“If you’ve ever called a .GIF a Jif, we forgive you.” So say Jif® peanut butter and from GIPHY, the world’s first and largest GIF search engine. The two brands have teamed up to settle the ongoing debate over how to pronounce GIF, the acronym for Graphic Image File. JIF, i.e. GIF pronounced with a […]

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For a low-calorie, high-visual Valentine’s Day plate, how about pink crudités? Specialty produce purveyor Sid Wainer created this beauty with: Breakfast radishes and conventional radishes Chioggia beets (photo #2) Purple potatoes (cooked) Red/purple endive (photo #4) Red jacket potatoes (cooked) Red onion (pickled garnish for dip) Watermelon radishes (photo #4)   You can also add: […]

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If you can find Ortega’s Red Bell Pepper Taco Shells*, you can make Valentine Tacos (photo #1). Or, arrange conventional tacos in a heart shape (photo #2). In either case, top Valentine tortillas with your favorite red garnishes, such as: Bell pepper Onion Radish Tomato   Top fish tacos with rosy pink imitation crab leg […]

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[1] Among the most popular cocktails in the U.S. are the Bloody Mary (photo © Bonefish Grill)… [2] The Martini (photo © Ruths Chris Steak House)… [3] The Cosmopolitan (photo © Inspired By Charm)… [4] The Margarita (photo © Casa Noble Tequila)… [5] The Daiquiri (photo © Tempered Spirits)…and… [6] The Moscow Mule (photo © […]

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[1] It’s easy to make: hot chocolate topped with a donut, plus garnish (photo © Adrianna Calvo | Pexels). [2] Pirouette cookies. These are the Pirouline brand; Pepperidge Farm sells Pirouettes, which are similar (photo © Pirouline | Facebook).   Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This cup of hot chocolate is topped with a […]

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Enjoy your Aperol Spritz—or other colorful cocktail—in this fish-shaped stemware. The shape is actually not the Japanese clownfish, the species of orange-and-white-striped hero of Finding Nemo. Instead, it’s the infamous Japanese blowfish, or fugu. If blowfish isn’t prepared properly, lethal amounts of the poison tetrodotoxin, which exists in its inner organs, will leak into the […]

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