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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April 4th is National Ramen Day. It’s also National Burrito Day, National Carrot Day and National Cordon Bleu Day. In case you’ve never had a ramen burger, it’s a hamburger where fried ramen, formed into a bun shape, replaces the bread bun.     RAMEN BURGER HISTORY The American version of the ramen burger (photo […]

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Like egg rolls but feel guilty about eating the fried wrapper? Here’s a healthy improvement from Pampered Chef: the insides of an eggroll, cooked in a skillet. You can serve it atop rice as a main course, or without rice as a side. If you need some crunch, add a few chow mein noodles or […]

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[1] Easter macarons: Edible art from Stay Sweet NYC.   A number of pastry artists are creating colorful macarons for Easter, but we haven’t seen anything as lovely as these from Lindsay of Stay Sweet NYC. Her pastel cookies are decorated with abstract flowers. Lovely. But we’ve never seen dual-color ganache before! Who needs chocolate […]

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Dunkin’ Donuts’ seasonal PEEPS donuts arrive tomorrow at Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide. They’re accompanied by new PEEPS marshmallow-flavored hot and iced coffee and espresso drinks. Head to your nearest DD (here’s a store locator) for your PEEPS donut. It’s topped with white icing, a special green and egg-shaped sprinkle blend and a mini yellow PEEPS marshmallow […]

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[1] Something new in ice cubes: the Titanic hits the iceberg (photo courtesy The Caveman’s Guide).   We have a quirky sense of humor. When we saw this quirky—some might say macabre or tasteless—ice cube mold, we had to have it. The mold makes cubes in the shape of the H.M.S. Titanic and the iceberg […]

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[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create […]

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March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs are be made of different kinds of meat or blends, depending on local preferences. These days, there even vegan meatballs made from from grains, tofu and vegetables. What’s your favorite use for meatballs? The most popular meatball dishes in the U.S. include: Spaghetti and meatballs Meatball subs Meatball […]

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[1] It’s National Cheez Doodle Day. Dig in! (photo courtesy The Foodie Patootie) [2] Why use a bowl: Eat from the bag! (photo courtesy Wise Snacks)   Some brands are regional. Some start out that way and become so popular they get national distribution. Such is the case with Cheez Doodles from East Coast manufacturer […]

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This mac and cheese recipe uses both wagon wheels and cavatappi instead of elbows (photo courtesy Barilla Foodservice).   At Burtons Grill in Andover, Massachusetts, chef Scott Perry has fun with mac and cheese. It turns everyday mac and cheese into food art. It’s easy to replicate at home. A mix of two pasta shapes. […]

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