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Ready For A Healthy Snack? 4 Reasons You Should Be Snacking On Pecans

If you haven't been adding pecans to your shopping cart, you could be missing out on some exceptional health benefits. Of course, pecans are great in a wide variety of baked goods, including the popular pecan pie, but that's not the only reason you should have them in your cabinets. Even if you already snack on pistachios and walnuts, you need to add pecans to your list of snack-time nuts. Here are just four of the reasons you should be snacking on pecans.   Read More...

3 Things You Didn't Know About Salsa

When you go out for Mexican food there are many possibilities on the menu, but one thing you can be sure of is that there will be chips and salsa on the table. While it may not have originated in America, it's one of the most popular condiments in the country, both inside and outside of Mexican restaurants. It even famously became the number one condiment in the country, outselling even ketchup, way back in the 1990s.   Read More...

How To Make Grilled Pork Chops With Apricot-Raspberry Reduction

If you purchase high quality pork chops, like those made from Tamwotth pigs, such as those from SP Ranches, then it's important that you prepare them in a way that does the meat justice. Many recipes call for ingredients that overwhelm the natural flavor of the pork or result in dry, flavorless meat. This recipe, however, accentuates the meat and only calls for cooking it to medium doneness on a charcoal grill.   Read More...

Olives: An International Culinary Experience

Olives date back 8,000-years, with olive orchards and trees originating throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. Olives are now harvested globally, and different regions produce very different fruit with diverse and distinct culinary characteristics. Take a trip around the world and visit a specialty grocer or delicatessen for some of the best that each region has to offer: Italy. For a great Italian olive, look for imported Cerignola olives. These olives are big, meaty, and plump, which makes them perfect for snacking or serving on a charcuterie board or antipasti platter.   Read More...

Three Super Fluffy Frosting Recipes -- Made With Egg Whites

Have you ever tasted a frosting so light and fluffy that it felt reminded you of clouds? Chances are, that frosting was made with egg whites, which when beaten, take up a lot of air and develop a light, fluffy texture. You can make your own light and fluffy frosting for use on cakes, cookies, and other desserts. Here are three great recipes to try. Chocolate Mint Frosting The rich chocolate flavor of this frosting is perfectly paired with just a hint of natural peppermint.   Read More...