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French 75 Cocktail – 5 Minitue Recipe

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French 75 Cocktail

Directions – Half fill the cocktail shaker with cracked ice, then add gin, lemon juice, and sugar. Shake the mixture vigorously, then strain it into a highball glass packed with cracked ice. Fill the glass slowly with champagne and give it a stir. About this recipe – A bit of controversy surrounds the origins of this […]

Swedish Meatballs in Dill Sauce

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Swedish Meatballs in Dill Sauce

Soak crumbs in 1 cup cream in a medium bowl until thick. Meanwhile, cook onion in 3 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch heavy skillet, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes, then stir into crumb mixture. Add meats, dill, cloves, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper and combine well with your hands. Form […]

Family Friday: Maple Madness

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mapel syrup

In this part of the country, it’s a rite of passage—the annual March Break trek to the sugar bush. We’re lucky to live so close to the so-called “Maple Belt,” the swath of hardwood forest that stretches from Ontario through Quebec to the Maritimes, and across the northeastern United States. From the time the first […]

Make your own Chinese take-out tonight (with half the sodium and more than twice the fiber!)

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Chinese

One thing I love about working in the EatingWell Test Kitchen is that we can make just about any recipe healthier. Even though Asian food in general has a healthier halo (often lean meat or fish and lots of vegetables cooked with little fat, over rice or noodles), it’s easy to end up with a […]

6 Ways to Celebrate American Chocolate Week

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6 Ways to Celebrate American Chocolate Week

ONE: Cook with Chocolate If you’re looking for an awesome cookbook, try a couple of our old standbys—or some new faves: Making Artisan Chocolates by Andrew Garrison Shotts; Chocolate Obsession by Recchiuti/Gage/Caruso; and Fine Chocolates: Great Experience by Jean-Pierre Wybauw. TWO: Get Informed American Chocolate Week’s official website is sponsored by the National Confectioner’s Association, […]

Psychology in the food place: The 4 reasons we choose a restaurant

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why choose restaurant

When we cannot in any way force ourselves to cook or defrost, how do we decide which restaurant we’ll go to? Particularly if it’s a group decision the process can seem convoluted and intricate, but a professor at NYU says there are just four reasons that determine where we decide to eat, according to his […]

The Best Places for Sandwich Lovers Right Now

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sandwitch

We’re in love with bread. Baguette, sourdough boule, bagel, it’s all good. Whether in the hands of artisanal bakers, food truck operators, scrappy chefs or top toques, we live for the stuff, and, even more so, for the sandwich. So herewith: our highly unscientific round-up of the latest must-eats in bakery world USA.   Paesano’s, […]