TIP OF THE DAY: Eat More Legumes

Top: A chopped salad with spring peas. You can substitute sugar snap peas, or any other legume. Photo courtesy The Foster’s Market Cookbook. Bottom: This creative salad wraps leafy greens in prosciutto, with a side of cannellini beans in vinaigrette.   Nutritionist advise that we eat more legumes. But most people don’t know what a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Holiday Cupcakes

December 15th is National Cupcake Day. When a holiday like this falls right before Christmas, there’s only one way to go: Christmas eat cupcakes. You can turn the food holiday into a seasonal holiday party, with a DYO (decorate your own) cupcake party, with holiday flavors and garnishes. Whether you bake them from scratch or…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Recipes For National Lemon Cream Pie Day

Frozen lemon cream pie with a hit of lemon-flavored vodka.   National Lemon Cream Pie Day is November 29th. This year, we’re serving up something special courtesy of a recipe from New Amsterdam Vodka: a frozen pie with vodka. Don’t want the alcohol? Don’t want a frozen pie? There’s a very creamy lemon cream pie…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Deviled Eggs

November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day. Deviled eggs took off as picnic and cocktail party fare after the second World War. But their roots date back to ancient Rome. The cooks of wealthy Romans boiled eggs, seasoned them with spicy sauces and served them as a first course (known as gustatio). Serving these deviled…
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HALLOWEEN: Best Chocolate Witch

Bewitching in dark or milk chocolate. Photo courtesy Li-Lac Chocolates.   We’ve been looking around, and think we’ve found the best chocolate witch for Halloween. Eight inches tall and weighing in at 14 ounces of solid chocolate, the Big Halloween Witch from Li-Lac Chocolates is our favorite this season. There are many nifty chocolate molds…
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