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?…
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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…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Hummus

Top: Hummus, lightly garnished at Shaya | New Orleans. Second: Hummus with sophisticated garnishing at Shaya. Third: Hummus on a sandwich from EatWellEnjoyLife.com. Bottom: Hummus flatbread with arugula, at The Purple Carrot.   Hummus, a dip and spread made from chickpeas, has been eaten for millennia: Chickpeas and the sesame seeds used to make tahini…
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RECIPE: Hot Cheese & Bacon Dip

When the weather gets cooler, the foods get warmer. Here’s a flavorful hot fall and winter dip from Kraft. You serve it warm and bubbly, with crudités, crackers, cocktail franks or cut-up regular franks or brats. Kraft developed it with their brands: Kraft Real Mayonnaise, Oscar Mayer Brand bacon, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Shredded Three…
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RECIPE: Artichoke Dip With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Artichoke dip with sun-dried tomatoes. Photo courtesy Mooney Farms.   After yesterday’s recipe for spinach and artichoke dip appeared, our friend Rachel emailed to say: “I don’t like spinach. Do you have a recipe for artichoke dip without it?” This one’s for you, Rachel: an award-winning recipe courtesy of Mooney Farms. The recipe uses Mooney’s…
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