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Amanda Cargill

8 Decorating Tips for Setting a Memorable Summer Party Table
8 Decorating Tips for Setting a Memorable Summer Party Table

So you’re hosting a dinner party for family and friends? Good for you. But, as anyone who has hosted any dinner ever will tell you, the excitement of sharing a day with family and friends is directly proportional to the fear of burning the meal or forgetting the flowers.

Quality recipes will help with the former. A beautiful tablescape – and an action plan for executing it – will help with the latter.


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Video: How to Peel Kiwi
How to Peel a Kiwi: Kitchen Skills for Beginner Cooks [Video]

In this quick cooking video, TLK vlogger Melissa Bailey shows you a fast and effective way to peel a kiwi without mushing up the fruit or getting juice on your apron. All you need is a sharp knife, a small spoon, and a firm grip. It's a technique that is so basic you'll be surprised no one you know is using it. 

Related: How to Peel a Mango


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Philadelphia Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat the Best Latin Food in Philly 
Philadelphia Restaurant Guide: Where to Eat the Best Latin Food in Philly 
 
Philadelphia's food star has been rising steadily for several years, thanks largely to its restaurants' numerous James Beard Award nominations and extensive media recognition. (In 2016, two of its restaurants landed on Bon Appetit's 50 Best New Restaurants list.) 
 
As for Latin food, Philly's got game.

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How to Peel a Mango
How to Peel a Mango With No Mess in 20 Seconds: Watch the Video

When it comes to cooking with mangos, the struggle is in the peeling. Cutting around the fruit's large, inpenetrable center seed often leaves a lot of mango flesh behind. The mango's oblong shape and thin skin make peeling difficult as well.

Related: 6 Fun Facts About Mangos


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6 Best Restaurants in Polanco: Where to Eat in Mexico City's Most Elite Nabe
6 Best Restaurants in Polanco: Where to Eat in Mexico City's Most Elite Nabe

Polanco, Mexico City's most sophisticated neighborhood, is notable for its cultural diversity and numerous restaurants, boutiques and museums.

If you're planning to visit Mexico City, these are the restaurants in Polanco that you won't want to miss.

QUINTONIL


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Oops, Starbucks Does It Again
Starbucks Giving Away New Coffee Drinks for Free This Weekend: Customers Have Mixed Feelings
Oops, they did it again. Starbucks, that prolific purveyor of chocolate wishes and caffeine dreams, today launched two new coffee concoctions: the Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato and the Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato.
 
 

As if the seductive drink titles weren’t enough, Starbucks is offering customers a twofer from Thursday, March 2 to Monday, March 6 (e.g.


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All the Presidents' Drinks: 11 Cocktails Favored by Presidents from Jefferson to Trump

Who doesn’t like a stiff drink at the end of the day? No one I know, and most of the people I know have jobs that rank somewhere between pizza delivery boy and cat sitter on the stressful careers scale (myself included). Still, they find it necessary to hit the bottle hard at the end of the day.


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Sugar Pie, Spicy Touch: Desserts to Heat Up Valentine's Day
3 Spicy Cake Recipes to Heat Up Your Valentine's Day

February is a sweet month: sweethearts, sweetie pies, sweet nothings. Pastry chef and cookbook author Malika Ameen, thinks it should be spicy, too.


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Make It Stop: 8 Food Trends We Don't Want to See in 2017

For every awesome food trend – read Cronuts, uni, and salted egg yolks – there’s an equally opposite and irritating food trend waiting in line (or on the line, as the case may be).

Here, in my humble opinion, are the most atrocious, annoying, and all-around awful food trends of 2016 (in no particular order).

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