy Cinnamon Apple Tarts

Easy Cinnamon Apple Tarts

Ingredients:
1 pack frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 pint heavy whipped cream […]

Pumpkin Spice Paleo Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Paleo PancakesPrep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:
6 large eggs
2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
2 tablespoon honey
½ cup almond flour
½ cup coconut flour
1½ teaspoon baking powder […]

Braised Beef Burgundy Stew

Braised Beef Burgundy StewPrep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3-3½ hours
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients:

6 slices thick-cut bacon, diced
2 lbs beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
Sea salt and black pepper to taste […]

Roasted Purple Potatoes and Golden Beets

Golden Beets and Purple PotatoesThe dark purple color of purple potatoes combines with the rich golden tones of the beets for a truly regal effect in celebration of our rich fall landscape. If you haven’t tried purple potatoes, you’re in for a real treat!

These gorgeous culinary treasures are native to South America where they have long been cherished for their delicious flavor, disease resistance and ability to survive in harsh environments. […]

Seared Sesame Tuna with Mixed Greens

Seared Sesame Tuna with Mixed GreensMixed salad greens thrive in the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Perfect paired with a hearty portion of seared sesame tuna steaks, this healthy salad is easy to make yet substantial enough for a light main dish. Alternatively, it can accompany either Blackened Broccoli or a seasonal soup for a more filling meal.

Ingredients:

Asian Dressing:
2 tablespoons sesame oil
¼ cup grape seed oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce […]