How to make a perfect omelet

October 28, 2017

Omelettes are sneaky things: on the surface they seem pretty simple and easy to make, but in practice, they are really difficult to get right. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve ruined plenty of omelets in my time. Over the years, however, I’ve managed to perfect my methods and can now whip up a pretty good omelet without fail. Here’s how I do it.

Keep it simple

 

The trick to making a good omelet is to keep things simple, don’t over..

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A beginners guide to coffee: Arabica and Robusta

October 28, 2017

Even if you’ve only had a passing interest in coffee, chances are you’ve heard the terms “Arabica” and “Robusta” mentioned in relation to coffee. Far from being a single crop, there are in fact two distinct species of coffee beans each with their own unique characteristics.

 

Arabica

 

There’s a reason coffee companies will proudly declare that their beans are 100% Arabica, this is due to the fact that Arabica beans are considered to be the..

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A beginners guide to Carignan wine

October 22, 2017

Today we’re going to looking at a wine that beautiful pairs with all the wonderful flavors of fall: Carignan. This wine is mostly produced in Southern France and is often used as a blending grape. It’s also grown to a lesser degree in Spain and Italy. In the past, Carignan was unfairly considered to be a lesser wine. However, in recent years, vineyards have started to embrace the wine's powerful flavors and are producing a number of highly..

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Three white wines to enjoy in the fall

October 22, 2017

The leaves are falling from the trees and crunching underfoot, the days are getting shorter, and all the fall-themed flavors are in abundance! As the seasons turn and the temperature needle starts rapidly dropping, we find ourselves stepping away from our favorite summer drinks and foods. I know summer is truly over when I switch from iced to hot coffee. Similarly, for many wine lovers fall is the perfect season to switch from chilled white..

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Three fall-themed punches to get you in the holiday spirit

October 22, 2017

Regardless of whether you're hosting a Halloween party, a Thanksgiving event, or a plain old social gathering, punch is a pretty much perfect communal beverage. Tasty, affordable, and abundant, punch is a convenient and fun way to keep your guests hydrated — not to mention mildly inebriated!

So if you’re on the lookout for some suitable fall-themed concoctions, look no further! Here are three punch recipes that will keep your holiday party..

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How to tame the wild Tupperware drawer

October 22, 2017

Ah, the dreaded Tupperware drawer. Doesn’t every house have one? The drawer that holds every reusable plastic food storage container in your house; the drawer that is rarely organized; the drawer that never yields the matching top to the container you want in any sane amount of time? Yeah, that drawer. Well, here are a few tips to tame the wild beast.

1. Find a few brands of food storage containers you like. Do you want something sturdy and..

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Rice Krispie treats aren't just for kids anymore.

October 21, 2017

Rice Krispie Treats have been around since 1939. The recipe for this iconic treat is printed on the back of the Rice Krispie box — simply melt marshmallows and butter together, then mix in Rice Krispies. Fold into a pan, let set, and eat. It's that easy. There is very little in the baking world that's as easy to make as these treats. So why not spend just a bit more time and mold this recipe into something that's perfect for entertaining?

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A user review of AmazonFresh: the good, the bad and the gigantic.

October 15, 2017

I placed my first AmazonFresh order last April. I've used it consistently since then, marveling at the fact that I could order groceries online at 9pm, and have them show up before 6am on my doorstep. Here are a few things I've learned about using the service, and why I continue to love it.

1. Timing

While the turn-around on order-to-delivery time is not as quick as it was during the pilot stages of the program, AmazonFresh is still generally..

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Eat breakfast pizza, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

October 15, 2017

Breakfast pizza. It takes all the best parts of breakfast and combines them into the shape of a pizza: hash brown crust, layered with cheese and eggs and meat. How can you go wrong? If one can eat cheese pizza for breakfast, why not breakfast pizza for dinner? Here's how to make one at home.

Ingredients

1 pound bag frozen shredded potatoes, thawed

1 onion, chopped

6 eggs

1 cup cheese or cheese blend of your choice

1/2 pound sausage, cooked and..

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A beginners guide to Tempranillo wine

October 12, 2017

Today we’re going to be looking at — and hopefully tasting — the quintessentially Spanish Tempranillo. This grape is primarily grown in Spain and Portugal and is a common ingredient in other wines such as Rioja and Syrah. While not particularly common, Tempranillo is also made into a single varietal wine.

 

Over 80% of Tempranillo production takes place in Spain with the remaining 20% occurring in Portugal, Argentina, Australia, and the United..

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