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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: GRAND MARNIER CHOCOLATE CAKES WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE

Jon Ashton Grand Marnier Chocolate Cakes

As Valentine’s Day approaches in the U.S., we can think of no better time to celebrate the sweetness of the Crystal Experience, returning to the kitchen with Chef Jon Ashton. This week, Chef Jon is preparing individual Grand Marnier chocolate cakes, complete with molten chocolate centers and paired with raspberry sauce…

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TOP 10 ADVENTURES NOT TO MISS IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN & BEYOND

Los Cabos, Mexico

Jamaica, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico each present distinctly special opportunities to explore ancient influences on local culture and spectacular natural landscapes that beg to be discovered. Collectively, they comprise one of the world’s most renowned regions for unique, warm-weather pursuits that easily melt away the chill of the season. Here are our “top 10” favorite adventures not to miss in the Caribbean, Central and South America and along the Mexican Riviera…

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BEER LOVERS ARE RIGHT AT HOME IN NEW ENGLAND

New England Beer

Beer is woven into the fabric of many New England towns. New England IPA is the signature brew in these parts, dry and hoppy with a tropical fruit essence. It’s generally considered smoother than traditional IPAs and has made an impression on those in the know since it hit the beer scene in 2011. But, like so many American treasures and traditions, a number of various types of beers have emerged over the years, inspired by global origins and reimagined in distinctly American ways…

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BOSTON: A BRIEF SNAPSHOT OF A CAPTIVATING STORY

Boston, Massachusetts

For its relatively youthful history, Boston packs a lot of pivotal history into its city limits. And though it was among the first territories settled in the “new” country and continues to wear this heritage proudly, Boston is anything but a staid testament to the past. The city is alive with energy, thanks to nearly three dozen colleges and universities that teem with the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, as well as the bars, restaurants, cultural centers and sports events (oh, the sports!) to entertain them all…

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SUNDAY COOKING WITH CHEF JON ASHTON: EXTRA CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS & TENDERS

Jon Ashton's Chicken Wings

Calling all sports fans! This week’s featured recipes are the classic, go-to choice for cheering on your favorite team (or side, club, squad, troupe, lineup and on and on), in particular, American football. As our Crystal Family in the U.S. gears up for Super Bowl Sunday in a couple of weeks, Chef Jon is back in the kitchen with two recipes for crispy, crunchy comfort foods that are synonymous with the big game…

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