MiddleNeck Living

  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017
    This year, our New Year’s Resolution is simple: Make better biscuits. We caught up with the folks in our Test Kitchen for their no-fail tips for making the flakiest, most tender biscuits ever, regardless of the ingredients. Here’s what they had to say: Start with cold ingredients and work quickly so that your hands don’t warm 
the dough. To start, stir dry ingredients together, and ...
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  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016
    What you do the first hour of the New Year will be what you do most of the year. If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year. Changing your undershirt or underwear on New Year’s Day can cause boils. It is believed that babies born on New Year are extremely fortunate and lucky. It is ...
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  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016
    New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, all too soon after the hectic rush of the holidays and the whirl of gift-shopping and party-throwing. If you’re anything like us, you’re in the grip of post-holiday lassitude. So whether you’re throwing a small party or snuggling up on the couch this New Year’s Eve, the drinks should stay simple. Festive and bubbly, perhaps, but not ...
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  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016
    The New Year is slowly nearing, and with the holiday season already upon us many people are indulging in retrospection and reevaluating some of their life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts. Well, now’s your chance to sit ...
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  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016
    We’ve had fairly pleasant temperatures here on the northern neck and middle peninsula lately, but rest assured that COLD weather IS coming. As the weather gets colder, it can put a significant strain on your wallet as you try to stay warm!  But the good news is that there are ways to make the cold a lot more bearable. Here are dozens of hacks from wisebread.com to help ...
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  • Wednesday December 21st, 2016
    A stress-free Christmas dinner? Easy peasy. From roast beef tenderloin with red wine sauce to rum cake, these tested and perfected recipes won’t let you down — and many of them can be made ahead of time so you can relax on the big day. Merry Christmas! Get the recipes here
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  • Wednesday December 21st, 2016
    Our etiquette series started out with a tutorial related to basic table manners, and since then, we’ve discussed table settings, buffet fundamentals, and proper titles. Now that we’re in the heart of the holiday season, we want to offer some etiquette tips specific to this special time of year, so we’re sharing some of our publisher Phyllis Hoffman DePiano’s musings on the subject.  Read more here
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