[1] Fish fillet with mussels and shrimp (photo © Bamboo Sushi | Portland). [2] Three different fish fillets, scallops and shrimp (photo © Allen Brothers). [3] Grilled asparagus, carrots, red bell pepper, red onions, yellow squash. Here’s a recipe (photo © Taste Of Home). [4] From top: portabella and shiitake mushrooms, plum tomatoes (seeds removed), […]

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We’re starting our July 4th lunch with something elegant: these crunchy crostini (photo #1). They go well with beer, wine, cocktails, iced tea, sparkling water, even lemonade. You start with a white bean spread on toasted bread (crostini); then top the slices with just about anything. Roasted tomatoes are delicious; but if you want to […]

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July 1st is National Creative Ice Cream Day. It’s also National Gingersnap Day. How about combining the two with an easy gingerbread or gingersnap ice cream? Just combine the ingredients below. For a super-Creative Ice Cream Day, use them all: Ginger & Gingersnap Caramel Swirl Toasted Pecan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream!     RECIPE: GINGERBREAD/GINGERSNAP […]

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[1] Beef and mushroom broth with sliced portabella mushrooms, garnished with nasturtium leaves (tangy and peppery), sliced radishes and nori (seaweed) (photo © South Fork Kitchen & Bar). [2] Vietnamese-style broth with scallions, tofu, noodles, onions and a cilantro garnish (photo © Nguyen Phuong Nguyen | Pexels). [3] Familiar veggies: celery, leeks, onion, zucchini, parsley […]

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[1] Patriotic pie crust (photo © The Topless Baker). [2] This Captain America Pie can be easily repurposed for July 4th. Here’s the recipe (photo © Hungry Enough To Eat Six).   While our previous recipe for red, white and blue frozen yogurt pops is a snap to make, this pie crust requires a bit […]

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A patriotic cheese ball: our national bird, the bald eagle (photo © Di Bruno Bros | Philadelphia).   O.K., we’re impressed! The cheese professionals at Di Bruno Bros in Philadelphia created this bald eagle cheese ball. Why not salute our national bird on July 4th? The garlic-herb cheese ball is great with beer and wine. […]

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[1] A summery tuna and chickpea salad tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, on mixed greens, with a side of garlic bread (both photos © Delallo). [2] Golden balsamic vinegar (more about it below). You can get it from DeLallo.   You can always count on a can of tuna for a protein-packed salad. But you can […]

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Summer beans like green beans, yellow wax beans and specialty beans like purple green beans and romanos, are some of the best veggies to grill. Yet, few people think of them for grilling—perhaps because they seem like they’d fall through the grill. They will: But a grill basket, grill pan or aluminum foil packet is […]

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