FOOD FUN: Chocolate Pills

A cure for some: chocolate pills. Photo courtesy Fika.   If you have a friend suffering from heartache, how about chocolate pills for a Valentine’s Day cure? These pills are roasted and caramelized hazelnuts and almonds, enrobed in 70% dark chocolate. The prescription for instant happiness: 3-5 chocolate covered nuts daily. A bottle of Chocolate…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Molasses Bar Day

It’s National Molasses Bar Day, so consider whipping up a batch of chewy molasses bar cookies. This recipe, from Grandma’s Molasses, ups the chewiness and nutrition by adding nuts and dried dates. Walnuts are popular, and pistachios and dates are a classic Middle East combination; but you can use any nut you favor. For a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beets For Valentine’s Day

Beets are an unsung Valentine’s Day food. Not only are they deep red but they’re punny, as in “My heart beets for you.” Our tip today includes three beet recipes: a hot side dish, a first-course salad and a beet-and-quinoa side. The first recipes is from Williams-Sonoma. It’s adapted from the cookbook Williams-Sonoma New Flavors…
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