Recipes

Tamale Pie - One-Pot Wonder!

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Tamale pie has beef in a zesty sauce topped with a simple cornbread topping and baked until fluffy and golden. What is Tamale Pie? A tamale is a delicious favorite, with a masa (corn) dough wrapped around meat and steamed in corn leaves until tender. This dish is definitely not a traditional tamale but plays on the corn and meat flavors. This quick dish starts on the stovetop and is then baked to perfection with cheese. We love tamale pie because it’s easy to make, inexpensive, and ready to go in less than an hour! Ingredients and Variations PROTEIN This is...

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How To Make Fried Lasagna Bites

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Italian food is one of my favorites because of the carbs and cheese. I love lasagna and this lasagna bites recipe by In The Kitchen With Gina Young is so easy to follow along with and make. I think Italian food is one of the easiest types of food to make because it’s boiling the premade pasta, mixing sauces and meat together. Fried lasagna bites sound amazing and wholesome. I think it would have a nice cheesiness in the middle with a flavorful outer crunch layer. This is a unique idea, but I’ve never heard of it before. I think...

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Take it Outside! 12 Restaurant Patios for Al Fresco Dining

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In the time of Covid it seems we’re all getting better at celebrating the simple things in life, like a beautiful sunny day or a gorgeous sunset with a view. With so many local eateries expanding their outdoor dining, you can enjoy both when your crew goes alfresco at one of these kid-friendly spots. Bon appetite! photo: Mike M. via yelp Café Flora When it comes to inspired vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine, families can count on Café Flora to serve it. Using locally sourced ingredients and a menu that changes by season, they continue to serve up fresh takes...

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Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta

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Pasta is one of my favorite things. So is cheese. So, of course I love myself a good Lasagna Fritta. What’s a Lasagna Fritta, you ask? It’s an Olive Garden appetizer dish that I adore. But, you know… fried stuff. Being as I’ve got a handy dandy air fryer, I thought I’d try my hand at a Lasagna Fritta copy cat dish that’s made a bit more healthy!This Air Fryer Lasagna Fritta got rave reviews from around the table. I literally got a thumbs up from my brother and was told that I should make it again sometime really soon....

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An Italian-Japanese restaurant in Nolita is opening with an all female-led kitchen

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In an unpredictable year for the entire hospitality industry, even opening a restaurant feels monumental. When Kimika opens in Nolita on August 18th, expect more of the unexpected. Yes, there’s outdoor dining only for the time being. But the food is Italian-Japanese, and it’s an all-female team of industry vets leading the kitchen. Originally, Erika Chou—the co-founder and creative director behind Rivers and Hills Hospitality Group, which also runs the wildly popular Thai spot Wayla—planned to open the restaurant this spring. But the current crisis hit and put a halt to the opening plans.  “At this point, with things getting...

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