MiddleNeck Living

  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    Most of the world marks Labor Day on May 1 with parades and rallies. Americans celebrate it in early September, by heading to the beach or firing up the grill. Why the discrepancy? Here’s a hint: The answer would have been a great disappointment to Frederick Engels. Engels, the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, had high hopes for May Day, which originated in the United States. ...
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  • Friday September 01st, 2017
    As the kids head back to school and the end of summer approaches it’s time to end the season with one last, big cookout. Try these recipes for your Labor Day Cookout and make it spectacular. As you can see from this list the most popular foods for labor day include ​BBQ Ribs and Beer Can Chicken. Get the full list of recipes here      
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips. Meet the new teacher. For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house ...
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    Enjoy throwing family and friends a “Seafood Bake” themed party. In the 1800s, the average American  worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks in order to get by. People of all ages faced extremely unsafe working conditions, and basic necessities like fresh air, sanitary facilities, and breaks were scarce. In protest, on Sept. 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march from City Hall to ...
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    This is how you make fettuccine Alfredo like the Romans. It’s an incredibly simple and quick dish with only a few key ingredients: pasta, butter, and cheese. The result is a pasta that’s impressively elegant and rich, and loaded with the flavors of sweet, young Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and golden butterfat. The key is to use the starchy pasta-cooking water to form a smooth, creamy, emulsified ...
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  • Thursday August 24th, 2017
    Forget your daiquiri preconceptions—at its purest the cocktail is a delicious mix of rum, lime juice, and sugar. We’d recommend going with an assertive dark rum since chilling a spirit mutes its flavors somewhat. When it comes to sweetening the drink we like turbinado sugar, which is more flavorful than white sugar. Read more here
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  • Friday August 18th, 2017
    The total solar eclipse happens here on the east coast at approximately 1:15pm so it might be a bit early to enjoy it during the eclipse; however, it would be a fun way to kick off the party the night before. The dark rum floater casts the perfect dark shadow across the bright orange sparking beverage. Plus the flavors of the rum blend nicely into ...
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