Not April Fool, but April fun: a fun surprise for dinner. This cheese stuffed meatloaf recipe came to us from Roth Cheese, created by Meggan Hill, executive chef and head of the Culinary Hill Test Kitchen. Meggan gave her mom’s meatloaf a “cheese upgrade” using Roth Organic Havarti cheese. “The leftovers make great sandwiches, too,” […]

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[1] Pepperoni popcorn. This original recipe from The Popcorn Board didn’t contain tomato powder, which we added (photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Tomato flakes are available from The Spice Lab. Tomato powder is another option. [3] Turkey pepperoni (photo © Applegate Naturals).   The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S. popcorn […]

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[1] Aldi’s Eggnog Goat Cheese Log (photos #1 and #2 © Aldi). [2] The gingerbread log. All three log flavors are four ounces. [3] Serve with crackers that aren’t noticeably salted; plus honey, raisins and other dried fruits, and nuts (photo © Belle Chevre).   You never know what surprise items you’ll find at an […]

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Yes, you can give ketchup as a gift to a foodie or a general ketchup lover. When it’s a “gourmet” ketchup like Brownwood Farms Ketchup, made in three flavors that add more excitement to burgers, fries hot dogs, meatloaf, sandwiches…wherever you use ketchup. Want to make your own ketchup? Here’s a recipe. You can even […]

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[1] You can use both green and purple figs in this recipe. A combination is more alluring (all photos © California Figs). [2] Kadota figs keep their color when pickled. [3] Mission figs, combined with Kadota figs, give the jar of pickled figs more eye appeal. [4] All figs, be they fresh, dried or picked, […]

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