TIP OF THE DAY: Fusion Antipasto Recipe

Piquillo peppers add color and flavor to what would have been a plain lettuce salad. Photo courtesy El Navarrico.   Create a fusion dish by using Italian antipasto ingredients to dress up your salad course. Marinated tomatoes, roasted peppers or artichokes from a high-quality manufacturer like Divina are wonderful on their own, but are even…
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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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TIP OF THE DAY: Zippier Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

Today is a holiday you can really sink your teeth into: Grilled Cheese Day! In fact, April is also Grilled Cheese Month—a much tastier concept than Taxes Are Due Month. Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of our favorite comfort foods—for lunch, light supper or snacks (you can cut them in quarters for casual hors d’oeuvres,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Water Glass Garnishes

Take a tip from stylish restaurants and add slices of lemon, lime or cucumber (or a plump strawberry) to the rim of water glasses. After you’ve cut the slices, make an additional cut from the center to the edge, and use that notch to affix the fruit to the rim. Guests can remove and float…
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