Do you love to cook? According to Flavor & The Menu, which advises professional chefs on culinary trends, there are five herbs you may not have tried that are waiting to become the next hot flavor trends. Chervil, hyssop, lemon balm, lovage and nettles: Look for them the next time you’re at a farmer’s market […]

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June 17th is National Strudel Day. While most people tend to think “apple strudel,” strudels can be sweet or savory. While seasonal fruits are popular fillings, some sweet strudels are fruit-free, filled instead with soft, sweetened cheese (quark), poppy seeds, or nuts. Savory strudels are filled with cheeses, meats, seafood or vegetables. We have some […]

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[1] Better than French fries! (photo by Lauren Kurella © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] The Cal Red variety of Idaho® potatoes (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission).   Wanting to contribute something delicious-but-easy to a Father’s Day cookout, we made these Crispy Grilled Potatoes. Truth to tell, we could have eaten the whole batch ourselves. We […]

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[1] Ready to dig in? A creative brownie presentation from Good Food On Montford in Charlotte, North Carolina (photo © Good Food On Montford).   With Father’s Day at hand and future days of desserts, here’s how to turn everyday ingredients into something fun yet fancy. The idea comes from Good Food On Montford, a […]

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If you’ve thought about baking bread but have never gotten around to it, how about this incentive: Delicious and fragrant multigrain cinnamon-raisin bread, perfect for brunch, with a cheese plate or for snacking. One of our favorite uses for cinnamon-raisin bread: Toasted cream cheese or goat cheese sandwiches. Brie or mozzarella grilled cheese sandwiches.   […]

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[1] A special Potato Chip Omelet for brunch, with optional bacon. Recipe and photo © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] Most home cooks have dried thyme in the cupboard, but fresh thyme adds a brighter, zingy taste (photo © Good Eggs). [3] You can buy potato chips or make your own. How about these crispy baked […]

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We have a few favorite crispy snacks to enjoy when we’re having a crunch attack, or when we want something to go with beer, wine and Martinis. We love them with soup, too, as a side or a garnish. And for general crunching. This week’s products, in alphabetic order:     1. GOLD EMBLEM ABOUND: […]

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