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Sweet and sour beef is a popular Chinese stir-fry dish. Here's a simple version that has great flavor and can be made in minutes. The sweet and sour sauce is light so it gently coats the beef and vegetables blending the flavors together, but not masking the taste of each ingredient. The secret to wok cooking is to achieve a crunchy texture while making sure the food is cooked through. Make ...

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Although Cinco de Mayo isn't considered a major holiday in Mexico, in the United States it's a day when many take time to celebrate Mexican culture. If you're looking for a way to spend the holiday– beyond the simple margarita and tacos combo, as delicious as it is– tres leches, a traditional Mexcian cake, will add a bit of sweetness to the event. The history of tres...

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While it may seem like a retro dish, sloppy joes are one of those can't-beat meals that are perfect for kids and adults of all ages. This hearty sandwich is made indoors but the sauce just screams of spring and summertime picnics and parties. If you don't have a grill but you still want to fill your evening with a hearty meal that has that BBQ feel, this is the perfect...

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Spring is finally here to stay. That means it’s time to break out the patio furniture and pop open a bottle of rose. You can always count me in when you add bubbles to the party. Cava is Spain’s tasty and affordable answer to champagne. At $12.99, Canxa rose Cava won’t break the bank. It is a dry rose made from 100% pinot noir grapes. The tiny, perky bubbles and strawberry flavors will have ...

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Traditionally, the place to find moms on Mother’s Day was at a restaurant table. In years past, the second Sunday in May was the busiest all year for dining establishments, and the two days of the holiday weekend represented their No. 1 and No. 2 most profitable days. This year, like last year, will be different. Even as dining rooms reopen around the country, most people won’t celebrate the ...

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May 3, 1947, was a Saturday. On that day, Jet Pilot, ridden by Eric Guerin, won the Kentucky Derby. In Japan, a new constitution went into effect, making Emperor Hirohito merely a symbolic figurehead. And Jane Nickerson, in the New York Times, wrote about a new addition to the popular hamburger: cheese. “At first, the combination of beef with cheese and tomatoes, which sometimes are used, may ...

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It all comes down to comfort food. That's one of the many epiphanies that Raghavan Iyer has made during his treatment for colorectal cancer, and that realization has sparked the creation of his latest effort, the Revival Foods Project: Global Comforts That Heal. Three years ago, the Minneapolis cookbook author — he's the authority behind "660 Curries," "The Turmeric Trail," "Betty Crocker's ...

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The last time my Boy Scout troop went on a campout, we ate steak. I was startled. I was shocked. I didn’t know you could do that on a campout. Before that, most of our previous experiences around a campfire somehow involved Spam. We also had a memorable night in which we ate hamburgers with the ground beef stretched by adding bread, which our troop leader informed us was to add flavor. Our ...

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PITTSBURGH — Cavan Patterson, 39, has been foraging for wild mushrooms and other wild edibles for more than a decade. Most make their way into local kitchens via Wild Purveyors, the company he founded in 2009 with his brother, Tom. A few weeks ago, he was on the hunt for the elusive morel mushrooms, one of the first fungi to poke through the ground in hardwood forests in spring. The Fox ...

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The Kentucky Derby is tomorrow and whether you're a fan of the races or you just love an excuse to have a good cocktail, there's truly no better time to make a mint julep than on horse racing's biggest day. This no frills recipe stays true to the cocktail's Southern roots; all you'll need is bourbon, simple syrup, mint and crushed ice. Of course the drink can be made...

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This looks like a good year for fans of Cinco de Mayo. The May 5 holiday has traditionally been a profitable one for bars and restaurants, ranking even higher than Mother’s Day. Even in 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, Mexican restaurants saw a notable jump in sales; the Arkansas-based chain Tacos 4 Life reported an 87% increase in business compared with the previous week. This year, the ...

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If you’ re someone who struggles with what to make for dinner every night, then using seasonal fruits and vegetables as your guide may change the way you think about cooking. If you really want to get in tune with nature, then foraging is a great way to take advantage of edible wild food that grows naturally around us. For example, blow your kids’ minds when you turn...

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April is Earth Month, but it takes more than one day or month out of the year to positively impact the environment. To be more sustainable in your everyday life takes time, effort and a renewed sense of responsibility over and over again. To learn how home cooks can be more sustainable every day of the year, we spoke with TV personality, chef and social justice advocate...

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Fresh salmon, lime juice and spices make up this easy ceviche dinner. It’s best to partially freeze the salmon for about 15 minutes before cutting it up for the ceviche. Also, rinse your knife in cold water between each cut of the salmon. These help you cut the salmon into neat cubes. Be sure your salmon is fresh. Tell your fish server you need it to make ceviche so they can show you the best ...

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