3-ingredient chili and BLT kebabs

Grab your foam fingers and pop open the trunk — it’s time to tailgate! Whether you’re set up in a stadium parking lot or having fun parked in your own driveway (like me and my squad), you’ll need easy-to-make meals. Here, I have two ideas that I hope will score big with your football friends: The world’s easiest three-ingredient chili and BLT kebabs smothered in creamy ranch dressing. Of course, the tailgate is optional — these goodies are touchdown-dance-worthy on your comfy couch, too!

Courtesy Joy Bauer

This recipe is a game-changer. It is, hands down, the quickest chili you

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Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Family recipe guides Nick’s Original House of Pancakes’ from-scratch meals

ANN ARBOR, MI — Nick Panos takes pride in his “from-scratch kitchen.”

“We crack our own eggs,” said Panos, owner of Nick’s Original House of Pancakes in Ann Arbor. “We make our own batter.”

The batter recipe, a close-kept secret, was created by his aunt, also a local restaurant owner.

Nick’s Original House of Pancakes, 3030 Lohr Circle, celebrates its 13th anniversary in December, Panos said. The restaurant focuses on breakfast food, serving up omelets, biscuits and gravy and, of course, pancakes.

“Obviously, pancakes are the highlight,” Panos said.

Panos serves the classics — including chocolate chip, banana and strawberry

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Smoked food is everywhere this season, and North Fork chefs told us how to do it at home

A selection of smoked meats from 8 Hands Farm and smoked fish from Hook & Net. (Photo Credit: David Benthal: Food Styling: Alice Falcone)

I feel in control in my kitchen, but the grill has always intimidated me a little. High heat? Low heat? How do I know when something is done? Turns out, all I needed to learn was how to turn my grill into a smoker. It’s easy, hard to mess up and there’s plenty of control. Once you get it down, you can smoke just about anything you can eat. And chefs on the North Fork do.

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Phillipsburg-area Dunkin’ offering free coffee, and a shot at free coffee for a year

The newly remodeled Dunkin’ in Pohatcong Township, featuring the chain’s “Next Gen” approach, is holding a grand opening Thursday morning.

The first 100 guests will receive free coffee for a year, starting at 9 a.m., and guests can also enjoy a free medium hot or iced coffee from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The celebration at the 1312 Route 22 East Dunkin’ in Still Valley will include a Dunkin’-branded prize wheel, an appearance by Dunkin’ mascot Cuppy and additional giveaways, according to a news release.

At 10 a.m., Dunkin’ franchisee Shobha Kuruganti will host an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, and

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From Effortless Knead-Not Plant-Based Bread to 30-Minute Tortillas: 10 Vegan Recipes that Went Viral Last Week!


When everyone’s got their eyes on a recipe, you know it must have something special that you will want to try! That’s the case for these 10 vegan viral recipes that went viral last week. They’re some of the best, and trust us when we say that you don’t want to miss out on these incredible viral recipe creations from our bloggers!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! And, don’t forget to check out our Popular Trends Archives!

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Doctors say these nutrients are essential to healthy eating

(WKBN) – Food is an important part of many people’s lives, but not all food is the same. Some people even have food insecurity, which goes beyond just feeling hungry.

Lots of foods have carbohydrates and proteins.

But those aren’t the only nutrients people need to live a healthy life.

The human body has different processes that are constantly occurring and certain nutrients are vital to making those processes function properly.

When our bodies lack nutrients, those processes won’t work as they should which could potentially lead to some health problems.

“Often times, you know, people will consume foods that

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