[1] Spring asparagus with lemon aïoli (photo and recipe © Good Eggs). [2] Meyer lemons are sweeter (less acidic) than supermarket lemons (photo © Elise Bakketun). [3] Aioli is also delicious with artichokes and boiled or roasted potatoes (photo © Fine Cooking).   As mentioned a couple of days ago, it’s asparagus season—time to eat […]

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[1] This is comfort food at its best (all photos © World Famous House Of Mac). [2] A double favorite: Pizza Mac & Cheese has turkey pepperoni and chicken sausage. [3] Your mac and cheese comes in individual pizza-type boxes. Just stick a bow on top to give them as gifts. [4] Five-cheese truffle is […]

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Asparagus is a harbinger of spring; and like most vegetables, it’s very versatile. Serve it broiled, grilled, roasted or steamed. Add it to Eggs Benedict, omelets and scrambles, pasta, salads and quiches. Make asparagus soups. Include it with a crudités plate. Use it as a topping for risotto. Top bruschetta with goat cheese and asparagus. […]

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[1] La Pivón red vermouth and the Valencia Reverse Old Fashioned. Here’s the recipe (all photos © La Pivón). [2] La Pivón red vermouth on the rocks. You can drink it in a rocks glass, but doesn’t it look great in a stemmed glass? [3] After work, have a glass with some nibbles. Here, cheese […]

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Here’s a fun Easter gift for a tea lover: Jello Bello tea blend from Fava Teas. It’s an herbal tea blended with actual jelly beans. (We’re not sure that “Jello” is so helpful in explaining the tea. It contains no Jell-O). The fruity, caffeine-free tea is blended with apple, blackberry leaves, coconut, hibiscus, rose hip, […]

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We recently received a few jars of pie filling from Brownwood Farms: Blueberry Premium Pie Filling & Topping Michigan Apple Premium Pie Filling & Topping Michigan Cherry Premium Pie Filling & Topping We opened one and spooned out a bit (and then another bit, and another, and another…). We planned to bake a pie this […]

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Our only experiences with a Sloppy Joe sandwich were in our high school cafeteria. Instead of a hamburger, Sloppy Joe stretched the ground beef with onions, ketchup, maybe with some Worcestershire sauce, and maybe other seasonings (although high school cafeterias are not known for seasoning finesse). Modern cooks have upgraded the recipe, some taking a […]

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