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Deliciously Unique Uses for Fresh Parsley

September 24, 2014 4:04 pm

Fresh parsley is a very versatile herb, and it’s also one of the most common in any at-home herb garden. If you love the bright, fresh taste of parsley but you’re growing tired of your usual recipes, all it takes is a bit of inspiration to come up with brand new dishes. Here are three unique uses for parsley.

Parsley Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce
Instead of the traditional Italian ravioli, why not spice things up with the decadent flavors of brown butter, ricotta cheese, and parsley. These homemade raviolis are made using won ton wrappers instead of pasta, and the robust taste of flat-leaf parsley really shines against the creamy flavor of the brown butter sauce.

Cucumber, Onion and Parsley Salad with Feta Cheese
This fast and easy salad is perfect for a quick lunch at home. The cucumber and onion make a crisp, crunchy base, while the lemon juice and olive oil blend to create a healthy dressing. Sprinkle some fresh parsley and crumbled feta cheese across the top before serving.

Chimichurri
This Argentinean sauce is similar to traditional pesto, but the addition of chili pepper gives it a bit of added spice. Fresh parsley, oregano, garlic, and olive oil create a lovely deep green color throughout the oil-based sauce. Argentineans use chimichurri as everything from a steak marinade to a pasta sauce.

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Two Shopping Apps for Bargain Hunters

September 18, 2014 5:03 pm

Ever met someone who didn't like getting a great deal on a new purchase? We didn't think so. Bargain hunting has its rewards, but not everyone has the time for comparison shopping. These free apps do the grunt work for you, ensuring that you're getting the best possible deal on whatever it is you're currently in the market for.

RetailMeNot
Available for Android devices, this app scours its database to find you coupons and promo codes for countless stores and restaurants across the country. You have the option for either printing the coupons out or presenting them to the cashier right from your phone. Email alerts about promos at stores near you keep you in the loop about the best sales.

Barcode Scanner
This handy app lets you comparison shop at the press of a button. Or in this case, the read of a barcode! While in a store, simply use your phone to scan a product's barcode or QR code and see if another retailer is offering the product at a lower price. This app is available for Android devices.

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Scruby’s Bar-B-Q: A Small Place With Big Portions

September 17, 2014 4:09 pm

Scruby’s Bar-B-Q offer flavorful barbecue dishes at a great price, but that doesn't mean the eatery skimps on portion size. The Pembroke Pines location is the first of this small chain, and it still operates using the same open pit cooking method as it did when it opened in 1995.

On the inside, Scruby’s houses booth-style seating that’s comfortable enough for the whole family. The menu features fall-off-the-bone ribs with smoky, flavorful sauces, and each meal comes with your choice of potato, sweet baked beans, and coleslaw. This isn’t a place to visit if you’re looking for a light lunch, but if you want to indulge in some real barbecue, Scruby’s is one of the best in Pembroke Pines.

Scruby’s is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, remaining open until 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant serves beer and wine and offers take-out for pick-up only.

Scruby’s Bar-B-Q
251 N. University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 987-1933
www.scrubys.com/index.html
www.yelp.com/biz/scrubys-bar-b-q-pembroke-pines

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