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Food And Beverage

Old Fashioned with a Twist

January 4, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Classic Bourbon Old Fashioned  Family Features Cocktail trends may come and go, but one staple remains a fixture on drink menus two centuries after its invention – the Old Fashioned.  There are many competing stories about the origins of the “first” true cocktail recipe, but nearly all agree that the modern-day cocktail was…

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Holiday foods with heightened flavor

December 29, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Apples FAMILY FEATURES Holiday hosting is all about providing guests a cozy atmosphere, good company and, quite often most importantly, food that tastes as good as it looks. While mixing and matching quality ingredients for dishes that appeal to the crowd is key to achieving successful…

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Holiday baking and wine pairings

December 21, 2018

BPT There are few holiday traditions as sweet as baking a selection of treats to share with family and friends. This is especially true for the California winemaking family The Mondavis as it is for families across America. As the season begins, Janice Mondavi, wife of third-generation CK Mondavi and Family co-proprietor Marc Mondavi and…

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How to assemble a holiday cheeseboard guaranteed to impress

December 13, 2018

BPT ‘Tis the season for getting together with friends and family to celebrate. Food is at the heart of the holidays, so whether you’re hosting an event or attending as a guest, you’ll want to whip up something to impress a wide variety of taste buds. The perfect solution: a holiday cheeseboard. Creating a cheeseboard…

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Go beyond pecan pie this holiday season

December 6, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Pecan-Crusted Prime Rib with Horseradish Cream Sauce   FAMILY FEATURES When deciding which dishes to serve this year at holiday gatherings, consider going beyond traditional recipes and use beloved seasonal ingredients in new ways. For example, while pecan pie is top of mind for many dessert-makers, it’s also a perfect time to make…

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Savor Simplicity

November 29, 2018

Holiday recipes worth sharing   FAMILY FEATURES Most successful holiday gatherings start with great food and end with quality time spent with loved ones. This holiday season, rely on simple recipes that let you spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating special moments with family and friends. As a holiday host, it…

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Take holiday hosting to the next level

November 21, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES It can be easy to impress your holiday guests without overdoing it in the kitchen by planning to use recipes that require little time to prep. Those precious moments with loved ones are meant for reflection and conversation, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for lesser dishes. Appetizers like Beet Carpaccio…

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Five ways to host a no-hassle holiday celebration this season

November 16, 2018

BPT The holidays are supposed to be a joyous occasion, filled with warm memories of family and friends. When it’s your turn to host, however, the holidays can quickly turn into a stressful blur that involves cleaning, decorating and cooking, all before the guests even arrive. Hosting loved ones doesn’t have to be this way….

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Flavorful Fiesta Time

November 9, 2018

Food, family and holiday traditions   FAMILY FEATURES A tamalada, or tamale-making party, is a Mexican holiday tradition that occurs during Las Posadas and combines two of the season’s most important ingredients — quality family time and flavorful food. Consider these tips from Sylvia Garza of Qué Mami Organics to help make your tamalada fun…

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Creative Seafood Solutions

November 3, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Chipotle Tuna and Avocado Salad Sandwich   FAMILY FEATURES When it comes to cooking up creative meals for the family, finding inspiration with new flavors while maintaining nutrition is a primary goal. One solution is incorporating more seafood into weekly meal planning, which offers nutritional benefits like protein, vitamins and minerals such as…

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