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Delicious Fig and Port Wine Blintzes Recipe

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The first time I had blintzes, I was 9 or 10.  To say the least, I was not really a fan.  I think I was expecting something like cheesecake in a pancake.  Now that I’m (much) older, I can enjoy the subtleties and nuances of the flavors, like in these Fig and Port Wine Blintzes recipe.

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This Fig and Port Wine Blintzes recipe is the perfect addition to your Passover desserts.  Dried figs are preferred, as fresh figs make the filling too soggy and they have a more concentrated flavor.

We’re bringing a new perspective to your Passover meals.  We’ll be sharing several recipes that have modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great for all times of year, too – not just the holy holidays.

Our non-traditional Passover recipes include the following:

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Gluten Free Lemon Almond Flourless Cake Recipe

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Make this lemon almond flourless cake recipe, and be the star of any get together.  It’s perfect for Spring and Summer, and is gluten free, too.

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Lemon is one of  my absolute favorite flavors.  This love probably hearkens back to my childhood, when we would pick lemons off the trees and eat them with salt.  I love lemon so much that when a treat has a mild lemon flavor, I’m almost disappointed.  This Lemon Almond Flourless Cake recipe packs a punch, and definitely won’t disappoint!

We’re bringing a new perspective to your Passover meals.  We’ll be sharing several recipes that have modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great for all times of year, too – not just the holy holidays.

Our non-traditional Passover recipes include the following:

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Red Wine and Honey Braised Brisket Recipe

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Some type of brisket is one of the dishes that is traditionally served at Passover meals – usually with varying success.  As anyone knows, brisket can be tricky to cook if you’re not smoking it.  This Red Wine and Honey braised brisket is so good, you’ll be expected to make it for every holiday.

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Here at How Was Your Day?, we want to bring a fresh perspective to your Passover meals.  We’ll be sharing several recipes that have modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great for all times of year, too – not just the holy holidays.

Our non-traditional Passover recipes include the following:

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Cod and Potato Cakes with Horseradish Aioli

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Latkes are one of the traditional foods served at Passover.  Try a modern twist on latkes with Cod and Potato cakes with Horseradish Aioli.

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Here at How Was Your Day?, we want to bring a fresh perspective to your Passover meals.  We’ll be sharing several modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great for all times of year, too – not just the holy holidays.

Our non-traditional Passover recipes include the following:

  • Cod and Potato Cakes with Horseradish Aioli
  • Citrus Beet Salad with Walnut Brittle
  • Wine and Honey Brisket
  • Matzo Stuffed Cornish Game Hens
  • Fig and Port Wine Blintzes
  • Lemon Almond Cake
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach

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Citrus Beet Salad with Walnut Brittle

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Citrus Beet Salad is a great dish for year round meals.  It has a ton of variations and has that earthy-hearty-yet-fresh flavor profile going on.  This also makes it a great new take for a Passover dish.

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Passover, much like many other holiday meals, tend to become boring, staid traditions.  We all know who is making what, and we all pretend to like whatever dishes are being served.  Even when they’re gagariffic.  Here at How Was Your Day?, we want to bring a fresh perspective to your Passover meals.  We’re posting several modern twists to traditional Passover dishes.  These recipes are great for all times of year, too – not just the holy holidays.

Our non-traditional Passover recipes include the following:

  • Cod and Potato Cakes
  • Citrus Beet Salad
  • Wine and Honey Brisket
  • Matzo Stuffed Cornish Game Hens
  • Fig and Port Wine Blintzes
  • Lemon Almond Cake
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach

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Join HSN for The World’s Largest Cooking Lesson

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HSN is providing a promotional item for sharing about The World’s Largest Cooking Lesson.

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Do you love to cook? Are you an avid fan of all the great kitchen and cooking shows, always wanting to make whatever yummy looking dish they have going on? Perhaps you’re lusting after their great kitchen gadgets that they have. “If only I had a mandolin like that, I could be a gourmet chef, too!” Well, you’re in luck!

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Broccoli and Feta Pesto Pasta

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My parents always encouraged me to try different foods.  If I didn’t like it, I didn’t have to eat it, but they were all for food experimentation.  That is one of the things that I am grateful for. Because of this, I have eclectic food tastes.  Pesto, and feta cheese, have been among my favorites, ever since I can remember.

This pesto is made from broccoli and feta cheese, rather than the traditional basil and Parmesan.  Broccoli and feta pesto pasta is a great way to sneak some veggies into your meals, too.

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DIY Spring Dice Cake | Cake My Day Review + Giveaway

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This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

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I grew up in a bakery. I was always there, doing something, whether I wanted to or not. Cake decorating has come a long way since then! Cake decorating is truly an art form. You see these amazing cakes, and you think “that’s amazing!” and “There’s no way I could do that!” You’re only partially correct – yes, it is amazing. AND yes, you can do it yourself.

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Quick and Painless Reuben Sandwich Recipe

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What do you do with leftover corned beef?  You make Reuben sandwiches!

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Corned beef is one of my favorite traditions of St Patrick’s Day. Cooking that all day long – or worse, waiting for it to be finished cooking when you’re at someone else’s house! It’s an arduous process, maybe that’s why we only do it once a year. If I’m really being honest, the veggies are my favorite part of the meal. But once they’re gone, what do you do with the left over corned beef? If you’re part of our family, we make Reuben sandwiches. Mmm…it’s a great change from the regular corned beef, and the sandwiches feel really special. They’re super quick to make, though. We’ll keep that our little secret.  If you don’t have corned beef that you’ve cooked, you can get corned beef from the deli counter.

Are you ready to make a Reuben sandwich with your leftover corned beef?

