TIP OF THE DAY: Stenciled Cheese For Holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Christmas…)

Add a little luck of the Irish to cheese and other foods, by creating a shamrock garnish made of herbs. You can apply the same technique to other themes: Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day hearts, stars for Christmas, Independence Day and New Year’s, pumpkins for Halloween, and so forth. You also can use edible glitter,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Black Cocktails For Black Friday

It’s Black Friday. When you get back from fighting the crowds, it’s time for a black cocktail. Trouble is, the well known “black” cocktails, like the Black Russian, actually brown. But there are options, including using the first three ingredients to color any clear spirit (clear liqueurs, gin, tequila, rum, etc.): Black vodka Black food…
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RECIPE: Frozen Pumpkin Tiramisu

Given the popularity of tiramisu in the U.S., we’re surprised we haven’t come across a frozen pumpkin tiramisu before this one. Instead of layering the ingredients in a bowl or pan, this recipe takes the extra step of building it in a springform pan, so it emerges looking like a frozen soufflé. The recipe is…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Tacos

What kind of tacos are right for the season? Pumpkin tacos! Or at least, butternut squash tacos. PUMPKIN: AN ALL-AMERICAN Pumpkins and all other squash species originated in Central America more than 7,500 years ago. The oldest domesticated pumpkin seeds found to date are from the Oaxaca Highlands in southwest Mexico. The original pumpkins bore…
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FOOD FUN: Pumpkin Soup In A Mini Pumpkin

Express your inner artist by turning miniature pumpkins into bowls for pumpkin soup. The next fun part is garnishing them with whatever appeals to you. Some of our favorites: Croutons: cornbread, pumpkernickel or sourdough Dairy: crème fraîche, sour cream, yogurt Heat: crushed red pepper flakes, red jalapeno (circles or minced) Meat: bacon, frizzled ham or…
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