TIP OF THE DAY: Apples With Honey, Fruit Dip With Chutney

For the Jewish New Year celebration, Rosh Hashanah—which begins Sunday at sunset—apple slices and honey represent wishes for a sweet new and fruitful year. This simple combination is so yummy, we wonder why it isn’t a regular snack for everybody. The recipe is simple: Sliced apples Small bowl of honey Cocktail napkins to catch honey… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Apples With Honey, Fruit Dip With Chutney”

TIP OF THE DAY: Salsa Gazpacho & 15 More Uses For Salsa

[1] Salsa-based gazpacho (photo courtesy Knudsen). [2] Shrimp cocktail with salsa; add avocado and lime wedge for a “Mexican shrimp cocktail” (photo courtesy MackenzieLtd.com. [3] Grab your favorite salsa from the shelf and check out the 15 ideas below (photo courtesy Mrs. Renfro’s).   If you have more salsa than you need, turn it into… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Salsa Gazpacho & 15 More Uses For Salsa”

TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Guacamole Trio

Top: Serve three different guacamole “flavors” at once (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). Center: Chunky guacamole (photo courtesy Calavo Growers). Bottom: Guacamole in cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy FronteraFiesta.com).   So many guacamole recipes, so little time! The solution: Make guacamole trios, three different recipes at a time. Here are some favorites of ours: Bacon Cheddar… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Guacamole Trio”

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES: Irish Spuds & Green Dip With Green Beer

St. Pat’s snack: wedge fries, green dip and a green beer. You can color any light-hued food green. Photos courtesy McCormick.   For St. Patrick’s Day you’ll be able to buy green-tinted bagels, beer, donuts, and more; but you can also plan to color your own foods. Chocolate chip cookies? Mashed potatoes? Milk? Oatmeal? Pancakes?… Continue reading “ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES: Irish Spuds & Green Dip With Green Beer”

FOOD FUN: Make Beet Yogurt For Your Valentine

Top: The secret ingredient is popped mustard seeds. Photo courtesy Samin Nosrat. Bottom: Serve either recipe with homemade pita wedges. Photo courtesy The Pioneer Woman.   Our supermarkets are filled with cooked, packaged, ready-to-eat beets brought in for Valentine’s Day. While we love fresh-roasted beets, they’re the most time-consuming root vegetables to prepare. We got… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Make Beet Yogurt For Your Valentine”