TIP OF THE DAY: Add Grains Or Beans To A Layered Winter Salad

[1] For single portions or a fun family approach, pack salads into mason jars—not big ones, since the fork has to reach the bottom! (photo California Avocados). [3] Spinach and bacon layered salad layered with peas, red bell pepper and cheddar, with ranch dressing (photo courtesy Kraft). [3] Classic layered salad with blue cheese dressing.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes

Purple may not be a theme color for the holidays, but we can’t resist the Stokes purple sweet potatoes that are in markets now. Once a rarity outside of Asian markets, purple potatoes are now popping up in mainstream markets nationwide. There are different varieties, which vary in shape and levels of moisture, density, richness…
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RECIPE: Christmas Green Beans

[1] Green beans with red accents (photo courtesy Melissas.com). [2] Julienned sundried tomatoes (photo courtesy Sevillo Fine Foods).   Our holiday meals are known for too much food. We wish we could cut back on the number of dishes on the groaning board, but we can’t. We want them all. But we do intersperse high-calorie…
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