PRODUCT: Chocolate Truffle Torte Kit

[1] A chocolate torte—a short, dense cake—topped with chocolate truffles (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] A coconut torte: one dense layer (photo courtesy Food 52). [3] A chocolate tart. Notice the chocolate crust around the perimeter (photo courtesy Pichet Ong).   Happy Valentine’s Day! If this chocolate truffle torte looks good to you (photo…
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TOP PICKS OF THE WEEK: For The Kitchen

Recently we previewed some new housewares, just arrived on the market. Here are three that have found a permanent place in our home.     1. RITZ HOOK AND HANG TOWELS It’s a simple invention but a very useful one: a kitchen towel with a hook attached, the whole thing going straight into the washing…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 20 Ways To Serve Tortellini

[1] Tortellini alfredo. Here’s the recipe from Damn Delicious. [2] Tortellini antipasto salad. Here’s the recipe from Host The Toast. [3] Tortellini and shrimp skewers. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home. [4] Fried tortellini bites with marinara sauce dip. Here’s the recipe from The Cozy Cook.   February 13th is National Tortellini Day. Most…
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RECIPE: Seasonal Apple Cider Cocktail

Seasonal and sweet, apple cider is a timely and delicious ingredient for fall and winter cocktails. It’s part of Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cocktail. Combined with applejack and gin, this cider cocktail is easy to make at home. Our thanks to Union Square Cafe and the Florence Fabricant/The New York Times for the recipe. The…
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