Holiday Gift Guide

Vegetarian Charred Corn Tacos With Radish Mint Zucchini Slaw

Corn Lime cheese Taco recipe

  Charred Corn Tacos with  Radish Mint Zucchini Slaw • 4 ears yellow corn • Extra virgin olive oil, as needed • Salt and freshly ground pepper, as needed • 1/2 cup torn cilantro, parsley and mint leaves • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced • 2-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice • 1 teaspoon agave syrup • […]

Argentinean Beef Skewers with Chimichurri – Chef Joey Altman

Argentinean beef skewers-chimichurri

Argentinean Beef Skewers with Chimichurri by Chef Joey Altman Ingredients 1 pound grass fed filet mignon, cut in 1-inch cubes, coated with olive oil and divided among 4 skewers Chimichurri: 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 8 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup sherry wine vinegar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt […]

Skinny Frozen Margarita Recipe

skinny frozen margarita recipe

Regular margaritas can have nearly 450 calories and be almost one half sugar! Talk about a diet crashing drink. Try this instead-your waistline will thank us. Crave Local’s Skinny Frozen Margarita 1 oz premium or silver tequila 1/2 oz Cointreau 1.5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice 1 oz flavored water or seltzer (optional) Garnish: Lime slice […]

Ridiculously Easy Crab Cakes

fast Crab cakes

Ridiculously Easy Crab Cakes Ingredients: 1 cup  boiling water 1 pkg.  (6 oz.) Cornbread Stuffing 3 eggs 1 lb fresh crabmeat, cooked 1/4 cup  butter or margarine 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges Directions: ADD boiling water to stuffing mix; stir just until moistened. Let stand 5 min. BEAT eggs in large bowl. Add crabmeat; […]

At-Home Spa Treatments for Perfectly Pampered Skin

W Retreat and Spa, Vieques Island - Spa - AWAY Spa Treatment Room

As Earth Day approaches, it’s nice to find ways to pamper yourself for an at home spa day that are not only luxurious, but also earth and skin-friendly! We’ve sourced at home spa treatment recipes from some of the best eco-friendly spas  and skincare specialists in the world. Try them at home, and tell us what you […]

Deviled ‘Spring’ Eggs by Chef David Vandenabeele

Deviled Egg Recipe Chicks

Just in time for spring and holiday entertaining, Executive Chef at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue, David Vandenabeele has come up with a few tasty treats using the incredible, edible egg! These adorable versions of the classic appetizer will appeal to kids and adults alike. In fun colors for spring, the hand-cracking-marbling is a technique that […]

Chinese Almond Cookie Day Brings a Sweet Treat for Everyone at TL’s

fortune cookie day

Since 1986, Chiu Quon Bakery, in Chicago’s Chinatown, has been serving up their classic recipe of the traditional Chinese Almond Cookie and on April 9, TL’s Four Seasons guests can get a complimentary taste of the sweet treat. TL’s Chef/Owner Shawn Li will be offering the golden, crunchy desserts to each and every cookie lover on […]

Spice It Up: The Orange Jalapeno Margarita

jalapeno orange margarita

Orange Jalapeno Margarita Makes 2 3 oz Silver tequila Juice of one tangerine 1.5 oz Lime Juice 1 oz Agave Nectar Splash of Cointreau 2-4 Jalapeno Slices 1 pinch fresh Cilantro Garnish Smoked Paprika Cayenne Pepper Sea Salt Pinch of sugar Lime slice for rim Rim directions: Mix all garnish ingredients in a shallow bowl […]

Food Trends: Calorie Counting? Consumer Demand Rising for Smaller Packaged Foods


It seems good things really do come in smaller packages for a growing number of U.S. consumers. Trends including a rise in snacking, a craving for convenience and the demand for an easier way to control portion sizes, are driving a rise in single-serve and snack-sized food packaging. The trends are good news for convenience […]

Collard Green Dip with Bacon

collard greens dip

COLLARD GREENS DIP WITH BACON  2 tablespoon olive oil 2 bunches fresh collard greens, rinsed and chopped 4 bacon slices, chopped 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup dry white wine 12 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces 1 (8-oz.) container plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes Kosher salt and freshly […]