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9 ways to save money when eating out

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My name is Tawnya, and I’m a personal finance blogger who likes to eat out. There, I said it, and it’s true. Although I’m trying to …

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40 mouthwatering fast foods from around the world

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You may not be able to travel the globe right now, but you can bring the flavors of the world into your house.  Since the pandemic …

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12 easy leftover chicken recipes

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One of the biggest struggles of eating kosher food on a budget is that meat and chicken are so expensive! When I make chicken, I try …

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America’s most popular take-out foods

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DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, and online food ordering in general have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic as many Americans opt to stay home to enjoy their …

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Why some drinks are called ‘hard’ alcohol or ‘spirits’

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First of all, let’s look at the word “hard.” It’s an old Germanic word — so old that one of its first recorded uses is in …

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15 great gifts for your favorite whiskey (and whisky) lover

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Are you struggling to find the perfect, last-minute gift for the brown booze lover in your life? Whether it’s bourbon whiskey, Irish whiskey, Scotch whisky (or …

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13 cocktails that taste just like that vacation you had to cancel

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If you’re like most people who had vacation plans in 2020, you canceled your trip due to the pandemic and have been pining for some travel …

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25 amazing gifts for your favorite bacon lover

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Over 268 million Americans consumed bacon in 2020, according to market research company Statista — which means there are officially quite a few bacon fans across the nation. If …

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These recipes from the ‘Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook’ are officially magical

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It’s no secret that Harry Potter is one of the most popular books and movie franchises of all time. Pinterest and Instagram are filled with Harry Potter crafts, …

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The ultimate gift guide for coffee lovers

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Americans love their coffee. A March 2020 survey from the National Coffee Association (NCA) found U.S. coffee consumption was up by 5% since 2015 with 7-in-10 Americans drinking …

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The perfect chicken soup to make if you’re sick

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Cold fall weather always leads to the inevitable coughs and colds. That’s why, once the leaves begin to turn, a big batch of chicken soup hits …

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20 ways to get free drinks at Starbucks

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I love Starbucks. It is one of those small luxuries that enriches my life. Of course, as a money-conscious individual, I definitely love Starbucks “hacks” to get items …

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9 comfort food classics for cooler weather

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Every year, I look forward to fall. The cooler weather, changing of the leaves and shorter days are always a time for reflection and spending more …

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9 of our favorite booze-free spirits to help you drink less

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Are you drinking more than usual? It’s been a tough year, and a lot of us have coped by turning to the bottle a bit more …

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15 ways the pandemic has changed restaurants forever

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COVID-19 is changing how businesses operate across the country, including at the restaurants where we enjoy our favorite meals. Both business owners and customers are being …

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Examining the price of eating at home vs eating out

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It seems like America’s appetite for food is insatiable. Instagram feeds are filled with plates piled high with pasta, perfectly grilled steaks and luscious desserts. It …

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No time to cook? These 5-ingredient dishes are for you

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If you’re like a lot of folks, you’re cooking quite a bit more at home these days. While that can be great for your physical and …

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You’ve got to see this chef’s creative banana splits

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Creative plating goes a long way with these desserts The end of summer is fast approaching and, if you’re like most people this year, you’re probably …

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Watch out for these toxins lurking in your kitchen

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Eating organic foods whenever possible has been shown to reduce your exposure to toxic substances, such as pesticides. But food is just one source to consider …

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Great chicken & waffle joints in every state

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The concept of combining chicken and waffles has been around since the 1600s when early versions of waffles were being topped with pulled chicken and gravy …

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Mustard-flavored beer is about to be a thing

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That’s right. Mustard beer is about to be a thing, and chances are you’re going to fall into one of two camps about this: 1. “Eww. …

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Robots are starting to deliver groceries. Are you ready?

