Brilliant Ways Chefs Are Using Old Bay This Summer

Bella Breakdown To anyone who cooks any type of fish they know the importance of Old Bay seasoning. However, there are some chefs who understand the tastiness of this particular seasoning and have created some great ways to use it this summer. For Atlas Restaurant Group’s corporate chef Aaron Taylor, Old Bay is a popular ingredient. “Old Bay works great in the summer because it is so versatile,” Taylor says. “[It] adds a great punch to any dish, especially a chicken or shellfish dish,” Taylor says. Pair your Old Bay oil chicken with an IPA or summer ale to...

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The Only Recipes You Need For National Pizza Day

Bella Breakdown Forget Valentine’s Day, one of my favorite holidays is upon us. Yes, February 9th is National Pizza Day, and it’s time to start preparing your pizza feast. Gather your friends, break out the wine and settle in for a night of gourmet pizza. Now, the first thing to consider is the crust of course. Feel free to go store bought or homemade (see recipe below). If you are getting pre-made dough, I really like Trader Joe’s fresh dough! Pro tip: you can also go to your local pizzeria and ask to buy some dough. It’s usually around...

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The Best Recipes From Chrissy Teigan’s “Cravings: Hungry For More”

Bella Breakdown I just want to live in a world where I can eat and look like Chrissy Teigan. It doesn’t seem like too much to ask! When the model debuted her first cookbook, the world buzzed about her over the top comfort dishes paired with healthier, simple recipes. This second cookbook is all about a slightly more refined palette and influences from all over the world. So if you’re struggling to plan out your meals this week, these are the recipes you should try. Jalapeño Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 4 slices soft sourdough...

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This Is The Only Date Night Meal You Need

Bella Breakdown When it comes to impressing a date, my philosophy is simpler is better. Once you go all out with the flashy touches, it’s not only easier for things to not go according to plan, but then you’re automatically set the bar a little too high. A home cooked meal is a fantastic way to impress your guest, and this classic pasta recipe is rich, comforting and dare I say, sexy too. I suggest pairing this dish with a crisp white wine like a Chablis or Pinot Grigio. If you prefer red, look for something very light, such...

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Super Bowl Recipes: The First Half

Bella Breakdown It’s almost time for Super Bowl Sunday, and you know what that means: lots and lots of food. Frankly, the food is all I really care about on Super Bowl Sunday. So if you’re hosting some friends for a watch party, or need something to bring to a potluck, here is our first batch of recipes, perfect for any crowd. Keep an eye out for a second round of recipes next week! Firecracker Shrimp with Blue Cheese Sauce DRESSING 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon finely chopped dill 1...

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