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Summer Recipe: “Cauli-Power” Psychedelic Pepper Pizza

I don’t know about you, but summer is my absolute favorite season. From the BBQ’s to the beaches to outdoor movies, it’s a treat to get a heavy dose of Vitamin D. These outings, while fun, often mean there are endless amounts of unhealthy (aka yummy) food on hand and in every direction. For a […]

Mac n’ Cheese Freedom Fries with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Bacon

Curb your carb craving with hearty, homemade garlic fries topped with America’s favorite comfort food: bacon mac and cheese! Not only do they they trump wobbly, fast food fries, but they are made using thick and juicy center cut bacon shipped fresh from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Read below for the full recipe (which […]

Summertime Bolognese with Davinci Angel Hair Spaghetti

It’s been said that life is a combination of magic and pasta. They are simultaneous with one another, filling bellies and hearts around the world everyday. For us, pasta holds a special place in our hearts. It’s what our mothers made us, and what our mother’s mother made them when they needed s little extra […]

Ahhmazing Artichoke Dip with Reese Artichoke Hearts

Close your eyes and imagine you’re sitting at an alcove on the Mediterranean coast. The warm breeze is blowing, the smell of salt water flows through the air, and warm plates of fresh marinated veggies and dips are laid out before you. While this would seem to be the perfect dream, what most people fail […]

Bravocado Breakfast Toast with Dean’s®DairyPure®All Natural Sour Cream

Celebrity chef and former cooking show television host Paula Deen once said she “had a lot of secret uses for sour cream.” In fact, she claimed it’s the magic ingredient in her mac n’ cheese – one of her first and most popular recipes. “It’s an old-timey, Southern version, and the sour cream makes it […]

Recipe: Spaghetti with Oil and Bacon Jam

Ciao, all you pasta lovers! We’ve whipped up a quick and easy spaghetti dish that is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Best of all, it highlights one of our new favorite products: bacon jam! Our friends over at The Gourmet Bacon Jam (GBJ) supplied the goods, so make sure you check them […]

Cocktail Demo Class at Via Umbria

We’ve all been there: After experiencing a long and stressful day at work, the only thing we want or need is someone willing to buy us a stiff drink alongside a satisfying plate of hearty grub. Lucky enough for diners living in the DC Metro area, artisanal food giant, Via Umbria takes it a step further by […]

Recipe: Seafood Stew

Looking for a delicious recipe to keep your family and friends warm this winter? We have the perfect dish for you! This Seafood Stew featuring savory Main lobster, lump crab, shrimp, and scallops will have everyone licking their bowls clean…guaranteed! It’s our family recipe so it’s very near and dear to our heart. Insider tip: […]

Recipe: “Citrus Sparkler” Cocktail

The dog days of summer are officially upon us, which means high temps, rooftop pools, and tall glasses of just what the doctor ordered: cocktails! And what better way to spruce these cocktails up than by throwing in a refreshing splash of Non-GMO Project verified, zero calorie, naturally sweetened soda paired with juicy, fresh fruit? […]

Yuletide Treats: Reindeer Punch and Chocolate “Top-hats”

Merry Christmas, y’all! If you are like us (and probably everybody else), you are eating your weight in sugar cookies – hopefully accompanied by some champagne or prosecco. Since it’s not quite a winter wonderland on the East Coast this season (thanks El Nino!), we decided to spice things up and do something a bit […]

Finger Lickin’ Good Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

This week we tried our hand at making a very simple (yet not-so-simple) breakfast favorite: cinnamon rolls! These weren’t your average, run-of-the-mill, everyday cinnamon rolls though…these were 4 sticks of butter, 3 cups of sugar, Paula Deen finger lickin’ good Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls! Some serious business, y’all. We decided to host a Christmas ornament […]

Double Chocolate Muffins

Cold, windy, and bleak weather from Hurricane Joaquin got you in a funk? Don’t worry – the East Coast Contessas got you covered! How you ask? These ooey, gooey, double chocolate, have-to-eat-with-a-fork muffins that will have you warmed up and feeling oh-so content in no time! Our Double Chocolate “Fork” muffins are quick and perfect […]