We love little bits of food trivia that help us make better choices. Here are five tidbits from nutrition Madison Linek, RDN, LD, a clinical dietician with Kroger Health (Kroger is America’s largest supermarket chain). Avocado. Some people go by a slight squeeze with the fingers, but you can find the perfectly ripe avocado by […]

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[1] A chocolate torte—a short, dense cake—topped with chocolate truffles (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] A coconut torte: one dense layer (photo courtesy Food 52). [3] A chocolate tart. Notice the chocolate crust around the perimeter (photo courtesy Pichet Ong).   Happy Valentine’s Day! If this chocolate truffle torte looks good to you (photo […]

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Recently we previewed some new housewares, just arrived on the market. Here are three that have found a permanent place in our home.     1. RITZ HOOK AND HANG TOWELS It’s a simple invention but a very useful one: a kitchen towel with a hook attached, the whole thing going straight into the washing […]

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[1] Tortellini alfredo. Here’s the recipe from Damn Delicious. [2] Tortellini antipasto salad. Here’s the recipe from Host The Toast. [3] Tortellini and shrimp skewers. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home. [4] Fried tortellini bites with marinara sauce dip. Here’s the recipe from The Cozy Cook.   February 13th is National Tortellini Day. Most […]

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[1] Nugget, the honey bear gets a new job: as a drink holder, served in a rocks glass with a garnish of leaves (substitute something edible, like pineapple or cucumber spears). Concept from Sunday In Brooklyn, photo by Eric Medsker.   The honey bear bottle: so adorable that many people choose their honey just because […]

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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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Not everyone wants chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Here are three better-for-you options for that someone special.     1. LAUDEMIO FRESCOBALDI EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL There are enough excellent EVOOs out there to make decision-making difficult. So here’s an easy choice: Marchesi de Frescobaldi Laudemio Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil (photo #1). Silky and elegant, […]

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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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[1] A favorite sweet treat: the Cosmopolitan. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Kitchen Swagger). [2] For savory palates, the Bloody Mary is spot on. Here are recipes (photo courtesy Bonefish Grill). [3] Pink sparkling: affordable and delicious (photo courtesy Martini & Rossi).   A couple of years ago, we proposed a Valentine’s Day dinner/buffet with […]

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