Category: Dining News

The Mini-Cocktail Is Now a Menu Mainstay

The Mini-Cocktail Is Now a Menu Mainstay

I wish I could drink more. That may sound like a cry for help, but I’m not saying I want to be regularly sloshed, with a dying liver. I’m saying that physically, I wish I could have more than about three cocktails over the course of an evening before I yank on my spouse’s sleeve and say, “We need to go home right now.”  I like cocktails, the same way I like food. It’s interesting to see what a professional can mix up to show a glimpse of their perspective and talent, so rather...

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

Thai Sweet Chili Sauce Recipe

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. Homemade sweet chili sauce is the perfect dipping sauce to serve with chicken, seafood, and fried appetizers. It’s a deliciously sweet and sour condiment full of Thai-inspired flavors like sugar, vinegar, and red chili paste! You are going to love the versatility and taste of this sweet chili sauce. It will instantly become your favorite sauce because it works with so many dishes and appetizers. I always bring it to the dinner table because...

Food TV Shows Are All Going to Italy

Food TV Shows Are All Going to Italy

Everyone is in Italy this year — including Alison Roman, whose new cooking series will, like half the people my Instagram feed, take us on a tour of the Amalfi Coast. CNN announced yesterday that Roman’s four-episode (More Than) A Cooking Show, which was originally slated for the now-defunct CNN+, will hit CNN this fall. The show will invite audiences into Roman’s New York kitchen and to join her on her travels abroad. Sure, that sounds fun, if a bit familiar. Between Bobby and Giada in Italy; Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy; episodes of...

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider | The Recipe Critic

Easy Crockpot Apple Cider | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. This easy crockpot apple cider is the must-have drink for this fall and winter! It has all the right spices and flavors and will warm you right up on those cold winter days! It’s perfect for any holiday party or gathering! When fall comes around, and it’s time for apple recipes, I get so excited! I have so many delicious ones that you MUST TRY. These Salted Caramel Apple Butter Bars are insanely delicious,...

Will TikTok’s ‘Butter Board’ Become the Next Charcuterie Board?

Will TikTok’s ‘Butter Board’ Become the Next Charcuterie Board?

We, as a society of eaters in the United States, have put the charcuterie board through so much. With no apologies to the French, we have allowed — nay, enabled — Instagrammers to manipulate meats into “charcuterie chalets.” We have looked on as bloggers churned out “charcuterie boards” with not a slice of cured meat to be seen. We have proven a willing audience for a slew of new Instagram-conscious cookbooks that suggest anything can be turned into a board. The latest entry in the boardification of everything: butter, which is gaining traction on...

Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board | The Recipe Critic

Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. A tribute to the Sanderson Sisters, this Hocus Pocus charcuterie board will have all of your guests dying at not only the delicious variety of food but the uncanny resemblance to some of Halloween’s most famous witches! Who doesn’t love a good-themed dish? Halloween is one of my favorite holidays for cooking because of the creativity! If you love celebrating the month of All Hallows Eve, then you must try out these Mummy Hot...

How the “Beverage Girlies” of TikTok Are Coping Online

How the “Beverage Girlies” of TikTok Are Coping Online

“To me, the height of luxury is drinking three liquids at once,” quips Sophia Pelton, the (literal) voice behind a now-viral TikTok narration. According to Pelton and the thousands of users who have set their own videos to her voice, the balance of these three drinks is crucial: One for fun, one for energy, one for hydration. “In those moments, I just feel like I have it all. I’m living large and I am a little prince,” she concludes. The original TikTok has now been viewed over 400,000 times, with the sound reused in...

Chicken Scampi | The Recipe Critic

Chicken Scampi | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. Crispy breaded chicken, angel hair pasta, and an amazing lemon garlic butter sauce combine to make this knockout chicken scampi. It’s light, flavorful, and ready in less than 30 minutes! If you’re a fan of classic shrimp scampi, you’re going to LOVE this chicken version! It has alllll that garlic butter goodness you crave! If you’re looking for more quick and easy dinners that are packed with lemon garlic flavor, you’ve got to try...

Hops Have Terroir, According to Oregon Researchers. What Does That Mean for the Beer Industry?

Hops Have Terroir, According to Oregon Researchers. What Does That Mean for the Beer Industry?

When winemakers, critics, and vineyard workers talk about wine, they’ll often talk about terroir — the way the climate, soil, and environmental conditions of a place impact the flavor of wine grapes. Driving through the Willamette Valley, visitors will often see rows of pinot noir grapes prized for their terroir, a product of cold evenings and volcanic soil, high elevation vineyards and rainy springs. Those winding grapevines lining the country roads of Pacific Northwestern agricultural regions draw visitors to local wineries, where tasting room servers accentuate the impact of the setting on the flavor...

Air Fryer Apple Chips | The Recipe Critic

Air Fryer Apple Chips | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. Air fryer apple chips are a healthy and delicious snack easily made in the air fryer. All you need is apples and spices, and you can enjoy the sweet crisp of apple chips in just minutes! Apples are one of my favorite fruits, and I love adding the sweetness of apples to my recipes. Everyone always thinks of delicious apple desserts when they think of making an apple recipe (have you tried my caramel...