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10 Drinkable Soups for Outdoor Gatherings

During these cold winter months, our gatherings are typically indoor and out of the elements. But this year is unlike others, and many of us are taking our socially-distant get-togethers outside. Eating outside can be a challenge, since your hands are cold, your face is cold, and your food gets […]

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10 Plant-Forward Lunch Recipes

If you’re still a member of the work-from-home club, we suspect you’re running out of practical lunch ideas. And, if you’re anything like us, that might mean your take-out burrito average may be higher than usual. We’ve been looking to our favorite plant-forward lunch recipes these days, especially ones that […]

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10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: How To Roast a Chicken

  It’s the first day of Cooktober and we have 10 recipes we believe every home chef should know that we’ll be sharing with you throughout the month of October. Whether you are serving a party of eight or meal prepping for the week, roasting a chicken should be on […]

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10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Pound Cake

Pound cake has been around since the 1700’s and gets its name for containing a pound each of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. It is a simple recipe with few ingredients and one that we believe every home cook should know! Now, our recipe varies slightly from the 4 basic ingredients, […]

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10 Sweet Ways to Celebrate Dad

Owing to its place in the calendar, Father’s Day has evolved into a major grilling holiday. That means dads all over the country are celebrated with steaks, when maybe some dads really want something a little sweet for their special day. If you have that kind of dad in your […]

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4th of July Side Dishes to Steal the Show

Either you’re the person who waits all year for a grilled hot dog or burger, or you’re the person testing the limits of those paper plates with a scoop of every side dish, because nothing beats a good potato salad. Of course, no food decision is a bad decision, so […]

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5 Cool Recipes to Help Beat the Heat

It’s a scorcher out there! And when the weather is extra warm, our favorite dinners can start to seem awfully…hot (looking at you, spaghetti). To beat the heat, we’re rounded up some of our favorite recipes to enjoy under a strong fan. There may be some quick cooking involved, but […]

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5 Game Day Dinners for Hungry Fans

When it comes to the big game, snacks are all well and good. But for those of us who like to eat a proper dinner at half-time, pigs-in-a-blanket might not fit the bill. If your crowd likes a well-rounded dinner-time meal, try some of these game day-ready dinners that can […]

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A No-Rules Guide for Rich Chicken Stock

Whether you’re facing cold and flu season or are simply craving a rich and hearty soup, preparing a high-quality chicken stock (or, bone broth as it’s sometimes called) is an essential kitchen tool. There are plenty of guidelines and ratios to help you make the perfect stock, and while these […]

Cookies, Desserts


Makes about 2 dozen cookies This sandwich cookie is comprised of buttery cookies on the outside and rich, creamy dulce de leche in the center. Ingredients 10 oz (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 3 cups all-purpose […]