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Healthy Choices On A Greek Restaurant Menu

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Unlike many ethnic cuisines, it’s pretty easy to eat a healthy meal at a Greek restaurant. Greek cuisine features abundant fresh vegetables and simple, grilled meats, all cornerstones of a heart-healthy, Mediterranean-style diet. That doesn’t mean you don’t have to be a little vigilant, however. Rich sauces and sweet desserts can sabotage your diet efforts if you’re not careful. Below are some delicious and healthy choices available on most Greek menus. Read More»

Foods You Should Expect To See At A Barbecue Catered Wedding Event

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions have been filled with traditional foods for a long time, but recent years have evolved the way people think about the foods that they want served at their own weddings. Don’t be at all surprised if you receive an invitation and RSVP to a wedding that is planning to have catered barbecue at the reception. If this will be your first experience with barbecue-style-food at an upscale event, it is likely that you are a little curious. Read More»

Use Up Your Extra Cheese With This Freezer Cheese Bread Recipe

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When you have extra cheese on hand from a cheese delivery service, and you’re not sure you’ll be able to use before it goes bad, try making this cheese bread recipe. You make the dough ahead of time and store it in the freezer. Then, whenever you feel like a loaf of cheesy, delicious, homemade bread, you pull out one ball of dough, let it thaw, bake it, and enjoy. This cheese bread is exceptionally delicious when made with cheddar, havarti, muenster, or colby, but you can really use any cheese you have on hand. Read More»

End Your Pizza Party with This Sweet Cinnamon Pear Dessert Pizza

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Pizza is certainly one of America’s favorite foods—it’s hard to get enough! If you’re hosting a pizza party, consider concluding the party with a homemade dessert pizza, such as this Sweet Cinnamon Pear Dessert Pizza. It’s a great way to keep the pizza theme going, and everyone will enjoy the tasty, homemade touch at the end of the night. This recipe uses premade pizza dough, which you can usually find at a local grocery store. Read More»

3 Popular Chinese Desserts To Order With Your Takeout

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Ordering Chinese takeout is a great idea for busy weeknights when you don’t have time to cook, but so many people place orders without even realizing that there are wonderful desserts that can also be ordered from a Chinese restaurant. Here are three options that many Chinese restaurants offer and ordering one of these could make your meal even more complete. Mango Pudding Mango pudding is the perfect dessert to eat in the summer because it is very light, creamy, and refreshing. Read More»

Planning A Party: Discover The Power Of Pizza

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One of the most difficult parts of the party planning process is coming up with a menu that is sure to please every guest on your list. This is especially true when entertaining a diverse group that includes both adults and children. After all, while the adults are unlikely to be satisfied by simply throwing a few hot dogs on the grill, the children are likely to boycott anything too fancy. Read More»

Are You Planning A Wedding Shower? Take A Look At These Fun Ideas!

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If you have a friend or a family member who is getting married, you might be planning a wedding shower for the lucky bride. There are things you can do to make the event lovely and memorable. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider. The Invitations - Get them out early! Your invitations should be received at least two weeks before the event takes place. Before you talk to the bride-to-be, have a number to give her. Read More»

How To Effectively Clean Your Commercial Coffee Maker

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In your restaurant, you rely on having a high-quality coffee maker that can brew a delicious cup of coffee in good time. Many customers request coffee when they go out to eat, whether they go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You want your coffee maker to always be in good condition, and that starts with keeping it clean. If you fail to clean it, you may need to replace it more often. Read More»

How To Throw A Pizza Party For Your Child

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Birthdays are such exciting times for children. Childhood birthdays bring with them the excitement of turning another year older, opening presents, and being surrounded by family and friends. Themed birthday parties can be fun for kids. Consider throwing a pizza party for your child’s next birthday. Here are a few simple steps for a successful pizza party: 1. Choose a venue. Decide where you’d like to hold your pizza party. Most pizza restaurants can reserve a table for a large party if you call ahead of time to book reservations. Read More»

A High-Fiber Pizza Crust You Won't Be Embarrassed To Serve Guests

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Are you tired of high-fiber pizza crusts that are so dry and lifeless they’re barely worth eating? Set those recipes aside, and make this simple high-fiber crust instead. As delicious as the crusts at your favorite healthy restaurants, this crust is one you’ll want to share with friends. The oat flour it contains gives it a softer texture than most high-fiber, whole-grain crusts. Top it with veggies to create a super-healthy pizza, or splurge for some meaty toppings if you’re feeling feisty. Read More»