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Don’t Miss The Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival

Mark your calendars – Rioja is coming to the Windy City for the 2nd annual Rioja Week, which kicks off May 2 with the Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival. Rioja Week includes tasting events, special wine flights and food pairings, and discounts in restaurants...
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3 Quick & Easy Egg Recipes With a Twist

Eggs. I love ‘em. I love ‘em! I love the protein. I love the shape. I love the shells. And I love how easy they are to cook. If you’re not on team eggs, I don’t know what to tell you, except that you’re missing out on one of nature’s most...

The Perfect Tequila Cocktail: Garden of Eden

I recently attended one of Herradura's "Be the Bartender" mixology classes at The Wren in NYC, where I learned how to make a series of delicious tequila-based cocktails. Here's one of my faves, guaranteed to get your weekend started right! The Herradura...

Why McDonald’s Banned Chicken With Antibiotics

McNuggets will never be the same after McDonald's bans chickens raised with potentially harmful antibiotics.   McDonald’s will stop serving chicken treated with antibiotics, a move which will undoubtedly impact food standards on a nationwide scale, and...
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Spa Foodie: Eat Your Blinged Out Veggies

You try to mask vegetables, cut fruit into fun shapes, but you still can’t fool your little stubborn eaters. We think we have a solution to get picky eaters to start picking healthy foods. Give food a shiny finish and we bet they’ll finish their food!
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Quick and Healthy Microwave-less Recipes, Nutrients Included!

So you’ve been dared to rid your kitchen of your microwave. Now what? We’re here to help you through this difficult transition from appliance-dependent to good old-fashioned cooking. It might take more than 60 seconds, but we promise these substitutes for your favorite microwave treats are so easy and so much better for you; you’ll forget all about old hums-a-lot...
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The Top 5 Halloween Treats That Are Tricks

The most costume-y holiday (unless you pull out an Easter Bunny suit every spring) is nearly upon us! While it’s a given that you’ll snag some adorably diminutive candy this weekend, whether it be from your own candy dish...
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1 Food 3 Ways: Nectarines

If you haven't had your fill of the tart-sweet delicious fruit this summer, there's still time to remedy it! Here's 3 great ways to use up what's left of the nectarine crop.