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Julie R. Thomson

Entries by Julie R. Thomson

Quick, Cook These Vidalia Recipes Before The Season's Over

(52) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 7:34 AM

Vidalia onions are no ordinary onion; some even say they're sweet enough to eat like an apple (though this isn't true for everyone, so if you're going to try this please proceed with caution). Even better than eating this onion plain and raw is featuring them...

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Show Your Inner Margarita Freakiness With Etsy Swag

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 7:31 AM

If Jimmy Buffet's song, Margaritaville, is essentially the theme song to your life, you have stumbled to the right place. You are not just a Cinco de Mayo margarita sipper, but an "any day, anytime, frozen or on the rocks, salted or not don't matter" kind of margarita...

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This Bacon Explosion Is So Bad, But Oh, So Good

(20) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 7:00 AM

Did you get a look at that GIF above you? Please, take a minute and let that crazy creation really sink in.

You're probably not able to distinguish what exactly you're looking at through all those layers of brownish-red hues. Let us fill you in. That, my friends, is...

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(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 12:07 AM

冷蔵庫に食材がほとんどなく、買い物に出かけるのも億劫だという時にオススメなのが、丼物(英語では「ライスボウル rice bowl」)だ。空腹で疲れていても、ごはんさえあれば、10分以下で料理ができる。

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Yes, The Chia Seeds You Eat Are The Same Ones That Grow On Chia Pets

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We've been hearing a lot about chia seeds usurping flax as the new health food seed, and it's clear to see that they have been gaining in popularity. Chia seeds are making their way into baked goods, smoothies and are even getting added to a simple...

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9 Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Avocado Toast

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 10:20 AM

Some foods are so simple, so easy, that they don't even seem worth talking about. But when it comes to avocado toast, it is. It definitely is. Avocado toast is technically just sliced or smashed avocado on top of a piece of toast -- so simple -- but when you...

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This Reuben Sandwich Is Also A Pie, And It's The Best Food Mashup

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 3:15 PM

When it comes to food mashups, the world has seen enough. Between the Cronut and the ramen burger, the general consensus is that the food scene needs to move on. But there is one exception to this sentiment, and that is this: a Reuben sandwich that...

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The 25 Recipes You Need For A Delicious Easter

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Egg hunts and chocolate bunnies are great and all, but what we really want on Easter Sunday is a beautiful meal to sit down to with our family and friends. A gorgeous, well-thought out meal is the best way to celebrate any holiday. And when it comes to Easter, the...

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15 Different, Delicious Ways To Interpret Greek Salad

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 10:25 AM

There's a lot to love about Greek food -- all those filo pastries, for one -- but mostly, it's the salads that are so special. One salad in particular, the one we lovingly refer to as the Greek salad (and what the Greeks call Horiatiki Salata), has captured...

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Now You Can Find Donuts Wherever You Are, Thanks To Doughbot

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 7:38 AM

Donuts have always been a beloved breakfast pastry -- as hard as danishes try, they will just never compare. But these days with bakeries like the Doughnut Plant making donut flavors as great as creme brulee, there are even more reasons to love this classic treat....

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Everything You Need To Know About Acai Bowls, The World's Best Healthy Breakfast

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 7:38 AM

There are many food trends out there that are unwarranted (like food mashups -- ahem, Cronuts), but when it comes to acai bowls -- which feature the super superfood from Brazil -- the buzz is 100 percent deserved. The acai berry has been heralded for an array of...

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22 Recipes You Should Be Making This April

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 7:37 AM

April might be one of the hardest months of the year -- because, taxes -- but when it comes to food it's easily one of the best. April means that root vegetables are no longer the spotlight of the produce section since fresh green vegetables have finally come into season....

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Thank You, Pittsburgh, For The Greatest Cake America Has Ever Made

(250) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:18 AM

Sometimes, we find something so delicious that even though we want to keep it all to ourselves, we feel it's our duty to share it with you. This is one of those times. So behold, without any affiliation or advertising ties, the newest food we're excited to share with you:

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Rice Bowls Make Cooking Dinner Stupid Easy (And Delicious)

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:16 AM

There are days when dinner has to be easy -- like Monday through Friday, every week out of the year. There's nothing that we want to do less after a long day of work than start chopping vegetables far long before we get to even think about eating....

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Repeat After Us: Paleo Pizza IS NOT Pizza

(19) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:16 AM

It doesn't take much to classify a food as pizza: just toppings and pizza dough. You can go with or without tomato sauce. Add a mountain of toppings or keep it simple with just cheese. But what you can never do, EVER, is take away the...

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14 Food Reasons Argentines Are Better At Life

(145) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:18 AM

It's no secret that Argentines are big meat eaters. Not only do they eat more than their weight in meat -- seriously -- but they also have some of the best beef in the world. This already gives them a one up on the rest of us when it comes...

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12 Ways To Make Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Even Better

(48) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 9:18 AM

There's something magical about putting a batch of cookies in the oven and watching them bake into perfect, chewy chocolate chip cookies. No matter how many times we make cookies, this transformation never loses its charm. The sad thing though is that sometimes our hard work in the...

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The Ultimate Food Porn: Men Making Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 9:01 AM

Food porn takes on a whole new meaning in this gorgeous video by famous chef Alain Ducasse. It's chocolatiers. Making chocolate. In slow motion. To sexy music. SERIOUSLY. There's lots of chocolate melting, a good amount of steam rising, and arms working for the most noble of causes -- chocolate....

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Food Labels Have Gotten Out Of Control, And Now Shopping Is A Stressor

(8) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 9:26 AM

There's nothing more exhausting than going to the grocery store. And we're saying this as people who used to love buying groceries. All the cooking possibilities the grocery store offered made us feel giddy. But now, it just makes us dizzy. Sometimes we just want to lie down in the...

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Why You Should Never Buy Minced Garlic In A Jar Again

(603) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 9:28 AM

There are some things in life you should never do, like cheat on your taxes or be mean to your mother. But more importantly, you should never buy or use minced garlic in a jar. It just isn't worth it.

We understand the logic here. Garlic is sticky. It...

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