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5 drinks that are better shaken

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5 drinks that are better shaken

We all know that James Bond takes his martini shaken, not stirred, but which other drinks achieve their maximum tastiness when shaken? Certain drinks benefit from the oxidation process that comes with shaking, while others are too sensitive and can actually be ruined by shaking. To help you know when to impress your friends with the classic tumbler shake of a drink that makes you look oh-so-professional serving it up, we've compiled this list of shake-loving cocktails from around the web: Margarita: This famous tequila drink gains extra sweetness and pungency from a good shake, and on top of that, a...

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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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5 tips for camping right in your own backyard

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5 tips for camping right in your own backyard

Are you feeling the urge to sleep under the stars but don't have time to spend a whole weekend camping? Why not pitch a tent right in your own backyard? At-home camping is fun for the whole family and you won't even have to skip a shower. Here are some tips for throwing a successful backyard camp-out: Explore: Martha Stewart suggests encouraging kids to explore the wilderness at home! Equip them with binoculars, a compass and a field journal so that they can make notes about plants, birds, squirrels and any other animals that they might see.  Make s'mores: Of course,...

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How to throw a stress-free bridal shower

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How to throw a stress-free bridal shower

One of the main duties of the maid of honor is to help throw a bridal shower, which is an activity that can be drama-free if you follow these helpful tips:

  • Keep the bride's personality in mind
  • Narrow down the guest list

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