TIP OF THE DAY: The New Jell-O Mold Is A Mason Jar

Top: Red, white and blue Jell-O mold in Mason jars (photo Victoria Belanger | eHow). Bottom: No spoon is needed with these Jell-O fingers. They’re gummy, like Jell-O shots without alcohol. Here’s the recipe from CommunityTable.Parade.com.   Call them Ball Jars, Kerr Jars or Mason Jars, these 19th century inventions enabled the preserving foods for…
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RECIPE: Hot Dog & Tater Tot Skewers

Here’s fun for kids and adults alike over the holiday weekend. You can use your favorite franks, and also make a vegan option with Lightlife Smart Dogs. This recipe was created by Foodness Gracious for Lightlife. RECIPE: HOT DOG & TATER TOT SKEWERS Ingredients 1 package hot dogs (we use Applegate, made in all natural…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Flag Cake For Memorial Day

Top and center: This American Flag Cake is easy to make (photos courtesy TheKitchyKitchen.com). Bottom: You’ll need nine eggs for the cake (photo courtesy Organic Valley).   We’re very fond of American flag cakes for Memorial Day and Independence Day. Check out these cakes on Pinterest. Many of them require the skills of a pastry…
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RECIPE: Tricolor Jello Fingers For St. Pat’s, July 4th, Halloween, Christmas & More

Top: St. Patrick’s Day themed Jell-O from TheModernRoost.com used food color to create the darkest green layer. Center: The recipe for this Halloween Jell-O from SomethingNewForDinner.com. Bottom: Christmas Jell-O from Due Forni | Las Vegas.   You’re never to old to enjoy a fancy Jell-O dish. Call it retro, call it Jell-O art; just call…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Best Burger Buns

A brioche roll adds a gourmet touch to any type of burger. Photo © Craig Holmes | BSP.   Gearing up for a Labor Day cookout? Go beyond the traditional burger bun and generate excitement with a selection of specialty burger buns (also, a selection of burgers—beef, bison, turkey, veggie, etc.). Here are our favorite…
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