[1] It may look formidable with 5 colored layers and fondant icing, but here’s the recipe if you’re up for the challenge (photos #1 and #3 © Wilton). [2] Making just three layers with stabilized whipped cream frosting is much easier. Here’s the recipe (photo © McCormick) . [3] Easier still: a simple layer cake […]

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We first learned about Ivy’s Reserve Vintage Cheddar‡‡‡ when Wyke Farms, the U.K.’s largest independent cheese producer and producer of renewable energy, wrote to tell us that its prize-winning Ivy’s Reserve Vintage Cheddar has been certified as the world’s first carbon-neutral Cheddar. The certification shows consumers that a company has measured and offset its entire […]

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[1] Mulled wine sorbet (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Mulling wine: warming wine with spices and fruits (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Mulling spices. Follow this recipe to make your own blend, for yourself and for gifting (photo © Take Two Tapas). [4] Mulled wine is typically served in a mug (photo […]

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The day for National Pancake Day varies each year because it falls on Shrove Tuesday, a traditional feasting day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. This year, Shrove Tuesday is March 1st, and we have a rather special pancake recipe for you: Grilled Cheese Pancakes, savory pancakes for any meal of the day. […]

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If you’re interested in celebrating Mardi Gras (tomorrow!) but haven’t yet settled on how, here’s a tasty way: Jambalaya Arancini, a fusion of Italian arancini (rice balls) and Cajun jambalaya (a rice dish with meat and vegetables). These fried risotto balls are delicious with beer, cocktails, or wine, and a few of them can make […]

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[1] The iconic muffaletta sandwich from New Orleans, perfect for Mardi Gras (recipe plus photos #1 and 2 © Chabaso Bakery | New Haven). [2] Chabaso uses their semolina ciabatta loaf for the muffaletta sandwich. [3] A packed muffaletta from Gelson’s Market (photo © Gelson’s). [4] This muffaletta sandwich was made the easy way, with […]

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