The one food prep task we fear is slicing and peeling butternut squash (and all the winter* squashes, but we eat butternut most often). It’s not the easiest thing to slice and peel, given the force needed to cut through the squash. Even with a firm cutting board and a super-sharp knife, we face with […]

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[1] Chocolate bacon potato chips, a delicious snack or dessert with ice cream (photos #1 and #2 © Castle Ranch Steakhouse [since closed]). [2] If you prefer, you can cut crinkle chips, but they will be thicker. [3] Idaho Russet Potato† (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Huckleberries are a different species in the same […]

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We love cheesecake. Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s a sweet cheesecake, but every once in a while we come across—or decide to bake—a savory cheesecake. There’s no sugar. Using a base of cream cheese—just like dessert cheesecake—it’s an unsweetened cheesecake that combines savory ingredients: herbs, vegetables, seafood and/or other cheeses. Savory cheesecakes are always […]

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Baby gold potatoes, ready to peel the day before (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   September is National Potato Month. We’ve got a tip for anyone who peels potatoes, to cut down on potato prep time. The solution is a time shuffle: Peel the potatoes the day before. Sound obvious? It is! We peel potatoes the […]

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[1] Top your brownies with almond “flowers” (photo of espresso brownies © NordWood Themes | Unsplash). [2] In addition to protein, almonds are one of the healthiest nuts (photo © Murray’s Cheese).   No one would refer to brownies as a protein food. But here’s a fun way to add some protein to your brownies: […]

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[1] Chipotle can be found in bone broth, chocolate bars, ketchup, mayonnaise, ramen, salad dressing, snack puffs and more (photo © iGourmet). [2] Habanero is used in jerky, mayonnaise, nut mixes, potato chips and sauces (photo © Hot Chips). [3] Jalapeño can be found in canned sardines, chips, franks, hummus, jerky, performance drinks, pickles, tuna […]

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[1] Rosé is the perfect summer wine: light yet substantial, delivering flavor and finish (photo © Herringbone Eats | Santa Monica). [2] The rosé rainbow, in colors from the palest pink to the deepest rose (photo © Jacksonville Magazine). Thibaud-Boudignon-Rose[/caption] [3] Top of the list: Thibaud Boudignon Rosé 2019 from the Loire region of France […]

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