For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been snacking away on Cheddies, Hint and Nature’s Bakery.     1. CHEDDIES CHEDDAR CRACKERS Cheddies were a serendipitous food find. We were at an enormous trade show—think the Disneyland of food, occupying an entire convention center. After tasting samples, for four hours straight. We could not try […]

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July 31st is National Raspberry Cake Day. We’ve got a bunch of raspberry cake recipes below, but the easiest one is an ice cream cake made from four items you pick up at the store. Here’s how we created the recipe. We used a loaf pound cake instead of the round one pictured, because it’s […]

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[1] Mixed seafood salad with black rice (photo © DeLallo). [2] Italian black rice (photo © InHarvest). [3] When cooked, black rice becomes purplish (photo Hannah Kaminsky | THE NIBBLE). [4] Gulf shrimp (photo © I Love Blue Sea). [5] Cooked lobster meat from Get Maine Lobster (photo © Get Maine Lobster).   One of […]

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While we’d always perused the specialty cocktail menu at restaurants for some interesting combination of ingredients (the type of recipe you’d never thought to put together), our colleague Rowann has always ordered an Aperol Spritz, an apéritif created in northern Italy. One day we tasted hers, and yum! We’ve now become an Aperol Spritz enthusiast. […]

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Here’s a fusion of two favorites—a tuna sandwich and a caprese salad—on our favorite sandwich bread, a baguette (photo #1). The tuna salad is Italian-style and tangy, seasoned with oil and vinegar instead of mayonnaise. Add to that creamy mozzarella, winey kalamata olives, and fresh basil and tomatoes, and you’ve got a winner. Returning from […]

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[1] Thai iced tea. In her version, Wife Mama Foodie uses coconut milk instead of evaporated milk. Here’s her recipe (photo © Wife Mama Foodie). [2] The tea bags are available in boxes of 20 from Amazon and Walmart (photo © Wangderm).   Thai iced tea, known as cha-yen (cha is the word for tea), […]

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Zucchini is at its lowest price of the year: time to get out your spiralizer and make zoodles (zucchini noodles, a.k.a. zucchini spaghetti). If you don’t have a spiralizer and don’t want to buy one, you can find ready-to-cook zoodles in most supermarkets. DeLallo created this zoodles recipe using their passata rustica tomato puree, briny […]

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If you’ve never had a chocolate tequila cocktail, today’s the day: July 24th is National Tequila Day. Since the Margarita cocktail has its own holiday (National Margarita Day is February 22nd), celebrate with a different tequila cocktail. Beyond the Margarita, some of the most popular tequila cocktails are: Bloody Maria: tequila, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, […]

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[1] Framboise and raspberry club soda with fresh raspberries. [2] Lemonade and limoncello with fresh lemon and mint (both photos © RawPixel.com | Pexels).   We were trying to clear out a pantry closet filled with alcohol, which included bottles and bottles of things we rarely use. We only drink wine at home; if guests […]

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