The Saucy Ladies have created a line of deliciously crunchy, old-fashioned kettle chips. First, let’s take a minute to compare kettle chips—the original potato chips—to the modern, continuous-process chips.     WHAT ARE KETTLE CHIPS? As their name might suggest, what we now call “small batch” potato chips were originally cooked in a large kettle. […]

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If you like nutty flavors, you’ll like tahini (photo #1): a creamy, nutty paste made from ground sesame seeds (photo #3). It’s familiar to every fan of hummus (photo #4). Most Americans buy tahini to make hummus or baba ghanoush. If you eat halvah, you’ve eaten tahini-based candy. Tahini is also the base of tarator […]

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[1] Treat yourself to soda made with real sugar, not high fructose corn syrup (photo © Hank’s Beverage Company). [2] A selection of Hank’s Gourmet Sodas (photo © Hank’s Beverage Company). [3] Better sodas make better floats (photo © Shag Photo | iStock Photo). [4] Incorporate Hank’s sodas into cocktails, like Caribbean Recipe Ginger Beer […]

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How about those flat plastic closures that close loaves of bread? People all over the world get with their packaged bread—and they’re so much easier to use than wire twist-ties. After the bread is gone, we keep them to use as closures for other plastic bags, like the produce bags at the market. We even […]

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Even if you haven’t planned a special Valentine’s Day dessert, there’s still time to make one.     RECIPE: HEART ICE CREAM SANDWICHES   Ingredients A brownie recipe (a boxed mix is fine) Ice cream (ideally a rectangular container) Optional: sprinkles, mini chips, crushed peppermint, etc.   Plus A heart-shaped cookie cutter   Preparation 1. […]

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Here’s a delicious bite with a Valentine’s Day accent—although it’s a yummy bite any day of the year (photos #1 and #2). Whether for your own home or as a homemade gift, a cheese lover may be more appreciative of this gift than with empty-carb chocolate or homemade cupcakes. The recipe takes immerses cheese balls […]

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[1] A shot of Ramazzotti Amaro, a digestif to be enjoyed after a big meal to help with digestion (photo © Wine Dharma). [2] Drink amaro straight or in cocktails (photo © Ramazzotti | Pernod Ricard). [3] Amaro makes a sophisticated cocktail. Here are 10 amaro cocktail ideas (photo © Punch Drink). [4] Like many […]

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