[1] Turn the s’mores recipe into an ice cream sundae (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland). [2] The classic S’mores cookie sandwich (photo © Dandies).   Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon does more than turn out great sushi: It creates smashing desserts like this S’mores Sundae. This one is so easy to make. National S’mores […]

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[1] Grilled peaches with burrata. The recipe is below (photo © DeLallo). [2] Burrata (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [3] Burrata with toast (photo © Distilled Restaurant | NYC). [3] Puglia, the birthplace of burrata (image courtesy Wikipedia). [4] While homemade pesto is particularly delicious, it’s easier to open a jar of pesto (photo © DeLallo). […]

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Hibiscus is a flower (photo #2) that is brewed into an herbal tea, a caffeine-free tea also called a tisane. Tisanes are infusions of flowers, herbs, roots, spices, or other plant material. Long used in homeopathic medicine, they are now enjoyed by people seeking a caffeine-free beverage.     THE TASTE OF HIBISCUS We first […]

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[1] A gooey s’mores brownie. The recipe is below (photo © Burp!). [2] Classic s’mores are a sandwich cookie (photo © Dandies Marshmallows). [3] S’mores ice cream sandwiches (photo © Babble). [4] S’mores ice cream cake (photo © Kraft).   National S’mores Day is August 10th. Get ready to celebrate by considering this recipe for […]

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Looking for some sophisticated party fun? Here’s an idea from Elegant Affairs Caterers, riffing on tomato soup and grilled cheese: Gazpacho shooters, topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Make your favorite gazpacho recipe, and use thin bread for the grilled cheese (photo #1). Another fun gazpacho idea: top the shot glass with Tostitos Scoops filled […]

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[1] Yellow watermelon (photo © Good Eggs).   August 3rd is National Watermelon Day (July is National Watermelon Month). A summer favorite, watermelon so refreshing because of its extremely high water content. (Like a glass of ice water, it’s even more refreshing when chilled.) Watermelon is the juiciest of melons, about 92% water by weight. […]

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[1] A refreshing glass of IPA. The flowers to the left of the glass are hops (photo © Homebrewers Association). [2] For IPA fanatics, there’s a special glass engineered to highlight the flavors and aromas of IPA (photo © Kegworks). [3] On a summer day, enjoy a cold IPA with an antipasto plate (photo © […]

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