RECIPE: March Madness Chili, A DIY Food Bar

[1] Beef and bean chili with shredded cheddar and scallions (photo courtesy Pre Brands). [2] Bean chili with fout garnishes (photo courtesy Hope Hummus).   You may have your brackets set, but how about your chili toppings? Hormel created these tongue-in-cheek brackets of toppings to serve with their chili. So while watching the games, how…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate With A Bacon Bar + 21 More Food Bars

[1] Start with a bacon Bloody Mary (photo and a recipe courtesy Bacon Bourbon USA). [2] Bourbon bacon with bacon-cheddar biscuits and bacon jam (photo courtesy Smithfield). You can serve the different types of bacon on a plate or in a jar or glass. [3] You can include European styles of bacon, like pancetta. Check…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Apple Cider Bar

Hot raspberry cider. Photo courtesy Driscoll’s Berries. Here’s the recipe.   A few months ago we created a feature on party food bars: Breakfast & Brunch Bar Drinks & Snacks Food Bar Desserts Food Bar Lunch & Dinner Food Bar   Our drinks bars included the different ways to serve Bloody Marys, lemonade and iced…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Quinoa Bar

Last month we presented a series of tips to create exciting food bars for entertaining (links below). You can do smaller versions for the family dinner table. A few days ago, we discovered a delicious and nutritious quinoa bar at Fresh&Co., a fast-casual, seasonal and organic restaurant concept for health-conscious people who care as much…
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TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Food Bar Part 3: Desserts

A simple creation from a s’mores bar. Photo courtesy Tastefully Simple.   Over the last two days, we’ve covered breakfast food bars and lunch/dinner food bars. Today: ideas for dessert food bars. We conclude tomorrow with snacks and drinks. FOOD BAR IDEAS: DESSERT & SNACKS Cake Bar: Angel cake, bundts, cheesecake, or loaf cakes (easiest…
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