Here’s a delicious bite with a Valentine’s Day accent—although it’s a yummy bite any day of the year (photos #1 and #2). Whether for your own home or as a homemade gift, a cheese lover may be more appreciative of this gift than with empty-carb chocolate or homemade cupcakes. The recipe takes immerses cheese balls […]

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[1] A shot of Ramazzotti Amaro, a digestif to be enjoyed after a big meal to help with digestion (photo © Wine Dharma). [2] Drink amaro straight or in cocktails (photo © Ramazzotti | Pernod Ricard). [3] Amaro makes a sophisticated cocktail. Here are 10 amaro cocktail ideas (photo © Punch Drink). [4] Like many […]

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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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