If you’re considering what to bake for Mother’s Day, how about these pretty mini pies? We received the recipe from My Baking Addiction, a site with such tempting recipes that you’ll want to make them all. Currently featured on the home page are Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes, Rosé Cheesecake and Rumchata Cheesecake Pudding […]

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Enjoy this sunny cocktail from one of our favorite restaurants, Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian churrascaria with locations worldwide (and many in the U.S.—send someone a gift card!). It’s called Guava do Sul, guava sunshine. You can stop in for a cocktail or have it as the beginning of an entire wonderful dinner. We liked […]

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New England-style sourdough hot dog buns from King Arthur Flour.   For the fast-approaching grilling season (in the Northeast, it begins unofficially with Memorial Day Weekend), here’s a way to impress your guests and enjoy your hot dogs even more: Sourdough hot dog buns. You can bake them easily with

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[1] One of three flavors of new Muesli Cups—two are gluten free—from Bob’s Red Mill (photo courtesy Bob’s Red Mill). [2] Cali’flour cauliflower pizza crusts, including new Jalapeno (photo courtesy Cali’Flour Foods). [3] Snikiddy’s baked cheese puffs, organic and gluten-free (photo courtesy Snikiddy). [4] Trader Joe’s Birthday Bar: white chocolate, cookie crumbs and sprinkles (photo […]

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[1] Latin American empanadas are made in individual portions (photo courtesy Fairway | NYC). [2] Chicken empanadas (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Galician and Portuguese empanadas are made as a whole pie and served in slices (photo courtesy Maria Lunarillos)   May 8th is National Empanada Day. Most Americans know empanadas as fried Latin American […]

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Few people would call a bagel beautiful, but Baldor Specialty Foods has overturned that notion. On top of an everything bagel with cream cheese, they have arranged: Capers Edible flowers Chives Mini cucumbers Pickled red onions Salmon Caviar Smoked Salmon   You can substitute goat cheese for the cream cheese. If your Mother’s Day breakfast […]

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Here’s an idea for Mother’s Day for moms who don’t want cake or other baked dessert: Brie. Brie and its cheese brothers are known as bloomy-rind, soft-ripened or surface-ripened (i.e., ripened from the outside) cheeses, referring to their their downy, edible white rind. The cheesemaker creates the rind by adding a powdered form of mold […]

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Feijoa, a native of South America now grown in other subtropical climates (photo courtesy Baldor Specialty Foods).   The feijoa (FEE-joe-ah)is an egg-shaped fruit with a thin, lime-green skin. The fruit originated in the highlands of southern Brazil, parts of Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina. Today it is grown around the world in semi-tropical […]

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