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Tips for Cooking With Leftover Wine

22 Jun

What? Such thing as “leftover wine” actually exists? This might sound as rare as the majestic unicorn. Sooner or later we all come to a point in life when an open bottle of wine is rattling around the fridge and the clock is ticking on its drinkability. Whether you’ve just had a party with way too much booze, received a weird wine in your gift basket, or simply can’t soldier through the whole bottle solo, don’t worry. There’s no need to throw out the leftover wine with tears in your eyes. Instead, you can put it to a good use and add a flavorful touch to your everyday cooking.

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So versatile both in the glass and on your plate, cooking with wine can definitely bring about its own pleasure. In fact, using wine in your recipes can be even more rewarding. To achieve the culinary glory of wine requires one simple thing: experimenting with wine as an ingredient. But a shortcut to success are these useful tips we are about to share. Keep reading…

 
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A Quick Guide to Dia dos Namorados in Brazil

12 Jun

Most countries in the world are already familiar with Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love and all things romantic. What they may not know is that in Brazil they celebrate a holiday of love very similar called Dia Dos Namorados on June 12th.  Why would people in Brazil chose to have a separate romantic holiday? Are their reasons religious, or commercial? We’ve taken a look and separated out some of the information about this very interesting holiday for lovers.

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Father’s Day Beer Shopping Guide for Beer Haters

09 Jun

Father’s Day is on June 18th, and besides neck ties, golf clubs, and about 10,000 grilling accessories, everyone is giving advice about beer. Because what dad doesn’t love beer? Actually, we know that quite a few Dads aren’t really into it, but we’ll get to that later. Buying the perfect gift for Dad can be hard. When you know that the perfect gift is beer, Father’s Day beer shopping can be downright brutal if you don’t drink beer yourself.

Do you play it safe and give him the same old thing he always drinks? It shows you listen, which is good. But many people secretly hope for a surprise and a bit of adventure when they get a gift. So, you might do better if you find Dad a new beer.

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9 Pastries That’ll Make You Rethink Your Sweet Tooth!

05 Jun

When you think of cakes and pastries you probably get hungry.  Let’s see how you feel after reading about these “unlucky 9”.

9 cakes and pastries you'll be afraid of

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Shavuot: 3 Easy Cheesecake Recipes For Beginners

30 May

The last day of May marks the beginning of a two-day Jewish holiday Shavuot. Literally meaning “Feast of Weeks” Shavuot is one of the three biblical pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It combines two major religious observances in one. First is the grain harvest of the early summer. Second is the revelation of the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai seven weeks after Passover.

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5 Muslim Inventions That Changed the World

26 May

Since Ramadan starts on May 26th this year and lasts until June 25th, we’re sharing our list of world-changing Muslim inventions. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is the time for Muslims worldwide to commemorate the first revelation of the Q’uran to Muhammad (PBUH). It’s also the time to focus on prayer, fasting, charity, and religious devotion.

But the Muslim people are much more than their religion. There are 7 million Muslims living in the US, and 1.6 billion around the world (that’s over 1/5 of the global population). Islam is one of the most familiar, yet most misunderstood, religions. With Islam always in the news, people can get it wrong far too often. We often hear about the dangers of Islam, but few remember the many Muslim inventions that have shaped the world we live in today. Here are 5 of our favorites:

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5 Simple Tricks For A Successful Last Minute Wine Party

24 May

Wine lovers everywhere rejoice! Get ready for a wine party! National Wine Day is on May 25th, which happens to be a Thursday in 2017. This year, you have back-to-back days to celebrate wine. #ThirstyThursday indeed.

Sure, some of us have had this day marked on our calendars for months. Eagerly counting down the days until we get to tell our boss that we have an honest to goodness wine holiday to celebrate (thanks, Bacchus). But we’re sure just as many people are only hearing about this now. Well, surprise!

Don’t worry about not being prepared, our wine experts have some proven tricks for making sure you can have the perfect wine evening. Yes, even if you are going to buy your bottles on the way home.

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6 Ways to Avoid Mother’s Day When It Hurts

12 May

Mother’s Day isn’t for everyone, in fact the exclusion is right in the name.  A lot of people find Mother’s Day painful, or even offensive. After all, traditionally it doesn’t include people that have acted like moms to children whose real mothers weren’t around for various reason. It doesn’t really embrace nontraditional mother figures of any kind. For those whose mothers or mother figures have passed, Mother’s Day serves only as a painful reminder of what they’ve lost.  Finally, for those who can’t have their own children it is a bitter reminder of what they’ll never have.

Sometimes Mother's Day leaves a shadow on your heart

So how do you avoid a holiday that is being advertised everywhere? TV commercials, the internet, even the beloved candy aisle isn’t safe.  When everywhere you turn there’s a reminder of Mother’s Day it can feel like the world doesn’t care about your feelings. But that isn’t true: you’re not alone, and we get how much this holiday can hurt.

If you want to avoid reminders here are some easy tips for making May a bit more comfortable. Keep reading…

 
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10 Mexican Gifts We Can’t Live Without

01 May

Mexican Gifts: Mexico's flag & culture

Cinco de Mayo is one of the most notable Mexican gifts to the world, and it’s almost here! This vibrant holiday commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. What a perfect excuse for drinking an extra margarita, eating delicious foods from Mexico, and celebrating the wonderful things you have Mexico to thank for. Keep reading…

 
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10 Mother’s Day Tips to Piss Off Your Mom

27 Apr

And how to avoid them.

Mother's Day Tips - Avoid these things to make her happy

Mother’s Day is all about thanking the wonderful woman in your life that seemed to have everything together. This year, our mission is to help you be ready (like mom always had dinner ready to go even when she was tired). We decided the best way to be prepared is to give you Mother’s Day tips learned from previous epic mistakes.

For instance, many holidays creep up and catch us unaware, and the biggest mistake is forgetting the whole holiday!  Mother’s Day seems to have a special set of skills designed to catch us off guard. We all do it – forget about her special day – only to promise that next year will be better. We’re going to make sure this year one when everything falls into place.  To help, here’s your reminder that this year Mother’s Day is on May 14th.

And without further ado, here are sure-fire ways to make your mom mad on Mother’s Day (or really any day), and our recommendations for avoiding them. We’ve also got tips to say you’re sorry if you stumble into one of these all-too-common traps. Keep reading…

 
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