[1] Garlic bread made on the grill with Lucero garlic olive oil. The recipe is below. (photo courtesy Lucero). [2] Baked in the oven. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home. [3] Italian garlic (photo courtesy Burpee).   Now that grilling season is on, make one of our favorite foods to come off the grill: […]

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[1] Peach lemonade: lemonade and peach purée with a fresh peach garnish (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [2] Mulled lemonade, with cinnamon, cloves, fresh ginger, orange peel and pink peppercorns. Here’s the recipe from A Spicy Perspective. [3] Blueberry lemonade, with blueberry purée and fresh blueberries. Tip: Freeze the blueberries first, and they’ll keep […]

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[1] A chocolate hamburger, made with pandoro. [2] Pandoro is ubiquitous during the holiday season, but you can find it year-round. If you can’t, substitute pound cake in this recipe. [3] There are numerous other uses for pandoro (all photos courtesy Bauli).   May is National Hamburger Month, and Chef Luca Manfè’s Chocolate Pandoro Burger […]

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[1] From Allen Brothers, a seafood mixed grill assortment of sea bass fillets, giant shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops. [2] Seafood mixed grill (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [3] The original mixed grill is an assortment of meats, like this carnivore’s delight at The Chop House in Singapore.   We’re going upscale on Memorial Day. […]

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We love good pizza. What’s good pizza? To us, it’s a thinner, crispy crust style, a hint of smoke from a wood-fired oven, and great toppings. By great we not only mean top-quality ingredients, but a choice to make our fantasy pie. That, and more, is available at 800° Woodfired Kitchen, with 8 locations on […]

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[1] Grease fires are a common reason for grill fires (photo courtesy Wikipedia | Common Domain). [2] It’s not just the stove top: Oven fires can develop even when you think your roast is safely cooking (photo courtesy Knox County, Tennessee Fire Prevention) [3] A Tundra aerosol spray is small, easily portable, and a must-have-on-hand […]

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May 21st is National Strawberries & Cream Day. This delicious shake was created by Bo’s Kitchen. Bo creates vegan recipes in the U.K. You can make the shake with conventional half-and-half* or with nondairy milk; Bo uses coconut milk. Bo’s recipe: Simmer strawberries in a pan with a bit water and a splash of maple […]

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Do you like grilled salmon? The next time you grill, how about glazed salmon skewers like these: anchored in pineapple, with a side of cucumber salad? Created by Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, you can create this clever idea at home. You can use your glaze of choice, or the honey-mustard glaze in the recipe for […]

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[1] Minted pea soup from John Woodhouse (recipe below; photos #1 and #2 courtesy John Woodhouse). [2] Fresh spring peas give a flavor to the soup that frozen peas cannot. [3] You can use half-and-half or heavy cream. See the footnote below (†) for the difference between half-and-half, light cream and heavy cream (photo courtesy […]

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We have no plans to be anywhere near Battle Creek, Michigan. But if we could get there, we’d head to Lucky Rooster Kitchen & Cocktails for their Blanco Burger (photo #1). Fried chicken skins were on the bar-snack menu when a customer thought he spotted chicken skins atop a burger. He was mistaken, but the […]

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