[1] Homemade lemon ice cream, from the gifted hands of The Baker Chick (photos #1 and #2 and recipe © The Baker Chick). [2] You’ll need a quart container to hold the ice cream. [3] Top with blueberry compote or raspberry sauce. Here’s the compote recipe. [4] We tried the recipe with Meyer lemons*, which […]

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Why add olives to salsa? Because June 1st is National Olive Day. Olives add another layer of flavor—tangy and piquant—to the sweetness of the tomatoes, the bite of the raw onion, and the heat of the chile spice(s). This recipe from DeLallo shows how easy it is. There’s also an easy hack: Add sliced or […]

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Runamok Maple Syrup x WhistlePig Rye Whiskey: a fusion of handcrafted, artisan brands. The result: a unison of two of Vermont’s most celebrated producers and an delicious addition to Runamok Maple’s growing collection of barrel-aged, infused and smoked maple syrups. The new bottling is Runamok Maple’s pure Vermont maple syrup that has been aged in […]

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[1] How about exchanging the bourbon for scotch, or another favorite spirit in your Mint Julep? Here, a Scotch Julep in the traditional silver Mint Julep cup (photo © Glenfiddich). [2] Fresh spearmint is a key ingredient of the Mint Julep (photo courtesy Clarkson Potter Publishing, Indian Home Cooking by Suvir Saran). [3] While the […]

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[1] What’s different about this double burger, garnished with bacon, lettuce, tomato and pickles? A layer of mashed potatoes (photo © Idaho Potato Commission)! [2] Ditch the carbs: Add your burger to a mixed salad, lightly tossed in vinaigrette (photo © 5 Napkin Burger). [3] When you can’t decide between a cheeseburger and a fried […]

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Since the dawn of humankind, people around the world have eaten insects for protein. In [what is now] Mexico alone, a variety of tasty insects were eaten for protein by Aztecs and their predecessors. Here’s more about them. And here’s a Top 10 list. Personally, we’re not into edible insects just yet. But we have […]

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[1] A box of baking soda has more uses than you might think (photo © Arm & Hammer). [2] Baking soda, originally a crystalline compound, is ground into a fine powder (photo © Taste Of Home). [3] Baking soda helps onions brown more quickly (photo © Paul Binet |iStock Photo). [4] For juicier shrimp, add […]

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