Food and Drink

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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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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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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Summer Desserts in a Cup, Part 2: Peach Crisp in a Cup

Hotter than hot days call for cool, single serve treats: portable, pre-portioned, perfect when you want a quick dessert that serves just one or two. This week, peach crisp, the perennial summer dessert classic, takes cup form. It’s also no-bake and endlessly adaptable: try any stone fruit or berries in place of peaches, any nut in place of pecans, and […]

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Refreshing Infused Water with Orange, Lemon, and Basil

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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Summer Desserts in a Cup, Part 1: Frozen S’mores

When temperatures begin to climb (we’re topping out at 95 degrees here in Birmingham), I crave a little something cold and sweet, something fast and fun that yields just enough for one. Desserts in a cup are the way to go. Not only are they portable and adorable, but they’re also pre-portioned, so I’ll hopefully be a little less tempted […]

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Is Your Bottled Water Safe to Drink?

We’ve been hearing more buzz lately about how it’s time to ditch bottled water—not only for its environmental impact when bottles hit landfills instead of recycle bins, but also for the fact that some brands are simply repackaging municipal water sources. Now it turns out one company has issued a voluntary recall for 14 of its brands, stating that it may […]

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Breakfast Salads: Greek Cucumber and Chickpea Bowl

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 […]

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