The Top Wedding Trends for 2018 Include Wine Slushies — Wedding Trends

Move over, mashed potato bar and cake pops! There are new delicious catering trends in the wedding world to sink your teeth into (think: wine slushies, bite-sized desserts, and raw bars with all the fruits de mer).

According to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study, couples are spending an average of $70 per guest for food and drink. And “high-spenders” (guests spending an average of $60,000 or more on their wedding) are shelling out an average of $154 per guest.

With that said, couples aren’t afraid to spend money on catering and are looking for ways to personalize their day and excite guests through food and drink. Here’s what’s on the menu this wedding season.

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30 Easy Vegetarian Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

When we hear vegetarian dinners, you know what comes to mind? Luscious veggies, tender beans, rich broths, flavorful sauces, and great textures. Basically, there’s never a dull moment when a really good vegetarian dish is on the menu, so we put together some of our favorites to help make a veggie-powered dinner a reality.

There’s a vibrant skillet paella, sweet potato tacos, spicy stir-fried cauliflower, and slow cooker vegetable stew. Basically they’re all wholesome and colorful dishes heavy on vegetables that will leave you full and satisfied — no food coma required.

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13 Weeknight Casseroles Packed with Vegetables — Recipes from The Kitchn

Casseroles are one of my favorite ways to load up on vegetables. They come in especially handy if you’re dealing with picky eaters, who probably won’t even notice you’ve packed in a few pounds of produce underneath that gooey layer of cheese!

We love these 13 recipes for their crowd-pleasing potential and their wholesome qualities. Some are strictly vegetarian or even vegan, while others have some meat in the mix, but they all are easy and sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

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Chrissy Teigen Made a Huge Sesame Street Birthday Cake, and Luna Helped — Pop Culture

When you’re planning a birthday party for little kids, there has to be a cake. And there’s a whole lot of parental peer pressure involved in the type of cake you choose. You could show how much you care by baking your own cake, or you could buy a cake, which will make all the kids squeal with delight and shout, “I want a frosting rose!” Which will it be?

Well, supermodel and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen managed to do both this weekend when she and John Legend celebrated their daughter Luna’s second birthday with an elaborate, three-tier, semi-homemade Sesame Street cake — and Luna even helped!

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The Best Parts of Brené Brown’s Interview on Cooking — Pop Culture

Several years ago, University of Houston research professor and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown wrote out what she called an “ingredients for Joy and Meaning list,” which allowed her to catalog the things that she was doing — or had done — at times when everything felt good in her life.

One of those ingredients was cooking. Brown said it felt like cooking together was one of the indicators that her family was doing well.

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10 Easy Chicken and Rice Dinners — Recipe Roundup

Chicken and rice, chicken and rice, there isn’t a dinner that’s quite as nice!

These 10 chicken and rice dinners check off all the boxes: They’re not too complicated to make, they’re comforting, they’re pretty wholesome, and of course the most important of all … they’re delicious. Because if you had a choice to eat a raw five-ingredient kale salad for dinner and this, you know you’d choose this. I mean, it’s chicken and rice!

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​Food Network Star Jeff Mauro on the Groceries He’s Shopping for This Week — Shopping

“I think it’s really important to shop [while] hungry,” the host of Sandwich King and The Kitchen says. “That way you are more likely to buy things you wouldn’t normally buy. Maybe you’ll be more adventurous, willing to explore different flavors and different foods. But also you’re gonna look at that pork chop or that whole chicken like, ‘Oh, that sounds so good, I’m starving!’ And then you’re going to make it if you have it in your fridge, right? You’re not going to not waste that $9 chicken.”

Mauro is the chef of Chicago’s Pork and Mindy’s and the winner of the seventh season of The Next Food Network Star, and his grocery shopping advice might be unconventional, but it sure sounds fun, right? Going to the store when full is the boring, responsible grown-up thing to do.

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23 Easy Breakfast Recipes with Eggs — Recipes from The Kitchn

Eggs are tiny miracle workers in the kitchen. They can be stored in the fridge for a long time and they are cheap, hard to mess up, and one of the most versatile ingredients you can use. Really, what’s not to love?

So let eggs be your go-to breakfast champion. From soft scrambled eggs to make-ahead breakfast sandwiches and egg casseroles, there’s nothing eggs can’t do to help you kickstart your morning routine.

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25 Recipes to Use Up Leftover Cream — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you have a carton of leftover cream in your fridge and are wondering what to do with it, you are in luck. There is always whipped cream, of course, but there are so many other wonderful ways to use up cream, whether you have a spoonful or more than a cup. From tender cream biscuits and lush scrambled eggs, to rich chocolate ganache and creamy tomato soup, here are 25 delicious ways to use up leftover cream.

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