[1] Frozen grapes keep chilled drinks (photo © Foods & Wines From Spain). [2] A medley of grape colors looks best (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Here’s a way to keep cool your glass of white wine or other cold drinks that are served without ice: Use frozen grapes as ice cubes! They’re decorative, and […]

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[1] Just buy four ingredients and assemble (photo © Sticky Walnut). [2] Use a good chocolate sauce for this recipe, or it can get cloying. King’s Cupboard, one of our favorite brands, has Bittersweet, Organic, Espresso, Sea Salt, and Sugar-Free hot fudge sauces. You can buy them online (photo © King’s Cupboard). [3] How to […]

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At our house, toast comes to the table with butter, cream cheese, and jam. But this weekend, we’ll adapt this idea for creative toast toppings from Woodstock Foods. Whole grain toast (so much more flavorful than packaged white bread!) is served with guacamole as the bread spread, and a DIY assortment of healthful toppings: Capers […]

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Foie gras with Sauternes… Oysters and Champagne or Chablis… Pasta with red sauce and Chianti… Steak with Cabernet Sauvignon… Thai food and Riesling… These are classic food and wine pairings. But what if you’d like to try something different? Matthieu Yamoum, beverage director of the Baccarat Hotel in New York City, has suggestions that we’d […]

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Just in time for Mother’s Day, Baskin-Robbins has introduced a brand-new Flavor of the Month, and a fun one at that: Breakfast in Bed. It combines buttermilk pancake- and maple syrup-flavored ice creams, fluffy pancake pieces, and a blueberry compote swirl (photo #1). It’s a good excuse to have ice cream for breakfast. Along with […]

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[1] Banana sushi: a fun way to eat bananas (photo © Dole). [2] Deliciousness awaits (photo © Eiliv Sonas Aceron | Unsplash).   While you can certainly put a slice of banana and garnishes atop a pad of rice or in a sushi roll, this banana sushi recipe is an all-fruit adaptation—no rice. It’s perfect […]

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