The Daily Dish - Part 2

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15 Awesome Spiked Recipes

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

It’s the weekend!  Some you might be spiking your drinks this evening to celebrate, but why not spike your food too?

From appetizers through dessert, we have found some delicious and exciting way to get your drink on at mealtime.

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Easy Palmiers

No Comments | Written on April 4, 2014 at 12:00 am , by

Palmiers or “Elephant Ears” are easy and elegant cookies that are made with only two ingredients!  They are the perfect light snack in the afternoon with a cup of tea, or as a sweet treat at the end of a meal.

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers

No Comments | Written on April 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This recipe is a vegetarian version of stuffed peppers with a Mexican twist!

The filling is made of brown rice, vegetables and beans with a kick from chipotle peppers.  Should there be any leftover filling after you stuff the peppers,, it makes a great stuffing for enchiladas, burritos, or quesadillas.

My favorite part of the recipe is the crunchy pepita topping.  It’s made with chopped pumpkin seeds, cheese and (here’s the twist) Grape Nuts cereal!

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3-Ingredient Banana Pops

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

Here’s my theory, if I start posting summery, frozen treats then the warm weather will get here sooner! Who’s with me?!

This no-bake dessert is not only easy, but fun to make.  You only need three ingredients to make these “Frozen Chocolate Crunch Banana Pops!” 

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Krups Beertender Giveaway

310 Comments | Written on March 31, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This giveaway is now closed.  

Congratulations to our winner, comment #79 Michelle!

Please email Kristina.Vanni@meredith.com right away to claim your prize.  Winners have 3 days to respond before an alternate winner is selected.  

If you didn’t win this time around, don’t worry!  Check out newest blog giveaway here.  

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Are you planning on entertaining this spring and summer?  This is the giveaway for you!

Imagine being able to pour a perfectly chilled draught with this tabletop beer system designed to tap a five-liter mini keg.  Something is telling me your parties are going to be very popular with this fun appliance in your kitchen!

Did you enter the “SodaStream” giveaway last week?  Click here to find out if you are the winner!  (Winners have three days to respond before an alternate winner is selected!)

Keep reading to learn how to win!

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Mini Espresso Banana Muffins

No Comments | Written on March 31, 2014 at 12:00 am , by

Let’s start off the week with a tiny treat!

These mini banana bread muffins are the perfect small bite with your morning coffee.  They are sure to provide a pick-me-up because there is espresso powder in the muffin and in the glaze!

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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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Sriracha Shrimp Fried Rice

1 Comment | Written on March 26, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

When I am looking for a fast weeknight meal, fried rice is always a great solution.  It’s a delicious way to use up leftover rice, protein or vegetables.  Plus, it’s all done in one pan so the clean up is a snap!

I love adding spicy sriracha sauce to give meals a kick.  I used about a tablespoon, but you can feel free to add or subtract depending on your tolerance for heat.  I also like tossing in some cashews into my fried rice to give the dish crunch.  (I might be known to snack on them during the cooking process too!)

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Gruyere Cheese Twists

No Comments | Written on March 25, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

These light as air snacks pair perfectly with a glass of crisp white wine.   Best part?  They are easy to prepare with only 4 simple ingredients!

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Top 10 Favorites from the 2014 International Home and Housewares Show

7 Comments | Written on March 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm , by

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago.  It is an event that I look forward to every year!

Imagine row after row, aisle after aisle of all the newest and greatest kitchenware and gadgets.  I felt like a kid in a candy shop!  There was so much to do and see that it is hard to summarize the four day extravaganza.   So, I assembled a top 10 list of some of my favorite finds from the show.

Which one do you want in your kitchen?  Tell us!

Keep reading for news from the show!  

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