TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Canapé Bread

[1] Star-shaped canapés are perfect for the holidays, Independence Day and any celebratory occasion. These are topped with caramelized onions and goat cheese. Here’s the recipe from King Arthur Flour. [2] The set of three canapé bread tubes from King Arthur Flour. [3] A classic: pumpernickel topped with crème fraîche, smoked salmon and dill. Here’s…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Cucumber Hors d’Oeuvre

You don’t need to train as a sushi chef to make these hors d’oeuvre suggested by Sunset Products, growers of Sunset One Sweet Cucumbers. The mini cucumbers easily turn into a crunchy base. They’re green enough—and elegant enough—to serve with St. Patrick’s Day cocktails. The first recipe is a twist on the traditional California roll.…
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RECIPE: Homemade Bacon Jam

In this clever version, bacon jam on toast is turned into a holiday treat. Photo courtesy DomesticFits.com. Here’s the recipe.   You’ve got time to whip up a batch of bacon jam, either to serve at Christmas breakfast or to give as a special gift. Thia recipe is from chef Johnny Gnall, who teaches us…
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RECIPE: Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

Looking for “gourmet” Super Bowl fare? Try this recipe from Dietz & Watson. Just a bit of fresh basil elevates bacon-wrapped shrimp to new flavor heights. Serve the shrimp on a platter for game-watching, with cocktails or as an appetizer or first course for dinner. RECIPE: BACON-WRAPPED SHRIMP WITH BASIL Ingredients For 4 Servings 16…
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RECIPE: Tuna Sashimi Hors d’Oeuvre

Maguro tuna with “seasoned avocado sauce”: guacamole. Photo courtesy Ippudo | New York.   Whenever we visit Ippudo—a creative Japanese ramen chain with luscious ramen soups and so much more—we’re inspired to adapt some of the recipes at home. This one is very easy and for hot summer days; it requires no cooking. Fresh tuna…
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