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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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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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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May 5th is Cinco de Mayo. This year, it’s also the Kentucky Derby. What’s a holiday-focused food writer to do? We can recommend that you use the Holidays & Occasions pull-down menu at the right and peruse the content for both holidays. But we’re going to focus on custard. Why custard? Well, May 5th is […]

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[1] Turn milk and cookies into Princess Leia for Star Wars Day (photo courtesy Bourbon House | NOLA). [2] The current and original Mallomars packages (photo courtesy NPR.org). [3] Bake your own Mallomars with this recipe from Saveur.   Star Wars Day, May 4th, celebrates George Lucas’ Star Wars films. (“May the forth be with […]

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Looking for Mother’s Day gifts? Want to get the jump on Father’s Day? Want to treat yourself? Here are two kitchen items that got our attention—and given how many products we see each year, that’s hard to do!     ASOBU COLDBREW INSULATED PORTABLE BREWER For lovers of cold brew coffee, this beauty from Asobu […]

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[1] Food histories from A (almonds, apple brown betty, avocado and 14 more), to Z… [2] Zucchini bread (photo #1 courtesy Tio Gazpacho, photo #2 courtesy Betty Crocker). [3] The Edible Series books have deep histories of foods and beverages. [4] A historical novel for lovers of great food and intrigue. Get your copy on […]

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