[1] Make mini popcorn balls in your favorite colors (photo © National Popcorn Board). [2] You can buy bags of popcorn or pop your own (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Popcorn trail mix is easy to make. Here’s the recipe (photo © Delicious Meets Healthy). [4] You can flavor popcorn with herbs […]

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[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made […]

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[1] The classic, a Margherita pizza is a cheese pizza topped with fresh basil (photo © Nadezhda Filatova | Unsplash). [2] Slices topped with fresh arugula (photo © Sahand Hoseini | Unsplash). [3] Pile it on! This pepperoni pizza has veggie companions: black olives, fresh basil and tomatoes (photo © Like Meat | Unsplash). [4] […]

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Some “food art” can only be achieved by professional food stylists. We’re always delighted to come across something simple, that we can make ourselves. Serve the tomato flowers with a round of Boursin as an appetizer, or use individual “flowers” as an individual plate garnish. Thanks to Boursin for the idea.     RECIPE: BOURSIN […]

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[1] The recipient gets a certificate suitable for framing…and then updates until the cheddar cheese arrives (photos #1 and #2 © Rent Mother Nature). [2] This maple syrup comes from “your” sugar maple tree. [3] You’ll get updates from your goat, and then her cheese will arrive (photo © Laloo’s Goat Milk Ice Cream | […]

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Hot chocolate with a cookie topper (photo © Nadezhda Moryak | Pexels).   The next time you take a batch of cookies out of the oven, poke a hole in them. Why? So you can use them with a straw, to top a glass of milk, iced coffee or other cold beverage. Sure, you could […]

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[1] A dazzling Christmas ginger cake with gingerbread house cookie decor (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] A homemade gingerbread cake, decorated with gingerbread men and cranberries (photo courtesy Violife | Facebook). [3] This simple but elegant layer cake from Molly Yeh is a white-iced layer cake covered with coconut, and garnished with marzipan […]

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Chef Eric LeVine is a chef whom we love to follow. He is a fountain of creative ideas, always looking to bring something new and delectable to his restaurant menus. His aim is not just to feed his patrons well, but to delight them. Also a cookbook author and multi-award-winning chef—including a champion of the […]

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It doesn’t take that much longer to turn everyday pancakes into snowman pancakes (photos #1 and #3) for Christmas and the rest of winter—if you plan it right. Thanks to Krusteaz, maker of premium pancake/waffle and baking mixes, for the idea. Krusteaz makes pancake mix in several flavors (Blueberry, Buttermilk, Chocolate Chip, etc.), including Pumpkin […]

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