[1] The most popular romaine dish: Caesar salad (photo courtesy Safe Eggs). [2] Even organic romaine isn’t immune to E. coli. See why below (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Recently, Santa Barbara County recalled romaine harvested between November 27th through 30th due to an E. coli outbreak. Almost instantly, every leaf of romaine disappeared [hopefully] […]

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Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! These sleighs are made from sweet rolls and mini gingerbread men, with candy cane runners. We discovered it on the Facebook page of St. Pierre bakery. We recommended their product line earlier this fall. It’s fun to make, and even more fun to […]

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December 5th is Repeal Day, commemorating the repeal of America’s disastrous era of Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, importation or transportation of alcoholic beverages, went into effect on January 17, 1920. It ended 13 long years later, on December 5, 1933, when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th […]

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[1] The classic: as American as apple pie (photo courtesy Mackenzie Ltd). [2] Dutch apple pie has a streusel topping. Here’s the recipe from Kraft. [3] Salted caramel apple pie with lattice crust. Here’s the recipe from Williams-Sonoma. [4] Tarte Tatin is an upside-down apple pie. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [5] Rosette apple […]

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Easy homemade lollipops are fun edible gift for kids and adults alike. There are just three ingredients! Thee crystal-clear base enables you to show off whatever colors and shapes you like. And it’s not just for the Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa holidays: You can make them to celebrate any occasion of the year, just by changing the inclusions. […]

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[1] Drying meat or fish over a fire (image courtesy Kitchen Of The Future). [2] Drying squash (photo courtesy China Daily). [3] Drying ducks; the same technique is used for air-dried hams (photo courtesy China Daily). [5] Drying fruits (photo courtesy Brainview). [4] Sundried tomatoes are preserved today as they were thousands of years ago […]

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Make two tall smoothies or four short ones with this recipe from Chobani.   In just five minutes, you can whip up a couple of pumpkin pie `smoothies that deliver the flavors of fall. This recipe from Chobani, uses its vanilla yogurt. For a dessert smoothie, switch the yogurt to 3/4 cup frozen yogurt and […]

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For a weekend beer or game-watching, here’s an alternative to Buffalo Wings: Buffalo Wing Donuts! This food fun was created by Foodbeast and Dean’s Ranch Dip (photo #3). The recipe is even easier than chicken wings, because you don’t have to cook the wings. Instead, buy roasted chicken strips (we used Perdue Short Cuts). The […]

Diets To Lose Weight