Beer Blog: 4 Seasonal Brews to Sip All Summer

There are two very simple parameters for a great summer beer: It must be refreshing. It must be so incredibly sippable. Here are a few that one of our go-to experts, Jordan Mackay, recommended to hold near and dear during the dog days of summer. After sipping each for myself, I could not agree more. For more summer-perfect beer recommendations, […]

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Patriotic Pancakes with No-Cook Berry Syrup

Crank up your patriotic pride at dawn’s early light with these No-Cook Berry Syrups for your 4th of July pancake stack. We have several recipes that call for making a quick stove-top berry compote–one of my favorites is Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blueberry Compote–but I was looking for something a bit more simple, something I could repeat easily when I’m on vacation, at the […]

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Refreshing Infused Water with Raspberry and Lime

If you think water is boring, then this is for you! We’ve heard it time and time again: Most Americans are chronically dehydrated without even noticing. Hydration is key for survival—and if you ask me, it’s more important than ever when facing the wrath of summer’s heat. So, you’re probably asking yourself, “How can I beat the season’s rising temps?” […]

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Five on Friday: Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Blueberry Month

The sun is shining, flags are waving, and blueberries are ready to be picked. Happy National Blueberry Month! Packed with antioxidants that do the body good, you’re going to want to squeeze these into every dish. Whether it’s for your 4th of July celebration or because you just can’t seem to get enough of these little guys, we’ve got the […]

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Is It Time to Dump American Cheese?

In recent days, I’ve seen a lot of Facebook talk about what our Founding Fathers would have wanted for our country. The topics have been pretty divisive, so maybe it isn’t the right time to introduce another hot topic to the debate realm. But, why not? In what I think is one of the best marketing ploys I’ve seen in […]

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The Perfect Last-Minute Fourth of July Appetizer

It’s the day of your holiday barbecue, and you have to provide an appetizer. Guess who forgot until just now? Don’t fret. I’ve got a simple, you’ll-cry-it’s-so-easy appetizer. Bonus: it’s designed to look like the American flag, so it’s a win-win for all your patriotic party needs. Ingredients 56 phyllo cups 8 ounces 1/3-less fat cream cheese, at room temperature 4 ounces […]

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The New Trend in Fast Food

Change is a-comin’, and it’s been coming for a long time in the way that we eat. The trend towards eating whole and unprocessed foods is making its way from farms and grocery stores to regional and national fast food chains. According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015 released June 30th, consumers are shifting away from long-time […]

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Breakfast Salads: Bacon, Egg, & Kale

Yes, that’s right—breakfast salads! They’re a thing, and they’re fantastic. If this concept is new to you, just hear me out, please. A salad in the morning is a great way to work in a serving or two of veggies (or whole grains, or fruit—more to come in this series!) right off the bat. They’re light, fresh, and balanced, preventing that all-too-familiar […]

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Mini Red, White, and Blue Pancakes

If you ask my friends, they’ll tell you a truth that I can’t easily hide: I love a good theme. In recent months, I’ve thrown theme parties for Frozen, The Lego Movie, and, my personal favorite, Jimmy Fallon. (We were meant to be life-long best friends. We just haven’t met yet, but when we do…) Holidays are, of course, no exception. When […]

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Show Patriotic Pride With These 4th Of July Fruit Recipes

Nothing screams “U-S-A!” quite like a red, white, and blue-themed Independence Day picnic table. From icy pops to tangy salsa, these fruity recipes are sure to put a spark in your Fourth of July menu. Mojito Fruit Salad Red, White, and Blue Protein Smoothies Celebrate with Red, White, and Blue Pops Red, White, and Blue Sangria Spritzer Stovetop Summer Fruit Crisp Easy and Healthy Fruit […]

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