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Colorful Egg White Cocktails

Egg white cocktails have been making a major splash in the world of mixology. The ingredient’s unique qualities impart concoctions with a fresh textural dimension and body. Think of it as the cocktail version of latte art. And while most home-bartenders shy away from such recipes, we’re all for taking the plunge and making it […]

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Flawless Easter Egg Decorating

Dyeing and decorating eggs is one of the most special traditions of Easter. Since we’re constantly on the hunt for new Easter egg decorating ideas and tips, we asked our catalog food stylist Alison Attenborough if she could offer some of her best DIY decorating tips, from showcasing bright colors to avoiding messy cleanup.  ~ Williams Sonoma […]

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Prosciutto, Speck, and all the Hams :: what’s the difference

Ham has always been there for us, from second grade lunches to Easter dinners at grandma’s house. But saying every ham is the same is like saying all beef is steak. It’s just not true. While all hams are made from pigs’ legs, the way they’re cured, seasoned, and smoked—or not—makes a huge difference in […]

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French Macarons

There are two essential parts to a macaron: the macaron shell and its’ filling. The shell is a sweet meringue-based confection made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. These two shells sandwich a filling of buttercream, jam, ganache or whatever else you want to put in between […]

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22 Things You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron

  Let’s not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God’s gift to carb lovers everywhere. But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.) ~ Roberta […]

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Gadgets That Will Improve Your Mornings

Even the most avid of coffee geeks get stuck in a rut. My old glass-walled French press and a grinder I picked up at the hardware store make coffee that is good enough, sure, but at this point I use them out of habit. A few years ago, I tried a real cold brewer from […]

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Cucumber + Kale Smoothie

Using a mixture of lemon juice and purchased lemonade adds bright, zingy flavor to this super smoothie that will get your weekend started with a jolt of healthy greens. Feel free to use more or less honey or agave nectar, depending on the sweetness of the lemonade you use and your personal preference. ~ taste […]

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How to Cut Kohlrabi

I’ve always thought that kohlrabi looks like an alien spaceship. The weirdly cylindrical shape, the skinny arms — what is this stuff? Lucky for us, kohlrabi isn’t alien at all but a delicious addition to summer salads and slaws. Here are three ways to to get past this vegetable’s eccentric appearance and slice it up […]

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Rosy Gin-Kombucha Cocktail

New to kombucha? This cocktail is perfect for a test drive because you’ll get a taste of “original” (unflavored) kombucha. Try Health-Ade or GT’s, which you can find at most supermarkets. ~ Rick Martinez of Bon Appétit Get Rick’s recipe HERE! Image by Alex Lau

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White Chocolate Deserves Your Respect

No ingredient in the pastry pantry garners more controversy and snobbery than white chocolate. And fair enough: At its worst, it’s a cloying throwback to the waxy hollow rabbits of Easters past and the ‘90s cookies-’n-cream craze, but even at its best, this confection is rarely afforded the status of “real” chocolate. At the end […]

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