RECIPE: Carrot-Banana Cake

Like carrot cake? Like banana cake? This recipe from Melissa’s combines both in one yummy recipe. While carrots and bananas are available year-round, this recipe says “spring” to us. The cake can be prepared 1 day ahead, covered with a cake dome and refrigerated. RECIPE: CARROT-BANANA CAKE Ingredients   For The Cake 2 cups all-purpose…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Ravioli For National Ravioli Day

(1) A classic dish of ravioli with tomato sauce (photo courtesy CBCrabcakes.com). (2) An illustration of why ravioli is also called “pillow pasta.” (3) Fazzoletti, meaning “handker-chiefs,” at Osteria Morini | NYC. (4) Casoncelli, the twisted shape of Liguria (photo TripAdvisor.uk.co.). (5) Culurgione, Sardinian stuffed pasta shaped like wheat (photo It.Wikipedia). (6) Ravioli can be…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Easter Candy Apples

TOP: Roll a caramel apple in M&Ms (photo Amy’s Apples). Center: Turn the apple into a chick with yellow sprinkles (photo Amy’s Apples). Bottom: You can make a hard candy coating like the red Halloween apples, switching the red food color for pastels. Photo courtesy Rose Bakes.   Candy apples have a strong association with…
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