FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chopsticks Day

It’s National Chopsticks Day, a reason to enjoy a Chinese meal or two. We’re making homemade dumplings with this easy video recipe. As we contemplate the history of chopsticks, the eating utensil of choice in Asia, let’s compare them to the history of the forks, knives and spoons used at table in the West. This…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Caramel Turtle Brownies

In this month’s issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, one reader shares how her “Man-Catcher Brownies” have captured the hearts of more than a few admirers. This caramel, chocolate and nut-filled dessert is reportedly so good, it’s prompted at least two proposals. Feminists that we are, we’re calling this brownie by its historic name: Chocolate Turtle…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Moonstruck Chocolates

Yes, Moonstruck Chocolate has a red heart-shaped box filled with delicious bonbons (10 pieces, $30.00). But the fine chocolatier also has some different offerings for Valentines with special tastes. Sea Salt Caramels (in photo) have been given the Valentine’s Day treatment with Merlot-infused sea salt crystals. The vanilla caramel is cooked in an open copper…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pink Party Food

We’ve been invited to a “pink party” for Valentine’s Day: All the food and drink are in shades of pink, with some touches of deeper rose and red. If you want to hold your own party, menu options are below. There’s also a National Pink Day on June 23rd, so we’ve included some summery dishes.…
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