Food & Wine

  • You Need This Yummy Ginger Pear Bread Recipe In Your Life

    In the mood for a new holiday baking recipe? Well, look no farther as this Ginger Pear Bread recipe is just what you’re looking for. It takes no time to prep and just about an hour to bake. My favorite thing about this recipe is you don’t need to be a world-renowned chef to make it. It’s THAT easy.

    Let’s get into it.

    Ginger Pear Bread: Prep: 15 mins / Bake: 1 hour

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    Ingredients:

    Topping Ingredients:

    1/4 C light brown sugar (firmly packed)
    1/4 C pecans (chopped)
    1/2 TBSP flour
    1/2 TBSP unsalted butter (melted)

    Bread Ingredients:

    1 3/4 C flour
    1/2 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 1/2 tsp grated ginger
    1/2 tsp salt
    6 TBSP unsalted butter (softened)
    1 C brown sugar (firmly packed)
    1 large egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/2 C whole milk
    1 ripe/ firm pear (peeled and firmly chopped)

    Directions:

    Topping Directions:

    Add brown sugar, pecans, and flour in a small bowl. Stir to combine. Then add butter and mix well. Set it aside.

    Bread Directions:
    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Prep loaf pan with non-stick spray. Then add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
    3. Divide the flour mixture into thirds and set aside.
    4. Add butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl and with the electric mixer beat the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until it becomes light and fluffy.
    5. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
    6. Reduce the mixer speed to low and carefully add 1/3 of the flour mixture. Mix to combine.
    7. Add in 1/2 of the milk and mix lightly.
    8. Add in the second 1/3 rd of the flour mixture. Mix to blend.
    9. Add in the second 1/2 of the milk, mix.
    10. Add in the last 1/3rd portion of the flour mixture and mix just enough to combine.
    11. Stir in the pears.
    12. Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and use a spatula to evenly spread the batter in the pan.
    13. Sprinkle the topping over the batter and with your hands press the topping down gently into the batter.

    Baking Directions:

    Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes, or until the bread has browned. Insert a toothpick in the center of the loaf. If the toothpick comes out clean the loaf is done. Set aside the loaf of bread in the pan for about 10 minutes to allow it to cool. Finally, flip the bread out of the pan unto a wire rack to cool it completely – then serve.

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    Enjoy!

  • 24 Terrifyingly Delicious Halloween Drink and Dessert Recipes

    Still, looking for some Halloween drink and dessert recipes for your upcoming dinner party? Well, I have you covered with 24 of the most terrifyingly delicious recipes that will take you no time to recreate.

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    Perfect Halloween Sangria

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: The Forked Spoon

    Halloween Dessert Dirt

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Always Use Butter

    Best Candy Corn Vodka Cocktail Recipe

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Kimspired DIY

    Homemade Little Debbie Pumpkin Delights Recipe


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Strength and Sunshine

    Pumpkin Spice Margaritas

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Foodal

     Spooky Ghost Halloween Pretzel Rods

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Wow It’s Veggie

    Poisoned Orchard Cocktail


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Burrata and Bubbles

    Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Eating Richly

    Creepy Crawler Halloween Punch

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Moore or Less Cooking

    Simple Graveyard Bumpy Cake


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Stef’s Eats and Sweets

    Zombie Brains Halloween Cocktail


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Burrata and Bubbles

    Halloween Swirl Brownies


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Bitz n Giggles

    Cave Of Wonders Cocktail

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Aspring Winos

    Boo Meringues for Halloween

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Coastal Wandering

    Camp Crystal Lake Punch


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Cheese Curd In Paradise

    Halloween Candy Trifle


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Crayons and Cravings

    Ghostbusters Ectoplasm Vodka Cocktails


    Photo and Recipe Credit: DIY Candy

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: Wow It’s Veggie

    The Crypt Keeper Cocktail


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Who Needs A Cape

    No-Bake Spooky Spider Cookies


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Swirls of Flavor

    Candy Corn Martini

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: The Short Order Cook

    Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Crayons and Cravings

    Pennywise Ice Cream Float


    Photo and Recipe Credit: Cheese Curd In Paradise

    Candy Corn Inspired Carrot and Orange Juice Gin Cocktail

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    Photo and Recipe Credit: The Forked Spoon

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    What Halloween drink and dessert recipes are you planning on creating?
  • 5 Tips For Hosting An Outdoor Halloween Dinner Party

    Festivities are not just another traditional celebration. It brings happiness out of small things with the ones you love. It is a celebration of togetherness and love with the near and dear ones. Given this year of pandemic followed by unexpected chaos and tension, a celebration is the best way to declutter those tired and aching minds. So make an intelligent choice and throw a sophisticated Halloween dinner party. The following tips are given here to help you set up a remarkable and sophisticated yet simple Halloween party.

