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We're sorry to announce that Holiday 2013 was the final issue of ZEST Digital Magazine. We've halted publication in order to invest more deeply in the creation of great recipes and food content on our original food channel, MyGourmetConnection.com. We hope you will visit us there.

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Available Back Issues

Holiday 2013

Holiday 2013

In this issue:

Stress less this holiday season with our easy and delicious takes on holiday turkey and ham menus! Find recipes for main courses and sides, four easy Christmas cookie recipes and a homestyle Sunday supper for family and friends.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • citrus & fresh herb-rubbed turkey
  • whipped potato casserole
  • pumpkin-orange gingerbread trifle
  • bourbon-pecan butter cookies
  • easy cranberry-pecan cheese ball
  • spiral-sliced ham with cider-bourbon glaze & more

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Fall 2013

Fall 2013

In this issue:

Foolproof, homemade mac & cheese plus 4 gourmet versions, an Italian-style Sunday supper and a Cajun-inspired Halloween party menu with "Voodoo on the Bayou" decor.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • lobster macaroni & cheese
  • baked truffled macaroni & cheese
  • hearty minestrone with red wine
  • old bay shrimp po' boys w/spicy rémoulade
  • mini muffaletta bites
  • cinnamon spiced pear galette & more

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Summer 2013

Summer 2013

In this issue:

Three complete, casual entertaining menus with more than 20 seasonal recipes, grilling tips, cocktails & more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • baby back ribs w/whiskey bbq sauce
  • gourmet hot dogs three ways
  • perfect burgers ~ three special toppings
  • classic potato salad
  • cedar planked salmon
  • classic fruit tart & more

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Spring 2013

Spring 2013

In this issue:

Two complete spring entertaining menus ~ an Italian-inspired Easter dinner and a Mother's Day gourmet pancake brunch.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • how to roast a boneless leg of lamb
  • classic italian ricotta pie
  • risotto primavera
  • sweet cheese filled crêpes
  • german apple pancake & more

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Winter 2013

Winter 2013

In this issue:

Two great entertaining menus ~ three-course fondue for Valentine's Day and classic Irish flavors for St. Patrick's Day.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • traditional swiss-style cheese fondue
  • surf & turf fondue (shrimp & tenderloin)
  • orange-scented chocolate fondue
  • guinness shepherd's pie
  • bailey's cocktails & more

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Holiday 2012

Holiday 2012

In this issue:

Complete menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, an assortment of appetizers for a New Year's Eve party and a few of our favorite holiday cookies - plus diy gifts from the kitchen and more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • no-baste, herb-crusted turkey
  • standing rib roast
  • orange-scented chocolate fondue
  • potato & havarti gratin
  • port wine-poached pears & more

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Fall 2012

Fall 2012

In this issue:

More than 20 recipes for easy fall entertaining including appetizers for our Poe-themed Halloween party, cocktails, crockpot chilis, classic country-French entrées, Italian favorites & more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • an edgar allan poe halloween party
  • bacon & peanut truffles
  • our best lasagna
  • french onion soup gratinée
  • apple brown betty & more

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Summer 2012

Summer 2012

In this issue:

More than 25 recipes for fabulous summer entertaining ~ how to grill a better burger, grilling on skewers, a stovetop clambake, homemade lemonade, fish tacos, grilled corn and much more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • stovetop clambake w/lobster, mussels & clams
  • garlic shrimp skewers
  • fish tacos w/avocado salsa
  • vermont cheddar burges w/maple ketchup
  • grilled caesar salad & more

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Spring 2012

Spring 2012

In this issue:

More than 20 recipes for celebrating Easter, Passover, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and Father's Day, plus 5 homemade salad dressings, spring pastas, classic cocktails and more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • guide to cooking delicious ham
  • classic deviled eggs
  • spinach quiche
  • 5 easy, homemade salad dressings
  • our favorite carrot cake & more

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Winter 2012

Winter 2012

In this issue:

An elegant and romantic Valentine's Day menu, some delectable chocolate treats, a guide to pairing wine and chocolate, and more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • châteaubriand for two w/sauce béarnaise
  • chocolate orange pudding cake
  • raspberry-white chocolate cupcakes
  • melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter brownies
  • pairing wine and chocolate & more

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Holiday 2011

Holiday 2011

In this issue:

Two complete menus and more than 30 recipes for easy holiday entertaining, homemade gift ideas, a guide to affordable holiday wines, and much more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • buttermilk & honey brined turkey
  • cornish game hens with bourbon glaze
  • an italian christmas eve
  • mini pumpkin chiffon pies
  • festive holiday houses & much more

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Fall 2011

Fall 2011

In this issue:

Classic comfort-food recipes, fool-proof wine & cheese pairings, a guide to fall beers, easy DIY table decor, a "Cocktails & Cupcakes" Halloween celebration for grown-ups and much more!

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • the perfect roast chicken
  • classic mac & cheese
  • a guide to fall craft beers
  • diy fall table decor
  • homemade vanilla extract & more

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Summer 2011

Summer 2011

In this issue:

A tequila tasting party, complete with Mexican-inspired recipes, festive diy table decor, a guide to appreciating and tasting tequila, a recipe for perfect margaritas by the pitcher and more.

  • Here's some of what you'll find inside:
  • how to taste tequila
  • the perfect margarita
  • our favorite guacamole
  • mini mascarpone fruit tarts
  • crab cakes, ceviche & more

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