Stacy’s Pita Chips made these Valentine chips with their Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips. If you like the idea (and how can you not), you can use the same recipe, substituting graham crackers, shortbread or sugar cookies. You can buy Valentine-themed decorations on Amazon, at Wilton, or at baking supply stores and craft shops. We suggest making […]

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[1] Grilled radicchio. The recipe is below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Grilled radicchio with filet mignon (photo © Omaha Steaks). [3] Radicchio leaves nested for a salad bowl (photo © Alcove Cafe | Los Angeles). [4] A bowl of radicchio di chioggia, the most common variety in the U.S. (photo © Hillshire Farm | […]

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Super Bowl Sunday is Pork Rinds Day, a no-carb, Keto, Paleo snack. And a beloved snack before anyone ever heard of Paleo and Keto diets*. Pork rinds (chicharrónes, the Spanish word) are made from pork skin, with the attached fat removed and deep fried. That’s the difference between pork rinds and pork cracklings. Cracklings include […]

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Here’s an activity for Valentine’s Day, movie night or any fun occasion. Pair cookies and wine! Thanks to Chip City of New York City, purveyors of large, gooey cookies, for these pairing ideas: Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cabernet Sauvignon: Cab is the perfect complement to chocolate chip cookies. Dry and full-bodied, it pairs well with […]

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[1] By far the most popular use for avocados in the U.S.: guacamole (photo © Cabo Flats | Miami). [2] We love an avocado salad with a balsamic vinaigrette (photo © Love One Today | Hass Avocado Board). [3] Elegance is having a two-tier dish (photo © Richard Sandoval Hospitality). [4] Avocado toast, luxury-style, topped […]

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For a tea lover, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for a special gift: tea with rose petals. Teas are not only delicious to drink, they have no calories and are high in antioxidants. The photos show a two teas from one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. They, and the other teas listed […]

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We recently received information from Chef David Shamy of Salt Lake City, about his garlic butter (photo #2). Ways to use garlic butter follows; but first, some words about Chef Shamy’s products.     CHEF SHAMY GOURMET BUTTERS Chef Shamy’s line of compound butters, that began as homemade garlic butter, which he gave as gifts […]

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[1] Sweet potato tots with spinach. The recipe is below (photo © Bucket List Tummy | North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. [2] Tasty and nutritious: sweet potatoes from North Carolina (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. [3] The featured recipe adds spinach to the potato tots (photo © Stephen Ausmus | U.S. Agricultural Research […]

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We were intrigued by the idea of LIQS premixed cocktail shots, made from premium spirits and real fruit juices. As most of us know, a shot, or shooter, is a small serving of spirits or a mixed drink, usually about one ounce. It is typically consumed quickly, often in a single gulp. When our samples […]

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Not everybody wants candy for Valentine’s Day. And some who want it shouldn’t have it. So how about sharing the love with Valentine’s drinkware from Zak! Designs? There are 18 different types of pink- and lilac-hued drink carriers, including: BPA-free plastic water bottles Insulated stainless steel tumblers Stainless steel water bottles   Check them out […]

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