Lemonade gets lots of attention during summer months. But why ignore limeade? It’s just as refreshing, and more of a treat since one doesn’t often find it. If you don’t want to squeeze limes, it’s easy to pick up a can of frozen limeade. The concentrate is versatile: also a component of some slushies, sangrias, […]

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[1] Bananas Foster ice cream with Irish whiskey (photos #1 and #2 © Taylor Lax, @the.cocktail.bandit.). [2] You can add caramelized bananas to the ice cream. See the hack below. [3] Bananas Foster can be plated in numerous ways. This is a casual presentation (photo © Taste Of Home). [4] Here, Bananas Foster banana split […]

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The American food supply is quite safe. But every now and then, bacteria and viruses cause dangerous outbreaks, most often tied to produce. According to an estimate from the CDC, produce causes nearly half of all foodborne illnesses. Dairy and eggs cause 20%, meat and poultry cause 22%, and fish and shellfish 6% [source]. Where […]

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July 5th is National Graham Cracker Day. For those who enjoyed s’mores over July 4th weekend, here’s another recipe that combines graham crackers and chocolate. “These bite-sized treats,” says recipe author Julie B., “include two sticks of butter and TONS of candy bar flavor. They include gooey caramel, peanut butter, and rich chocolate on top […]

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Our friend’s daughter is largely vegetarian, but she’ll eat an occasional piece of fish (which makes her a flexitarian—here’s the difference of these terms plus pescatarian, vegan and others). So for July 4th weekend, we picked up a box of SeaPak Alaskan Salmon Burgers, which are available frozen at stores nationwide. It takes time to […]

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[1] (photo © Better Homes & Gardens). [2] You can make curled vegetables look like a bouquet (photo © Canard Inc.). [3] Here, a beet and goat cheese salad is graced with curled beets (photo © Triomphe | NYC [now closed]). [4] If fiddlehead ferns are in season, definitely add some (photo Katharine Pollak | […]

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Quick: What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Key limes? Key lime pie, most likely. Smaller, rounder, less acidic more fragrant than their more traditional relative and with a thin, leathery skin, the Persian/Tahitian lime, the Key Lime is used in many tropical cuisines throughout the world. It’s also known as the […]

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The easiest red, white and blue desserts with which to celebrate the July 4th weekend are these two, from prominent New York City restaurants.     RECIPE #1: RED, WHITE & BLUE ICE CREAM The first recipe from Il Buco, is as easy as it gets: Ingredients 1 scoop of strawberry ice cream 1 scoop […]

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