TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Sundae Bar For Valentine’s Day

[1] The classic: a brownie sundae (photo courtesy Dove Chocolate Discoveries). [2] A caramel pecan sundae atop a caramel pecan bar (photo courtesy Go Bold With Butter). [3] Hot fudge with blondie crumbs and raspberries (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [4] Strawberry sundae with cookie crumbles (photo courtesy McConnell’s Ice Cream).   We love to…
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PRODUCTS: Food Gifts For Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day), Part 2

Yesterday we presented some non-traditional Valentine food gifts. Today, we take on the more expected categories of sweets, plus something with zero calories: artisan Valentine tea blends. In alphabetical order, we recommend: FEED YOUR SOUL: VEGAN BROWNIES This bakery’s lineup includes popular cookies and bars (chocolate chip, peanut butter, etc.), but our pick for your…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bhutanese Red Rice & Pilaf Recipe

Bhutanese red rice has been available in specialty stores and online for a decade or more, but most of us haven’t tried it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, how about some red rice on your table? It’s a whole grain, high in fiber from its crimson bran. The red color comes from its anthocyanins,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stabilized Whipped Cream

[1] Chocolate lasagna: a happy Valentine Dessert (photo Persnickety Plates | Amanda’s Cookin’, photo courtesy Amanda’s Cookin’. [2] Stabilized whipped cream doesn’t collapse (photo Kuhn Rikon).   We love whipped cream, and we don’t care for Cool Whip. (Sure, we ate it in college from the container, like the other girls in the dorm. But…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Heart Fruit Skewers

There’s no need to pack on the calories for Valentine’s Day. Make these Valentine Fruit Skewers. You can serve them at breakfast, or for snacking. Or, enjoy them as a filling dessert before you dig into the box of chocolate.   RECIPE: VALENTINE HEART FRUIT SKEWERS Ingredients Use whatever fruit appeals to you as you…
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