WARNING: Be Sure to Check Your Ground Beef Before You Eat It!

Ground beef
Don’t get sick from bad beef. (Photo courtesy Canva)

All home cooks, listen up! Lakeside Refrigerated Services in Swedesboro, New Jersey issued a recall yesterday on 120,872 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated by E. coli O103. So before you make your next meal, you need to check the label.

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Yacov Morad Teaches Us Simple Recipes for Delicious Homemade Liqueurs in ‘Beyond Grapes’ [REVIEW]

Homemade pomegranate liqueur
Learn to make specialty liqueurs at home. (Photo courtesy Canva)

When we travel, we love discovering new vineyards, languishing in their tasting rooms, and sampling new wines. We’ve sipped traditional reds and whites in California, muscadine wines in Texas, and ice wines in Canada. But it wasn’t until we went to New Mexico that we tried pistachio wine! Until that point, we had no idea our favorite adult beverage could be made with anything other than grapes. But it was spectacular, and we couldn’t get enough of it. Now, Israel’s world-famous winemaker Yacov Morad totally blows our minds with Beyond Grapes, a book that proves you can make your own liqueur using any fruit, vegetable, or plant you want!

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Let Dan Buettner’s ‘The Blue Zones Challenge’ Be Your Catalyst for Change [REVIEW]

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Achieve a healthier, happier life with The Blue Zones Challenge. (Photo courtesy Canva)

We all want to live longer, especially in today’s day and age when just waking up the next day seems like an accomplishment. But what’s the secret to a long, healthy life? Dan Buettner has spent the past 20 years interviewing centenarians around the globe, looking for the answer to that question. The result is that he located the world’s Blue Zones, five areas with the greatest concentration of these individuals. In his previous books, he shared his findings with us. Now, with The Blue Zones Challenge, he is ready to teach all of us how to change, improve, and hopefully even lengthen our lives in just four weeks!

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Pan-Seared Flounder with Lemon Caper Sauce [RECIPE]

Pan-seared flounder with lemon caper sauce, steamed yellow squash and roasted garlic potatoes
Healthy and delicious, our pan-seared flounder with lemon caper sauce whips up in minutes! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When we lived in Massachusetts we got spoiled by the easy access to fresh, high-quality fish. After all, we lived in one of the busiest fishing ports in the country! But just because we live inland now doesn’t mean that we can’t still satisfy our craving for delicious seafood. Whether you have access to fish fresh off the dock or fillets from your grocer’s freezer section, this recipe produces mouthwatering results in a matter of minutes. Just remember that if your fish is frozen, you’ll need to remove it from any vacuum-sealed packaging before you defrost it. It can be thawed on a plate in the fridge overnight or in a bowl of cool water. If you use the latter method, just be sure to keep an eye on it so it isn’t out too long before cooking.

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Orange Strawberry Smoothie [RECIPE]

Orange Strawberry Smoothie
Blend up this yummy breakfast beverage the night before for a refreshing summertime treat. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Summertime heat can be brutal, so quench your thirst with this delicious orange strawberry smoothie. Best part is, you can make it in advance to enjoy anytime you start craving this fruity citrus blend.

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