Drinking Dessert Can Be Divine

Elizabeth Skenes Millen

A Trio of Perfection at ELA’s On the Water

Drinking Dessert Can Be Divine

If a drink could claim the title of debonair it would be the martini. Just ask Mr. Debonair himself: Bond. James Bond. His love affair with this refined drink has been going on for years.

However, the creative complexity of this cocksure cocktail has broadened it horizons, and with that gained an extended nod from a wider audience of intrigue. This classically stiff drink has gotten a taste of the sweet life and become the divine darling of drinkable desserts.

 

Veg Out

Lindsay Gifford

Great Green Giant Veggie Swaps

Veg Out

Christmas time may be over, but we’re still saying “ho, ho, ho.” We are starting off the New Year, and all those weight loss resolutions, with Green Giant’s fantastic quick and easy recipes. They’re bringing tons of great new options to the table to help us discoverthe difference veggies can make.

It all started in 1903, when a small canned vegetable company was born in the United States—the Minnesota Valley Canning Company. Their Green Giant made his first appearance in 1925. He was named after a particularly large variety of pea, which was harvested and sold by the company.

Through the years, he evolved into a friendlier—and greener—character, known for presiding over the vegetables grown in his valley with a deep and jolly, “Ho, Ho, Ho!” In 1950, he became the iconic symbol for the company, when Minnesota Valley Canning Company became Green Giant Company. Green Giant continues to be known for their “steam locked goodness,” which is crucial to bringing quality products to consumers’ tables. Their farmers take great pride in growing the tastiest and highest quality vegetables.

From the Kitchen of The Restaurant at Marsh's Edge

Lindsay Gifford

A Behind-the-Scenes Look

From the Kitchen of The Restaurant at Marsh's Edge

Director of Dining Geoffrey Gable—affectionately known as Cheffrey—is making waves at St. Simon’s premier life plan community—Marsh’s Edge.

Meet Cheffrey:
Originally from New Jersey, Geoffrey started off in drafting and design, and when he found it moving into a more digital field he looked elsewhere for a creative outlet. His mom suggested he look into culinary arts since he enjoyed cooking, and as usual, Mom was right. He set off on the culinary path and never looked back.

Mailable Cookies to Make Someone's Day

Mary Hunt

How to Mail Your Cookies for Maximum Freshness

Mailable Cookies to Make Someone's Day

Whether it’s a care package for a college student's final exam week, a goody box for someone in the military, or a way to say happy holidays to a friend or relative, there’s nothing like opening a box of fresh, homemade cookies. And if those cookies just happen to be that recipient’s favorite cookies of all time, even better!

Ocean Spray

Lindsay Gifford

Make Guests Say "Yay" with this Versatile Holiday Mainstay

Ocean Spray

Christmas is almost here. Before you know it, you’ll be gathered around the table saying grace over heapings of mashed potatoes and gravy, delicious casseroles, and slices of turkey. But what holiday plate would be complete without a side of delectably sweet and tart cranberry sauce? It doesn’t matter if it’s made from scratch and sweetened to taste, or shaken straight out of the can—Christmas dinner just wouldn’t be the same without it. This tasty side inspired us to see what else you could do with cranberries, and it turns out you can make everything from drinks to salsa to desserts. Who else would we go to for the season’s best cranberry recipes other than Ocean Spray?

Enable Your Table

Laurie McCall

Set with Love and Filled with Memories

Enable Your Table

My husband and I work crazy hours. Our kids are typical teenagers, and we don’t see nearly enough of them. In the busyness of life, I know we have let too many opportunities slip by to establish traditions and make memories, but there is one thing we’ve gotten right, and that’s sitting down almost every night to eat dinner together.

Before we eat, we hold hands for the blessing. It’s just something we’ve always done. Even if we have a dinner guest, even if it’s someone my boys have just met, when it’s time for the blessing, they reach for the person’s hand beside them. I think the older they get, the more I treasure those simple moments of solidarity. No matter the chaos or struggle of the day, at dinnertime, we are a family.
Given this month’s theme, “Let’s Decorate,” we thought we’d inspire you to take that time with your family, your kids. It takes a little extra effort to set a beautiful table, but it’s also an opportunity to work together to create an atmosphere that invites each member of the family to set aside technology and slow down and enjoy each other’s company. It’s a way to show love.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything to Entice

Lindsay Gifford

Libby's Perfect Pumpkin Palate Pleasers

Pumpkin Spice and Everything to Entice

It's time to fall in love with pumpkin all over again. Fall is all about cooler weather, a crackling fire, holiday parties, football and pumpkin everything. One name is synonymous with holiday baking traditions: Libby's® Pumpkin, an American classic for more than 75 years. And, it's not just for the holidays, cooks and chefs are discovering pumpkin is a moist, creamy and nutritious addition for year-round recipes.

