RECIPES: Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Last fall, The J.M. Smucker Company, maker of Jif peanut butter, held its sixth annual “Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich” contest for kids, with college scholarship awards. The 2008 contest launches on August 14 and runs through November. Rules can be found on Jif.com. Even though the creators of these sandwiches are all under the…
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RECIPES: Classic Summer Cocktails

The ever-popular Margarita seems to be a classic with every generation.   Modern mixology, like today’s fine cuisine, has become a throw-down to see who can create the most complex, fascinating drinks with new flavors and nifty ingredients. In the process of entertaining cocktail customers with new wow factors, many of the classic drinks have…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Frozen Fruit Frenzy

Frozen strawberries: a versatile ingredient. Photo courtesy The Perfect Pantry.   Stock up on bags of your favorite frozen fruits. They’re less expensive than fresh fruit. Beyond fruit desserts and snacks, you can use them for cold soups, with stewed meats, in marinades and much more. RECIPE: EASY FRUIT POPSICLES* 1. SLIGHTLY THAW frozen fruit.…
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COCKTAIL RECIPES: “Green” Cocktails For Earth Day

Think green, and celebrate Earth Day with two cocktail recipes from 360 Vodka.   Celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, by drinking tap water. Refill a bottle and carry it around with you. And especially purchase a Better Drinking Water Filter Bottle—a biodegradable corn resin bottle with a built-in filter top that is good for purifying…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flavored Cream Cheese

If you don’t have time to make scallion cream cheese, do the next best thing: Snip chives into a small dish so that guests can sprinkle them on top of the cream cheese. It takes two minutes to wash and snip the chives.   When we serve flavored cream cheeses at brunch, the scallion cream…
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