TIP OF THE DAY: How To Keep Garlic Fresh

To keep garlic fresh, store it in dark, dry, cool place. Photo by Zsuzsanna Kilian | SXC.   Garlic powder is a pale substitute for fresh garlic. Some people use it because of the convenience: A jar of garlic powder is always on hand, whereas one can be out of fresh garlic—or worse, discover that…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Tequila Lemonade For National Lemonade Day

We recently published a recipe for lavender lemonade, a gourmet recipe you can use to celebrate National Lemonade Day, August 20th. But perhaps you’d prefer to celebrate with a lemonade cocktail. Here’s a quick and easy recipe from Tequila Avión: RECIPE FOR TEQUILA LEMONADE Ingredients For One Drink 2 parts silver/blanco Tequila 4 parts fresh…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Versatile Parsley Vinaigrette

Mince extra parsley for a vinaigrette and sauce. Photo courtesy Andrews McMeel Publishing.   Have leftover parsley? Many of us keep unused stalks until they wilt, yellow and lose their flavor. Don’t let that happen: Fresh parsley adds punch to a vinaigrette—and not just for salads. Use a parsley vinaigrette with: Bean salad Boiled potatoes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

We enjoy making ice cream sandwiches with chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. But we’ve grown to prefer brownie ice cream sandwiches. They become more of an ice cream cake experience, and ice cream cake (or ice cream and cake) just might be our favorite comfort food. Brownie ice cream sandwiches will be a hit at…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Omelets & Frittatas For Dinner

A classic Italian frittata (recipe below). Photo courtesy National Potato Board.   Omelets and frittatas seem like leisurely brunch or lunch fare. But don’t hesitate to serve them for dinner. An hearty egg dish with a large salad is a tasty and nutritious meal at any time of the day. Vegetable fillings (see the list…
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