FOOD FUN: Leprechaun Gingerbread Men

Leprechaun gingerbread men. Photo courtesy Grandma’s Molasses and Brown Eyed Baker.   Alas, leprechauns don’t deliver treats on St. Patrick’s Day (they could take a tip from the Easter Bunny). You’ll have to bake your own leprechaun gingerbread men. Make your own gingerbread cookie recipe or use this one from Brown Eyed Baker for Grandma’s…
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RECIPE: Corned Beef & Shamrock Appetizers

What a great accompaniment to a pre-dinner beer on St. Patrick’s Day! The “shamrock” is made with a shamrock cookie cutter and sliced avocado. Who’d have thought to pair corned beef and avocado? The California Avocado Commission! RECIPE: SHAMROCK AVOCADO & CORNED BEEF BITES Ingredients 1 ripe avocado 2 sweet gherkin pickles, diced 16 rye,…
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PRODUCT: Turkey Realsticks

New Honey Mustard Turkey Realsticks. Photo courtesy Vermont Smoke and Cure.   Vermont Smoke and Cure has added three new turkey flavors to its award-winning RealSticks collection. Made from all-natural, humanely raised turkey, the new RealSticks flavors include Turkey Ancho, Turkey Honey Mustard and Turkey Uncured Pepperoni. They join BBQ, Chipotle, Cracked Pepper and Original.…
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RECIPE: Avocado & Sour Cream On Toast

Avocado and sour cream on toast is a favorite breakfast of Chef Lorena Garcia. It looks like poached eggs, but it’s sour cream atop the chopped avocado. And while it’s a south-of-the-border concept, it’s a great green dish for St. Patrick’s Day. Not everything has to be corned beef, cabbage and soda bread. RECIPE: AVOCADO…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deconstruct Your Favorite Foods

Deconstructed carbonara. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton.   Today’s tip is to have fun deconstructing a favorite family dish. Deconstruction is an avant-garde culinary trend of the last 15 years or so, championed by the famed Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, who has referred to his cooking as “deconstructivist.” Hervé This,…
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