Author Archives | Meg Quinn

7 Recipes to Celebrate International Waffle Day That Will Get Anyone out of Bed

If there is one food around that most of us can support having a food holiday for, it’s probably waffles. One of the most pleasing and glorious foods out there, I think I’d even support having a monthly food holiday celebrating them. This could totally work because not only can waffles be enjoyed as is […]

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7 Recipes to Celebrate National Cereal Day That Break the Breakfast Mold

National Cereal Day is tomorrow! In an era of everyday-is-a-new-national-day, I think that cereal is actually something worthy of a full day of celebration. It’s not just for breakfast or an afternoon — or late night — snack, there are so many ways that it can be worked into recipes. Not only that but the […]

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7 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes for Busy Weeknights

There’s not really a more crowd pleasing dinner option around than pasta. I mean, who doesn’t love a bowl of pasta? It’s so comforting and adaptable that it makes it easy to work with even for the pickiest eaters — there’s sure to be a recipe out there for everyone. Pasta dishes often fall into […]

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7 Quick and Decadent Chocolate Desserts That Will Have You at ‘Hello’

There are times where you just need chocolate immediately. With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, perhaps the craving is due to the aggressive marketing that surrounds us everywhere we go. Or maybe intense chocolate cravings like this are normal occurrences in your life, slogans and images or not. I tend to fall into the later category […]

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6 Delicious Immune Boosting Foods You Must Eat This Winter

It seems somewhat counter-intuitive to think about fresh food that might be available during the winter, since the outdoors look little more than a dead zone. But there are a fair amount of foods that can withstand the cold and continue to grow during these months. Sure, there might be fewer in-season foods in winter […]

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7 Recipes and Kitchen Goals You Definitely Need to Master This Year

A new year brings a clean slate, a time to reflect on what you did (or didn’t) get done in the past, and what you hope to do in the future. If you’re into food and want to expand your culinary horizons, now is a great time to set some goals for yourself to reach […]

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7 Extravagant Holiday Desserts to Try This Season

Holidays are the time of year to take extra time to do things we might not get a chance to do during the busy year. This could be spending extra time with family, with friends, or spending a little extra time in the kitchen making things you wouldn’t the rest of the year. Despite my […]

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7 Tasty Hot Chocolate Recipes to Warm You Up

A go-to hot drink to enjoy in the Winter time, especially for non-coffee drinkers, hot chocolate is enjoyed year round but is especially coveted as temperatures drop further down the thermometer. It’s a quick way to get some heat into your body and, let’s just be honest: it’s extremely delicious. You’re basically drinking a socially […]

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7 Delightful Thanksgiving Pie Recipes Sure to Impress

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered completely around food and while the dinner might take the majority of the focus, if you are part of the Dessert First Crew, then you might know a little something about spending the entire meal counting down until it’s time for dessert. Being a member of the Dessert First Crew […]

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7 Amazingly Delicious Vegetable Sides to Make This Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving less than a week away now, it’s time to start finalizing the menu you’ll be serving if you are the one hosting. Even though most of us link the day with an excess of food, the big turkey sitting in the middle of the table more often than not gets the most attention […]

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7 Amazing Nut-Free Granola Recipes to Make at Home

Granola should be a staple in any healthy diet. Actually it’s so great that it should even be included in diets where health isn’t a concern. There are many possibilities for granola: It can function as a snack, a meal within itself, or even dessert. It can be eaten on it’s own, worked into recipes, […]

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7 Essential Stew Recipes You Need to Try This Fall

It’s soup, stew, and chili season! Craving heartier, warmer foods and spices is such a natural instinct as the colder months approach that I wonder if there is a genetic or biological component to it. Or maybe it happens because our brains are taught to associate cooler months with such foods. Is it the chicken or […]

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Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Portland

After years of admiring from afar, I finally visited Portland for the first time last month. It’s got a reputation of being a unique place — the city motto is “Keep Portland Weird,” after all — and it did not disappoint despite this Jersey girl’s extremely high expectations of it. Like all cities, you could spend […]

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How To Use Edible Flowers

It’s pretty rare that flowers are seen as more than beautiful objects or as decorations to keep around the house. They completely surround us inside and outside and yet little more is done with them other than staring at and, maybe, sniffing them. It might be time to change that though because flowers can be […]

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8 Amazing Brain Boosting Foods for Your Diet

Food is often thought of something that makes you full and keeps your body filled with energy. Those of us conscious of what we eat choose certain foods based on what they can do for us and our bodies. While it is one of the lesser discussed benefits compared to foods that aid in losing […]

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