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FOOD FUN: Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip

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RECIPE: Strawberries & Cream Shake

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FOOD FUN: Salmon Skewers & Grilled Pineapple

[1] Vivian Howard’s Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip, served with homemade saltines (photo courtesy Garden & Gun).   The next time you have to bring something to a party, how about this Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip? Served with homemade saltines, it’s the most popular item at Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston, North Carolina. […]

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May 21st is National Strawberries & Cream Day. This delicious shake was created by Bo’s Kitchen. Bo creates vegan recipes in the U.K. You can make the shake with conventional half-and-half* or with nondairy milk; Bo uses coconut milk. Bo’s recipe: Simmer strawberries in a pan with a bit water and a splash of maple […]

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Do you like grilled salmon? The next time you grill, how about glazed salmon skewers like these: anchored in pineapple, with a side of cucumber salad? Created by Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, you can create this clever idea at home. You can use your glaze of choice, or the honey-mustard glaze in the recipe for […]

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[1] Minted pea soup from John Woodhouse (recipe below; photos #1 and #2 courtesy John Woodhouse). [2] Fresh spring peas give a flavor to the soup that frozen peas cannot. [3] You can use half-and-half or heavy cream. See the footnote below (†) for the difference between half-and-half, light cream and heavy cream (photo courtesy […]

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We have no plans to be anywhere near Battle Creek, Michigan. But if we could get there, we’d head to Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Cocktails for their Blanco Burger (photo #1). Fried chicken skins were on the bar-snack menu when a customer thought he spotted chicken skins atop a burger. He was mistaken, but the […]

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We love mochi (pronounced MO-chee), an Asian-American sweet with roots in ancient Japan. For more than a millennia in Japan, mounds of pillowy rice dough have been stuffed with adzuki beans and other sweet fillings (photo #1, ice cream mochi, look similar). A dough of pounded, glutinous (but gluten-free) sweet rice flour is steamed and […]

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Here are four ways to enjoy creamy iced coffee, from Pampered Chef. Pampered Chef prepares it family-size, in their one-gallon Quick-Stir Pitcher (photo #1). The pitcher, which has a plunger in the lid, mixes everything from infused water and sangria to powdered drinks. We use it to brew iced tea as well, and bring the […]

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[1] That’s one big cookie! Here’s the recipe from A Cozy Kitchen.   Hey Cookie Monster, and the cookie monsters within us: May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. We’re going for this jumbo chocolate chip cookie, from A Cozy Kitchen. It’s baked in a 12-inch skillet. That makes it a family-size chocolate chip […]

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We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The […]

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