Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Mexico's "Fifth of May" festivities are a perfect excuse to entertain friends. Hosting a Cinco de Mayo party to celebrate Mexican culture doesn't have to be overwhelming. You can turn up the heat with outstanding party decor and a menu to match from author and television host, Sandra Lee.

How to Make Authentic Turkish Coffee

In the Lebanese culture -- even in the most humble of abodes -- coffee, tea, cookies and sweets are offered as soon as guests walk in the door. Turkish Coffee is the essence of what coffee should be. From how it is prepared, served, and enjoyed. Learn how to make it for yourself.

The Art of Cocktail Shaking

The preparation of cocktails is somewhat an art with its own terminology and methodology. Cocktail bartenders are true artists that are able to entertain their customers while preparing tasteful and exotic drinks. One of the most famous and recognizable methods is cocktail shaking. Learn more in this great guide.

How Coffee Revolutionized the World

Ever wonder about that cup of joe that gets you going for the day? How did someone figure out coffee beans were even worth collecting, roasting, grinding, and brewing into that special morning elixir? Get everything from the ancient roots of coffee-drinking to the invention of the coffee maker to the rise of fancy coffee shops the world over in this fun infographic.

Blending Flavors

Fusion gets dusted off and taken for a spin when fried rice brings together Tex-Mex and Asian flavors for a spicy dish that pairs beautifully with creamy, cheese-filled quesadillas. Get ready to enjoy a dish with complex flavors that takes about 15 minutes to make!

It's Ramp Season!

It's time to get to know ramps, also called wild leeks. They taste a little like onions and a little like garlic and are incredibly versatile, but have a season of less than a month. So get them into your kitchen and onto your table before they are gone until next year. You won't be disappointed.

Spring = Salad?

Everywhere around me, spring is doing its thing. The grass is getting green, the flowers are blooming, and I'm looking for ways to work fresh produce into my meals as much as possible. So when tender venison steak finds its way to my kitchen, giving it a bath in Thai-inspired marinade and light searing before resting it on a bed of fantastic fresh greens and crisp vegetables seems only natural!

Easter … Brownies?

Imagine topping brownies with the recognizable flavors of Cadbury Creme Eggs. Now imagine the praise and admiration that is going to be heaped upon you by friends and loved ones when you share them. Happy Easter, everyone!

'Tis the Season

Every year, there's a question that will be reliably asked around this time of the year. This time around, answering it is the subject of an article. Just in time for Easter, I'm sharing the secret to perfectly hard-boiled eggs for decorating and enjoying in everything from egg salad to deviled eggs. Enjoy and have a Happy Easter!

Loving Points d'Amour

Even though we've actually had a taste of summer-like weather already, it's really just the beginning of the spring season. Here to remind us of that are fresh bouquets of beautiful asparagus. The earliest crop bring us tender, juicy spears that are thin and want just the lightest touch before being served. To that end, a simple spring pasta dish featuring these lovely points d'amour is presented for your dining pleasure!