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Why You Should Always Take Photos of Your Snacks

We're the kind of people who have to eat every three hours, and Pure Leaf Iced Tea is here to help with that.

Today: Take a good lookin' snap of your snack.

Snack time is our favorite part of the day—it affords a break from the bustle whether mid-morning, late afternoon, or post-work (and, for some of …

Food

The complicated simplicity of spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara is one of the simplest dishes to make — it takes only five ingredients, not including seasoning, and is done in less time than it takes for the noodles to cook. But sometimes the simplest dishes are the hardest to get right, and spaghetti carbonara is definitely one of those.

Fry …

Recipes

Maggiano’s Little Italy to debut first standalone gluten-free menu | Food Trends content from Nation's Restaurant News

Maggiano’s Little Italy will unveil on April 30 its first standalone menu that highlights the chain’s gluten-free offerings.

The 49-unit division of …

Food

Consumer Reports: Tests Find 60 Percent of Frozen Shrimp Contaminated With Bacteria

A new Consumer Reports (CR) study released Friday found that 60 percent of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, …

Bacteria

Beyond the Muffin Tin: 2 News Ways to Transform Cornbread | FN Dish

A classic cornbread recipe is a must-have in any kitchen, but once you’ve mastered the basics, it’s time to dress up the usual fare and set your …

Comfort Food

Bobby's Tip: Use Flavor, Not Fat

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Celebrity Chefs

Arkansas Meat Processor Recalls Pork Products for Possible Staph Contamination

The cured and uncured pork items were produced on various dates between Aug. 7, 2014 and April 1, 2015.

The following products are subject to …

Pork

Weekend Recap: This Week on Serious Eats

He Cracks an Egg Into This Then And Puts it in the Oven. Just Minutes Later? I Can’t Stop Drooling

Almost every family has their own unique home-made omelette recipe. And now you’re going to learn a way to create a fluffy, delicious egg omelette …

Recipes

Google is making a giant change this week that could crush millions of small businesses

On Tuesday, April 21, Google is making a major update to its mobile search algorithm that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search for something from their phone.

The algorithm will start favoring mobile-friendly websites (ones with large text, easy-to-click links, and …

Google

9 Kitchen Utensils and Gadgets You Won’t Find in America

9 Kitchen Utensils and Gadgets You Won’t Find in America

Kitchens

How to Fly With Wine Like a Pro | FWx

This piece originally appeared on VinePair.com.

Whether you want to bring mementos home from your trip, you’re bringing a special bottle with you to drink at your destination, or you foolishly booked your vacation in a dry county (or country!), at one point or another you’re going to travel with …

Drinking

Pine Nuts Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Hannaford Supermarkets of Scarborough, ME, and Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago announced Thursday they are recalling certain packages of pine nuts …

Salmonella

Exporting maple syrup a sticky situation for Ontario producer

Each week, we seek expert advice to help a small or medium-sized business overcome a key issue.

Soon after George and Betsy Anne Jakeman emigrated from Oxfordshire, England, to Oxford County, Ont., in 1876, native Canadians taught them how to make maple syrup from the trees growing on their property.

Business (Canada)

Kitchen tip: Storing and dating spices for freshness

Nothing can kill a good recipe faster than a lack of spice.

Even kitchen staples such as dried herbs and spices have an expiration date and can lose their potency over time. Properly stored, spices can last a year or two at most, with whole spices generally lasting longer than ground. Store your …

Cooking

15 Creative Avocado Recipes To Try

Rock out with your guac out.

Guacamole Hummus

Two dips come together for a heavenly combo. Recipe here.

Grapefruit Salsa & Avocado Fish Tacos

Nom. Make ‘em like this.

Eggocado

Yes, please. Recipe here.

Chocolate Mousse

Yes, our favorite green is in there. Learn how here.

Avocado Pesto

Genius. Make it like …

Avocado

Breaded chicken cutlets

You can serve these breaded chicken cutlets in a number of ways: Smothered in chunky marinara for a tasty chicken parm sandwich, covered in your …

Chicken Recipes

What’s In Your Food? A Look at Food Fraud

Olive oil, fish, honey, milk, and fruit juices are common, everyday foods found in most people’s kitchens. However, these common foods may not …

Food

20 Reasons You Should Drink Lemon Water in the Morning

Adding lemon to water not only quenches thirst better than any other beverage, but it also nourishes our body with vitamins, minerals and trace …

Lemon

Can an Avocado a Day Help Lower Bad Cholesterol?

By Dr. Mercola

Avocados are an excellent source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy, while being low in fructose. …

Healthy Food

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Almonds Recipe

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F. Toss carrots, almonds, honey, and 2 tablespoons oil on a large rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. …

Chicken Recipes

Cargill Recalls Ground Beef Patties for Potential Foreign Matter

The ground beef patties were produced on April 6, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

5.3-lb. trays containing sixteen pieces of “85% …

Ground Beef

Cargill Recalls Ground Beef Patties for Potential Foreign Matter

The ground beef patties were produced on April 6, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:

5.3-lb. trays containing sixteen pieces of “85% …

Ground Beef

​What I Learned From Years of Shopping at Farmer's Markets

Cool Stuff

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Cases of Classic Hummus for Possible Listeria Risk

Sabra Dipping Co. LLC of White Plains, NY, has recalled 30,000 cases of Sabra Classic Hummus due to the possible presence of Listeria …

Sabra

Rice Cooker Mac and Cheese

Directions

Combine the macaroni, salt and 2 cups water in a rice cooker. Set the rice cooker on the standard white rice cycle and cook for 30 minutes, …

Cheese

Sallys Baking Addiction Simple Morning Glory Muffins. - Sallys Baking Addiction

Simple Morning Glory Muffins.

These hearty and simple morning glory muffins taste like spiced apple cake and moist carrot cake… combined… for

Recipes

How to Make Preserved Lemons

One of the great joys of cooking is taking the most basic of foods and preparing them in new and exciting ways. About two years ago, my wife opened …

Lemon