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Year: 2020

10 Plants to Repel Mosquitoes, Flies, Spiders, and More

When it comes to the inevitable face-off between you and bugs, keeping them away from your immediate vicinity is probably top priority as they thrive during the warmer months. While there are always options like pesticides and bug traps, it certainly doesn’t hurt to explore potential natural solutions before trying harsher […]

Perfect Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

NEVER buy a store bought pie crust again when you can make this easy 4-ingredient Graham Cracker Crust. Use it for ANY pie recipe – bake or no bake! Prep Time 10 minutesTotal Time 10 minutesYield 1 crust INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs from about 9 whole graham crackers 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon optional Pinch of salt 7 tablespoons unsalted butter melted […]

The Rattlesnake Cocktail

Makes 4 Servings The double-shake method is key to this cocktail’s texture. The first round is to break up the egg white; the second is to chill and froth the drink. INGREDIENTS ½ cup sugar 4 large egg whites*, separated individually 8 ounces rye whiskey 4 ounces fresh lemon juice […]

How to make Homemade Bread

I absolutely love to make my own bread. I also love having fresh, delicious, fragrant bread straight from my oven, but I actually love the process of making bread itself. The end product is just like a bonus. However, bread is something that tends to intimidate people. They think it’s […]

Traditional French Madeleines

prep: 20minscook: 12 minsinactive: 4 hourstotal: 32 minsyield: 20 madeleines just like the ones you’d find in a Parisian boulangerie! These soft cookie cakes are so good with a cup of tea! The Recipe First things first! To make this recipe, you will need a Madeleine mold. If you don’t already […]

Smoked Salmon and Lox Aren’t the Same

Smoked salmon, lox, Nova—they’re all the same, right? Nope. These various categories of cured fish have about as much in common as bread and pasta or salad and pickles. Translation? They can be made with the same raw ingredient, but once manipulated, they’re totally different foods.  As someone who grew […]

Wines to Drink with Spicy Food

Hot Tip Something to note about pairing wine with spicy foods: it’s important to be mindful of the amount of alcohol present. In food, chili heat tends to create a warming or burning sensation on our palate. The higher the level of alcohol in a wine, the more astringent (and […]