TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Signature Mocktail

A cranberry-lemonade mocktail. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Mixologists invent new cocktails all the time. They look at the ingredients around them, and start combining. You can do the same with mocktails, mixed drinks without alcohol. One of the most historic is shandy, a 50:50 combination of beer mixed with a carbonated…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gnudi, Naked Ravioli

Herb-laced gnudi. Photo © Comugnero Silvana | Fotolia.   Do you like gnocchi, ravioli and tortellini, but not the carbs? Get to know gnudi: It’s the filling without the pasta or the potatoes. Essentially, gnudi are a low-carb way to enjoy pasta. Chef Johnny Gnall shares an easy gnudi recipe. If you have questions or…
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COOKING VIDEO: Asparagus In The Microwave

  Don’t let asparagus season pass you by! The delicious vegetable is in season for only another month or so. Watch Alton Brown demonstrate how easy it is to steam asparagus in the microwave. (In the video, is he hanging upside down, or is that trick photography?) Steamed fresh asparagus don’t even need butter: A…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Skate Wing Recipe

We love skate, a group of cartilaginous fishes belonging to the family Rajidae, the rays. The firm white flesh, which comes from the “wings” of the ray, is sweet, succulent and distinctively delicious. We always order skate when we see it on a menu—invariably at a French or seafood restaurant. Often, it is served in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Burger Bar, Diversity Burgers

A turkey burger Caribbean-style, topped with a grilled pineapple slice. Photo courtesy Kikkoman.   America is burger crazy: Burgers are our most popular food. And those burgers are usually beef. But there are other burgers, equally delicious: bison, grain (usually sprouted), lamb, legume (black beans, lentils), turkey and veggie burgers. The next time you cook…
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