TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Crêpes

Today’s tip was inspired by this yummy photo from Wife Mama Foodie. Here’s her recipe for easy homemade crêpes. You can also purchase ready-to-heat-and-eat versions (photo #6). Crepes are thin pancakes made from flour, eggs, milk, butter and salt. The word was derived from the Latin crispus, curled. There are two principal types: Sweet crêpes…
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RECIPE: Deconstructed Banana Split, For National Banana Split Day

[1] The deconstructed banana split at Sushi Samba in New York City (photo courtesy Sushi Samba). [2] The traditional banana split (photo courtesy California Milk Advisory Board).   How should you celebrate August 25th, National Banana Split Day? There’s the tried and true banana split, of course. Classically served in a long dish, called a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Naked Cake With Stone Fruits

The summer’s selection of stone fruits are begging for a naked cake. June through September is prime stone fruit season in the U.S. WHAT ARE STONE FRUITS? Stone fruits are members of the Prunus genus, and include: Apricots Cherries Lychees Mangoes Nectarines Olives Peaches Plums Cross-breeds such as apriums, plumcots and pluots   A stone…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Better Waffles

[1] BLT Wafflewich, a waffle sandwich (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] Waffle cups aren’t just for sundaes. Use them to hold a crisp, healthy veggie salad (photo courtesy Joy Cone Company). [3] You can take a gourmet approach to chicken and waffles with little touches like these (photo courtesy Honey Butter Fried Chicken |…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: Blackberries = Purple Cocktail = A Delicious Smash!

[1] Watch the sunset with a Blackberry Smash. [2] A Bourbon & Peach Smash. Here’s the recipe from Imbibe Magazine (photo courtesy Imbibe Magazine). [3] This Tequila & Sage Smash is served in a tall glass with ice cubes (photo courtesy Imbibe Magazine). [4] Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is made in small batches by Beam Suntory…
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