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Top Chef judge Gail Simmons’ Lemongrass-Scented Rice Noodle Salad with Mint Cilantro

The crisp morning hustle-bustle is familiar as farmers/growers and customers reconnect after a long winters sleep. Browsing Seattle’s energetic Pike Place Market on a busy weekend morning is exhilarating, the city feels as if it moves through you. It’s a great place to connect with local vendors to ask questions about where your food comes from, growing practices and best methods

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set up your own hot chocolate bar this holiday season

Temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling, it’s hot chocolate time! Everyone has their favorite way to enjoy a mug of hot cocoa and when hosting small gatherings this winter, set up a hot chocolate bar for friends and family. Toppings for your bar marshmallows toffee bits coarse sea salt mini chocolate chips chocolate spoons caramel spoons marshmallow sticks

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sugared cranberries

These festive little gems are the perfect finishing touch for your holiday desserts. Sugared cranberries are so simple to make, you can get the entire family involved. The recipe below is a basic sugared cranberry recipe. Feedback for this recipe has included the following:“Superfine sugar is not necessary, we used regular sugar for rolling and it came out fine.“

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A Winter Wonderland in the Heart Of NYC: Empire State Building Unveils Holiday Decorations, Window Displays, and Special Events

Santa’s Helpers Bring Brews, Baked Goods, and Dazzling Decorations to the World’s Most Famous Building   Holiday cheer is in full swing at the Empire State Building (ESB) as the iconic landmark unveils local pop-up vendors, over-the-top decorations, and plans for musical performances through the end of the year. Experience the beauty in the slideshow below As of this week, the building’s Fifth Avenue

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guests for the holidays? simple recipes could elevate your hosting reputation

The holiday season has arrived, which means it’s that time of year when guests expect you to bring them some figgy pudding – or any type of pudding for that matter. After all, those guests likely subscribe to the idea that grabbing an extra slice of ham or overindulging in that box of chocolate-covered cherries couldn’t hurt the waistline all

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