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Easy Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Bars

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara Need a delicious dessert in a pinch? Chocolate chip cake bars are my go-to! They are ready in less than an hour and do not require a lot of ingredients. I have made them for many years and always get so many compliments. I tweak the recipe from time…

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Mouthwatering Labor Day Burgers

*By: Megan Deppen* Labor Day is just around the corner and if you're looking for a delicious and classic American burger recipe, make sure to add these burgers to your menu. They are incredibly flavorful and juicy and will satisfy your burger cravings. Enjoy and Happy Labor Day Weekend! Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds of ground…

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Steak Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Brie

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: wellplated.com If you love steak sandwiches, you won’t want to pass this one up. Packed with so many incredible flavor combos such as tender and juicy meat, caramelized onions, creamy Brie cheese, and sweet fig jam, it’s definitely not your average steak sandwich! We paired the dish with some homemade tater…

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

By: Christi Shingara Photo: Christi Shingara Ice cream season is still upon us and with the extreme heat and humidity I've found myself craving a familiar childhood treat...ice cream sandwiches! I went to my local grocery store to grab some and soon found out that the many boxes I picked up contained a long list…

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Indulgent Vanilla Milkshake Recipe

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Bill Deppen There's nothing quite like a creamy and delicious milkshake to beat the summer heat. Once I started making homemade vanilla ice cream, I knew I had to try it in a milkshake recipe. My go-to is a simple vanilla milkshake that is smooth, luxurious, and anything but boring. Homemade ice cream definitely takes…

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The Real Roadrunner

*By: Christi Shingara* Anthony Bourdain in a still from Morgan Neville's documentary Roadrunner. I first learned about Anthony Bourdain years ago in New York City when I was working at a bar on the Lower East Side and my manager at the time would talk endlessly about the show No Reservations on the Travel Channel.…

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Summer Cocktail Feature: Watermelon Martini

Photo: Christi Shingara With the hot and humid summer weather upon us, you might find yourself craving a refreshing drink to cool off and captivate your palate. A watermelon martini will do the trick! Watermelon alone is the go-to fruit of the summer due to its sweet and invigorating flavor. Add the cooling taste of…

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Summer Cocktail Feature: Kir Royale

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Linz Bordner One of my favorite cocktails of all-time is a Kir Royale. It’s not only a great drink for the summer, but anytime of the year. Even better, it requires only two ingredients and can be made in seconds. There are different variations of the recipe, but I like to…

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The Greenhouse at Tarry Hall

*By: Linz Bordner* My wonderful mother-in-law, Lois, agreed to let us film her awe-inspiring greenhouse and answer some questions about what influenced the design along with providing us some tips and tricks on how she grows and maintains a plentiful array of herbs. If that wasn’t enough, she even prepared several herb-infused dishes and drinks…

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Summer Cocktail Feature: Pineapple Margarita

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Christi Shingara A refreshing cocktail for the summer? Yes, please! One of my favorite summertime drinks is a pineapple margarita. It is not only refreshing and tasty, but also easy to make. It is the perfect cocktail to consume on a hot, sunny day at the beach or just lounging by…