[1] Enjoy a cup of matcha effortlessly, with Cuzen Matcha (photos #1 to #5 © Cuzen Matcha). [2] You can turn the whisked matcha into a hot or iced latte. [3] The ground matcha leaves drop into a cup of hot water, where they are whisked into a froth with a magnetic whisk. [4] Dried […]

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Popovers have always been a special food to us. Light and airy, they can be part of the bread basket for almost any meal. Bread lover that we are, we can make a meal just of popovers and a pot of tea. Eat them plain, with butter, with jam—with any type of sweet or savory […]

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[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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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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March 21st is National Tiramisu Day. Tiramisu is such a popular restaurant dessert, yet few people make it at home. It’s less work than an apple pie! In addition to classic tiramisu, we have a variation for people who don’t like coffee: a lemon tiramisu, below. Check out the history of tiramisu.     RECIPE […]

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January 12th is National Chicken Curry Day. Here’s an enjoyable, family-friendly twist on the Indian classic, courtesy of the southern peanut farmers at PeanutButterLovers.com. There are many more PB recipes on the website.     PEANUT APPLE CHICKEN CURRY Ingredients For 4 Servings For The Peanut Sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced […]

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Want a super-easy dessert for July 4th weekend? This trifle combines sweetened, beaten cream cheese with fresh berries. There’s no cooking: Just add sugar and vanilla to the cream cheese, and layer it with the berries. It’s like an unbaked cheesecake, a nice change from the classic British custard-and-pound-cake trifle. Thanks to Taste of Home […]

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We were admiring this dessert from Caviar Russe in New York City. It’s art on a plate. Then we realized: This is relatively easy to put together. We love artistic food, so we set out to make our version of this cake-and-ice cream dessert. If you buy the loaf cake instead of baking it, the […]

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[1] This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford). [2] Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).   It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish. This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford […]

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