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Beauty Food and Wellness Day 2014

1 Comment | Written on July 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Welcome back to day 4 of our summer culinary travel series!

After the hustle and bustle of Istanbul, I headed a few hours outside the city to Turkey’s first and only destination spa – The Richmond Nua Hotel.  Located on the shores of Lake Sapanca, this relaxation haven is focused on health and wellness while offering exceptional luxury service.

There’s no need to worry about your waistline when vacationing at Richmond Nua because the hotel and spa offers a unique “Beauty Food” menu.  These light, healthy and balanced dining options are designed not only to nourish your body, but let your inner beauty shine through.

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Disney for Foodies: 5 New Dining Options

No Comments | Written on July 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Welcome back to day two of our summer culinary travel series!  Yesterday we were in the wine country of California, and now we are going to hop all the way across the country to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Of course, Disney World will always be an iconic location for family travel, but it is also quickly becoming a food-lovers travel destination as well.  I recently went back to Walt Disney World and explored five of their new dining options.  Make sure to add one or all of these to your next itinerary!

1)  Spice Road Table at Epcot

This is a brand new dining option at the Morocco pavilion inside Epcot.  The menu is Mediterranean small plates with a waterfront view that is second to none.

Tip:  Arrive around 7 or 7:30 for a leisurely meal.  Order a pitcher of the sparkling sangria to share and then linger at your table until the Epcot IllumiNations fireworks show.  You will have a front row seat to the spectacular display while sipping a fantastic evening cocktail!

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2014 James Beard Awards – The Inside Scoop!

1 Comment | Written on May 6, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Last night I had the great honor of attending the “Oscars” of the food world – the 2014 James Beard Awards!  This black tie event awards chefs, restaurants, cookbook authors, tv hosts and food journalists who are tops in their field.  From the red carpet to the after parties, I am here to give you the inside scoop!

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How to Host a Miracle Berry Flavor Tripping Party

2 Comments | Written on March 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm , by

When I first heard about this “Miracle Berry” and “Flavor Tripping” parties, needless to say, I was skeptical.

The claim is that after eating just one rare African berry, every food you taste becomes as sweet as candy.  What?  This definitely falls under too good to be true.   I mean, is this even legal?

I am here to tell you it is, in fact, true.   And, of course, completely legal.


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Cranberry Almond Brussels Sprouts

1 Comment | Written on October 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Ok, I’m just going to say it.

Brussels Sprouts are the new Kale.

These once maligned veggies are everywhere.  Last year’s Kale Chips are this year’s Roasted Brussels Sprouts.  Somehow, along the way we all realized one thing.  If you prepare Brussels Sprouts properly, they are absolutely delicious.

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“Moving” Molasses Cookies

5 Comments | Written on September 24, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

I have some exciting news to share with all of you!  

After 12 years of living in Los Angeles, I am packing up my house (along with “The Daily Dish” kitchen!) and moving to New York City!!

I am so excited, I can hardly contain myself!  (My shipping boxes can hardly contain themselves either – but that’s another story…)

Needless to say, going from a house in Los Angeles to a studio apartment in The Big Apple, I am going to need to downsize.  Over the years of cooking and blogging I have accumulated quite a bit of equipment and food styling props.  I decided to have a little fun and give away these items to some fellow foodies!

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Favorite S’Mores Recipes

2 Comments | Written on August 17, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Last night, I had way too much fun with fondant.  If you love watching any of the cake decorating shows like “Ace of Cakes” then this is a television dream come true!  Imagine all the tools at your fingertips and free reign to express your cake creativity.

Right here in LA is “Duff’s Cake Mix” a bakery and DIY studio space where kids and adults can gather to decorate cakes like the pros.  This was my creation for the evening – it’s a giant toasted marshmallow on-a-stick!   It makes sense when you know the cake inside is s’mores flavored.

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Blogger Conferences, Workshops, Retreats and Events 2013-2014

3 Comments | Written on July 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Here at Better Recipes, we are trying to assemble a comprehensive list of blogger conferences, workshops, retreats and events for the remainder of 2013 and into 2014.  Please help us by leaving a comment below!

-What should we add to this list?

-What is your “don’t miss” conference of the year?  

-Are you hosting a conference?  Email us – We’d love to chat about it!  Kristina {dot} Vanni {at} Meredith {dot} com

This list will be updated and revised as new conferences, workshop, retreats and events are announced throughout the year.  Check back often, and we hope to see you all at some of these amazing events!

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How to Make Guacamole

3 Comments | Written on February 23, 2013 at 12:00 am , by

This recipe for fresh guacamole is so good, it could win an Oscar!  Literally…

On Sunday when the Academy hand out their annual awards, I am most excited to see who wins the “Animated Short” category.  Sure, I’ll be excited to see Hugh Jackman looking dapper, and thrilled to find out who takes home Best Picture, but this little category is of particular interest to foodies this year!   

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Best Wines For Summer

1 Comment | Written on August 16, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

If you are searching for the best wines to sip this summer, look no further!  I have four light and refreshing suggestions that are sure to fit any palate and pair with perfectly with your favorite summer fare.

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