Spice Up the Oscar Race with Spicy Popcorn

Lisa Messinger

Spice Up the Oscar Race with Spicy Popcorn

Star Wars: The Force Awakens may not have gotten a best picture Oscar nod in the recently announced nominations for the February 28 event. However, the film vying to become the highest-grossing movie of all time, is certainly a popcorn-worthy flick that has fans vying for how many times they can view it. One Austin, Texas, enthusiast saw it nine times in the first weekend alone.
If you are in such a viewership race, or just in a sprint to see as many nominated films as possible before the big night, why not spice things up a bit and bag your own zesty popcorn blends? Snack on them as you complete your own ballots, bring along as hostess gifts to an Oscar party or serve at your own bash.

The cheddar cheese popcorn that follows gets a further perk from cayenne pepper and mustard powder. Sweet caramel corn-peanut clusters enhance their performance with curry powder.

Dinner in a Jiffy

Lindsay Gifford

Recipes from America’s Favorite Little Blue Box

Dinner in a Jiffy

With cooler, cuddly weather here, my body begins to crave delicious soups and buttery, golden slices of cornbread. My pantry shelves always stock the signature "blue box" of JIFFY's Corn Muffin Mix ready and waiting to be whipped up. While most of our nation knows JIFFY for it's cornbread, there are many more facets to their baking mixes. In fact, their repertoire includes: brownie mix, cake mixes, corn muffin mix, crust mixes, frosting mixes, muffin mixes and multi-purpose baking mixes.

The Picky Eater

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Featured Food Blog - January 2016

The Picky Eater

Anjali Shah is a food writer, board certified health coach, and owner of The Picky Eater—a healthy food and lifestyle blog. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Women's Health, Cooking Light, Reader's Digest, CNN, Food Network, Glamour, Ladies' Home Journal, Whole Foods, SHAPE, and at Kaiser Permanente. Anjali grew up a “whole wheat” girl, but married a “white bread” kind of guy. Hoping to prove that nutritious food could in fact be delicious and desirable, she taught herself how to cook and successfully transformed her husband’s eating habits from a diet of frozen pizzas and Taco Bell to her healthy, yet flavorful, recipes made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Through her blog, Anjali shares her passion for tasty, healthy cooking.

These Vegan Soups are the Cream of the Crop

Lisa Messinger

Afterwork Gourmet - January 2016

These Vegan Soups are the Cream of the Crop


January is the perfect time of year when a hearty, rich bowl of cream of vegetable soup is much appreciated. What might not be as welcome is the saturated fat in that cream or the whole milk that is sometimes used to generate similar results.

If you’ve never tried a vegan recipe before, this might be the time to give it a shot. Cooks in that specialty have come up with delicious ways to richen your soups without adding to your health woes.
Nava Atlas, for instance, author of many vegan and vegetarian books, including the new Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate and Life with More than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes, is an expert at creating cream of vegetable soups without any cream at all.

From the Kitchen of The Mill Kitchen & Bar

Lindsay Gifford

Special Destination Edition

From the Kitchen of The Mill Kitchen & Bar

Succulent. Savory. Southern. The Mill Kitchen and Bar  is making a mark on the map. As the holidays pass by and the calm of January arrives, it’s time to relax and what better way than a weekend get-away! This charming restaurant is tucked away in historic Roswell, Ga., amongst a small town atmosphere, surrounded by the great shopping and excitement of the city.

A Sweet Southern Holiday

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Recipes from Dixie Crystal Sugar

A Sweet Southern Holiday


The holidays have arrived, and with them cocktail parties, celebrations, feasts and sweets galore! Dixie Crystals Sugar is a staple for everything from the main dish to the delectable dessert spread. This month we are featuring fabulous and festive recipes that will be sure to raise a cheer from your
friends and family.

Since 1917, Dixie Crystals Sugar has been a trusted name in family kitchens all across the Southeast. Generations have grown up baking with Dixie Crystals Sugar products. Dixie Crystals Sugar provides high-quality, pure cane sugar and sweeteners. Products include granulated sugar, light and dark brown sugar, free-flowing sugar, powdered sugar and sugar shakers.

Dixie Crystals Sugar has gathered thousands of new and vintage recipes for your enjoyment, as well as, baking tips, videos, kid-friendly recipes and crafts, printables, coupons and more.  All this can be accessed at www.dixiecrystals.com

Hot Chocolate Makes Winter Desserts Sizzle

Lisa Messinger

Hot Chocolate Makes Winter Desserts Sizzle

Hot chocolate isn’t the only warm, engaging, conversation-starting wintery meal-ender you can serve in a mug. In less time than it might take you to serve up that comforting beverage, you can use it to inspire a five-minute doozy of a dessert.

Featured Food Blog - November 2015

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Slender Kitchen

Featured Food Blog - November 2015

Kristen is a food lover, writer, and founder of Slender Kitchen—a food blog that believes healthy eating and meal planning should be delicious, fun, and stress free.

After struggling with her own weight loss and inaptitude in the kitchen, Kristen finally found the key to her own success was learning to prepare healthy, delicious, easy recipes at home and creating weekly meal plans.  Today on Slender Kitchen, she shares these good-for-you recipes and meal plans so anyone can be a star in the kitchen and reach their health and weight loss goals.

Party Favorites for the Holidays

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Party Favorites for the Holidays

It is a tradition to have “Appetizer Day” at our Publisher, Elizabeth Millen’s home each year prior to the November magazine coming out. This year, we decided to shake things up a bit and have a “Party Favorites Day” instead. For Party Favorites Day, the entire Pink Magazine staff chose their favorite party recipe, prepared it, and brought it to share, along with the recipe, of course! To add to the fun, we gathered an impressive, eclectic assortment of serving trays from our wonderful advertisers in order to beautifully present our creations. This also allows us to show you that if we can do it, so can you.

Featured Food Blog - October 2015

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Gluten-Free Goddess

Featured Food Blog - October 2015

Karina Allrich is publisher, recipe developer and author Gluten-Free Goddess®. Karina discovered she was gluten intolerant in late 2001—after a decade of unseemly, classic celiac symptoms. She has been cooking and baking gluten-free ever since, serving up hundreds of original recipes on her popular food blog, launched in late fall 2005.

Heart Healthy

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Recipes & Tips from the American Heart Association

Heart Healthy

One in three woman die of heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association is dedicated to making a change by building healthier lives. They offer a variety of tips and recipes, flanked with research and advocacies to educate Americans on the best ways to improve their lives.

 

Savor Sides that Seamlessly Switch Identities

Lisa Messinger

After-Work Gourmet

Savor Sides that Seamlessly Switch Identities

Usually entrees are not only the stars of meals, but of leftovers the next day, too. Don’t shun your sides, though. In fact, they often can do double-duty and easily transform into the centerpiece of an entirely new meal.

Featured Food Blog - August 2015

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Simply Whisked

Featured Food Blog - August 2015

Melissa is the founder, photographer and writer of Simply Whisked, a food blog dedicated to making wholesome, exciting food from scratch. She spent the past five years living overseas in France and Kazakhstan while her husband played professional hockey. During that time, she learned to be adventurous in the kitchen and adapt her cooking to locally available ingredients. She also was lucky enough to experience a variety of cuisines as they traveled. Simply Whisked was created to document all of it.