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Eight Qualities of a Romantic Meal

With Valentine's Day coming soon, a romantic meal between you and your significant other is one of the easiest ways to celebrate the night. If you’re like many of us, though, you probably struggle with setting the right romantic mood for the occasion. Do you get flowers? What do you cook? Where is it going to be? These are all questions that need addressing, but finding answers can really leave you stressed. Here are eight qualities that can help you make any meal more romantic.

7 BLT Variations You'll Love

Warm weather has arrived and that means it's time to dig out some recipes for tried-and-true light meals we all love to make during the warmer months. One of the best light lunch (or dinner) options out there is a yummy BLT sandwich. After all, what could be better than a few crispy slices of bacon with some fresh veggies?

Still, this summertime classic can seem a bit plain after a while. For this reason, we suggest mixing things up. Changing just one ingredient or adding something new might just add the perfect twist, making this staple even more appealing.

6 Healthier Egg Salads to Try

Egg salad is delicious and an awesome option for busy days when packing a lunch is your best bet. Unfortunately, as anyone who’s ever made traditional egg salad knows, this tasty dish is also absolutely loaded with mayonnaise.

Seeing as how mayo isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to consume in mass quantities, it’s imperative that egg salad lovers who are looking to stick to a healthy diet find some sort of acceptable substitute.

5 Great Egg Recipes to Try

Eggs are a wonderful food. They are filling, healthy, and extremely versatile. Best of all, they're a super affordable form of protein. Unfortunately, far too many people fall into the trap of making eggs the same way over and over, so eating them gets old pretty quickly.

For this reason, it's a good idea to make a point of trying new egg recipes. By mixing things up a bit, you'll keep this awesome ingredient interesting and versatile, proving it’s still a great staple to have on hand.

Here are a few of my favorite egg recipes for you to give a try.

8 Ways to Get Your Peppermint Fix This Season

December is finally here, which means it’s time for peppermint everything! It’s clear that peppermint is to winter what pumpkin spice is to fall, and something about that classic minty flavor just makes everything feel more jolly.

If you’re looking to dive into the world of peppermint for the holidays, here are 8 recipes that can help you get in the spirit of the season.

1. Peppermint Kisses
These festive meringues are low in fat but high in flavor! The recipe makes three dozen, so they’re perfect for giving as gifts or in a cookie swap.

Peanut Butter Perfection: 4 Recipes to Try

Peanut butter is an amazing food. It can be used in hundreds of different dishes and adds flavor, texture, and a huge protein kick to each and every one.

Therefore, if you’re looking to add protein to your diet while also adding delicious flavor, reaching for a jar of peanut butter is a sure bet. A simple peanut butter sandwich will certainly help you tap into those nutrients, but there’s no reason you can’t mix it up from time to time. After all, life is so much more fun when you experiment and try new things.

4 Healthy Cookbooks to Add to Your Kitchen

A kitchen without a cookbook is a very lonely kitchen. After all, kitchens are the home space for some of the most delicious meals and late night snacks. Even with our internet-oriented world, healthy cookbooks should be a staple in even the most basic kitchen. After all, your cookbooks will be there for you if your smartphone dies or the power goes out.

These 4 healthy cookbooks are a great starting point for your own kitchen cookbook library. Each tome comes packed with foodie inspiration and healthy eats. You can’t go wrong.

It’s All About that Squash

Move over, pumpkin - you aren’t the only squash in town. While pumpkin is the beloved flavor of fall (seriously, try finding something that’s not pumpkin-spiced this time of year), don’t forget the rest of the pumpkin family, especially squashes.

While actually considered fruit, pumpkins and squashes are extraordinarily versatile and can be used to make much more than just pie and sweet loaf breads. In fact, squashes can be made into almost anything. Whether you have a hankering for a creamy soup, pancakes, or risotto, squash can shine as the main ingredient.

Make It, Freeze It: How to Package Food for Freezing

There is nothing better than enjoying a perfectly chilled gazpacho on a sizzling summer day, or a ready-to-eat homemade burrito loaded with your favorite veggies when you’ve got little time to make a healthy, filling lunch. Of course, you can eat leftovers for every meal until the food is gone, but you could also freeze it and eat it later.

How to Throw an Unforgettable Couples’ Date Night

Everyone loves hanging out with their friends for a night on the town, but there are times when you want to get together with other couples and have a fun night in too. From games to movies, couples’ date nights are always a hit, especially when the hosts make it a memorable experience.


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