For Martini lovers, here’s a twist for Valentine’s Day: A peppadew stands in for a red heart on the cocktail pick, along with anything else you like. (Or, you can stack two or three peppadews on a pick.)     ADDITIONAL MARTINI GARNISHES Cocktail onion Cornichon/gherkin Cucumber chunk Lemon peel Olive Pepperoni slice Pickled garlic […]

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[1] The bright colors of some mochi flavors add eye appeal (photo courtesy My/Mo Mochi). [2] Mochi are ready-made for “portion control.” Eat one or the whole plate (photo courtesy Taste Of Home). [3] Food fun: mochi on a stick (photo courtesy DeeDee Paris). [4] A favorite flavor, Chocolate Sundae, is tied with Vanilla Blueberry […]

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[1] Beef cacciatore: Hearty food for a cold day (photo courtesy Touchwood Editions). [2] Fig is one of several flavors of Lucero fruit-infused balsamic vinegars. [3] The cookbook “Italy: Recipes For Olive Oil & Vinegar Lovers,” from which the Beef Cacciatore recipe is excerpted (photo courtesy Touchwood Editions).   It’s freezing across 75% of the […]

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[1] Sink your teeth into this chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (photo courtesy Plugra). [2] Use your favorite creamy peanut butter (photo courtesy Jif). [3] The better the chocolate you use, the better-tasting the outcome will be (photo courtesy Nothin’ But Foods).   National Peanut Butter Day is January 24th. We’ve had many flavors of cheesecake […]

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[1] Baked bell peppers with pizza stuffing (photo courtesy The Pampered Chef). [2] Another way to enjoy pizza toppings: zucchini-based pizza boats (photo courtesy Lucero Olive Oil). [3] For a crust-free experience, use this as inspiration: pile up the vegetables and use less cheese. This re-creation of Goldberg Pizzeria’s SMOG is lovingly re-created by Grand […]

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Soups from the can, even when they’re good, can be made even better with a few added ingredients. In this tip, we’ll show you how we enhanced one of our favorites, and inspire you to do the same. We adore Thai chicken coconut soup (tom kha gai, translated as chicken galangal soup—photo #1). It’s a […]

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