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National Baked Beans Month: Slow Cooker Baked Beans
side dishes

Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Baked Beans with Bacon

One of the easiest dishes to make in a slow cooker is homemade baked beans and preparing them this way means you don’t have to turn on your oven in July! They taste great and you know exactly what ingredients are used. Today, we made baked beans in our slow cooker. We started with dried beans from the grocery store and let them soak overnight…

Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken
main courses

Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken

One of America’s most popular dishes (and a tried-and-true Southern staple) is fried chicken. We coated ours with a seasoned flour mixture and then double-dipped it to create a crunchy, fluffy fried skin. The chicken comes out succulent and juicy, enveloped by a deliciously decadent coating.

Drink Mixer Giveaway (Week 1 Winner) & Chocolate Soda Jerk
Behind the Beach, dessert

Drink Mixer Giveaway (Week 1 Winner) & Chocolate Soda Jerk

Thank you for all of the wonderful comments over at the Drink Mixer Giveaway. We are excited to be able to share this heritage product with you, especially during the summer. The drink mixer is a favorite for summertime milkshakes and we can’t wait to hear what our lucky winner makes first.

The randomly chosen reader who is the lucky winner of the DrinkMaster® Chrome Classic is…

fourth of july, Holidays

Happy Independence Day!

We are excited to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day with friends and family today. We shared recipe ideas last week that will make your holiday food prep a snap, so be sure to check those out. In honor of the red, white and blue, we’ve […]

Red White and Blue Berry Trife
dessert, fourth of july, Holidays, labor day, memorial day

Red, White and Blue Trifle

Tomorrow, we celebrate the red white and blue with a beautiful trifle with strawberries, blueberries and homemade whipped cream. This all-American dessert can be made ahead and refrigerated, so it is perfect for a holiday cookout, and it’s much easier to make than it looks. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your friends you didn’t spend all day in the kitchen.

Soda Jerk Drink Mixer Recipes

Soda Jerk Drink Mixer Recipes

Yesterday, we told you all about our exciting drink mixer giveaway running through July 26th. There are winners every Friday, so if you haven’t entered, do so now by leaving a comment on this link telling us your favorite milkshake flavor or memory!

Today, we want to share some of our favorite soda jerk recipes…

Enter to Win!} Looking Back at the Iconic Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer + Duff Goldman Giveaway
Behind the Beach, dessert

{Enter to Win!} Looking Back at the Iconic Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer + Duff Goldman Giveaway

Hamilton Beach knows how to mix things up. In 1911, our original drink mixer created a sensation making malts for eager customers in drugstore fountains across America. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer was busy mixing treats in almost every local soda fountain and ice cream parlor.

We will be giving away a Hamilton Beach Drink Mixer every Friday in the month of July.
The first three winners will receive a DrinkMaster® Drink Mixer in white, black or chrome.

The grand prize winner will receive the Triple Spindle Drink Mixer signed by Duff Goldman at the 2011 Blue Moon Burger Bash.

Food Focus: Basil
Food Focus

Food Focus: Basil

Dearest basil,

How do I love thee? Oh, let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height…

Just kidding, we don’t need to quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning to prove how much we love basil…