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Cooking with Wine: 3 Easy Recipes to Impress Your Guests

17 Aug

Have you heard all the buzz about cooking with wine in your recipes? Yes, it’s true: wine and food is a match made in heaven. It is also true that as long as food and wine are carefully matched, they will complement one another in perfect harmony and bring your everyday cooking to a whole new level without any extra effort. To prove our point we’ve picked 3 delicious and amazingly easy recipes that will make you fall in love with the idea. Just remember, it is very important when cooking with wine, to use types that you would drink. While it is not necessary to use the most expensive wine, it is still essential to use good, flavorful wine. If not – then all those culinary benefits will be lost.

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Dog House Blues: 7 Ways To Say I’m Sorry

03 Aug

As much as we hate to admit it, we all make mistakes. The part of a mistake that defines you is not the mistake itself, but how you learn and grow from it. The very first thing to do, is apologize. It sounds obvious, but often people hope that the damage will either go unnoticed or be ignored. There’s not real healing if you don’t own up to the mistakes you’ve made, and no real growth if you hope that those around you will be too polite to say anything.

So how do you go about apologizing and making amends? It may sound like a silly question but what makes your apology feel sincere is intent and effort. If you put no thought into it, are you really remorseful? Are you really considering the other person (or people) if you’re just trying to get things over with as quickly as possible?

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Do I Have To? How to survive Bridal Plans & Wedding Cakes

21 Jul

Do I Have To? Your Guide to Wedding Cakes, Bachelorette Parties & Bridal Season

You’re part of the bridal party, and you’ve found it’s more like a bridal army since you’re in charge of tactical decisions like: how many wedding cakes can we taste, are these the best flowers for the bouquet, and really – penis straws? If you’re her best friend, her maid of honor, or have somehow become a colleague’s impromptu wedding planner: this starter guide to wedding planning is for you.

Do I Have To? How to survive Bridal Plans & Wedding Cakes

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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with a Chocolate Drink

06 Jul

We know there’s a lot of unofficial “World [something]” holidays out there, but we think this one is pretty important: World Chocolate Day is July 7th, and we encourage you to celebrate with a decadent chocolate drink! Because what’s better than having a international holiday as an excuse to make sure your chocolate stash if full of delicious wonders! In fact, we are absolutely positive you already know how you’d like to celebrate. You have your go-to chocolate. That fantasy artisan chocolate shop nearby that you couldn’t justify shopping at until now. As well as plenty of friends to give you tip on their go to chocolate craving fix.

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While you’re thinking about chocolate bars, brittles, cakes, ice-creams, sauces and more. Take a moment to consider the under appreciate but much beloved chocolate drink this World Chocolate Day! If you can’t think of any new chocolate drinks to try, here are 10 of our some international favorites!

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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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