    Send Handmade Invitations

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    You can’t have a party without invitation cards. Yes, everyone loves an e-vite they’re fun to design and easy to send, but handmade cards are even better. Make some spooky-themed Halloween invitation cards. Bring out your inner artistic abilities and make some nice cards for the invitation this year. This will reflect the warmth with which you are expecting your invited guest’s presence at your party.

    Here’s a great quick DIY video on how you can make your own cute and chic Halloween cards. *This is a basic tutorial on how to make cards you will have to finish the card yourself with the details that you can either print or handwrite.

    Focus On Creative Yet Delicious Food

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    The most important part of any party is the good food. Make sure that there are some amazing delicacies stirred up for your esteemed guests. Make divisions like starters, main courses, and desserts. Now if you’re going to make this meal yourself make sure to shop early enough for everything that you need and if you’re going to cater be sure to call the order in as soon as you can to make sure it arrives on time. Don’t forget the Halloween themed garnish or a horror-art themed cake.

    Look out for funky decor

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    One of the most important things about Halloween parties is the decor. Let jack-o-lanterns serve as mood light the entire party area. This will make your decor stand out and create a spooky atmosphere. Make your own Halloween decor or you can hire an artist to create custom decor pieces. I’ve included some DIY videos to give you some inspiration. While I love a good one of a kind piece creating your own will give a personal touch to the entire look and feel of your party.

    Keep the party area well sanitized

    One of the most important parts of the Halloween party is cleanliness and sanitization, especially with COVID. Get the entire party area and all the props cleaned and sanitized. Be sure to keep hand sanitizers and clean tissues and wets in good numbers for the guests. And make sure there is enough space between guests to keep with social distancing rules. This will everyone is kept safe while having a spooky night out.

    Go for a theme party

    One of the easiest ways to organize a Halloween party is sticking to a theme. Pick and choose and theme and make all the arrangements according to it. This will lessen the mess and add to the beauty of it. Choose themes like murder mystery, horror movie night, and vampire dinner party, or one of these ideas. Go for similar decor, food design, and lighting as per the theme. Do not forget to name your party. Bring out that creative spirit and give an out of the box name. This will make the evening one of a kind and unforgettable.

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    Let this Halloween dinner party be a perfect opportunity to have a little festive fun with family and friends.
  • 30 Delicious Chicken Soup Recipes That Will Warm Your Soul

    Cold weather is arriving and that means one thing for me – chicken soup. I love this soup in the fall the way people love pumpkin spice. There is nothing more relaxing to me than getting cozy on the sofa in my cozy hoodie with a book and a tasty bowl of soup. Now I know some people don’t really care for this particular soup cause they think there’s only one way to make it but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    Here are 30 recipes that will make your palate gobble gobble with joy.

    Classic Chicken Soup by Sweet Tea and Thyme

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    Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup by Zardy Plants

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    Creamy White Chicken Lasagna Soup by Beautiful Eats and Things 

    Avgolemono Soup by Sweet Tea and Thyme

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    Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup by Everyday Maven

    Chicken Soup With Amish Noodles by Y’all Come Eat

    Jamaican Chicken Soup (Gluten Free) by That Girl Cooks Healthy

    Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup by Wholesome Yum

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    Chicken Fajita Soup by This Farm Girl Cooks

    Spicy Chicken Pepper Stew by 24 Bytes

    Thai Red Curry Chicken Soup by Dish in the Kitchen

    Chicken Soup Jewish Style by Gay NYC Dad

    Low Carb Greek Soup With Zoodles by Cupcakes and Kale Chips

    Instant Pot Chicken Vegetable Soup by Cooked by Julie

    Caldo de Pollo {Mexican Chicken Soup} by Creole Contessa

    Slow Cooker 15 Bean Buffalo Chicken Soup by The Magical Slow Cooker

    Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup by She Saved

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    Crock Pot Chicken Pho by Served From Scratch

    Chicken Corn Chowder Recipe by Powered-By-Mom

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    Aguadito de Pollo (Peruvian Chicken Soup) by The Forked Spoon

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    Easy Chicken and Rice Soup by Home Cooking Memories

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Stew by Food Meanderings

    Crock Pot Chicken and Veggie Soup by Eating on a Dime

    Homemade Chicken and Noodle Soup by The Anthony Kitchen

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    Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup by The Mama Maven

    Thai Coconut Chicken Soup by Calm Eats

    Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup by Hint of Healthy

    Crock Pot Corn Chowder with Chicken and Bacon by Two Healthy Kitchens

    Instant Pot Chicken Bone Broth by Maple + Mango

    Okra, Corn, & Tomato Chicken Stew by Beautiful Eats and Things

    Happy eating!