FOOD FUN: Quick Caramel Apples & Pears

Why wait for next fall, when caramel apples are a well-deserved winter comfort food? We love caramel apples, so we didn’t hesitate to adapt this recipe (photo #1) from Produce For Kids, switching the pears for crunchy apples and using warm caramel. There are two ways to enjoy this recipe: our way, with warm, drippy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Panettone Ice Cream Cake

[1] Turn a panettone into a fancy ice cream cake. Here’s the recipe from Proud Italian Cook. [2] Filling the well with ice cream (photo courtesy Proud Italian Cook). [3] A simpler take: no frosting needed. Here’s the recipe from Vincenzo’s Plate | Huffington Post.   In past years, we’ve offered ways to turn panettone…
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TIP OF THE DAY: It’s Hot Toddy Time

January 11th is National Hot Toddy Day; January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. But we think this Chocolate Hot Toddy recipe (photo #1) is so full of holiday cheer, it deserves to be enjoyed now. Hot buttered rum, also called a rum toddy, is a type of hot toddy, a venerable warm cocktail…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hummus Tacos For Taco Tuesdays

[1] Meatless Mondays meet Taco Tuesdays, with these vegetable-hummus tacos. Here’s the recipe from Mountain Mama Cooks. [2] Nacho Tuesday substitutes for Taco Tuesday (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog).   You can combine Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday with meatless tacos, like this recipe for Veggie Hummus Tacos (photo #1) from Mountain Mama…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Chocolate Truffles, Honey Sweetened

Don’t these truffles look delicious, the work of a skilled professional? They are, the famous Force Noir* truffles from San Francisco chocolatier Michael Recchiuti (one of our favorites). He invites you to make them at home with the recipe below. Truffles can cost $3 apiece at an artisan chocolate shop. Egad! In truth, if you…
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