Ready for zucchini season? This recipe, from Lucero Olive Oil, adds zucchini to a thicker pesto-like recipe, that’s used as a spread instead of a sauce. You can use it on crackers, crostini, grilled eggplant rounds, pizza dough and of course, toast. You can even add it to a savory oatmeal breakfast, mixed into the […]

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[1] Vivian Howard’s Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip, served with homemade saltines (photo courtesy Garden & Gun).   The next time you have to bring something to a party, how about this Pimento Cheese & Sausage Dip? Served with homemade saltines, it’s the most popular item at Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston, North Carolina. […]

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Here are four ways to enjoy creamy iced coffee, from Pampered Chef. Pampered Chef prepares it family-size, in their one-gallon Quick-Stir Pitcher (photo #1). The pitcher, which has a plunger in the lid, mixes everything from infused water and sangria to powdered drinks. We use it to brew iced tea as well, and bring the […]

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We love having fun with food. Whether we enjoy it at fine restaurants or make it ourselves, we relish food presented with wit, as works of art, or tongue-in-cheek. Of the latter, we made a literal version not too long ago, layering sliced tongue with beef cheeks. The famed dish Oysters and Pearls at The […]

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A tip from Paul Duncan, executive chef at Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle: When preparing salmon and other fish, keep it simple to let the great flavor of fresh fish shine. He, of course, uses fresh, local Copper River sockeye salmon (photo #2). But even if you buy yours at the supermarket, you can use the […]

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Think pink for Mother’s Day, with this pink Margarita from Ocean Spray (photo #1). Technically, it’s a Margarita-Cosmopolitan fusion: It combines the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt rim of a Margarita with the cranberry juice of a Cosmo. The drink is pink because it uses Ocean Spray’s pink cranberry juice (photo #2). Here’s […]

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Sweet cocktails are delicious, beguiling, and…packed full of sugar. Stirrings, a pioneering producer of quality cocktail mixes, offers a solution with two new five-calorie cocktail mixers: 5 Calorie Cosmopolitan Mixer 5 Calorie Margarita Mixer   Now you can enjoy these two top cocktails with no added sugar, no preservatives and no guilt. Instead of sugar […]

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