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When is a dress code discrimination? Rules at Baltimore restaurant cause outcry

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BALTIMORE -- Posted by a brick wall outside Baltimore's Choptank restaurant, newly installed in the former south shed of Fells Point's Broadway Market, a plaque states a list of prohibitions. Among them: excessively baggy clothing, sunglasses after dark and bandannas. "Management may enforce these policies within its discretion," said a note at ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Enjoying 'grillables'

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Environmental Nutrition

Taking in the last bits of summer? Nothing brings the taste of the season more than firing up the grill for a meal. While you can grill virtually everything, two of the most common foods are burgers and sausages. Unfortunately, historically they haven't been known as ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Out of this world Royal Malewane Granola

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I've tasted and baked my fair share of granolas. I've enjoyed countless variations of the classic blend of roasted oats, seeds, nuts and sugar or honey blend. So for me to even turn my head, let alone go for thirds, is highly unlikely. That is until I arrived for breakfast after an exciting morning safari chasing lions, leopards and rhinoceroses...Read more

EatingWell: Chicken, Peppers and Pasta Casserole

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You can assemble this healthy chicken casserole before you leave for a party and pop it in the oven at the host's house. Or bake it at home and bring it along -- it's delicious at room temperature too.

Chicken, Peppers and Pasta Casserole

Serves 8

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Total time: 1 1/4 hours

12 ounces whole-wheat fusilli

16 mini ...Read more

Kary Osmond: Rice and lentils make a satisfying and adaptable meal

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A well-made rice and bean recipe is simple tasting yet fully and completely satisfying -- which is probably why this recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make. Serve it with a fuss-free salad made of iceberg lettuce, super ripe tomatoes and a basic vinaigrette, and you've got yourself a ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make rolled ice cream at home (no fancy equipment required)

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Whether you know this frozen dessert as Thai rolled ice cream, stir-fried ice cream, or even marble-top ice cream, its signature look and flavor are the same: Rolled tubes of sweet, milky, almost-chewy ice cream presented in a small cup with plenty of whipped cream and garnishes.

Places ...Read more

The Kitchn: Greek spices make this lamb burger a fantastic finale to grilling season

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It's hard to deny a burger during grilling season, but by September the standard cheeseburger has started to feel a little old. The good news? It doesn't take much to switch things up. By adding a few spices, changing up the protein, swapping out the cheese, or making a special sauce, you ...Read more

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


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