VALENTINE’S DAY: Red Velvet Donuts ~ Baked, Not Fried

For all your Valentine—the recipe makes two dozen donuts! Photo courtesy Farmgirl Gourmet.   This recipe is courtesy of Farmgirl Gourmet, one of our favorite blogs. Author Heather Scholten, the author, is a recipe developer, food blogger and photographer. She writes: “I love whipping up deliciousness in my 100 year old kitchen. My emphasis is…
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RECIPE: Brie & Beet Bruschetta

More purple passion: beets with Brie on bruschetta. Photo and recipe courtesy LoveBeets.com.   This appetizer or first course pairs with your favorite wine: red, white or sparkling. And beer, too, of course. Or, serve the bruschetta with the salad course. Prep time is 5 minutes, cooking time is 10 minutes. RECIPE: BRIE & BEET…
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FOOD FUN: Valentine Pizza

You can use a giant heart-shape cookie pan, pressing into the dough like a cookie cutter, to cut a heart-shaped crust (which also works for anniversaries, bridal showers, birthdays, Mother’s Day and other festivities). Or you can freehand it. Use your Valentine’s favorite toppings or stick to a red theme: RED VEGETABLES Cherry tomatoes, halved…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Éclat Chocolate

Chocolates to fall in love with. Photo courtesy Éclat Chocolate.   Oh, how lucky the people of West Chester, Pennsylvania are. Seven days a week they can stroll into Éclat Chocolate at 24 South High Street and select tempting confections. Everyone else can order the chocolates online or by phone (1.610.692.5206). Some items are available…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Technicolor Salad

Salads don’t have to be boring. The more varied the ingredients, the more interesting they are. Colors, textures are as important as flavors. While winter might seem to be a tough season for salad, there’s actually a lot you can do to liven things up. Take this “Technicolor Salad.” While green ingredients are a given,…
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