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4 tips for brewing your own beer

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4 tips for brewing your own beer

Craft beer is all the rage these days, so why not try your hand and whip up some homemade brew? Here are some tips for beginners: Cleanliness is key: According to popular recipe and cooking website Serious Eats, the best brewers agree that proper sanitation is the first step toward making amazing beer. That's because bacteria can prevent your yeast from growing and fermenting the liquid.  Fresh is best: The American Homebrewers Association says that, much like cooking, brewing can't be done well without high-quality ingredients. Find and use the freshest and best malt extract you can and you'll make the best...

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3 Bloody Mary recipes

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3 Bloody Mary recipes

Blood Marys are an acquired taste that manages to retain a strong fan base because there are so many ways to make them. The abundance of ingredients leaves room for adjustments that are just slight enough for the drink to retain its name while presenting a different drinking experience.  Invented in 1920s Paris by French bartender Fernand "Pete" Petiot, the beverage grew into an international phenomenon when he moved to New York City to work at the St. Regis Hotel. There, the drink took off and spread around the world through the many St. Regis chains.  Here are a few of the Bloody Mary...

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Serve a variety of appetizers for a fun and unique dinner

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Serve a variety of appetizers for a fun and unique dinner

Many of us have gone to restaurants and thought — "I could make a meal out of the appetizers!" Doing just that can make for a fun and unique dinner party or family supper. To make sure everyone gets plenty to eat and is fully satisfied, include a wide variety of options:  Fresh: Serving hors d'oeuvres for dinner doesn't mean you should forget about eating plenty of vegetables! Chop up some fresh bell peppers and celery sticks to serve with hummus. We also love a nice, summery Caprese salad, made from fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Just drizzle with olive oil...

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What to know when eating sushi

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What to know when eating sushi

Sushi exists as one of those foods that straddles a fence, capable of being the nutrient-packed healthy dining experiencing you may need, or the decadent dining event that you crave. Here are a few facts about sushi to remember when trying to decide what kind of culinary experience you're looking to have:  Remember the calories: Many traditional sushi rolls come with a lower calorie account, including those that are made with raw fish, vegetables, rice and nori, which is a kind of seaweed. Some common examples are the salmon cucumber roll with a full serving averaging about 231 calories with...

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