TIP OF THE DAY: Ingredients For Dazzling Desserts

Dessert lovers: This one’s for you. Today’s tip is adapted from an article by Ann Pietrangel on Care2.com. To get recipes attached to the tips, see the original article. Pietrangel interviewed Chicago-based pastry chef and restauranteur Malika Ameen, a Top Chef Just Desserts contestant and proprietor of By M Desserts. Ameen recommends five ingredients that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Ramps (Wild Leeks)

The prettiest recipe we’ve seen with ramps: a ramp-stuffed torta from chef Catie Baumer Schwalb of PitchforkDiaries.com. Here‘s the recipe.   We were surprised and delighted to see spring ramps in the store yesterday. We thought that the brief ramp season was over. An early spring vegetable, ramps are so delicious—a combination of garlic and…
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RECIPE: Negroni Cocktail

The Negroni cocktail. Photo courtesy Geof Peters | Wikimedia.   It’s time to celebrate Negroni Week. For those not immersed in cocktail culture, the Negroni is one of the classics, dating back to 1919. NEGRONI COCKTAIL HISTORY As the story goes, the cocktail was invented at the Bar Cassoni* in Florence, Italy by bartender Fosco…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Salad

If you haven’t been getting your recommended portions of fruits and vegetables*, how about starting your day with a breakfast salad? You can have one of these fruit-based salads with your regular breakfast foods—cereal, eggs, a bagel—or with a side of cottage cheese, ricotta and/or yogurt. This recipe comes from Lynn’s Paradise Café, Louisville, Kentucky…
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