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Taste Good - Feel Good: Bravo! Cucina Italiana's New Spring Menu

Have you eaten at Bravo! Cucina Italiana yet? We went last night up to Bravo! in Grand Rapids, Michigan  to taste their new spring menu, and let me tell you - I was impressed. This national restaurant offers fresh, delicious Italian food in a convivial atmosphere. We loved it.

Taste Good - Feel Good: Bravo! Cucina Italiana's New Spring Menu

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Recipes Every College Student Should Know & Oatmeal In a Mug Recipe

Need a gift for a new graduate? Interested in helping your international students eat when the caf is closed? Teens and college students are HUNGRY - and don't always know how to make food while in college. Enter a new book by Christine Nelson, entitled Recipes Every College Student Should Know.

Recipes Every College Student Should Know & Oatmeal In a Mug Recipe

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Potato, Prawn, and Lime Soup From The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs

Irish cooking - it's incredibly delicious. This month and next, we've got several recipes to share from The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs. Be sure to read our interview with editor Leslie Conron Carola - and then check back for more great recipes!

The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs (and a Salmon Salad Recipe!)

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Jan 31, 2017 / 0 comments

Hungry? I've got a book (and a recipe!) for you. I recently was sent, for review, an Irish cookbook, entitled The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs. Now, our wandering educators will know how much we LOVE Ireland, but if you're new: WE LOVE IRELAND. There's something magical about that island - the land, views, friendly people, deep culture, music, and, of course, great food.

Easy Japanese Dinner: Tsukune & the Best Salad Dressing, EVER

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Jan 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Do you love Japanese food, but feel intimidated by the great attention to detail that Japanese cooks do? Never fear – I am a quick cook who loves easy meals.

The Best Dip, Ever - Straight from Middle Earth

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Jan 14, 2017 / 0 comments

When I was young, I discovered the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Glorious, wonderful, read-yearly books that have influenced thousands, nay, millions of people worldwide.

Snow Pudding: A Family Tradition

by Anevay Darlington / Dec 27, 2016 / 0 comments

In my family, Snow Pudding is a must. It’s a tradition… and a very good one, in my opinion! What can go wrong with lemony, custardy, sugary goodness? This year, I actually joined in on making it (instead of watching my nana from the sidelines, impatiently waiting for it to be done).

 

Making Donuts with Your Family

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Dec 26, 2016 / 0 comments

Golden crisp on the outside with a chewy texture inside, just-fried donuts bear little resemblance to the bland varieties you’re likely to find at the grocers: Simply put, the homemade version is better.
 
Much better.
 
Donuts seem to have an unwarranted mystique of being difficult to make at home – perhaps because the dough can be a bit finicky. Or it may be because the final step involves a lengthy dip in a vat of bubbling oil.

Spices of India: Making Chai Tea Latte at Home

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Nov 30, 2016 / 0 comments

Redolent of the spices of India, and especially warming during cold winters, Chai tea is a delicious beverage that has migrated from India to, well, everyone! You can find Chai tea lattes at Starbucks and other coffee shops, recipes on Pinterest, and premade at the store. But many of them have strange ingredients - and weak spices.

Discovering Amish Fry Pies

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Nov 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Blanketed with big-bushy trees that flame red and orange in the fall, then soak up the snowflakes in the winter, and burst with green the rest of the year, Holmes County, Ohio is a world apart. 
 
And along the road, it’s not uncommon to see Amish buggies with horses plodding along the gently, curving roads. 

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