TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn & Wine Pairings

[1] (photo courtesy Hidden Valley). [2] (photo courtesy Coupons.com).[3] Go whole-hog with a pairing flight (photo courtesy Skinnygirl).   For the Oscars on Sunday, how about some popcorn pairing fun? If you typically watch the show with a bowl of popcorn, consider moving past the beer and soda in favor of wine pairings. Wine and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fritos Chili Pie For National Chili Day & The Oscars

Top: Frito Chili Pie from Frito-Lay. Center: Country Living Magazine suggests making individual servings in Mason jars. Bottom: RealMomKitchen.com made the prettiest version.   Back in 2012, Fritos set the Guinness World Record for the largest-ever Frito Chili Pie: 1,300 pounds of Fritos, chili and cheese. For February 28th, National Chili Day, consider recreating the…
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ACADEMY AWARDS RECIPE: Popcorn Cupcakes

Popcorn and a movie? How about popcorn cupcakes and a movie awards show? Jessica of PNP Flowers Inc. created these fun cupcakes with popcorn. The popcorn is both in the batter and a garnish on top of the icing. Why not whip up a batch for your Oscar nibbles? Here’s Jessica’s recipe; the original recipe…
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FOOD FUN: Oscar Party Sushi

If your Oscar party will include sushi, how about a platter that looks like a director’s slate? This fun idea comes from SushiShop, which isn’t selling the “director’s slate” platters but developed this as part of an advertising campaign. You can make it yourself with: 10 pieces of salmon nigiri (fish atop rice pads) 10…
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RECIPE: Parmesan Popcorn, Jalapeño Popcorn

Following up on our “Diet Oscars” menu, here’s a recipe for flavored popcorn. In addition to movie-watching (or movie award show-watching), gourmet popcorn goes well with cocktails, wine and beer. Don’t like cheese or rosemary? Head to Popcorn.org, the website of the The Popcorn Board, for scores of flavored popcorn recipes. The recipes yield four…
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