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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...
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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...
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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.