TIP OF THE DAY: Building Up Canned Soup

Soups from the can, even when they’re good, can be made even better with a few added ingredients. In this tip, we’ll show you how we enhanced one of our favorites, and inspire you to do the same. We adore Thai chicken coconut soup (tom kha gai, translated as chicken galangal soup—photo #1). It’s a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Romaine & Other Food Recalls

[1] The most popular romaine dish: Caesar salad (photo courtesy Safe Eggs). [2] Even organic romaine isn’t immune to E. coli. See why below (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Recently, Santa Barbara County recalled romaine harvested between November 27th through 30th due to an E. coli outbreak. Almost instantly, every leaf of romaine disappeared [hopefully]…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 4 Tips To Make Christmas Dinner Easier

[1] Cranberry mimosa. Appoint one of the guests to be bartender (photo courtesy Ocean Spray). [2] Cheese wreath. One of your creative guests may want to do something special with the cheese plate (photo courtesy Eat Wisconsin Cheese). [3] Ask someone in advance to carve the turkey or ham (photo courtesy iGourmet). [4] Ask someone…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Beautiful Holiday Cheese Boards & Plates

It’s easy to turn cheese into edible holiday art. Just look at these 10 examples, each easy to create at home. When you need a respite during holiday preparations, sit back with this history of cheese.     THE HISTORY OF CHEESE Cheese dates back to before recorded history, perhaps as far back as 6,000…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Leftover Wine

[1] Make a holiday sangria (photo courtesy Stick A Fork. [2] Use leftover wine to poach pears or apples (photo courtesy Sunbasket). [3] Fun wine gift: stylish cans from WineSociety.   A couple of years ago we published a piece called 20 Ways To Use Leftover Wine. Here’s a mini holiday version, with two ways…
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