The Daily Dish - Part 2

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Coca-Cola Cake

2 Comments | Written on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I made this Coca-Cola Cake for a very special person…my sister!

Today is her 30th birthday and we will be celebrating with a picnic in Central Park followed by some outdoor music by the New York Philharmonic.  I chose this recipe because it is a cake that can be easy transported in our picnic basket – I think she will love it!

Wow, I can’t believe my little sister is now in her thirties!  The best is yet to come and I know she will rock this decade even more than the last one.   Happy Birthday!!

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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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Turkish Delight

2 Comments | Written on July 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Today we continue our summer travel series with an exotic international destination – Turkey!  As you assemble your travel “bucket list” I highly suggest putting Istanbul near the top.  This cosmopolitan city is a bustling intersection of the world, overflowing with history, stunning beauty, and, of course, spectacular cuisine.

In short, it’s a Turkish Delight…

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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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Touring Sonoma Wine Country

No Comments | Written on July 7, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

All week here on “The Daily Dish” I am excited to share with you a new culinary travel story every day!

For the past couple of months I have been criss-crossing the US and even the world tasting and exploring all along the way.  I can’t wait to share photos, stories and, of course, recipes from the adventures!

Today I am thrilled to share with you the experience of touring the Sonoma Wine Country, specifically Dry Creek Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley.    

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5 Favorite “Red, White and Blue” Recipes

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Happy 4th of July Better Recipes! 

Today we have assembled 5 of our favorite Red, White and Blue Recipes to celebrate America’s birthday.

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Midsummer Hot Dogs

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This weekend countless Americans will be firing up the grill or gathering around the campfire to celebrate Independence Day.  One  iconic item that is certain to be on just about every menu?  Hot dogs!

If you are ready to get a little adventurous with your hot dog toppings, I have the recipe for you.  These “Midsummer Hot Dogs” were inspired by a family reunion just a few weeks back.  I think you will love the combination of a juicy hot dog, sharp mustard and the crisp crunch of a cucumber and radish slaw.

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Gluten-Free Coconut Cake with Fresh Berries

1 Comment | Written on July 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This week, “Red, White and Blue” recipes are everywhere!

If you are gearing up to celebrate the 4th this weekend and have guests with dietary restrictions, this decadent dessert is the perfect addition to your menu.  It is an easy and gluten-free coconut cake topped with colorful fresh berries.   Even if your guests aren’t gluten-free, I guarantee they will love every bite!

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Apple Stackers

No Comments | Written on July 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

If you are looking for a fun afternoon snack that pairs perfectly with an ice cold glass of milk, this is it!   These crunchy and colorful “Apple Stackers” are sure to tide you over until dinnertime.

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Blog Giveaway Announcement

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Did you enter our “Tomato Press Giveaway” last week?  Click here to find out if you are the winner!

I wanted to let you all know that we will be putting the weekly blog giveaways here at The Daily Dish on hold for the time being.  Thank you so much to everyone who has participated in these exciting giveaways over the years!

Don’t forget to check back on previous giveaway posts to see if YOU are one of the winners.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the “Sweepstakes” page for a new opportunity to win a prize every day.  You can even follow the “Better Recipes Daily Sweep” board on Pinterest to follow what’s new!