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Le Marais Chefs to Release Cookbook

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Chefs Mark Hennessey and José de Meirelles from Le Marais restaurant in Midtown Manhattan will be releasing a self-titled cookbook on July 18. De Meirelles and Philippe Lajaunie opened Le Marais, a French steakhouse, in 1995 and since then have provided the public with dishes that offer a unique blend of French flavors...

Order’s Up: Overnight Oats

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When the sun is shining through your windows early in the morning, and you’ve already begun to feel the heat, breakfast options are drastically limited. Smoothies, yogurt and cold cereal can only be eaten so often before you find yourself in a rut. Starting off in the same manner each and every day can only cause boredom and monotony. A case of the winter blahs in summer.

But who wants to slave away over a stove when the summer months are scorching enough on their own? Who has time to prepare anything filling and nutritious when every weekend is packed with plans for the beach and amusement parks, which require hitting the road in the wee hours of the morning if you hope to avoid...

The Sun Is Out, the White Wines Are In

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For many, if not most, people, the summer is easily the best time of the year for a well-deserved vacation and diverse outdoor activities.

The heat, the humidity and the type of food that we eat over the sunny season—all are elements to factor in when picking the wines that will offer the most enjoyable and refreshing experiences.

I would like to suggest and review here a selection of white wines that are rather easy to find, affordable and will make your summer more pleasurable and fun.

But first of all, please remember that for proper enjoyment, white wines must be served well chilled. It is also important not to pour too much wine at a time in your glass, as the wine would warm...

May the ‘Fourth’ Be With You: We Have Cookies

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July 4th is only a few days away, with the prospects of swimming and fireworks looming on the horizon. Everyone loves a treat to munch at the end of a long day spent outdoors, especially one that matches the holiday theme. These mini ‘pizzas’ are delicious, and even sneak in some fruit for those picky eaters! A quick and easy cookie crust, inspired by Martha Stewart’s recipe, is all the baking needed. You can avoid spending hours in the kitchen with a hot oven, and children will love rolling out the dough and decorating their mini pizza crusts.

Fruit Pizza Cookies


2 cups sugar

1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), room temperature

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla...

Dual-Flavored Smoothie Fun

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Summer has arrived, and with it comes long, hot afternoons. Sometimes, a cold and delicious snack is exactly what everyone needs. This dual-flavored smoothie recipe is healthy and refreshing—easy to make, and elegant enough to serve when entertaining. You will first need to make the two smoothies. Following the recipes below, blend together the ingredients for the two different smoothie recipes.

Strawberry-Banana-Flavored Smoothie

3 cups frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana (peeled)

1 cup sweetened vanilla yogurt

1 cup milk

Sugar or honey, to taste

Blueberry-Strawberry Flavored Smoothie

2 cups frozen blueberries

2 cups frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana (peeled)

1 cup...

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