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Low Calorie Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

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Ahhh…Valentine’s Day. The day of love and couples and all that smoochy woochy kissy face stuff. If you’re a romantic, that’s all well and good. If you’re not a romantic, it gets tiring. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle. Maybe  low calorie cocktails will make your day even better. With all the candy that’s floating around, you’ve gotta watch your calories somewhere, right? Here are a couple of low calorie cocktails that are perfect for  Valentine’s Day.

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Try These 2015 Food Trends at Home

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Food trends.  Ahhh…that elusive beast.  Everyone has their predictions, and sometimes, you’re really surprised by what takes off.  Who woulda thought that food trucks would become gourmet restaurants on wheels?!?!

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You’re never quite sure what food trends will be hot and which ones will be forgotten by time. However, Nation’s Restaurant News recently put together some of the major anticipated food trends for 2015. Keep these trends in the forefront of your mind as you plan your menu for the New Year, and you’ll be rivaling the trendiest restaurants on the block, at home.

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Slow Cooker Chili Made Three Ways

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Slow cooker chili is an easy dish to make to feed a crowd.  Try it for your next gathering.

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Chili is one of my favorite cold weather foods. Ahhh…who am I trying to kid? Chili is really one of my favorite foods. Its easy to change up, depending on the day and what your mood is. Looking for something spicy? Throw a couple peppers into your pot of chili. Want something soupier? Increase the water or stock.

Slow Cooker Chili is practically no fail, too. Simply brown your meat (or mushrooms) and onions, and then throw all the ingredients in.  Let it simmer all day, and voila! Slow Cooker Chili that will have everyone begging for more.  Slow cooker sauces make it even easier!

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Is My Drinking Water Safe?

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One of my goals for 2015 was to cut back on soda. Now, I had never really been much of a soda drinker for most of my life. I usually found it a little too sweet and a little too carbonated. I really only liked fruit flavored sodas – like orange or pineapple – and those are a little difficult to find. Then Mountain Dew Baja Blast was introduced. That is my crack. It became all too easy to swing by and pick one up. Ev.er.y.Day.

Sooo…for 2015 I decided to cut back on soda. This means I’m drinking more water and more tea, which is made with water. I need to make sure that my drinking water is safe, though.

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Apple Pie Hot Toddy

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Cocktails are great, but what do you do when it’s fuh-rezing cold outside? I mean, it’s going to be a balmy 19 degrees today, do I really want a cold cocktail? HECK NO! I want something that’s going to warm me up, from the inside out. Times like this is when a Hot Toddy really hits the spot. This Apple Pie Hot Toddy is a great modern twist on the original.

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Ooey Gooey Caramel Turtle Brownies

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Caramel turtle brownies are a perfectly indulgent treat that’s easy to make.

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One of the things I love is a really good treat. Normally, I like to go for baked goods. Particularly brownies, as they’re my weakness, although I really do like almost all types of bar cookies. There’s just something about them that feels indulgent.

And I am a sucker for something that’s layered, like these Caramel Turtle Brownies. I mean, really – what’s not to like? Rich chocolate, soft caramel, and pecans? Oh yes please! Make a batch of these Caramel Turtle Brownies for your next get together, and people will love you for it.

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Classic Clam Dip Recipe Made Lighter + Giveaway

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Special thanks to Lunchbox for sponsoring this recipe.

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I am a sucker for appetizers. I can eat just appetizers and no actual meal, and be super happy. When I was a kid, it seems that clam dip was everywhere, and it was my favorite type of dip. I don’t know if it was just the 1980s, or when the classic clam dip fell out of favor.

Fast forward, and I’ve decided to do my part to bring it back. This version of classic clam dip is different though. This is a lighter and fluffier version that lower in fat and calories, but still high in flavor. That’s something we all want.

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How to Select a Gift Basket

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Special thanks to Hickory Farms for sponsoring this conversation.

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I may have mentioned a time or two that I am a sucker for a gift basket. I love to dig through there and see what treasures await me. And when you find that one thing that’s fallen beneath the excelsior and basket filler, it’s like you’ve discovered a gold nugget!

The thing about gift baskets, though, is they can be kind of overwhelming when trying to decide on one. Do I pick the cheese lovers or the sausage lovers? Maybe do one with some mustards or spreads…What the heck is the difference between these two identical looking baskets?!?!

Trust me – we’ve all been there. Here are a few gift baskets that everyone would love to receive. All baskets shown are from Hickory Farms.

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Introducing Cameron’s Coffee + a Freebie

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Special Thanks to Cameron’s Coffee for sponsoring today’s discussion.

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These days, we’re all concerned about being greener. We recycle. We buy cars that are more fuel efficient. We’re trying to go paperless. Our paper, when we use it, is mandated to be at least 30% post-consumer waste, i.e. recycled. Yet there’s a scourge that is in most of our homes, and the majority of us never even think about – our single serve coffee machines.

What the heck are we supposed to do with all of those little plastic cups? Throw them away? And do you have any idea how long they’ll take to biodegrade? Like, forever. Forever and a day, maybe. There’s a better choice for our single serve coffee cravings – Cameron’s Coffee.

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Rustic Tuscan Flatbread Pizza Recipe

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Special thanks to Mezzetta for sponsoring this Rustic Tuscan Flatbread Pizza.

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The holidays are upon us, and we’re going to more and more places, and hosting more get togethers. Whether we’re popping over for a small, impromptu get together, or we’re hosting a housewarming party, there is a need for snacks and light eats. The Rustic Tuscan  Flatbread pizza is a perfect hors d’oeuvre. Looking for something a bit more hearty? Pair the  Rustic Tuscan Flatbread pizza with a salad for a light meal. [Read more…]