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Culinary Crash Course Series – Why You Should Consider Meal Planning

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Etsy.com Welcome to the first installment of our Culinary Crash Course Series. In this series, we will share some basic cooking tips including knife skills, pantry staples, types of pots and pans, etc. I don't consider myself a novice in the kitchen, but there have been many things I have pondered…

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No-Fuss Corned Beef Hash

*By: Megan Deppen* Corned Beef Hash is the perfect go-to dish for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. This recipe is super delicious, easy to make and the best part is you can have it for breakfast (add an egg), lunch, or dinner. Believe me, you’ll be wanting more than just one serving of this dish!…

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Sous Vide – A New and More Precise Method of Cooking

*By: Megan Deppen* A few years ago my husband introduced me to a new cooking method called the Sous Vide (pronounced sue-veed) and I definitely had my doubts about it. I thought, how can cooking your food in a sealed bag, submerged in water turn out to be appetizing? Well, I'm here to tell you that…

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A No Fuss Valentine’s Day Meal for Two

*By: Megan Deppen* My husband and I love to cook, so our favorite place to have a Valentine’s Day meal is right in the comfort of our home, and this year is no different. Below is a simple, but delicious meal to make for you and your loved one this Valentine’s Day. Bon Appetit! Photos:…

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Souper Sundays: Tortilla Soup

*By: Linz Bordner* This week is part deuce of Souper Sundays, and we are featuring an easy Tortilla Soup recipe courtesy of The Modern Proper (www.themodernproper.com).  Photo: Linz Bordner Tortilla Soup is a classic Mexican soup, which is traditionally flavored with tomatoes, garlic, onions, and chilies.  This recipe takes some short cuts from the traditional…

Charcuterie Board 101

*By: Linz Bordner* A charcuterie board, otherwise known as a meat and cheese board, is a great way to display a grand assortment of meats, cheeses, and finger foods while creating a conversation piece among guests. Before you can create your work of art, you have to do some planning. First, you need to figure…

A Refreshing Drink with a Ton of Health Benefits

*By: Christi Shingara* I just discovered a drink that has been around for centuries and packs a punch of flavor and health benefits. If you ask me, that sounds like a win-win! It is called Ginger Switchel. My neighbor is the one that deserves the credit for introducing me to this healthy elixir. She made…

Exclusive Interview: Lindsay Nathanson, Sprinkles For Breakfast

*By: Megan Deppen* I'm very excited to announce our first video interview with Lindsay Nathanson, who is the creator of the popular baking blog, Sprinkles for Breakfast! I first discovered Lindsay a few years ago when she was featured on Lauren Conrad's blog. Her beautiful desserts definitely caught my eye, so I decided to make her…

Nothing as It Seems: My Endless Conflict with the Grocery Store

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: Nathalia Rosa Going to the grocery store can be exhausting and time-consuming when you are trying to suss out the good from the bad.  The shiny, red apples are sprayed with chemical pesticides, the colorful box of crackers with the cute animal shapes are filled with artificial colors and flavors, the…

Favorite Fall Foods

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Element5 Digital Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I love the changing of the leaves, cooler temps, and cozy sweaters. One of the best things about fall is the delicious foods that I start craving once the season hits in late September.  Some of my go-to foods fall…