[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] Splash some Merlot into your hot chocolate for a cold weather warm-up (photos #1 and #4 © California Wine Institute). [2] Merlot pairs with many foods, including burgers and pizza (photo © Sutter Home). [3] For an after-work or pre-dinner glass of wine, pair Merlot with your favorite nibbles (photo © Rebelle Restaurant | […]

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One of the most popular ways of cooking rice in Italy, risotto is a Northern Italian rice dish cooked with stock or broth*, stirring regularly until it reaches a creamy consistency. Risotto can be embellished in many ways, from saffron to mushrooms to lobster and beyond. While we love risotto, we don’t have patience to […]

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[1] Baked onions (photo and recipe @ Jaci Goodman | Peri & Sons Onions>). [2] Yellow onions (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Red onions showing the concentric circles of eternity, per ancient Egyptians (photo © Burpee).   We’d never thought about baking a dish of onions-only, until we came across this easy-to-make onion recipe from […]

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[1] Fresh strawberries (photo © InHarvest). [2] Strawberry lemonade (photo © La Cocina Color Lila). [3] Strawberry milkshake (photo © Friendship Dairies). [4] A flowering strawberry plant. The fruit grows from the flower (photo © John-Mark Smith | UnsplashUnsplash). [5] Strawberry plant (photo © Chris Yang | UnsplashUnsplash).   May is National Strawberry Month. Is […]

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[1] Serve croissants or any bread products with lemon curd—including a raisin bagel (all photos © Bonne Maman). [2] A yogurt parfait with layers of lemon curd. [3] Mini cheesecakes topped with lemon curd. [4] Cake-in-a-jar: Layer strawberry preserves, cake, lemon curd, cake, and lemon curd. [5] Lemon curd is a great cake filling.

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