[1] Espressio: a box of chocolates with your personalized video. Here, the Chef’s Collection (both photos © M Cacao). [2] A box of caramels.   We haven’t tasted the chocolate, but we love this idea from M Cacao: the Espressio(sm) chocolate video box. The Expressio is a custom chocolate video box. It’s the first-ever box […]

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Counting down to Valentine’s Day, we have a series of red and pink recipes, all of which can be served year-round. We’re starting out the series with a Balsamic Bloody Mary, using Italy’s Italy’s famed “black gold”—and 16+ more Bloody Mary recipes. How about a Bloody Mary party for Valentine’s Day? Check out the articles […]

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[1] Vegetarian taquitos filled with black beans, brown rice, collards, corn, and pumpkin purée (photos #1 and #2 © Success Rice | Family Features). [2] Rice is ready in just 10 minutes. [3] Black beans add protein to this vegetarian recipe (photo © Bush’s Beans). [4] Pumpkin purée creates a nutritious sauce for the following […]

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National Meat Week is an industry promotion that begins on the last Sunday in January. Running for eight days, the event invites restaurants to show their skills with the best cuts of meat. This year, Meat Week begins on January 29th and runs through February 5th. Chefs are challenged to offer their best and latest […]

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[1] Four tiers of truffles, caramels, and buttercreams in a keepsake box (all photos © Dean’s Sweets). [2] Conversation hearts in fine chocolate. [3] Homemade marshmallow hearts. [4] One of the seasonal flavors of truffles: maple.   There are more than a few reasons to visit Portland, Maine: the Old Port waterfront, the Western Promenade […]

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January is National Oatmeal Month, a whole-grain cooked breakfast cereal that’s an excellent source of niacin, riboflavin, and iron, and helps to bolster energy levels. Athletes and diabetics eat oatmeal for its high content of complex carbohydrates and fiber, which abet slow digestion and stable blood glucose levels. Oats are the grain, and oatmeal is […]

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January 8th is Elvis Presley’s birthday. The King was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. To celebrate, we’ve got some Elvis Presley recipes for you. Elvis’ favorite sandwich was a fried peanut butter sandwich with sliced bananas and bacon. The following recipes carry on the theme.     ELVIS TRIBUTE DISHES Elvis Burger […]

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