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From Pompeii to Pepperoni - The History of Pizza

August 23rd, 2013

Pizza is a staple American food. We eat it frozen, make it ourselves or have it delivered at ridiculous hours to satiate those late night cravings. However, pizza wasn't always the delectable pepperoni and cheese combination we know and love today. In fact, its origins date back centuries and reach far across the Atlantic ocean. Here's a little history of the much-adored dish....

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How to Create a Delectable London Fog

August 5th, 2013

There's nothing like sitting down for a relaxing cup of tea, but have you ever wondered where your favorite brew comes from? Earl Grey tea, which is prized among tea aficionados, has been around for more than a century. The English Tea Store stated that it's named after Charles Grey, who reigned as a British Prime Minister in the 19th century. Numerous locations have...

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Tips For Making Your Own Healthy Seven-Layer Dip

August 2nd, 2013

Whether it's a big game or a family reunion, it seems like there's always room for a good seven-layer dip. Unfortunately, with all the sour cream and cheese, these dips tend to be pretty unhealthy. Try following these tips to get a delicious dip that's low in fat and sure to please.Low-fat dairy Most seven-layer dip recipes call for hearty amounts of sour cream and cheese....

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How to Make Cheese Puffs at Home

August 1st, 2013

Cheez Doodles are made with factory equipment, and are therefore impossible to make at home. However, cheese puffs, meringue-like cheese-flavored snacks, are equally tasty, and are better for you! Cheese puffs, or gougères, make great game-viewing snacks and are fun party appetizers. They also make unique alternatives for biscuits and croutons. Read on to...

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How to Make Italian Ice

July 31st, 2013

During the summer, there's nothing better than enjoying a frozen treat. However, ice cream often contains a lot of fat, and if you're trying to cut back on how much fat you consume this summer, this may not be the snack for you. Instead, why not have a delicious Italian ice? This treat contains nothing more than fruit juice, sugar and ice, and is the perfect...

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How to Make Pizza From Scratch

July 31st, 2013

While you likely enjoy ordering out from your favorite pizzeria, if you're in the mood to showcase your culinary prowess, you might want to go gourmet and make pizza from scratch. Here's a quick and delicious recipe that's bound to make any pizza enthusiast proud. The Dough The dough is the foundation of the pizza - after all, it provides the subtle background flavor and...

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How to Make a Watermelon Fruit Basket

July 30th, 2013

If you're planning on having a summer garden party, you should try and do something that will set your event apart from all of the others that your guests will attend this season. One way to do this is to serve food in a creative way that will have all of your friends begging you to tell them how you did it. For example, you should try crafting a watermelon fruit basket to...

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Tips for Brewing Your Own Beer

July 26th, 2013

If you prefer the unique flavor of craft beers over some of the national brands, you may want to consider brewing your own. This can save you money in the long run, as some of the craft beers available at bars and liquor stores are imported long distances and brewed in small batches, often making them expensive. You can also experiment and create entirely new flavors...

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3 Ice Cream Sandwich Updates Worth Drooling Over

July 23rd, 2013

When was the last time you heard of an ice cream sandwich update? If you can't remember anything thrilling about the last one you bit into, it's time to revamp your standard recipe. These days, there are several ways you can jazz up the classic ice cream sandwich. It isn't just about the chocolate wafers and vanilla ice cream in the middle anymore! Whether...

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Blondies: A Fresh Take On Brownies

July 12th, 2013

As magnificent as a rich, moist chocolate brownie can be, some fans of baked treats might start to find them predictable after a while. Let's also not forget that - as bizarre as it may sound to chocoholics - some people simply don't like the taste of chocolate. For individuals experiencing either dilemma, the blonde brownie - or "blondie" - could be the...

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