Will you be doing something festive for Cinco de Mayo? Think beyond guacamole. This recipe, from Bush’s Beans, tops the ever popular hummus with two Mexican favorites—salsa and queso fresco—to create fusion hummus. Even if you’re not doing anything special, serve it as a first course with dinner, or as an accompaniment to a glass […]

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[1] A PB&J Burger with vanilla ice cream. It’s a popular menu item with both children and adults (photo courtesy Slater’s 50/50).   If you’re a burger person and an adventurous eater, here’s an idea from Slater’s 50/50, a burger gastropub with locations in Southern California, Honolulu, Las Vegas and Dallas. The restaurant is known […]

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Passover macaroons are a traditional treat for Passover. But what if you don’t like coconut—or simply have a yen for chocolate? Voilà: a Passover-friendly recipe for brownies, thanks to Melissa’s. In order to “bulk up” the brownies in the absence of leavening, Melissa’s has added dried cranberries. They’re delicious paired with chocolate, but you can […]

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We first encountered petite stuffed bagels at a trade show, some 10 years ago. Made by a Canadian company, they were a delight for the eyes. They were not the traditional two halves of a bagel with cream cheese, but a dome shape with cream cheese piped inside. They tasted the same as a traditional […]

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[1] Otra Vez is a gose-style beer from Sierra Nevada (both photos courtesy Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.). [2] Sierra Nevada’s Session IPA.   April 7th is National Beer Day. If you’re a beer drinker, you likely have your favorite style(s). But what’s trending in beer? Here it is, adapted from Flavor & The Menu for […]

Diets To Lose Weight