5 fresh Easter brunch recipes to get your holiday off to a hopping start!

Originally published on Today.com Food

Easter is a celebration of rebirth and renewal. How apt that it occurs in spring, when the earth reawakens, offering tender, bright vegetables and warmer temperatures. We're sure you have your favorite family recipes for celebrating Easter, but we've gathered a few fresh ideas for inspiration. After all, what better time than now for trying something new?

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Suds and Sustenance: 9 Breweries with Truly Excellent Food

Originally published on Delish.com

For all the folks out there who prefer to take a mighty tasty spread with their brews, we salute you. And so do these breweries, which also happen to serve great food. From gourmet restaurants attached to micro- and craft-breweries to brewpubs that make both great beer and food in house, check out these great places across the country to sip and sup.

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Pucker Up: 5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Lemons

Originally published on Tasting Table

A lemon is a workhorse: It's used more than almost any other citrus fruit for its juice, as a garnish, to provide sauces with a lift or to cut through rich, heavy dishes. (When was the last time you squeezed a grapefruit over your fried fish?) And it can do more still. Check out these other uses for lemons to make the most of this cheery little fruit.

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Down to Earth: Dai Due Offers Seasonal Glories from the Kingdom of Central Texas

Originally published in Austin Monthly, January 2015

How long does it take to become an overnight sensation? If you’re talking about Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper Club, it’d be about eight years.

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8 Ways Your Microwave Can Help You Lose Weight (Plus a Healthy Mug Cake Recipe!)

Originally published on Today.com Food

You probably love your microwave because it slashes the time it takes for most cooking tasks. But did you know that it’s also an effective ally for weight loss? If it sounds too good to be true, check out these ways your microwave can help you consume fewer calories, keep control over portions and more. 

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Bliss in a bowl: 17 ideas for your next ice cream sundae

Originally posted on Today.com Food

Perhaps you don’t need an excuse to indulge in an ice cream sundae. To that we say, good on you. But just in case you do, rejoice: November 11 is National Sundae Day. It's a day to feel good about piling toppings on your favorite scoops, whether it’s the traditional fudge sauce with nuts, whipped cream and a cherry on top or something a little more creative, like the ideas below. Go on — enjoy. It’s practically your patriotic duty. (For each of these recipes, whipped cream is a given.)

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Farm to Fork ... to Bed: Inns and B & Bs with Farm-Fresh Food

Originally published on Delish.com

Check out these inns and B&Bs around the country that serve only the freshest local fare — and for many of these, "local" means the working farms and gardens right on their own properties. Super fresh ingredients. Outstanding food. Coincidence? We think not.

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Foolproof dinner formula: 16 simply delicious ways to boost canned soup

Originally published on Today.com

On a chilly day, nothing quite satisfies like a steaming bowl of homemade soup. Canned soup is a great convenience when you don’t have the schedule to simmer all day — except that it often tastes so canned.  Fortunately, it’s quite easy to turn premade soup into something that tastes more homemade with minimal effort. Try these simple additions, and voila, your ordinary soup’s transformed.

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