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RECIPE: Peanut Butter & Jelly Pizza

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RECIPE: Peanut Butter & Jelly Quesadilla

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April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. Sure, you could have a sandwich; but how about a PB & J pizza? Peanut butter was considered a delicacy in the early 1900s. It was only served in New York City’s finest tea room, to an elite clientele. A recipe in the May 1896 issue […]

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[1] PB & J quesadillas (photo © U.S. Apple Association). [2] Crunch Time, a flavor from PB & Co., is even crunchier than their regular Simply Crunchy (photo © PB & Co.)   For April 2nd, National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day, there are all sorts of peanut butters, jellies and breads to combine. We […]

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[1] The box is made from 100% chocolate, with cute-topped salt caramels inside. This is the gift we order for ourselves every year (photo © Charles Chocolates). [2] One of four collections of hand-painted, ganache-filled Easter eggs. This is the Greek Collection, filled with pomegranate and rose water ganache, walnut-almond baklava salted caramel, and fig […]

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[1] Chocolate mousse with a secret: blue cheese blended into it (both photos © Castello Cheese USA). [2] Castello blue cheese. [3] Häagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet (photo © Häagen-Dazs).   The name of this dish may sound like an April Fool’s Day joke: A mousse of chocolate and blue cheese. We first had the chocolate-blue cheese […]

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We usually have a well-stocked fridge and pantry. When we’re out of something, that something is likely to be fresh mushrooms. Fortunately, there’s a solution for that: dried mushrooms. While nothing beats the flavor and texture of a fresh raw mushroom in a salad, side of marinated mushrooms or sauté, dried mushrooms work very well […]

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In our neighborhood, a casual Middle Eastern place sells the classics: falafel, shawarma, shish kebab, etc. We used to have a regular lunch of the spreads—baba ghannouj and hummus—plus grape leaves and tabouli. Then, one day, we decided to order something new. Looking at the menu, we chose fattoush. Fattoush (alternatively spelled fattush, fatush, fattoosh […]

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[1] Canned tomatoes are typically plum tomatoes (photo © Hunt’s). [2] First Place: Bianco di Napoli canned tomatoes (photo © Instacart). [3] Second Place: Market Pantry canned tomatoes (photo © Target). [4] Third Place: San Merican canned tomatoes (photo © Whole Foods).   Many of us used canned tomatoes for tomato sauce, chili, enchiladas, meatloaf […]

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We love this idea from Ardor Restaurant, located in the West Hollywood Edition hotel in Los Angeles. This vegetable-forward restaurant uses organic ingredients, prepared simply but (as you can tell from the photo), impressively. We’d also like to give a shout out to Chef John Fraser, a California native whose cuisine enthralled us when he […]

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[1] Spring Panzanella Salad, an Italian classic (photos #1 and #2 © Tending The Table | California Olive Ranch). [2] Close-up on the salad. [3] Radicchio (this variety is Trevisol; photo © Good Eggs). [3] Arbequina EVOO (photo © California Olive Ranch).   We love all kinds of bread, and that includes biscuits, pizza crusts, […]

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We are big fans of the turkey products from Diestel Family Ranch, a premier breeder of whole turkeys and other turkey treats. There are: Conventional whole turkeys plus Non-GMO and organic options. Boneless turkey breast that’s 100% breast, no patched-up pieces. Turkey burgers, chorizo, franks, ground turkey and sandwich slices including turkey pastrami, sausage.   […]

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