The power of pumpkin is showcased in just one delicious serving of Libby's® 100% Pure Pumpkin, which offers a rich source of nutrients, all while being low in calories and fat, and naturally sodium-free. From breakfast to dinner, sweet to savory, pumpkin-filled recipes are  versatile and nutritiously beneficial. In fact, pumpkin is  used as a healthier alternative ingredient for many recipes. The swaps are easy: One egg can be swapped for 1/4 cup of Libby's® Pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of oil or butter can be swapped with 1 tablespoon of Libby's® Pumpkin—how easy!

This year, surprise your family and friends with delicious twists on America's favorite pumpkin classics, or with new exciting recipes that will have pumpkin lovers begging for more.

Life is Sweeter with Chocolate

It's All Pink

Explore the Sweeter Side of Nestle

Life is Sweeter with Chocolate

Not only is chocolate good, but a little piece of chocolate can make any bad day better. Nestle’s mission of “Good Food, Good Life,” not only exudes who they are as a company, but also portrays how a little love in your life in the form of a bit of chocolate can take you to a place that no green juice can. Not only has Nestle been committed to making the best chocolate for its consumers for more than a century, they also are recognized as a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Nestle’s products nourish your body, raise your spirits, delight your taste buds and help you celebrate with the people you love.

The following recipes showcase the delectability of Nestle chocolate, and prove how easy it can be to take something as simple as a chocolate bar and turn it into something spectacular. These recipes are guaranteed to be irresistible because life is definitely sweeter with chocolate.

Avocados

Haas Avocado Board

The Super Food that's Super Good

Avocados

Avocados have come a long way from simply being the green that makes your guacamole. Known as a "nutrient booster," avocados help the body absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene. Long story short, they are, if there ever was one, the good side of fat. With over 20 valuable body-loving nutrients, avocados are as simple and delicious to infuse into your recipes, as they are nutritious.

Sparkling This Summer

Caroline Fairey

VOSS is the BOSS

Sparkling This Summer

In a few short years, sparkling water has gone from a specialty beverage to a supermarket staple. More Americans than ever are kicking sugary sodas to the curb and choosing zero-calorie carbonated beverages instead. It’s not hard to see why. Flavored sparkling water comes with all the benefits of drinking water—increased energy, clearer skin and balanced fluid levels—with none of the boring taste.

This month, Pink Magazine teamed up with VOSS Water to expand the definition of what flavored waters can do. Not only do these natural, refreshing beverages tasteamazing, they also make delicious additions to summer cocktails! VOSS Sparkling Waters come in three flavors: Tangerine Lemongrass, Lemon Cucumber, and the brand-new Lime Mint. Add alcohol, or fruit for a lip-smacking smoothie.

Peachy Keen

Lindsay Gifford & Caroline Fairey

Georgia Peaches on my Mind

Peachy Keen

“You’re sweet as a Georgia peach!” It’s a compliment that has been tossed around forever, but did you know there is actually some science behind the incredible flavor and sweetness of Georgia peaches?

A fresh, juicy, sweet Georgia peach is the most flavorful peach you can eat. And that’s no accident. A lot of factors perfectly come together to give Georgia peaches their one-of-a-kind  legendary flavor. Read on to learn all about it.

Three Cheers for July Fourth Cheddar Apple Pie

Lisa Messinger

Three Cheers for July Fourth Cheddar Apple Pie

Judith Fertig spent years creating and compiling the greatest the United States had to offer when writing her what is now already classic cookbook, All-American Desserts: 400 Star-Spangled, Razzle-Dazzle Recipes for America’s Best Loved Desserts. However, one of her favorites is an old English twist on an American favorite: cheddar cheese accenting apple pie.

Tasty Twists

Lindsay Gifford

Fresh Brewed, Flavorful Fusions for Summer

Tasty Twists

Sweltering summer days have arrived in full force. Whether you are looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a summer storm or a small reprieve from the heat, there is one place Southerners love to retreat to—the porch. And, no proper porch sitting is complete without a tall, refreshing glass of iced tea. There is little better than the crackle and pop you hear as your glass is poured. Ahhh, summer in the South!

Sun-Kissed Citrus

Lindsay Gifford

Your Main Squeeze for Nutritious and Delicious

Sun-Kissed Citrus

Summer days call for fun in the sun with picnics on the beach and refreshing drinks on the porch. We’ve got you covered with delicious, bright drinks and recipes from one of the most well-known citrus growers in the world—Sunkist.  

Sunkist isn’t your ordinary food mogul; they are a cooperative of family farms with generations of citrus growing know how. Founded in 1893, the cooperative consists of thousands of members, stretched across sunny California and Arizona, who reflect the values and legacy of its 120-years of family-owned farms. Sunkist is a brand consumers can trust for quality, fresh, delicious and premium fruit. The Sunkist farmers honor traditional growing practices, stewardship of natural resources, and a dedication to innovation. This philosophy has been proudly passed down year after year, crop after crop.