TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Peanut Soup From Montebello Kitchens

Another way to enjoy peanuts! Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies, peanut brittle, satay…. peanut soup?? Indeed! Peanuts, which originated in South America, actually came to the U.S. with African slaves. Brought to West Africa by Portuguese and Spanish traders, peanuts were a staple crop for West Africans. We…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy, Great Dessert

If you need a quick-and-easy yet sumptuous dessert, serve store-bought biscotti and mascarpone. The crunch of the biscotti and the luxuriousness of the super-creamy, slightly sweet mascarpone will be an instant hit. They’re perfect with coffee and tea. Who’d have thought that something so simple could be so addictively good? Find more of our favorite…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: Mint Julep

A traditional mint julep (photo courtesy Arch Rock Fish | San Diego). [2] You don’t need silver julep glasses. A rocks glass is just fine (photo courtesy Distilled New York ).   There’s no better way to watch the Kentucky Derby on Saturday than with a mint julep in your hand. A mint julep is…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: Have A Kentucky Derby Party On Saturday

Lookin At Lucky, Ice Box and a field of beautiful three year-old thoroughbreds will be running for the roses in Louisville, Kentucky this Saturday. It’s the 136th Kentucky Derby! The Kentucky Derby is considered by most to be the most prestigious horse race in the world. It’s the first leg of the famous “Triple Crown,”…
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