The Best Chicken Salad

This is the Best Chicken Salad EVER! Perfect for summer picnics, festive lunches and anytime in between!

I love a great sandwich, especially when it’s more than just turkey and cheese. You have to try these other tried and true sandwiches, Egg Salad, Grilled Cheese, and French Dip, definitely something special!

Chicken salad on a croissant with chips on a plate.

The Best Chicken Salad

This Chicken Salad is truly divine. At first glance you might balk at the grapes, but trust me, they make the salad exquisite. The sweet crunch of the grapes combines beautifully with the chicken and richness of the mayo. The celery and pecans create nice crunch to the chicken salad that elevates it to the next level.

I love using this for picnics and special lunches. It is so easy to make but it is so fancy at the same time. Chicken Salad comes together in a flash so you can have this on the … Read more

Consent decree shuts down production of Real Water because of violations and link to outbreak

A federal court permanently enjoined a Henderson, NV, company from preparing, processing, and distributing adulterated and misbranded bottled water.

In a complaint filed on May 19, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the United States alleged that AffinityLifestyles.com Inc. and Real Water Inc., along with company officers Brent A. Jones and his son, Blain K. Jones, violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by distributing adulterated and misbranded bottled water.

Real Water concentrate Photo courtesy of FDA

The companies formerly distributed bottled water and concentrate under the brand names “Re2al Water Drinking Water” and “Re2al Alkalized Water.” While the companies marketed their products as a healthy alternative to tap water, the government alleged that the products in fact consisted of municipal tap water that the defendants processed with various chemicals in violation of current good manufacturing practices, relevant food safety … Read more

Delivery Apps Are Making Concessions to Restaurants. But Who Pays?

As restaurants ditch third-party delivery apps, companies like DoorDash and Grubhub are creating more incentives for small businesses

Nossa, a southern Brazilian restaurant in Los Angeles, opened in January when the city was still in lockdown. At that time, offering food to go was the only option, and director of operations Xandre Borghetti was happy to use big delivery companies to support the business’s launch.

“During the pandemic, I was talking to every single restaurant person I know across the industry, and I said you should always be optimizing for delivery and you should always be thinking about diversifying revenue streams,” he said. “And I still stand by that. But when I step back and look at the bigger picture, I’ve seen from an operational standpoint that it’s not quite that easy.”

Borghetti turned off DoorDash at Nossa a month ago. With two patios and indoor dining capacity that has … Read more

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake is rich, tender and buttery, perfect for any occasion. This cake is so scrumptious, it doesn’t need much of a topping, just a fork to eat it with.

Cake is amazing, it’s versatile in both flavor, taste, and texture, it is the perfect dessert every time. Try these other favorites, Tiramisu, Red Velvet and Cake!

Sour cream pound cake sliced sitting on a pedestal stand.

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe

This is the best sour cream pound cake I have ever tasted! It is moist, soft, and has the most perfect flavor with a blend of butter, vanilla, and tangy sour cream. Pound cake has such a rich flavor you do not need a bunch of fancy toppings or sauces to make it taste better. This sour cream pound cake is luscious all by itself. This makes this pound cake one of the best options for taking to a party or potluck. You can bring this … Read more

Large Salmonella outbreak linked to melons

Melons have been linked to a Salmonella Braenderup outbreak that has affected 200 people in more than 10 countries.

Patients have been reported in Denmark, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada and Switzerland. Illnesses started in late March.

Czech Republic and Spain have also recorded recent Salmonella Braenderup infections but it is not yet clear if they belong to this outbreak.

Three melon types from 3 countries implicated
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) reported that the source is thought to be whole honeydew, cantaloupe and galia melons from Costa Rica, Honduras or Brazil.

Galia melon

Most UK retailers are believed to have stocked the affected melons bought on or before May 28 but they have now been removed from sale.

In the UK, 52 people fell sick between March 29 and April 28. In total, 33 females and 19 males aged 0 to … Read more