FOOD FUN: Chocolate Fried Egg

What would you do with a chocolate fried egg? Serve it for breakfast, with a cup of hot chocolate? Give it as stocking stuffer or Mother’s Day party favor? Enjoy it all by yourself? Whatever your choice, this little treat from Maggie Louise Confections is sure to please. The chocolatier notes: “The Cordelia is a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Flower Ice Cubes

Put edible flowers in your ice cubes. Photo courtesy Chandon USA.   For Mother’s Day, spring and summer entertaining, parties, showers and Valentine’s Day, make your drinks stand out with flower ice cubes. It couldn’t be easier: Just place edible blossoms in an ice cube tray, fill and freeze. Use the floral ice cubes in…
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TRENDS: What’s New In Barbecue

Spell it barbecue, barbeque or the short form BBQ, May first is the start of the May-September peak outdoor cooking season. Not surprisingly, it’s National Barbecue Month. According to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), nearly 14 million grills and smokers were shipped in 2013. This year’s industry expo, held in March, displayed more…
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