[1] Brussels sprouts with bacon jam, as an appetizer or beer/wine snack (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] While large Brussels sprouts are tempting, smaller ones are more tender (photo courtesy Sweetgreen).   With St. Patrick’s Day ten days ahead, we begin a series of festive recipes. This recipe from Pampered Chef is both fun and […]

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[1] Strawberry tiramisu. The recipe is below (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Variations: tiramisu made in a bowl, topped with mixed berries, to be scooped instead of sliced (photo courtesy Mozzarella Company). [3] Classic tiramisu, made with (among other ingredients) espresso, coffee liqueur, marsala and ladyfingers, topped with cocoa powder. Here’s the recipe from […]

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February 26th is National Pistachio Day. Long, long ago, if we had been a good girl, Mom would take us to Howard Johnson’s for a pistachio hot fudge sundae. Howard Johnson’s is long gone, and it isn’t easy to find pistachio ice cream. But here’s an easy recipe for pistachio fudge.     PISTACHIOS FROM […]

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Seasonal and sweet, apple cider is a timely and delicious ingredient for fall and winter cocktails. It’s part of Union Square Cafe’s seasonal cocktail. Combined with applejack and gin, this cider cocktail is easy to make at home. Our thanks to Union Square Cafe and the Florence Fabricant/The New York Times for the recipe. The […]

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For Martini lovers, here’s a twist for Valentine’s Day: A peppadew stands in for a red heart on the cocktail pick, along with anything else you like. (Or, you can stack two or three peppadews on a pick.)     ADDITIONAL MARTINI GARNISHES Cocktail onion Cornichon/gherkin Cucumber chunk Lemon peel Olive Pepperoni slice Pickled garlic […]

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