An Easter Menu

Easter Menu

TO START
Fritelle di Baccalà
Pickled Beet Eggs
Deviled Eggs

SOUP
Stracciatella (Italian Egg Drop Soup)

MAIN
Agnello al Forno (Oven Baked Lamb) with Potatoes

VEGETABLE
Piselli alla Fiorentina (Florentine Style Spring Peas)

DESSERT
Pastiera Napoletana (A Neapolitan Easter Cake)
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An Easter Sunday Tradition: Grandma’s Pickled Beet Eggs

If you’ve never tasted a pickled egg you are missing out! For vinegar lovers, hard-boiled egg lovers and pub goers, pickled eggs are the perfect snack. Pickled eggs are hard-boiled eggs that are preserved in vinegar and seasonings for at least two days. Continue reading “An Easter Sunday Tradition: Grandma’s Pickled Beet Eggs”

Baccalà alla Napoletana: Neapolitan-Style Braised Salt Cod

Baccalà (in Italian) simply means salt cured cod. Cod preserved in this manner can last for years and years, and Campania, a region which includes the city of Naples, boasts the highest consumption of baccalà in all of Italy, so naturally, a Napoletana recipe must be good! Continue reading “Baccalà alla Napoletana: Neapolitan-Style Braised Salt Cod”

Springtime Pea Salad From Quilt Country

If you are no stranger to the simple yet hearty fare from the Pennsylvania Dutch, then this salad will definitely spark a sense of familiarity. Continue reading “Springtime Pea Salad From Quilt Country”

Rustic Mixed Berry Galette

If you have a hankering for pie, this rustic galette takes all the great qualities from a regular pie –– a browned pastry crust plus a gooey fruit filling minus all the fuss thanks to its free-form style. Keep Reading!

Get Yo Paczki

This morning while sipping my coffee I realized it was Fat Tuesday aka Paczki Day and I was without a paczki. While in some parts of the world revelers are dancing in the streets for carnival, today is the day I always indulge in one (or a few) of Poland’s most calorie-laden pastries, the paczki. Keep Reading!

Okra Gumbo

Today is Mardi Gras and there really is no better way to celebrate than with food. Without a trip to the grocery store I was able to pull together a Creole-Southern classic: Okra Gumbo. Keep Reading!

Fresh From The Oven to Your Door: 15 Amazing Online Pie Companies

This might just be the greatest invention since sliced bread. No running to the store for butter, no cursing when you burn your hand on the oven and no crying when your laborious pie crust is burnt to a crisp. We’ve found your saving grace — pie bakers who deliver the goods to your door with a click of the mouse. Keep Reading!

No Time to Cook? 12 Places That Will Deliver Your Holiday Meal

Did you volunteer to host a holiday dinner party but haven’t used your oven in ages? Need to impress after last year’s sweet potato disaster at Friendsgiving? Or do you just want to send a holiday meal to family who can’t make it to your Thanksgiving dinner? No sweat. Keep Reading!

18 Holiday Kitchen Hacks to Get Dinner on the Table Fast

The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love, and if you take our advice, you’ll be loving us, too. This holiday season, give thanks and raise a toast to these 18 mighty helpful entertaining tips we’re dishing out. Keep Reading!

24 Sizzling Gifts for the Meat Lover on Your List

Looking to satisfy the carnivore on your nice list? We’ve got some sizzling gift ideas that will get anyone who drools over crispy bacon, melt-in-your-mouth steaks or smokey barbecue weak in the knees. Keep Reading!

The Quirkiest Monthly Subscriptions to Gift This Holiday

Now that you’re making some serious progress with your gift list, all that’s left to tackle are presents for those people who seem to have it all. Skip the boring gift cards this year and go for the best kind of gift: the kind that keeps on giving. Keep Reading!

Braids to Beards: 25 Last-Minute Gifts for Hair Lovers

If you’ve got a product junkie, diva teen or hair-obsessed guy or gal in your life, then you know how much they appreciate a good hairstyle. For all those last-minute shoppers out there (guilty!), we’ve combed through the top hair accessories, products and tools to give you the ultimate shopping list for hair lovers. Keep Reading!

Happy Diwali: 36 Recipes To Celebrate The Festival of Lights

Today marks the Festival of Light, one of Hindu’s biggest and brightest celebrations. This ancient festival celebrates the triumph of light over dark and good over evil. Keep Reading!

16 Valentine’s Day Nail Art Designs You’ll Heart

Let your nails do the talking this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re happy-go-lucky in love, looking for Cupid’s arrow or feeling single and sassy about a holiday filled with X’s and O’s, we’ve got 16 nail art designs for you to love.<!–more Keep Reading!–> C’mon, venture out from a classic red nail and show your true colors this Valentine’s Day.

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1. See You Later Nails: Let your nails do the talking for you with these feisty and extra-festive nails. (via Brit + Co)

Metallic Ombre

2. Metallic Ombre: Feeling sweet, but want a little WOW factor? Pastel ombre in metallics is where you’ll find your sweet spot. (via Pshiiit)

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3. Marsala Me Crazy: If you’re crazy in love with Pantone’s deep, dark and luscious Marsala, rock it on your nails for V-Day. (via Jamberry Nails)

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4. Geometric Hearts: We are feeling blue in a good way this V-Day. If you are too, modernize the classic heart with this cobalt geometric pattern. (via Fashion Squad)

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5. Black on Black: The day reserved for love doesn’t have to be all pink, red and white. Class things up for a night on the town with matte black nails and glossy black hearts. (via Alyce Paris)

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6. Show Me the Love: Swipe a coat of light pink blush on your nails and mark ‘em with a little red heart for a minimalist approach to nail art. (viaLauren Conrad)

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7. Walk on the Wild Side: Dazzle your digits in pink and black with gold studs and a hint of tribal attitude for a walk on the wild side. (via The Nailphile)

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8. Feel My Heart Beat: For reals, are these not the sweetest Valentine’s Day nails ever? Short answer: yes. (via Popsugar)

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9. Love Struck: These nails say it all and are sealed with a clever kiss. (viaZen Magazine)

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10. Scrabble Love: You can’t place a score on love, but these Scrabble-inspired nails are a perfect 10 in our book. (via One Nail to Rule Them All)

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11. Roses Are… Pastel: Sure, roses can be red, but we love ‘em in pastel. Grab your fave pastel polish and a toothpick, and your nails will be coming up roses. (via A Little Blog by Ayaka)

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12. All Eyes on You: Fun and sure to grab attention, these googly-eyedhearts are truly eye catching. (via Move Slightly)

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13. Foxy Lady: If you’re feeling as fun and frolicky as a fox this Valentine’s Day, show how sly you are with a nail brush. (via Liquid Jelly)

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14. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Pay homage to the playful childhood game of chance and show off your nail art skills this V-Day. (viaNailstorming)

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15. Conversation Heart: These are a funny spin on the conversation heart, only these nails don’t want to be a part of any matchmaking convo. (via Petite Marine)

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16. Heartbeat: If you work in the medical field, painting the rhythmic beat of your heart on your nails is the perfect V-day look. (via Makeup)

Getting a mani for V-Day? Share a pic of your Valentine’s Day-inspired nails in the comments below!

From Traditional Classics to Modern Trends: A Thanksgiving Menu For All

Thanksgiving is the ALL American holiday, it’s a day where the dining table is set and families gather to enjoy a true feast. For some it’s a traditional family-style meal with classics like, a dressed turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and homemade pumpkin pie – tried-and-true family recipes that are counted upon year after year. Keep Reading!