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A healthy diet takes work, but clean eating recipes don’t have to be complex to be healthy and tasty. These cucumber canapés are nutritious, delicious, and easy to make! They’re the perfect healthy appetizer to have with friends, They’re also easy to prepare as a vegetarian or vegan recipe—just leave out the smoked salmon! With just a few simple steps your guests will be left wanting more, and you'll be the star of the party!


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Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail recipe? Learn how to make a modified French 75, featuring champagne and limoncello, in under five minutes. Toren Elste shows you how to eyeball the measurements and combine everything to perfection. This specialty cocktail is perfect for wedding events, birthday parties, or just quiet days around the house.


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Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert to follow your scrumptious feast? This holiday season, try this recipe for a creamy spiced pumpkin cheesecake with a shortbread crust! This lesson from Rouxbe Cooking School walks you through the process start to finish, from choosing and lining the right pan to slicing your finished dessert. Use the included pumpkin cheesecake recipe, or apply these tips to your own cheesecake recipe to avoid common problems such as over-mixing, leaky fillings, and cracking.


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Lovers of white wine, rejoice! Sunset Magazine breaks down the history and flavor spectra of over a dozen varieties, including sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio. Start with the most popular wine in the United States, chardonnay, and work your way towards the more obscure, though equally flavorful and complex, types such as riesling, white Rhônes, and even Austria’s pride and joy: Gewürztraminer.


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Who says peanut butter cookies can’t be part of a healthy diet? These all-natural peanut butter cookies are the perfect treat for your clean eating diet. TE culinary shares a tasty vegan cookie recipe with peanut butter, ground almonds, maple syrup, and other natural ingredients. Delicious and packed with protein, these clean cookies are the perfect treat to grab on the go!


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Need a cute and light dessert for a tea party, bridal shower, or picnic? Honeysuckle Catering shows you how to transform a classic dessert into a bite-sized treat by making miniature strawberry cupcakes. They only need to bake for fifteen minutes, and both the batter and the frosting contain real strawberry puree. These mini cupcakes infuse a fresh strawberry flavor with a delightful bite of pure scrumptiousness. The recipe shown in this lesson is adapted from Sprinkles Cupcakes.


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For their originality and variety, American and New World red wines can’t be beat. Sunset Magazine explores the varietals in its own backyard: cabernet sauvignon from Napa; pinot noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon; and California’s own old vine zinfandel from Sonoma. As a bonus, get a sneak peek at up-and-coming malbecs from all the way down in Argentina.


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Do sparkling wine and rosé wine seem a little bit fancy for a quiet glass on a Friday evening? Sunset Magazine dispels your fears with an in-depth discussion of each style’s history and tasting notes. Once you’ve learned about Champagne, prosecco, cava, and dry rosés from all around the world, a casual bottle of bubbly might not sound like a bad idea.


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Submit a Curious Card giving your tasting notes for a bottle of bubbly (non-alcoholic if you're under 21). Include a photo or a video!

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This Advent Calendar is a gift that kids can make for their parents! This lesson shows you step by step how to make an advent calendar. Think of things you can do to help your parents in December, write or draw every promise on a little piece of paper and put them in the Christmas ornaments. For teachers, the lesson attachment has a link to a free companion document containing writing suggestions and sample drawings. Music courtesy of Davenport Productions, used under license.


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Travel to Korea with the delicious Soju cocktail - a refreshing mixed drink with citrus flavorings. It’s perfect for your next dinner party! Soju is a traditional Korean distilled alcohol typically made from rice and barley. The mixers include grapefruit yogurt drink, citrus soda, and sliced lemon or lime.


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Make a sweet summer treat by covering cookies in a cream cheese frosting and adding fruits and berries! In this lesson, Simply Bakings teaches you a recipe that will allow you to unleash both your artistic skills and your tastebuds. Learn how to make the frosting that will let your fruit stick to your cookie-pizza, then get suggestions for the kind of refreshing fruits that make great toppings. This lesson includes a link for a recipe for sugar cookies that you can use as your pizza base.


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Eat fresh and save money! Your Middle Eastern deli may sell an expensive tabbouleh salad, but buy your own fresh, inexpensive parsley, vegetables, and bulgur wheat and you can easily make a crisp, green tabbouleh salad. Blanche of Feast in the Middle East explains the ins and outs of chopping vegetables and seasoning the salad, and gives pointers for soaking the bulgur wheat. For added flavor, soak bulgur overnight in lemon juice. This recipe is a perfect addition to a raw vegan diet.


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Add some cheer and some cheers-ing to your garden party by serving champagne cocktails! Learn how to concoct this classy cocktail by combining sugar, bitters, and champagne. This video also teaches you how to peel a lemon in order to create a lemon twist that can be used to garnish this (or any) cocktail. Champagne cocktails are a great alternative to a mimosa at a tea party or special shower!


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Sunset Magazine takes you on a guided tour of red wine from the Old World (Europe, for the uninitiated), from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhône to Italy and the southern tip of Spain. Whether you like big and structured wines, or light and fruity is your thing, the Continent has a centuries’ old recipe for you. Learn about each region’s history, winemaking styles, and dig deep into several common varietals, such as: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir, and nebbiolo.


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Fondant is a great alternative to store-bought frosting. Although homemade fondant made from marshmallows can be sticky, messy, and time-consuming, it is not the only method available to yuo. With this marshmallow-free recipe from Eat Now, Cry Later, you can start decorating your cakes with fondant in no time.


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Looking for a versatile and unusually tasty treat for lunches, party appetizers, or afternoon snacks? Then learn to make Arayes, small and crispy Middle Eastern pita sandwiches filled with kifta - a meat filling using hamburger, lamb, or chicken with Middle Eastern spices and aromatics. Follow this easy recipe and press the kifta mixture into pita bread to make this 'bride-and-groom sandwich'. Cook indoors in your broiler or outdoors on the grill and serve with cool tzatziki dip.


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Is your wallet feeling a little light? You can still eat gourmet on a budget. No fancy pizza stone or time-consuming techniques necessary: all you need is some flatbread, tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, and a frying pan. This tutorial by the Brothers Green demonstrates how to make a bacon flatbread pizza that is both delicious and easy on your wallet.


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Holy Guacamole! It’s time for a fiesta. Try this easy recipe for fresh and delicious guacamole that is sure to impress even your choosiest of friends. Learn how to prepare each ingredient (avocado, onion, garlic, tomato, lime, hot peppers and spices) so the flavors meld together in the final product. Join in on the fun and enjoy this delicious topping for chips, nachos, burritos, or hamburgers!


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Now that you know how to make fresh guacamole - try it out for yourself! Let us know how it goes by sharing a picture with the Curious community.

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Tired of baking a beautiful cake, only to be ruined by a rough layer of frosting? Especially if your frosting is too thick, it is all too common to see stray crumbs on an otherwise spotless cake. Fortunately, with just a square of paper towel, you can smooth out cake frosting easily. Whet your appetite and learn a cool, new kitchen trick with this tutorial by The Little Delights in Life.


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