TIP OF THE DAY: Put Fruit On Your Sandwiches

You put cranberry sauce on turkey sandwiches, don’t you? Mango chutney on chicken or cheddar sandwiches? Goat cheese or brie with fig jam? How about fresh fruit? Fruit and cheese, a perfect complement on a plate, do equally well on a baguette, croissant or other bread. Lush stone fruits are a perfect complement, particularly ripe…
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RECIPE: Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch

[1] What’s better than Bourbon Milk Punch on a hot day? Frozen Bourbon Milk Punch, with ice cream instead of half and half (photo courtesy Bourbon House | NOLA). [2] Traditional Bourbon Milk Punch, made with half-and-half instead of ice cream (photo courtesy The Cocktail Project). [3] Make Bourbon Milk Punch even more festive by…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pecan Pie

August 20th is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day (July 12th is Pecan Pie Day). Our question: Why eat heavy pecan pie during the summer—not to mention add rich chocolate to it—when there are so many seasonal, ephemeral berries and stone fruits to turn into pies? Our tip: Keep this recipe from Melissa Clark of The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Glam Your Homemade Lemonade

August 20th is National Lemonade Day (National Watermelon Day is August 3rd). If the only lemonade you drink comes from a bottle, you’ve never experienced real lemonade (We give a waiver to Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a line of carbonated, flavored malt liquor drinks in a dozen or so flavors. It’s not lemonade per se, but…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Things To Do With Blueberries

Got blueberries? There at an excellent price right now. When October brings half pints of blueberries for $5 and more, you’ll be sorry you didn’t enjoy more of these during peak blueberry season. So enjoy all the blueberry and mixed fruit salads, cocktails and pies. But also try the little blue orbs in: BEVERAGES Blueberry…
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