[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and […]

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If you’re considering what to bake for Mother’s Day, how about these pretty mini pies? We received the recipe from My Baking Addiction, a site with such tempting recipes that you’ll want to make them all. Currently featured on the home page are Banana Oatmeal Cookies, Marshmallow Treat Cupcakes, Rosé Cheesecake and Rumchata Cheesecake Pudding […]

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Enjoy this sunny cocktail from one of our favorite restaurants, Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian churrascaria with locations worldwide (and many in the U.S.—send someone a gift card!). It’s called Guava do Sul, guava sunshine. You can stop in for a cocktail or have it as the beginning of an entire wonderful dinner. We liked […]

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[1] Spring Pea Crostini (photo courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Spring peas fresh from the field (photo courtesy The Chef’s Garden). [3] Fresh mint (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [4] Fresh spinach (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [5] Garlic, to infuse the olive oil (photo courtesy Domain Image).   One of the great treats of […]

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April 24th is National Pigs In Blankets Day. Some people call the food Pigs In A Blanket, but there’s only one pig per blanket. So, it’s Pig In A Blanket or Pigs In Blankets; and since no one has ever eaten just one, go for the plural. But across the U.S., what caterers declare to […]

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[1] Head to the farmers market to pick up wild ramps. Or, if you live in the eastern U.S. near mountains, pick your own. They grow in rich, moist, deciduous forests, from North Carolina and Tennessee as far north as Canada; and west to Missouri and Minnesota (photo courtesy Rick’s Picks). [2] Wild ramps at […]

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We love the Brazilian churrascaria Fogo de Châo (locations nationwide), not just because of the delicious meats hand-carved at your table, but for the seemingly endless Market Table. Laden with everything healthy—fruits, vegetables, salads, charcuterie and more—you could make a meal of the Market Table alone (and in fact, vegetarians are happy to do so). […]

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When we published a recent recipe for Pavlova, we were surprised that we didn’t have a recipe for Strawberries Romanoff. We have often used to fill or top the Pavlova. Today, we remedy that!     STRAWBERRIES ROMANOFF HISTORY The original recipe for Strawberries Romanoff was created around the turn of the 20th century by […]

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Frittatas and stratas are dishes that work for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re egg-based dishes similar to an omelette or a crustless quiche, incorporating meat or seafood, cheese, and/or vegetables. The word frittata means “fried” in Italian, and frittatas are typically made in a skillet. But when we drilled down into this recipe, which was […]

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