If you’re looking for snack fare for the Super Bowl, or warm, aromatic soft pretzels anytime, here are two recipes for your consideration. But first, here’s the history of pretzels.     RECIPE #1: PEPPERONI PIZZA STUFFED PRETZEL We love all good bread, and a soft, doughy pretzel (with mustard, please) is one of our […]

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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] Caprese Casserole (photo courtesy QVC). [2] Another Caprese main course option: Balsamic Chicken Caprese. Here’s the recipe from Cafe Delites. [3] Classic Caprese with red and yellow heirloom tomatoes (photo courtesy Balducci’s). [4] Artistic Caprese arrangement (photo courtesy Great Performances | Facebook).   Caprese Salad—tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, with an olive oil dressing—has become […]

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[1] This American favorite originated in Switzerland (photo courtesy American Egg Board). [2] Some people like their meringue slightly browned (photo #1); some like the full-on treatment here (photo courtesy McCormick). [3] Deconstructed lemon meringue tart, a work of art. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy @Chef_Lymalaya.   August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. […]

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August 8th is National Zucchini Day, one of the most versatile foods. Zucchini can be: Eaten cooked or raw. Enjoyed at any meal of the day. Cooked with any technique. Can be turned into comfort food, like fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Prepared with very few calories: one cup has just 19 calories, which is […]

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July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day. Mankind has been eating chicken wings since the first chicken was caught. Chickens were domesticated from the Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), possibly crossed with the Grey Junglefowl. Both are members of the pheasant family. Back in the day before man settled down to farming and animal husbandry, some […]

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Tofu is one of the more healthy foods that you should integrate in your diet. It really is low in cholesterol and calories yet it’s high in protein and minerals. Also known as bean curd, tofu is frequently employed in soups. It is quite simple to prepare and with some quick and easy quality recipes […]

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Homemade chocolate recipes provide the chocolate lovers not only with a vast variety of choices for delicious, mouthwatering dessert but also with flexibility to substitute some of the ingredients so they will have an enjoyable eating experience while having a healthy dessert. Chocolate… healthy? It’s not a secret that chocolate eating is associated with a […]

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