This past weekend, while most of America was prepping for the biggest food holiday of the year, a few lucky eaters were busy whetting their appetites at the Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival. We couldn't help but be envious flipping through Instagram as we saw creations made by the likes of Marcus Samuelsson and Anne Burrell with local ingredients (think Bajan lobster and fresh green coconuts). Keep reading to see more.
Growing up in Texas, almost every mom-and-pop restaurant has a fridge full of take-away casseroles, and king ranch chicken is one of the most popular. It's a hearty meal for cold, dark Winter nights, especially during the crazy holiday season. Plus, it's always good to have a casserole in the freezer for a homemade yet simple dinner option.
For those unfamiliar with king ranch chicken, it's essentially a Mexican-flavored casserole, filled with cheese, chicken, aromatic vegetables, and corn tortillas.
Here's the greatest part about this casserole: it's easy to double — or even triple! — this recipe to stock up your freezer.
Serve this with a crunchy green salad, collard greens, or other favorite vegetable. Keep reading for my favorite king ranch chicken casserole recipe.
We can't help but get excited for festive seasonal beverages; really, what better way to warm up than with a comforting spiced coffee drink? You'd be surprised to find out just how simple the hot beverage is to prepare at home (the same goes for a peppermint mocha!). Watch the video to find out how to make it.
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- Miley's totally weird performance
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- Nelly's throwback performance
- Ke$ha goes country
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I just completed a dry run of my upcoming Thanksgiving feast — a fancified version of turkey breast, a few of my favorite vegetable sides, and my first-ever sweet potato pie. The sweet potato pie may have been my first, but it certainly won't be my last. It's the perfect balance of textures and flavors: more soufflé-like than custardy in texture, with a crispy graham cracker and butter crust to keep each bite interesting. But in my opinion, it's the candied-nut cream topping, with its caramelized crunch and cool-whipped consistency, that makes me absolutely crazy for it. Like, stand-over-the-counter, just-one-more-piece-and-I'm-done crazy for it.
Want to be crazy for it, too? Then keep reading for the recipe.
When someone invites you into her home to celebrate a special holiday like Thanksgiving, show your appreciation by bringing a hostess gift. Start by thinking about your hostess and her entertaining style, then select an item that she will truly enjoy. Need some suggestions? Here are 10 hostess gifts we think she's bound to love.
— Additional reporting by Anna Monette Roberts
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