Cornmeal-Crusted Soft-Shell Crab Recipe

Soft-shell crabs are back in season! Here our Seafood Merchant, Michael Kanter, shares his cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab recipe. And if that doesn’t sound delicious enough already, Mike’s paired it with his special spring vegetable slaw and ravishing ramp pesto. Is anybody else drooling over their keyboard?

Cornmeal-crusted soft-shell crab

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Spring Zing! Soft-Shell Crab Sandwich Recipe

Some people are a little hesitant to try soft-shell crab because you can eat the whole thing (minus the lungs and eyes of course), but our Seafood Merchant, Michael Kanter, knows a thing or two about yummy crustaceans and the soft-shell crab is one of his favorites. And although they can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, Mike thinks the best way to enjoy them is in a sandwich with a little spicy mayo.

Soft-shell crab sandwich

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Build Your Own Mimosa Bar

If Bloody Marys are the brunch must-have of the decade, mimosas are its slightly classier counterpart. (I mean, who could resist those bubbles?) But don’t stop at just OJ and champagne. There are literally dozens of sweet and savory combinations—yes, savory paired with a bit of bubbly works, too—to take your mimosa to the next level.

DIY Mimosas

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Make a Simple Party Sandwich Spread

If there’s one thing we like about graduation parties (well, any party for that matter) is that there’s a good chance there will be a full spread of sandwiches, dips, and probably a cold beer or two. And good thing, too, because there’s nothing like a good ‘ol sandwich to bring distant relatives and school chums together. And just think—the better the spread, the more $$ your grad might get. Double win!

graduation table spread 2

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Mexican Fruit Cups

There’s a reason why spicy and sweet go together like…spicy and sweet. “Ensalada de Frutas con Chile”—or fruit salad with chili—is the perfect combo of both. Better yet, you can sub in your favorite fruits and add a sprinkle of salt for an unexpected snack. It’s flavorful, juicy, and the ideal pre-drink snack on Cinco de Mayo. It doesn’t hurt that it’s bright and cheery, too.

Fruit Cups

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The Ultimate Hangover Sandwich

Get a little too happy during last night’s celebrations? We don’t blame you. And if filling up on coconut water and aspirin isn’t enough, we guarantee that this greasy, cheesy sammie can help cure even the gnarliest of those Sunday hangovers. And if it doesn’t, at least your taste buds will thank you.

Hangover Sandwich

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How to Build a Dessert Table at Home

Don’t mind us, we’ll just be in the corner ooing and aahing over this gorgeous dessert table. I mean, really, it’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. And while we think this pretty setup is great as a new Mother’s Day classic (goodbye, boring breakfast in bed!), but can work for brunches, showers, and basically any time you want to entertain with a whole lot of the sweets.

Dessert Table Baked Goods Bar

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Recipe: Make a Bai Coconut Mocktail or Two

One satisfying sip on a coconut flavored mocktail can transport you straight to a tropical paradise where your days are spent relaxing in the sun and the biggest decision you have to make is whether you should take a dip in the pool or the ocean. There’s no deadlines to meet, no meetings to take, no targets to hit. Our friends at Bai sent us a taste of this good life with these coconut mocktail recipes that are simply bursting with flavor to go coconuts over.


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