Looking for some sophisticated party fun? Here’s an idea from Elegant Affairs Caterers, riffing on tomato soup and grilled cheese: Gazpacho shooters, topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Make your favorite gazpacho recipe, and use thin bread for the grilled cheese (photo #1). Another fun gazpacho idea: top the shot glass with Tostitos Scoops filled […]

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[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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Do you like grilled salmon? The next time you grill, how about glazed salmon skewers like these: anchored in pineapple, with a side of cucumber salad? Created by Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, you can create this clever idea at home. You can use your glaze of choice, or the honey-mustard glaze in the recipe for […]

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If you cook fish frequently, a quick broiling, grilling, sauté or poaching may be your technique of choice. But before you put a piece of plain fish on a plate with vegetables on the side, consider serving it en brodo: in broth with vegetables. In Italy, not just fish (pesce) but tortellini and other pasta […]

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[1] Grilled zucchini, given a Moroccan touch with cumin (photos #1, #2, #3, #5 courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Refreshing cucumber-melon salad, accented with serrano chiles and mint. [3] Both dishes on the picnic table. [4] Painted Serpent cucumbers are an heirloom Asian cucumber. You can buy the seeds from Born To Grow. [5] For dessert: […]

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[1] A Caprese grilled cheese sandwich made with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Classy. [2] Dessert grilled cheese: queso blanco and fresh raspberries (photo courtesy Litehouse Foods).   April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day. We’re passing along these tips for a better grilled cheese sandwich from the culinary team […]

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[1] The B & S Poutine Grilled Cheese Sandwich (photo and recipe © BSInTheKitchen.com. [2] Cheese curds are made plain or flavored. Beecher’s Handmade Cheese makes different flavors, including the Chipotle Curds in the photo (photo courtesy Beecher’s).   La Poutine Week (poo-TEEN) is here! Celebrated from February 1st to the 7th, it’s an opportunity […]

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[1] Who needs a stove? Make your grilled cheese sandwich in a toaster (both photos courtesy Boska Holland). [2] Place the bread and cheese into the bag and pop it into the toaster. The package contains three reusable bags.   Grilled cheese lovers who want a sandwich without the mess should try Tostabags from Boska. […]

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