[1] Happy 100th Anniversary to The Laughing Cow. The red velvet cake is available from Daisy Cakes Bakery (all photos © The Laughing Cow Cheese). [2] The familiar round box; here, in the new Chickpea & Cheese with Herb blend. [3] A wedge of the new Red Bean & Cheese with Paprika. [4] The Laughing […]

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[1] Irish-style potato nachos (photo © Irish Potato Commission). [2] Clockwise: horseradish root, prepared horseradish (made with vinegar and salt) and grated horseradish (photo © Microplane).   Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? If you’d like a special bite to serve with beer and Irish whiskey, try these Irish-Style Potato Nachos. This recipe was created by Patterson […]

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Love peanut butter? Love Oreos? Combine them to create your own peanut butter Oreos (photo #1). The idea is from Peanut Butter & Co., one of our favorite brands of peanut butter. They have Smooth and Crunchy PBs in three versions: regular, No Sugar Added and Old Fashioned. And the flavors! Dark Chocolatey Dreams Cinnamon […]

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Spring is right around the corner—March 20th. But Starbucks limited edition spring coffees are on the shelf now, ready to put a spring in your coffee step…er…cup. We have come to love Starbucks’ limited edition coffees. It’s always fun to try something new, and the limited editions have been a consistent treat. We liked the […]

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[1] Beet hummus, a passionate red purple for Spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Valentine’s Day (photo © California Olive Ranch). [2] Add some equally bright crudites: colored cauliflower florets, multicolor cherry tomatoes, and crinkle-cut carrots, below (photo © Sid Wainer). [3] Instead of buying baby carrots which often have little flavor, buy standard carrots […]

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[1] Slow cooker mulled wine. The recipe is below (recipe and photos #1 and #2 © Hello Fresh). [2] It takes just 90 minutes in a slow cooker. [3] If you have stemmed glasses, by all means use them (photo © Edward Howell | Unsplash).   March 3rd is National Mulled Wine Day. Where we […]

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[1] Slane is a relative newcomer to Irish whiskey. Irish whiskey was one of the earliest distilled drinks in Europe, arising in the 12th century (photos #1 through #4 © Slane Irish Whiskey| Brown-Forman). [2] Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Coffee. Here’s the original recipe and history of the drink. [3] Slane’s unique triple-casked […]

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