Barbecue for breakfast is trending at restaurants, so why not at your house? Flavor & The Menu, a trendspotting website for chefs, reports: “While barbecue remains a popular choice at lunch and dinner, it is actually the fastest-growing breakfast flavor today” [source]. Dishes spotted on menus: Rise ’N Shine Benny: Buttermilk biscuit, a sunny-side-up egg […]

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You may have grilled romaine, but how about grilled endive? Thanks to modern farming techniques, endive is available year-round. It can be grilled, added to salads, or used as “boats” to hold finger foods at parties—the latter an easy-to-make, no-cooking dish that looks impressive. Appetizers, salads, mains, sides, soups—even for dessert, you can make a […]

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June 15th, National Lobster Day. Decisions, decisions. A lobster roll? Lobster and avocado salad? Broiled lobster tails? Lobster pot pie? We’re going for Lobster Mac & Cheese today. Inspired by this recipe from DeLallo, we made a big batch and paired it with a buttery Chardonnay, 2019 Au Bon Climat Los Alamos Historic Vineyard Chardonnay, […]

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[1] A Margherita pizza. The ingredients: just tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil (photos #1 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] Margherita of Savoy, who became Queen of Italy upon the succession of her husband, Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, on January 9, 1878 (engraving by Alberto Maso Gilli | Wikipedia). [3] Buy a pizza dough kit […]

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[1] Portillo’s new plant-based Garden Dog tastes just like a regular hot dog—delish! (photos #1, #2, and #3 © Portillo’s). [2] Time for lunch! [3] Close-up on the toppings: mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, celery salt, pickle spear, and sport peppers, on a steamed poppy seed bun. [4] You can actually buy the dogs wherever […]

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June is National Dairy Month, so how about some fun facts? Let’s start with milk delivery. In the late 1700s, every American household had a cow. A prosperous family might have two. As industrialization moved people into more urban areas, there wasn’t anywhere to keep a family cow. That’s when people began to buy milk […]

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Rémy Martin XO Cognac with a gold plaque that says Happy Father’s Day 2022 (photo © Rémy Martin).   If you’re looking for something luxurious for Father’s Day, and the dad in question is a lover of fine Cognac, here’s an option: The Father’s Day Limited Edition engraved bottle from Rémy Martin. It’s Rémy Martin’s […]

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A Father’s Day gift that will never be forgotten: a bucket of fried chicken ice cream! (Wait! It only looks like fried chicken!) It’s a bucket of nine pieces of “Not Fried Chicken” Ice Cream. What looks just like a fried chicken drumstick is actually an intricate ice cream creation, complete with waffle ice cream, […]

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[1] El Luchador tequila, featuring a graphic of the famed Mexican Lucha Libre wrestlers (all photos © El Luchador Tequila). [2] El Luchador Blanco, shown with a Lucha Libre wrestler mask. [3] A Lucha Libre wrestler. They keep their identities a secret.   When we first saw El Luchador tequila, we thought: Great gift! We […]

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