[1] Valentine’s Day gift box (all photos © Hotel Chocolat). [2] We can’t get enough of the Champagne truffles! [3] Resistance is futile!   Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors in North London in 2004, with a mission to make exciting luxury chocolate. Today, with more than 103 shops worldwide, including in the U.S. It’s […]

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Rosé wine consumption has exploded in the U.S. over the past several years. The wine has been growing and growing in popularity, replacing that “glass of white wine” in the hearts and hands of people who used to always sip on Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.     THE POPULARITY OF ROSÉ In fact, rosé outsells […]

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February 9th is National Pizza Day. We’re making a new-to-us type of pizza: Detroit-style pizza. The style is known for its square shape and thick, crispy-edge crust. It’s very different from the pie-like style of deep-dish Chicago pizza. Detroit-style pizza is a descendant of Sicilian-style pizza. It emerged in 1946 when Gus Guerra wanted something […]

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[1] Heart-shaped potato chips tinted pink with beet juice (photo © In Erika’s Kitchen | Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Idaho® russet potatoes. Here’s more about russets (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [3] While any size cookie cutter can cut a heart from dough, you need a cookie cutter that’s narrow enough to cut a slice […]

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[1] Greek-style nachos use favorite Greek ingredients in a nachos format. They’re just as delicious with beer as Mexican nachos (photos #1, #2 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] A closer look. The pita triangles are made from whole pita rounds. [3] Banana peppers are mild and tangy. Though typically bright yellow or greenish yellow, they […]

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If you have leftover candy canes or other red-and-white peppermints, here’s a good use for a cold day: Crush them and use them as a hot chocolate garnish. First top the hot chocolate with: Marshmallows Marshmallows Cream (e.g. Fluff) Whipped Cream   You can even add a small scoop of ice cream; just make the […]

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