[1] Better than French fries! (photo by Lauren Kurella © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] The Cal Red variety of Idaho® potatoes (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission).   Wanting to contribute something delicious-but-easy to a Father’s Day cookout, we made these Crispy Grilled Potatoes. Truth to tell, we could have eaten the whole batch ourselves. We […]

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If you’ve thought about baking bread but have never gotten around to it, how about this incentive: Delicious and fragrant multigrain cinnamon-raisin bread, perfect for brunch, with a cheese plate or for snacking. One of our favorite uses for cinnamon-raisin bread: Toasted cream cheese or goat cheese sandwiches. Brie or mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches.   […]

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If you’re near a Fleming’s Steakhouse (there are locations nationwide), you can celebrate Father’s Day with Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict (photo #1). It’s a meat-lovers riff on the classic Eggs Benedict, which is Canadian bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin (photo #2). Fleming’s Eggs Benedict has filet mignon, sautéed spinach […]

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How about a great bottle of rum for Father’s Day? Take a look at Appleton Estate rums, a line so fine that the company doesn’t even make unaged white/silver rum. Most Americans have only known about rum since Prohibition, but in the Caribbean it’s been around since the 17th century. It’s light and cheerful, a […]

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There’s a lot that’s happening in the nondairy milk space, and most of it is excellent. This week’s Top Pick is Almond Breeze Almondmilk from Blue Diamond. Even if you’re perfectly happy with cow’s milk (as we are), you should give it a try. Some people seek nondairy milks because of lactose intolerance, kosher or […]

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Ready for zucchini season? This recipe, from Lucero Olive Oil, adds zucchini to a thicker pesto-like recipe, that’s used as a spread instead of a sauce. You can use it on crackers, crostini, grilled eggplant rounds, pizza dough and of course, toast. You can even add it to a savory oatmeal breakfast, mixed into the […]

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[1] Vivian Howard’s Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip, served with homemade saltines (photo courtesy Garden & Gun).   The next time you have to bring something to a party, how about this Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip? Served with homemade saltines, it’s the most popular item at Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston, North Carolina. […]

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Here are four ways to enjoy creamy iced coffee, from Pampered Chef. Pampered Chef prepares it family-size, in their one-gallon Quick-Stir Pitcher (photo #1). The pitcher, which has a plunger in the lid, mixes everything from infused water and sangria to powdered drinks. We use it to brew iced tea as well, and bring the […]

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We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The […]

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