[1] Chocolate bacon potato chips, a delicious snack or dessert with ice cream (photos #1 and #2 © Castle Ranch Steakhouse [since closed]). [2] If you prefer, you can cut crinkle chips, but they will be thicker. [3] Idaho Russet Potato† (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Huckleberries are a different species in the same […]

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We love cheesecake. Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s a sweet cheesecake, but every once in a while we come across—or decide to bake—a savory cheesecake. There’s no sugar. Using a base of cream cheese—just like dessert cheesecake—it’s an unsweetened cheesecake that combines savory ingredients: herbs, vegetables, seafood and/or other cheeses. Savory cheesecakes are always […]

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Baby gold potatoes, ready to peel the day before (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   September is National Potato Month. We’ve got a tip for anyone who peels potatoes, to cut down on potato prep time. The solution is a time shuffle: Peel the potatoes the day before. Sound obvious? It is! We peel potatoes the […]

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[1] Top your brownies with almond “flowers” (photo of espresso brownies © NordWood Themes | Unsplash). [2] In addition to protein, almonds are one of the healthiest nuts (photo © Murray’s Cheese).   No one would refer to brownies as a protein food. But here’s a fun way to add some protein to your brownies: […]

Diet Tips

We love bread, unashamedly. We’d rather eat bread than meat. We don’t need any condiment; just bread, delicious bread. Of course, that means good bread, artisan bread, bread from small bakeries like Atoria’s Family Bakery in Gilroy, California (they ship nationwide). Grandmother Atoria grew up in Assyria, the kingdom of northern Mesopotamia that became the […]

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