TIP OF THE DAY: Have Some Figs For National Fig Week

[1] Honey-roasted figs are a delicious dessert. You can serve them with goat cheese or mascarpone (photo courtesy Melissa’s). Brown Turkey figs, a popular variety (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Fig fondue (photo courtesy California Figs).   Figs are such a delicious fruit; but how often do you eat them? For inspiration, we have a…
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RECIPE: Caramelized Onion & Apple Galette

This is such a nice fall recipe, we’ve made it several times—and we’re just a few weeks into fall. Savory and sweet combine in this galette: caramelized onions and apples. A galette (gah-LET) is a rustic, round, open-face pie, made without a pie pan. It is flat, with a turned-up crust that wraps around the…
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RECIPE: Calle Dão Coconut Rum Flan

[1] Un bonito postre (a beautiful dessert): coconut rum flan at at Calle Dão| NYC. [2] When you’re done with the flan, treat yourself to a Dark ‘N’ Stormy, mix dark rum with ginger beer. Fill a tall glass with ice, add the juice of half a lime, and your desired proportions of rum and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cooking With Pumpkin Liqueur

[1] For brunch, pumpkin liqueur French toast with an optional topping of sauteed apples (photo courtesy Domesticate Me | Peapod). [2] Baileys is one of a number of pumpkin liqueurs available in the fall (photo courtesy Baileys).   Last year we received a bottle of pumpkin liqueur, and put it to good use in Halloween…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Champagne Jell-O Shots…Or Maybe Beer

How old can you be and still enjoy Jell-O shots? Erica of Erica’s Sweet Tooth adapted this recipe from Bakers Royale. Point of accuracy: This recipe is made with plain gelatin, not flavored Jell-O, so it’s not really a Jell-O shot. Another point: Everyone responds to the word “champagne,” but pricey champagne at $30 and…
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