TIP OF THE DAY: Brownies At Brunch

August is Brownies at Brunch Month. It may sound unusual, but who’s going to complain? You don’t have to serve fudgy chocolate brownies first thing in the morning. Try blondies, zucchini brownies and recipes with dried fruit. If you can’t bake up a fresh batch, consider the Cinnamon Blonde Sweeties from Sugardaddy’s Sumptuous Sweeties. They’re…
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Tip of the Day: Goat Cheese Caprese Salad

Mozzarella, tomato and basil, the classic “Caprese salad” (named after the Italian island of Capri) is a popular first course. For a change, substitute goat cheese. Its creaminess pairs beautifully with the sweet acidity of tomatoes. For a beautiful dish: Slice circles from a log of goat cheese. Plate with sliced heirloom tomatoes and fresh…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spicing Up Store-Bought Cole Slaw & Other Salads

If you buy store-made salads—tuna, chicken, egg, potato and macaroni salad, cole slaw and others— there’s generally room for improvement. Add little bits of one or more accents, and you’ll have a vastly improved product. Select two or three seasonings to layer flavor. Examples: Cheese: blue cheese or feta crumbles or a garnish of shredded…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ginger Beer Cheer

Ginger ale lovers who want more spice in their life should get to know ginger beer, a more intensely-flavored, spicier brew. Historically fermented, today’s ginger beers, like Reed’s Original Ginger Brew, are alcohol-free, sophisticated soft drinks that can be enjoyed straight from the bottle, or as cocktail mixers. Try a Moscow Mule, with 2 ounces…
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