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8 Low CalorieFeature

by Megan Greene Everyone deserves a nice cocktail every now and then, right? Unfortunately, most of  our favorite alcoholic beverages aren't too kind to our waistline. So, that's why we're sharing a few cocktails that'll make your happy hour a little bit healthier. Check out our list of  the best 8 low-calorie cocktail recipes that are all tasty and less than 200 calories. Bourbon Grape Crush Enjoy this fruity cocktail at movie night with the girls. Just add ice, bourbon, agave and lemon juice. What you'll need: 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes 6 large mint leaves, plus more for garnish 3/4 cup crushed ice 1 oz. bourbon 2 teaspoons raw agave 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (170 Calories) Sweet'N Low... CONTINUE READING 13

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What to Make With Leftover Halloween Candy

It’s November 2, and chances are you’re already sick of popping plain ol' Snicker's bars. How to spice things up with your Halloween candy stash, then? Use Hallotreats as key ingredients in yummy recipes! -Cait Rohan For those with little to no time for baking (join the club!), may I suggest Reese’s Brownies? Real Mom Kitchen offers “directions,” but really all you... CONTINUE READING 8

Tummy-Warming Mexican Dishes

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Apple Cake with Apricot Glaze

My father created this recipe 20 years ago, and he still sells 100 of these apple cakes a day from his shop in Nice. The only time he changes the formula is when his preferred apple—la reine des reinettes—is not available. Then, because his customers demand some kind of cake, he makes it with apricot. As always, I follow my father’s... CONTINUE READING 5

Terrifyingly Tasty Halloween Cocktails

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Butternut Squash & Apple Soup in Mini Pumpkins with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Halloween is less than a week away (eek!). And more important than what to wear is what will you eat to celebrate on the big day? No, no, we're not talking about the wad of "fun"-sized Snicker's bars (because that's pretty much a given). We're talking a healthy, hearty pumpkin soup that looks oh-so-gourmet when served! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter 2... CONTINUE READING 5

Urban Fondue Recipes from Hospitality Expert Emillio Mesa

Yesterday, we brought you the scoop on an Urban Fondue Party from Hospitality Expert Emillio Mesa! Today, we've got the yummy recipes to go with it. Enjoy the eye candy, then get cookin'. Cheese Fondue Ingredients: 1 Garlic cove, cut in half 1 Cup dry white wine 1/2 lb. shredded Gruyere cheese 1/2 lb. shredded Emmentaler cheese 1 Tbsp. lemon juice Pepper Directions: Shred/grate both cheeses (can mix together!). Rub the garlic inside... CONTINUE READING 7

Creepy Halloween Cookies

C is for cookie…and that’s certainly good enough for me! Now that the Cookie Monster has taken to calling cookies a “sometimes food” (blasphemy!), I would like to take his place as the reigning sweets fiend. What am I goblin up this month? Since October is National Cookie Month and Halloween is almost here, it’s time to bake up some... CONTINUE READING 24

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolaty, simple, and begging to be made for dessert tonight and then eaten for breakfast tomorrow; this recipe (from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, buy the book for $16.11 on Amazon.com) takes the cake for simple rustic sweetness. Isa’s Introduction: The ease of preparation and the simplicity of ingredients make this recipe an obvious choice as one of my... CONTINUE READING 11

Add a Little Pumpkin to Every Meal

The season for celebrating pumpkin flavors is back. But don’t think you have to enjoy pumpkins as plain ol’ seeds or in a boring pie. I’ve got six ways to add a dash of pumpkin to your dishes, no matter the time of day! -Cait Rohan Breakfast - Getting your butt out of bed gets harder as the temperatures drop and fall... CONTINUE READING 21

Fired-Up Takes on S’mores

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