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Do you love pineapples? So do I. Do you know the best way to cut one up? Neither did I. But after some practice, I’m proud to say that I’ve mastered a method that looks sweet and saves more of the good stuff.  What You Need: A whole ripe pineapple Chef’s knife Paring knife (optional) Cutting board Trim The Roughage Using a sturdy cutting board and sharp knife, slice off the base of the pineapple. Keep the leafy top to use as a handle while cutting. Stand the pineapple upright and trim down the outer skin. Read More
Summer is officially just around the corner! Memorial Day is this coming weekend and I want to make some fancy lady cocktails. We can do so much better than a case of cheap PBR. I’m not knocking cheap-ass beer here, but variety is the spice of life! Let’s make some Lavender Lemonade. I am no gourmet, but I do love a good infused vodka. You can DIY if you are going to have people over that you want to impress.  Here is an easy recipe for Lavender infused vodka. Substitute gin if you are feeling extra saucy. Read More
Nothing's more fun than jammin' out with the girls of the Jam Stand. The Brooklynites combined forces to concoct a variety of delicious, all-natural jams that prove "packaged food doesn't have to mean processed food." The ladies are creative in and outside of the kitchen, with jams like "You're My Boy BLUE-berry Bourbon Jam," which includes fresh blueberries, sugar, pectin, and bourbon, and vanilla to produce a sweet, tasty spread. If you've got a taste for spice, try the "Razzy Gabby & a Side of Jalapeño Jam," a perfect, saucy mix of raspberries, jalapeño, and lime. Read More
When that “2:30 feeling” strikes, as the 5-Hour Energy commercial puts it, it’s easy to try to mask it with caffeine by choosing an energy drink from the myriad of options available at the nearest 7-Eleven. But, as we all know by now, that worn-out, running-on-empty feeling will return with a vengeance once all of the caffeine and sugar leave your system. As crazy as it may sound, perhaps next time you should swap out the venti Starbucks latte (and any extra shots of espresso) for a raw meal. Read More