The one food prep task we fear is slicing and peeling butternut squash (and all the winter* squashes, but we eat butternut most often). It’s not the easiest thing to slice and peel, given the force needed to cut through the squash. Even with a firm cutting board and a super-sharp knife, we face with […]

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[1] Chocolate bacon potato chips, a delicious snack or dessert with ice cream (photos #1 and #2 © Castle Ranch Steakhouse [since closed]). [2] If you prefer, you can cut crinkle chips, but they will be thicker. [3] Idaho Russet Potato† (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Huckleberries are a different species in the same […]

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We love cheesecake. Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s a sweet cheesecake, but every once in a while we come across—or decide to bake—a savory cheesecake. There’s no sugar. Using a base of cream cheese—just like dessert cheesecake—it’s an unsweetened cheesecake that combines savory ingredients: herbs, vegetables, seafood and/or other cheeses. Savory cheesecakes are always […]

Diet Tips