Refreshing Summer Cocktails to Beat the Heat

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Let’s face it. The mercury in the thermometer is skyrocketing.  Staying cool and hydrated are key elements to tackling this extreme summer heat. What about an idea to beat the heat by mixing up a refreshing cocktail for your leisure guilty pleasures?

Pictured above is a glass of White Grape Spritzer, Old Cuban, and Honeydew Ice. You can click here to find the recipe for these and other refreshing cocktails courtesy of Food Network Magazine. So pull out your syrups, juices, sliced fruits and favorite spirits of choice like rum, champagne, vodka or mezcal. Lie back in your chaise lounge and chill. Simply modify your recipe if you prefer virgin drinks.

Have a refreshing #FoodPornFriday

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Berries with Tequila Cream to Tantalize Your 4th of July Palate

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Strike up the band, light up your grill and set off those brilliant fireworks, because Independence Day is quickly approaching. Yep, the 4th of July is typically filled with pomp and pageantry celebrating independence in the United States of America, with liberty and justice for all.

Here’s a festive red, white, and berrylicious dessert that will make your 4th of July celebration one fire-cracking, rocket launching event! This Berries with Tequila Cream recipe, courtesy of Southern Living yields 8 servings. So grab your eggs, sugar, tequila or mezcal, heavy cream, and assorted berries, then click here for this refreshing, patriotic-inspired dessert. Celebrate responsibly, be safe and have a barrel of fun during this pre-4th of July weekend!

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Celebrating National Chocolate Éclair Day on Food Porn Friday

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Today on Food Porn Friday we are celebrating National Chocolate Éclair Day. Observed annually on June 22nd we pause to indulge in this delicious oblong-shaped, cream-filled pastry that is piped with creamy vanilla or chocolate creme, and then covered in smooth chocolate.

Éclair, the French word, meaning “flash of lightning” is believed to have originated during the nineteenth century in France, and speculated by some historians to be made first by the famous French Chef, Antonin Carême. 

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So pull out your eggs, sugar, cornstarch, all-purpose flour, chocolate, heavy cream, milk, vanilla beans and unsalted butter, and check out this French pastry recipe courtesy of Gale Gand from the Food Network.

This recipe takes 3 hours and 55 min to make. Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 3 hours and 45 min | Yield: 8 to 10 servings 

Click here for the ingredients and instructions for making this decadent Chocolate Éclair, as we celebrate National Chocolate Éclair Day on #Food Porn Friday!

Father’s Day Cilantro-Lime Chimichurri Grilled Steak

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For today’s food feature on Food Porn Friday, we came across a scrump-delicious lip-smacking recipe that is an ideal dish to make for Father’s Day. This recipe, by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park, is from the kitchen at Delish.

Cilantro-Lime Chimichurri Grilled Steak is an easy entrée that is made with zesty ingredients like minced cilantro, chives, garlic, lime, extra-virgin olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and a pound of skirt steak. Served with a side order of asparagus, you are sure to impress your “Father of the Day” with your artsy grilling skills. Click here for the recipe.

So for all of you dads, grandfathers, surrogate fathers, mother-fathers, and other father figures, we wish you a fun-filled day of rest, relaxation, and good eating! Wishing all of you a…

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June is a Strawberry-licious Month on Food Porn Friday

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June is National Strawberry Month and oh what a berrylicious month it is going to be! Here are some easy to make strawberry inspired recipes to tickle your taste buds this month.

Roasted Strawberry and Tahini Buttermilk Shake – Using bruised berries, that last little bit of buttermilk in the container, and a scoop of tahini will make you feel both resourceful and well fed. Click here to check out this easy recipe from Bon Appetit.

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE STACKS RECIPE – These light and airy puff strawberry pastry stacks let the fruit shine. Click here to get this easy stackable pastry puff recipe from the kitchen of Taste of Home.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad– Strawberries, baby spinach, and feta in a white-balsamic vinaigrette create perfect harmony in this simple salad. Click here for this tasty, healthy recipe from the kitchen of Martha Stewart.

Happy #NationalStrawberryMonth on #FoodPornFriday!