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Our Favorite 5 Gourmet Sandwiches

A intricate, elaborate meal is great, but with summer just around the corner, light, fresh meals are the order of the day for the season. The understated (and many times underrated) sandwich is the perfect dish for spring and summer, and it doesn’t have to be boring or plain. We’re here to prove that between (and beyond) two slices of bread can lie a magnificent gourmet dish! The secret lies, as it always does in …

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Top 5 Classic Wine-and-Cheese Pairings: A short and sweet wine-matching guide to the most popular cheeses on the cheese plate

In order for a wine and cheese pairing to be successful, you have to perfectly marry the texture, the degree of acidity, the flavor (obviously), and the fat content of the cheese to the flavor profile of the wine. Check out our wine and cheese pairings that are foolproof, time-tested, and guaranteed to impress your guests and enhance your cheese plate. [Continute reading...]

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A Saint Patrick’s Day Brunch (With Recipes From Ballymaloe Cookery School of Ireland)

On March 17th, Ireland celebrates the “Feast of Saint Patrick”, the patron saint of Ireland. And on that day, most Americans proceed to drink innumerable gallons of green beer. For most of us in America, “St. Patty’s Day” is synonymous with all things green and Irish. It’s a day of Shamrock pins, tall pints of [Continue Reading...]

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Tips and Essentials For A Busy Baking Season

Valentine’s Day is only a few short weeks away, and if you’re a baker/crafter like me, you’ve probably taken to Pinterest with a vengeance to find out the latest and greatest in V-day treats. There’s clearly no shortage of great ideas, but there’s nothing worse than embarking on the ultimate baking project only to find [Continue Reading...]