The Perfect Meal for New Year’s Day: Hangover Pasta

New Year’s week is known for three things: bringing friends and family together, bringing delicious food to the table, and bringing on hangovers. Thankfully, our friend and esteemed food historian, Francine Segan, has created the holiday meal that we have all been (literally) aching for: hangover pasta. Find the recipe after the jump.

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10 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ideas for Every Occasion

Grilled cheese: the king of easy weeknight dinners; the blank slate of culinary goodness, upon which we pile our hopes, dreams, and favorite cheeses; the gooey, warm, golden, and delicious answer to whatever ails us.

Did I oversell it? That’s impossible! Like the burger or the omelet, grilled cheese has an endless amount of permutations, making it accessible, crowd-pleasing, and never boring. Recently, I used our easy, frozen Pullman loaves (defrost the slices as you need them and the rest stays in the freezer) to make a few different sandwiches, one to fit each of my grilled cheese moods.

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Gotham Greens’ Signature Cashew Pesto

Once you go homemade basil pesto, you’ll never go back. Even better, Gotham Greens’ basil is on sale this week, meaning making your own pesto has never been easier. Our friends behind our favorite rooftop gardens have shared this super-easy recipe, which will make your summer night dinners that much more special. See the recipe after the jump!

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Sweet Potato Fries with Greek Yogurt Dip

We’re on your good sides in the new year. The kids will love this easy alternate to French fries: baked sweet potato fries with a cinnamon-y Greek yogurt dip. Just a couple minutes of prep and 15 minutes to crisp up and you’ve got a perfect pair for your dinner main. Check it out after the jump.

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Men’s Health Recipes

Celebrate National Men’s Health Week with these Men’s Health® approved recipes to kick off a week of eating right. And don’t forget to shop our list of healthy ingredients for the man in your life.

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Keep the crunch of fried chicken without piling on the calories. The secret to super-crisp roast chicken skin: giving the bird a good rubdown. Cook this recipe on a Sunday and carry the leftovers into the week—the meat makes a great chicken salad for sandwiches….

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Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Burritos are easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner.

It’s late, you’re tired, and the last thing you want to do is spend time in the kitchen. There’s just one problem? You’re really hungry.

Have no fear, FreshDirect staffers have been in your very situation, many-a-times. And being a sharing bunch, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite easy week night dinner tips, for when you just want to eat something good, tasty, and in the nick of time. Grab your spatula and get ready to outpace your timer.

Here goes:…

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3 Different Meal Ideas for our Marinated Roasted Half Chicken

Roast Chicken

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With the temperature rising, one way that I beat the heat is order our ready-made Marinated Roasted Half Chicken and microwave it when I’m ready for dinner.  (During the hot summer months, the steamy oven is not my friend!)

What I love about roasted chicken is that it’s so versatile that I can make several different dishes with it.

One way is to serve the roasted chicken as is with a nice side dish. Our Facebook fans had some great suggestions (click here to read them all!) including:…

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Weeknight Chicken Parmesan

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Making Chicken Parmesan at home was a snap with FD's pre-breaded cutlets!

In winter (even warm ones), I like making meals that remind me of home, especially classic favorites like chicken Parmesan. Is there anything better than hearty sauce and fresh mozzarella on a cold winter’s night? (If your answer is “yes,” please let me in on your secret immediately!)

When I’m cooking for friends, I pull out all the stops—no jarred sauces. But when cooking for myself I don’t always have the already-made sauce in the freezer (or the hours to spend over the stove).

Now that I work at FreshDirect, I’ve been cutting a lot of corners to save time on weeknight meals, mostly in the form of precooked items. So this time I wanted to try combining some of our ready-to-cook/precooked components to make an easy, healthier version of one of my favorite meals….

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N’awlins-inspired Recipes for Mardi Gras

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Shrimp Gumbo is a perfect dish to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)  February 21st marks Mardi Gras this year, but those who embrace the Carnival season celebrate from mid-January until midnight on the “Fat Tuesday” prior to Ash Wednesday… the dawn of Lent.

For me, I fell in love with New Orleans through her food. From spicy gumbo to addictive sweet beignets, there was so much to enjoy!

Mardi Gras is a great excuse to enjoy a Southern-style dinner, with N’awlins-inspired cuisine on the plate and a breezy cocktail in the glass.  Here are some recipes to help you bring a touch of New Orleans to your table!…

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