July 5th is National Graham Cracker Day. For those who enjoyed s’mores over July 4th weekend, here’s another recipe that combines graham crackers and chocolate. “These bite-sized treats,” says recipe author Julie B., “include two sticks of butter and TONS of candy bar flavor. They include gooey caramel, peanut butter, and rich chocolate on top […]

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Our friend’s daughter is largely vegetarian, but she’ll eat an occasional piece of fish (which makes her a flexitarian—here’s the difference of these terms plus pescatarian, vegan and others). So for July 4th weekend, we picked up a box of SeaPak Alaskan Salmon Burgers, which are available frozen at stores nationwide. It takes time to […]

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[1] (photo © Better Homes & Gardens). [2] You can make curled vegetables look like a bouquet (photo © Canard Inc.). [3] Here, a beet and goat cheese salad is graced with curled beets (photo © Triomphe | NYC [now closed]). [4] If fiddlehead ferns are in season, definitely add some (photo Katharine Pollak | […]

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Quick: What’s the first thing you think of when someone mentions Key limes? Key lime pie, most likely. Smaller, rounder, less acidic more fragrant than their more traditional relative and with a thin, leathery skin, the Persian/Tahitian lime, the Key Lime is used in many tropical cuisines throughout the world. It’s also known as the […]

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The easiest red, white and blue desserts with which to celebrate the July 4th weekend are these two, from prominent New York City restaurants.     RECIPE #1: RED, WHITE & BLUE ICE CREAM The first recipe from Il Buco, is as easy as it gets: Ingredients 1 scoop of strawberry ice cream 1 scoop […]

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