TRENDS: Flavor Combinations For 2009

Looking for palate excitement this year? McCormick, the world’s largest spice company, has developed cutting-edge flavor combinations that are sure to inspire. International influences and natural foods figure prominently in the company’s Top 10 Flavor Pairings for 2009, allowing for flavorful yet healthy dishes. After reviewing the introductions to each flavor pairing, you can click…
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ENTERTAINING: Cheese Wafers With Cocktails

Planning a party to celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday? Why serve another “same old, same old” cheese plate, when you can thrill your guests with Mamie’s Cheese Wafers? Cheese wafers are a southern favorite. Dr. King would approve. -Read the review of Mamie’s Cheese Wafers. -Find more snacks in our Hors D’Oeuvres & Cocktail Snacks…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Silver Creek Jerky Snack Strips

For portion control and convenient packaging, these 50-calorie, one-ounce snack strips can’t be beat. -Beef Sirloin With Cranberries & Blueberries has excellent beef flavor with a nice natural sweetness from the dried fruit. There’s a light pepperiness. The nutrition label: calories from fat, 15; total fat 2g; saturated fat .5g; trans fat 0g; cholesterol 15mg;…
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PRODUCTS: Everything Old Is New Again

Gourmet cookware manufacturer Le Creuset has launched its new color for 2009: White. Our thoughts: This looks like all the white, enameled cookware we got rid of when we traded up to Le Creuset years ago. We prefer jubilant colors in our kitchen, such as Le Creuset’s red, yellow and blue cookware, which also look…
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Go Appetít Cool Soup

A new alternative for healthy eating on-the-go, Cool Soup makes soup “drinkable” from a bottle at room temperature or chilled. It’s a new way to fruit and vegetables without having to chop and cook. The portable plastic bottle has a nine-month shelf life. As a snack or meal replacement, it’s high in vitamins and antioxidants,…
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