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Why is McDonald's selling Shamrock Shakes in Philly right now?

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PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphians watching the Eagles' season opener on TV had a reason other than Carson Wentz to rejoice on Sunday: A McDonald's commercial announced that Shamrock Shakes -- the chain's mint-flavored St. Patrick's Day milkshake -- would be available in Philly for a limited time.

"It's a Philly original that's ready to rock the ...Read more

Best Bites: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Snappers

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We've all been there. In a hunger-driven craze, we grab whatever bag of food near the checkout lane that looks remotely appetizing. In most scenarios, we pay for our impulsiveness. The food tastes over-processed, or like it's hung on its hook since before you were born. However, this would not be the case if the snack you chose were Dark ...Read more

The only four cakes you'll ever need for entertaining

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Someone asks you to bring a dessert to a block party, birthday or barbecue. Or you're heading out of town for a weekend getaway. Or you just need something to keep all the kids happy on a Saturday night. There's really only one answer and it's a thing everyone wants to eat: sheet cake.

Think of these as cakes that are as easy to make as a boxed...Read more

PBR for breakfast? New hard coffee offers a different kind of buzz — and nails it

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I had to try it to believe it. Pabst Blue Ribbon, the maker of the original ironic hipster beer, has created a hard coffee beverage. Yes, you read that correctly, and, no, this is not your mother's white Russian.

"We wanted to make something that tasted like delicious iced coffee, not beer," says Brand Manager John Newhouse. "Our innovation ...Read more

Weeknight chicken challenge met with a hot griddle and fast recipes

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At least one day a week, chicken factors into our dinner plans. Turns out, we are not alone. Chicken is the No. 1 source of protein in the U.S. and in 2018 we ate more than 93.5 pounds per capita, according to the National Chicken Council.

Around our house, we cook most of our per capita chicken. On the occasion that I purchase fully-cooked ...Read more

What's Frenchie Dressing? The best mustard vinaigrette you've ever had

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I'm completely obsessed with the green beans at Hippo. I know it has beans and nuts and serrano chiles, but I suspect that the "Frenchie dressing" is what puts these beans over the top. My attempts at reverse engineering this dish have been futile. Please help! I could just eat these for dinner any night and be happy.

--Amy Seidenwurm, Silver ...Read more

Racist email sent to Chicago beer writer leads to positive international Twitter response: #IAmCraftBeer

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CHICAGO -- Chalonda White checked her phone and saw a strange and jarring email.

It was just three sentences and 35 words, sent to the address on her Afro Beer Chick website, where White, a Chicago resident, has blogged about her love of craft beer since 2017. It came from a name she'd never heard of -- she suspects it was a pseudonym -- laced ...Read more

The best plum jam recipe is also the easiest to make

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For the past five years, I've spent my late-summer birthday making plum jam. Parties are fun. Cake is good. But all I want is the quiet pleasure of standing over the stove, stirring and staring as the violet fruit transforms from thin, bursting bubbles to slow lava pops.

And at the end, I get the best jam that I can't buy in any store. I keep ...Read more

Kary Osmond: Simple vegetarian chili is endlessly adaptable

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This recipe for Vegetarian Chili is basic, so you can have fun with it. If you like a spicy chili, then add your favorite kind of heat -- jalapeno peppers, red chili flakes, hot sauce, etc. If you want your chili to have a sweet finish, add a handful of frozen sweet corn just before it's done ...Read more

EatingWell: A caprese salad as attractive as it is delicious

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Use the Hasselback technique to upgrade plain caprese salad with this fun twist! Cutting partially into the whole tomato creates openings to layer in fresh mozzarella cheese, basil and a balsamic drizzle for tons of flavor in this unique vegetable side dish recipe.

Hasselback Tomato Caprese Salad

Serves 4

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make a much better, still-easy French bread pizza

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French bread pizza is one of the fastest, easiest ways to get homemade pizza on the table. It's nostalgic for adults and cheer-inducing for kids, and this (budget-friendly!) homemade version far exceeds the kind from the freezer aisle. It's extra cheesy, a little messy and only needs a ...Read more

The Kitchn: The best, simplest method to cook mahi mahi

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Mahi mahi is a firm, lean white fish that hails from warm waters of places like Hawaii or the Gulf of Mexico. It's a great, less expensive alternative to halibut, and can be grilled, broiled, or even fried. But one of our favorite ways to prepare it is to simply pan-sear it, which lets the ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Noodle Pudding with Dried Fruit and Apple is universal comfort food

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Noodle puddings do double duty as a side dish that also acts as a slice of soothing comfort. Egg noodles are baked in a sweet or savory egg custard and are usually served warm. While this is often served on Jewish holidays, and especially to break the fast after Yom Kippur, it is equally at home anytime as a delectable dish on ...Read more

Spotlight on Supplements: St. John's Wort

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Environmental Nutrition

John's wort (SJW) is a widely known, non-prescription dietary supplement with use dating back to ancient Greece.

Overview: SJW is the common name for a flowering shrub native to Europe, Hypercium perforatum, also known as Klamath weed or goat weed. The name originates...Read more

Is there really a White Claw shortage? Sort of. But not really.

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It's a fitting end for the summer of White Claw.

No, not Labor Day.


After a summer of wild growth, gaudy sales figures and social media infamy, CNN Business reported "a nationwide shortage" of White Claw Friday, and, of course, media in all directions picked up the story as if White Claw was suddenly the Ark of the Covenant (now in ...Read more

Today's Special: Mint adds flavor to sirloin-zucchini skewers

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Fresh mint is one of the best herbs to have in your kitchen. This often-overlooked herb has a clean refreshing taste that can elevate simple home cooking into something special. Toss a few leaves in your morning smoothie, shower torn leaves on salads, blend it into a mint pesto, or add chopped mint to add to salsa for grilled vegetables.

Mint ...Read more

Melissa Copeland's veggie-rich Mexican rice: a meal in itself

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Melissa Copeland wants to convince you that cooking vegan meals doesn't mean you'll have to spend a lot of money or hunt for exotic ingredients. In her new cookbook, "30-Minute Frugal Vegan Recipes," she offers lots of appealing dishes that are inexpensive, flavorful and simple to prepare.

A native of Canada, Copeland has been living abroad for...Read more

Daniel Neman: Did you eat today? Thank a farmer

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I need to go out and buy a hat so I can tip it to farmers.

This year had all the makings of being terrible for agriculture, at least here in the Midwest. The spring was cold, weirdly cold -- too cold to plant crops. And then it got rainy, weirdly rainy. Too rainy for planting.

And then came the floods. They came and they stayed and they stayed...Read more

Pulse Drinking: Two winning zins to kick off football season

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To say that zinfandel pairs quite well with anything off the grill might be a "dangerous" statement to some. So I rounded up a team of tailgate treats to test with this lovable and versatile grape.

Every football tailgate needs a great wine, just as every team needs a great quarterback. The bottles I chose will satisfy any fan, no matter their ...Read more

Best Bites: Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Pops

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What ought to be a bold line between breakfast cereal and candy bars is becoming increasingly fine. Kellogg's has entered the fray with Chocolate Peanut Butter Corn Pops, which taste just as you would expect: Like Corn Pops with chocolate and peanut butter on them. They may not exactly be the healthiest thing you can eat in the morning, but, ...Read more


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