RECIPE: March Madness Chili, A DIY Food Bar

[1] Beef and bean chili with shredded cheddar and scallions (photo courtesy Pre Brands). [2] Bean chili with fout garnishes (photo courtesy Hope Hummus).   You may have your brackets set, but how about your chili toppings? Hormel created these tongue-in-cheek brackets of toppings to serve with their chili. So while watching the games, how…
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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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FOOD FUN: Garnish Your Avocado Half

Avocado halves garnished with black and white sesame seeds, at Bo’s Kitchen.   We often enjoy an avocado half for breakfast, plain or with a splash of balsamic vinegar. We also have it as a first course with lunch or dinner. While we’ve filled the centers with everything from tuna salad to marinated cherry tomatoes…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Party On With Savory Spreads

We’re having a spread cocktail party. It’s not a Christmas/holiday party: We’re deliberately doing something different. There will be no cheese ball covered with bright red pomegranate arils, no eggnog scented with nutmeg, no holiday cookies. Just spreads. In fact, we’re calling them cocktail spreads, since we’ll be serving them with wine and cocktails. It’s…
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