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  • Best of the Web: St. Patrick’s Day

    Shamrock Cupcake Recipe

    [ Shamrock Cupcakes from A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes ]

    So who exactly is Saint Patrick, anyway?

    Well, he’s the patron Saint of Ireland who, according to legend, rid the Emerald Isle of snakes during a 40 day fast he was undertaking. His holiday, thankfully, doesn’t involve fasting. It’s a day in which everyone is Irish and everyone is celebrating (especially here in Boston!). Here at HCP, we believe a holiday just isn’t a holiday without delicious food in attendance, so we’ve rounded up some of the best St. Patrick’s Day recipe across the blogosphere…

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  • Pi Day

    Mixed Berry Lemon Pie Recipe | Good Cheap Eats

    [ Mixed Berry Pie with Cinnamon and Lemon from GOOD CHEAP EATS ]

    Well, it’s March 14th again and you know what that means…it’s Pi(e) Day! We know your math friends and accounting colleagues must be going crazy today, but whether numbers are your thing or not, today is definitely a FOOD holiday to celebrate…

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  • Best of the Web: Valentine’s Day

    via someecardsvia

    It may feel like 2015 just started, but somehow it’s already the middle of February. This year is flying by (probably with a little help from all those snow days we’ve been having up here!), and now is the time to celebrate our valentines. For me at least, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love; it’s about the love I have for my friends, my family, and–perhaps most of all?–the baristas at my local coffee shop. And is there really a better way to show love than to share delicious treats? Ok maybe, but I have yet to find it. However, I HAVE found these delicious recipes for you to try over the next week…

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  • How to Host a Vegan-Friendly Thanksgiving


    Thanksgiving is the time for family and friends to come together and share a meal. Turkey, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes… all of the classics! But let’s say you have a vegan at your Thanksgiving table, or maybe you are one yourself? That complicates matters a bit. How do you make everyone happy and comfortable when you have a table full of relatives insisting on turkey and nothing else?

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  • Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

    It’s definitely starting to get chilly up here in Boston. While heaters begin to kick on and our ovens start to fire up in full swing, we need to remember to warm ourselves up from the inside out. What better way to start than with some delicious heated beverages?

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  • Best of the Web: Spook-tacular Treats


    Still on the hunt for some great treats for your Halloween gatherings this year? Have we got the round-up for you! Here are some of the most creative recipes we’ve come across on the web this Halloween season…

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  • Huntin’ for Punkin’

    Best-Ever Pumpkin Recipes

    It’s hard to avoid (resist?) all of the pumpkin recipes that crop up around this time of year. Because it may seem completely overwhelming to navigate the overflowing list of Pinterest pumpkin pins (where do you even start?!), we’ve compiled this roundup of our favorite pumpkins treats from across the web to help guide you in some unique and some familiar directions…!

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  • Best of the Web: 4th of July

    Can you believe it’s July already? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like this summer has just been flying by! Anyone know where June went…?

    July means that my summer classes will be starting, but it also means time to celebrate America! If I’ve learned anything from watching the World Cup these past couple of weeks, it’s that Americans love showing off that red, white, and blue pride. And what better way is there to commemorate tomorrow’s holiday than by sporting those colors while serving up an outdoor BBQ followed, of course, by some fireworks? So don your American flag t-shirts and shorts, paint little flags and stars on your face, or dye your hair red, white, and blue– whatever it is you need to do to express your patriotism! I know that I’ll be showing it off through my food. Last week I put together a list of drinks that would be perfect complements to any 4th of July parties you might be having or attending, and today I rounded up some particularly patriotic appetizers, entrees, and desserts to accompany your feast… here are my choices for 4th of July’s Best of the Web!

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  • Alternative Party Desserts

    Everybody loves a party. But what’s a party without dessert?

    It’s not. It’s not a party at all. Parties must have dessert, be it brownies, cookies, cake, cupcakes, or something else sweet. My friends and I don’t mess around when it comes to planning a dessert menu. We always end up with more than enough, and everyone eats themselves sick on chocolatey brownies, gooey cookies, and decadent truffles (they’re so small and harmless…until you eat five of them).

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  • The Versatility of Coconut Oil

    If you’ve followed any blog or website at least somewhat related to beauty within the last month, then you’ve probably heard of this new trend–or, rather, age-old trick experiencing a comeback–of oil pulling: the swishing around of coconut oil in one’s mouth for upwards of 15-20 minutes, to improve oral health– specifically, whiten teeth and strengthen gums.

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  • Best of the Web: St. Patrick’s Day!

    If you’re anything like me, you’re astounded that St. Patrick’s Day will be here on Sunday. How is it mid-March already? Where is 2014 going?! Yeah, if you’re like me, you’ve allowed it to sneak up on you, and you’ve forgotten to get excited about it.

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  • ChChCh Chia Seeds!

    source:: someecards.com

    How could one forget the catchy Chia Pet song heard during Saturday morning cartoons as a child? Chia Pets, for anyone living under a rock [or under the age of 20], are clay pots shaped like cats, dogs, pigs, and other animals (Tweety Bird even), used to sprout chia. The green leaves would bloom all around the figurines, resembling some sort of grassy “fur”. In the commercial, the at-home gardener would then sprinkle the grown chia over salad greens or even on top of pasta. It looked so delicious and easy in my six-year-old eyes, but, sadly, I never did end up owning one.

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