[1] Super-easy apple chips are low in calories (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Fuji apples (photos #2, #3, #4 and #5 © Good Eggs). [3] Gala apples. [4] Golden Delicious apples. [5] Pink Lady apples.   Crunchy, homemade apple chips are wonderful homemade snack. And it couldn’t be easier. No dehydrator is needed to make […]

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October is National American Cheese Month. How about some vegan cheese? It’s amazing how vegan cheeses have improved from the original soy-based products, thanks to more people demanding non-dairy foods. Vegan products are not just for vegans, but people who are: Avoiding cholesterol Kosher Lactose-intolerant (or have other milk allergies) Sustainable living advocates   We’d […]

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[1] Yes, please: a hearty dish of creamy mushroom fettuccine (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] Egg fettuccine has not just a golden color, but a deeper flavor than conventional fettuccine. You can get these online from Delallo. [3] Cremini mushrooms (also spelled crimini), are a mature version of button mushrooms. Read more about […]

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September 29th is National Coffee Day. To some coffee drinkers, fall means pumpkin spice lattes. We’re not keen on the sugar syrup, so for us, fall means fall coffee flavors. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice products are back on grocery store shelves, along with new fall specialties. Joining Pumpkin Spice are: Starbucks Maple Pecan Flavored Coffee, in […]

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Our Top Pick Of The Week encourages you to try Chenin Blanc wines from the Loire Valley of France. These excellent white wines include familiar wines like Savennières and Vouvray, as well as other equally noteworthy but less-well-known white wines of the Loire. The Loire Valley (pronounced L-WAHR) is a paradise of beautiful scenery and […]

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[1] The juicy, crisp, refreshing Rave apple (all photos © Stemilt). [2] So many apples look alike. You’ll find a label that identifies Rave. [3] Rave apples growing on a tree in Washington State. [4] From the tree and into the box. [5] A flat of Rave apples at the grocery. [6] One of Rave’s […]

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One of the most popular ways of cooking rice in Italy, risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish cooked with stock or broth*, stirring regularly until it reaches a creamy consistency. Risotto can be embellished in many ways, from saffron to mushrooms to lobster and beyond. While we love risotto, we don’t have patience to […]

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September 23rd is National Great American Pot Pie Day—a day to celebrate a classic comfort food.. You’ll like this recipe so much, that you’ll plan to make it again with Thanksgiving turkey leftovers. It’s a complete dish on its own, but caterer Lesley Stowe, who created it for Thanksgiving leftovers, says to “feel free to […]

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