Does the spring salad recipe in photo #1 look complicated? It couldn’t be easier. So start your celebration of spring with a lively spring salad. Photo #1 is a simple mixture of: Pea shoots (photo #2), a fleeting spring treat Fresh mint Baby radishes Snow peas Edible flower petals Vinaigrette of EVOO and fresh lemon […]

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Following the popularity of the gingerbread house, there’s the Easter Bunny Hutch. Create an Easter centerpiece every bunny will love with this Ready-to-Build Chocolate Cookie Bunny Hutch Kit from Wilton. The kit has everything you need: 6 chocolate cookie panels Decorative candies Icing (blue, green, yellow, pink) Bunny butt icing decoration 2 decorating bags and […]

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[1] It may look formidable with 5 colored layers and fondant icing, but here’s the recipe if you’re up for the challenge (photos #1 and #3 © Wilton). [2] Making just three layers with stabilized whipped cream frosting is much easier. Here’s the recipe (photo © McCormick) . [3] Easier still: a simple layer cake […]

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We first learned about Ivy’s Reserve Vintage Cheddar‡‡‡ when Wyke Farms, the U.K.’s largest independent cheese producer and producer of renewable energy, wrote to tell us that its prize-winning Ivy’s Reserve Vintage Cheddar has been certified as the world’s first carbon-neutral Cheddar. The certification shows consumers that a company has measured and offset its entire […]

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[1] Mulled wine sorbet (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Mulling wine: warming wine with spices and fruits (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Mulling spices. Follow this recipe to make your own blend, for yourself and for gifting (photo © Take Two Tapas). [4] Mulled wine is typically served in a mug (photo […]

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