Vinyl Me Please Is a MUST This V-Day Weekend!

 Bella Breakdown Valentines Day is just around the corner, and unique date ideas aren’t always easy to come up with. If you’re like me, you are not necessarily a fan of chocolate hearts and teddy bears… not that I’d be opposed to getting them by any means, all I’m saying is that bear is going to be covered in dust in the closet in the next few months. This V-Day wow your date with an intimate and creative night of cocktails and tunes all brought to your door thanks to Vinyl Me Please! Vinyl Me Please is a record...

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Chicken Stew

Bella Breakdown Melt butter in a large cast-iron pot or heavy-bottomed casserole over medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid crowding the pot, add chicken and cook until well browned, 6–8 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a large plate and set aside. Meanwhile, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Reduce heat to low to keep water hot. Add celery, carrots, onions, vinegar, fines herbes, and bay leaf to pot with butter and rendered chicken fat, scraping any browned bits stuck to bottom of pot. Season to taste with salt and...

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3 15-Minute-Flat Party Recipes You’ve Never Seen

Bella Breakdown If anyone knows how to get amazing food, made fast, it’s a food truck chef. These culinary experts crank out delicious dishes, in tiny spaces, and in tiny amounts of time! So, if you need some tips for making a meal that’ll please guests with ease, fast, Jared Cotter’s got your order. He talked to Shahe Koulloukian, chef on the Flying Pigeon Food Truck, to get you the lowdown on 3 quick-fix party food treats. 1. Margarita Mix Ice Cream Float: All you have to do is take French vanilla ice cream and add Cuervo Classic Margarita...

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How To Make Croutons With Your Leftover Bread

Bella Breakdown A good salad is all about achieving that perfect balance of flavors and textures, and nothing adds crunch quite like a crouton. You can purchase pre-made croutons pretty easily, but it you want a truly great cube of golden, crispy, just slightly chewy bread, you should make them yourself. They’re also dead easy to make. Once you’ve picked a shape and fashioned your bread into bits, toss them in a bowl and drizzle them with olive oil. Then season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and whatever else suits your fancy. Spread them on a...

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Epi Classic Snickerdoodle Cookies

Tasty Snickerdoodle Recipe Epicurious brings us this classic recipe for a classic cookie. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar, divided 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon INSTRUCTIONS Whisk flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter in a large bowl until pale yellow, 2–3 minutes. Scrape down sides, add salt and 3/4 cup sugar, and continue to...

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