If you're sick of seeing Brie en Croute at every holiday party, try this recipe. Blooming Brie Bowl is the savory side of the French cheese, served with crusty, pull-apart sourdough. Your guests will thank you for the change-up.
There's nothing better than an appetizer that's completely heavenly, but also simple to make. This Blooming Brie Bowl is both and the flavor combination of creamy baked Brie and spices will have your guests going back for more. Delicious cheesy goodness and crispy sourdough bread? This one is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
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When it comes to holiday dinners, the one served to the First Family is sure to be extravagant. First Lady Michelle Obama, self dubbed "Hostess-in-Chief," has not only released the celebratory menu, but has given out the recipes as well. Cauliflower mac and cheese, anyone?
"There's turkey, there’s string beans and stuffing, a little mac and cheese," Mrs. Obama said about the menu. "This is the time when I throw ‘Let's Move’ out the window for a moment, and get that mac and cheese. Everybody deserves their mac and cheese."
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No matter what your holiday traditions consist of, chances are there's some drinking involved. If you're a beer person, let this list of warm and spicy Christmas brews serve as inspiration tomorrow and Tuesday. Cheers!
The spice additions are as varied as the styles themselves—we tried brews with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and spruce tips One thing they do have in common? Alcohol... and lots of it. With the average beer in this tasting weighing in at 7.5% ABV, these beers earn their warming titles.
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Ah, macaroni and cheese. Hearty, salty, and comforting, it's a dish perfectly suited for winter...and summer, and spring, and fall...but we digress. Serious Eats has compiled a list of their favorite places to grab the classic cold weather dish in Chicago. Enjoy.
Like yours browned and bubbly? What about creamy and saucy? Overloaded and meaty? Perhaps you like to change your preference depending on how cold it is outside. No matter, there's a macaroni and cheese in Chicago out there for you.
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It's festive! It's ice cream! It's got chocolate! It explodes in your mouth! Can you really ask more of a dessert?
The number of things that can be mixed into ice cream is nigh without limit. (I once saw a lady at a Cold Stone add Gummi bears, cherries, peanut butter, and caramel sauce.) The sheer volume of possibilities makes me feel doubly sorrowful over the things that should be delicious ice cream mix-ins, if not for their tendency to lose structural integrity when dunked, like my ice cream-making white whale: Pop Rocks.
You may have already heard about the worries of farmers concerning the dairy cliff, but new research has shown consumers should be worried, too. If no fiscal agreement is reached in Congress regarding the farm bill, dairy prices could skyrocket in the new year.
The problem is serious enough that industry officials are considering fallback options. The likeliest would have Congress passing an extension of current farm law, which would provide a temporary fix.
But farmers still shudder at the thought of any prospect, even remote, of reverting to an old system under which milk could surge to $6 a gallon.
If you have family headed over for the holidays, fondue is a crowd-pleasing, self-serve snack that requires little preparation and maintenance. This recipe kicks it up a notch with tangy goat cheese, and crispy, fried sage leaves.
And I know what you’re about to ask me.
Yes, you. I soooo know you.
You’re about to say… “I don’t really like goat cheese so can I use another cheese?”
Um. No. Not here. This is goat cheese fondue. Goat cheese freaking fondue.
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In recent years, Greek yogurt has seen an intense boom in the United States, and Chobani Chief Executive Hamdi Ulukaya isn't ready to stop just yet. Despite numerous buyout offers, Ulukaya insists he is here to stay, and even has an interest in developing savory yogurt flavors for the masses.
"My dream would be that Chobani is here today and Chobani is here 100 years from now -- making the same commitment, the same products and making a difference in the world," said Ulukaya, who funds several festivals throughout the year.
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Recipes with beer, especially Guinness, usually consist of hearty eats like breads, stews, and soups. However, this recipe takes a turn in the dessert direction, utilizing the Guinness to cut the sweetness of the chocolate pie. And of course, it also requires a heavy dose of the dairy aisle.
As the head baker for a local Irish pub and self-proclaimed pie junkie, I spent several months trying to perfect my recipe for the ultimate beer-infused chocolate cream pie. I think this version comes pretty close. The Guinness adds a slight adult bitterness to the filling without scaring away any beer haters. Serve with a dollop of freshly whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.
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As we're all learning, making cheese at home is much simpler than many think, especially fresh varieties like mozzarella, ricotta, and goat cheese. This recipe for chevre from cheesemaker Tasia Malakasis of Belle Chevre could make the perfect gift for yourself or someone else!
Not only is goat cheese the healthiest (we like to say sexiest, skinniest, and smartest) cheese, lower in fat and calories and higher in vitamins than cow's milk cheeses, it's also the most versatile.
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