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By 2020, people thought the autonomous car would whisk you to the office while you read the paper and tackle your emails, then taking you home …

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How to save money on summer superfoods

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Summer’s here and there’s no shortage of delicious, nutrient-packed superfoods to indulge in. There’s just one catch: We tend to associate clean eating with high price …

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These hyper-realistic cakes may make you question reality

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The internet had a bit of a meltdown recently over videos and photos of cakes made to look like everyday items. They’re so realistic that they …

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Guess how much Popeyes fried chicken this guy ate in one sitting

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Let’s face it — we can all be forgiven for self-medicating with junk food during the COVID-19 lockdown. Stress eating is very normal, and some experts …

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5 creative ways restaurants are solving cash flow problems

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One of the bright spots in a bleak string of weeks has been the creativity, adaptability, and entrepreneurial spirit shown by the restaurant industry in dealing …

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Reinventing your restaurant? Here are 3 key ingredients

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Thirty days ago I had 1,100 employees and seven large, full-service restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. We were serving 50,000 guests …

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17 of the world’s best destination cooking classes

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Holiday trips can be so much more than just travel, sightseeing and enjoying good food. Instead, you can get busy and dive into the core local …

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Costco’s heart-shaped ravioli is back, just in time for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is approaching and, as always, Costco’s got our best interests at heart. Costco’s heart-shaped ravioli has returned just in time for the holiday. Now your …

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The only pulled-pork recipe you’ll ever need

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Moist, tender, and delicious, this pulled pork recipe is out of this world flavorful! If you’re looking for the best way to get tender, moist, and …

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Here’s why clogs may not be your best footwear choice for the kitchen

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Everyone knows chefs love a clog. But just how healthy are they for your feet and posture? A couple of years ago a report claimed the …

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Can dining out on Thanksgiving save you money?

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Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy a memorable meal. For some, the annual food extravaganza may not be quite as …

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Are you tipping enough for food delivery?

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If you read any list of best side hustles these days, you’re likely to see an entry for delivering food part-time. The days of the local high school …

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Want a more efficient, well-organized brain? Try drinking tea

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Coffee drinkers, step aside and allow tea enthusiasts to bask in the limelight for a moment. According to science, tea has a number of cognitive benefits, …

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Best & worst paying states for chefs and head cooks

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Chef’s Pencil recently published its annual report on employment and wage trends for chefs and head cooks in the US. The report was based on an analysis of …

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The best bacon in every state

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Let’s be clear. This list of the best bacon in every state isn’t based on any type of scientific poll. The very notion that some group …

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25 diet myths you can stop believing right now

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When it comes to diet and nutrition, we all want to find “the answer” that will fix our alleged problems. As a result, we often latch …

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How much money do you need to start a food truck?

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If you’re thinking about starting a food truck business, get ready to drop from $60,000 to $250,000 before you sell your first onion burger, grilled chicken …

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7 chain restaurants you loved as a kid that you can’t find now

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For most American kids in the 20th century, what would vacation travel have been without a roadside stop at the family’s favorite fast-food joint? The 20th …

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13 restaurants to check for great student discounts

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Even if you have an unlimited meal plan, you might want to eat off campus from time to time. But as a broke college student, you …

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The real reason you can’t handle alcohol anymore

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Summer is here, and summer months are the most popular time for drinking (excluding December). During these booze-infused months, there seem to be two common refrains …

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Here are all the new Oreo flavors coming out this summer

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If fall means pumpkin spice Oreos and winter means peppermint bark, want to take a guess what summer means? The answer, my friends, is ice cream. All the cookie …

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Summer’s best grilling trend: Beer-can cabbage

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When it comes to vegetables, cabbage isn’t the usual go-to option. Not many people get excited over a head of cabbage, but beer-can cabbage is about …

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How to save money on summer superfoods

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Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no shortage of delicious, nutrient-packed superfoods to indulge in. There’s just one catch: We tend to associate clean …

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The quest for a healthy burger: Amazing veggie burgers in every state

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Burgers are lauded as an American classic, a perfect meal for a summer BBQ or trip to your local diner. May is National Hamburger Month — …

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How to build a home wine cellar

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If you have an extensive wine collection, you may want to consider constructing a cellar in your home. Pantries and refrigerators are definitely not ideal places …

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The most popular beer in every state (according to Google)

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Back in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt passed a law that allowed people to brew and sell their own beer, so long as it remained under 4% …

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These cruises include an at-sea brewery

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American Craft Beer Week is May 13 to 19. Plus, now is the perfect time to set sail on a cruise. So why not combine the …

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Love avocados? Here’s when they’re in peak season

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Avocados are full of delicious mysteries. They’re a fruit that eats like a vegetable, ripens on their own stubborn schedule, and tastes like buttery happiness. Since …

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How to become a star at-home cook

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With the hectic and activity-filled lives we all live, getting an inexpensive and healthy meal on the table every night can seem like a tall order. …