Get ready for weekend cocktail hour with this Rosemary & Grape Focaccia recipe from King Arthur Baking. Roasting the grapes concentrates their flavor and tightens their texture. When baked on top of focaccia and garnished with fresh rosemary, the result is a flatbread that’s excellent for snacking, or for pairing with cheeses and charcuterie or […]

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[1] Pepperoni popcorn. This original recipe from The Popcorn Board didn’t contain tomato powder, which we added (photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Tomato flakes are available from The Spice Lab. Tomato powder is another option. [3] Turkey pepperoni (photo © Applegate Naturals).   The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S. popcorn […]

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Sumo Citrus has hit the shelves at grocers near you. Available nationwide annually from January to April. you can easily recognize them by their topknot—reminiscent of the hair of sumo wrestlers. Sumo Citrus is one of the world’s largest and sweetest mandarins, celebrated for its sweet taste and distinct looks. Originally from Japan, Sumo Citrus […]

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[1] A quickie pizza for breakfast uses ready-to-eat naan flatbread instead of a pizza crust. The recipe is below (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Frigo Cheese). [2] Add bacon, breakfast sausage or other topping(s) to the pizza. [3] Campari tomatoes are similar in size to plum tomatoes, but with a round rather than oval […]

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Have you had a Magic Bar cookie—a combination of chocolate chips and coconut, bound with sweetened condensed milk on a graham cracker base? If you love it as much as most people, you’ll want to check out Baskin-Robbins’ flavor of the month: Magic Layer Bar: swirls of coconut and graham cracker crumbles in a French […]

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[1] Sables, French shortbread cookies, made with blue cheese (photos #1 and #2 © Jasper Hill Farm). [2] Bayley Hazen, one of America’s great blue cheeses (LINK REVIEW?). [3] Use real maple syrup, not “pancake syrup” (photo © Rent Mother Nature). [4] You can dip shortbread in chocolate, or enrobe the entire cookie (photo © […]

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We’re enjoying the first week of Dry January with Clausthaler Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Beer. It marries the refreshing flavors of a lager beer and fresh grapefruit juice. Don’t like grapefruit? This NA* brand that includes Claustahler Original, Clausthaler Dry-Hopped (tastes like an IPA), and Santa Clausthaler, a holiday delight. If you’ve tried other NA brands and […]

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