Eat | Five Thanksgiving Side Dishes

For Thanksgiving, the turkey may be the centerpiece, but for me,  the sides are the best part about a Thanksgiving feast. The amusing thing about Thanksgiving it is the one meal that is almost immovable in terms of menu. Each family member has that one side dish that is their favorite and for some, it’s […]

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Fresh Fruit Summer Tart by Virginia Willis

Eat | Fresh Fruit Summer Tart

Summer berries are delicious. Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries are all bursts of beautiful color and flavor. Most often I enjoy them for breakfast in a smoothie or with yogurt. I may have them in a shortcake or cobbler. However, a classic French Fruit Tart is really special… It’s actually very simple, and when all […]

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Sweet Tea Brined BBQ Chicken Recipe | Chef Virginia Willis

Eat | Sweet Tea Brined BBQ Chicken

Summer is warm weather, sunshine, and swimming. It also means gardening… one of my favorite summer pastimes. As a chef, there’s something deeply satisfying about growing my own fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and then cooking them. Around July 4th is when summer really hits its stride. I love summer food and the farmers markets are […]

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Travel Guide: Houston Food Scene by David Brian Sanders | Ty Pennington

Travel | Houston Food Scene

Have you ever been to Houston, Texas? Well I’m about to tell you about one of the most incredible food scenes in the United States. I recently had the opportunity to travel to Houston, Texas for work. We all know that everything in Texas is big, that includes the food. Being a former Chef trained […]

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Boneless Rib eye with Porcini Rosemary Rub |

Eat | Satisfying Steak

I’ve made a lot of changes with my diet these past few years and one of them is eating less beef. But, sometimes… I crave a rich, juicy steak. So, now, when I eat beef, I want it to be good, really good. I want it to be good for me and I want it […]

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No Kid Hungry: Nutrition Tips for Kids

Eat | No Kid Hungry: Nutrition Tips for Kids

This week I’m heading to NY for The World’s Largest Bake Sale hosted by Sandra Lee and Kmart. Even though we’ll be serving up some sweet treats (wait till you see my booth) the bake sale is designed to raise awareness to child nutrition and the No Kid Hungry campaign. So today I wanted to […]

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Creative DIY Easter Eggs

How To | Creative DIY Easter Eggs

*inspired by Spoonful and seasonal creativity! Basic Supplies: – Eggs [one_half] For leaf print… – Scissors – Rubber bands – Food coloring – Vinegar – Cups for dye – Nylon stockings – cut into 3 in. pieces – Flat leaves – mint, cilantro, dill, etc. [/one_half] [one_half_last] For painted… – Stencils of your choosing – […]

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