Here’s a fusion food: thousand year old eggs*, a traditional Chinese recipe, crossed with western tradition: Easter Eggs. A sophisticated adult crowd will enjoy these sophisticated Easter eggs. You can: Let guests peel their own and serve with a dipping sauce. Leave some whole and devil some of them.   Either way, it’s a charming […]

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We were thrilled to receive sample bags of Maddy & Maize, small batch gourmet popcorn handmade in St. Paul, Minnesota. More accurately, we were thrilled when we tasted them. Could they be the best flavored popcorns anywhere? The line is all-natural, which means no artificial flavors and color, no HFCS, non GMO, peanut-free. And most […]

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Celebrate spring with a beautiful bowl of crudités, artistically arrayed. Stroll down the produce aisle of your best market and select the most appealing veggies, looking for different colors and textures. Arrange them on a beautiful plate or in a shallow bowl, with a bowl of green hummus in the center (photo #1). SPRING VEGETABLES […]

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[1] Celebrate spring with your pie crust (photo courtesy The Topless Baker). [2] This flower and leaf set has cookie cutters in multiple sizes. Get it on Amazon.   What’s a spring pie? It’s any pie that celebrates spring, which begins today. To make a pie special for spring, use flower and leaf cutouts on […]

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If you don’t care to make egg salad from all the leftover Easter eggs, how about guacamole? We found this suggestion from California Avocado Commission: Paint avocados instead of eggs! You don’t have to have ripe avocados. Today’s hard avocado is tomorrow’s ripe one, so don’t hesitate to buy hard ones for your “Easter basket.” […]

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