April is National Grilled Cheese Month. We’ve seen many different ways to make a grilled cheese sandwich, including bread-free, low-carb versions that substitute sliced portabello mushrooms or ham—a bread-free ham and cheese sandwich, grilled on a panini press. Today we present another option: a grilled cheese sandwich where halloumi cheese (photo #2) is substituted for […]

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[1] Grilled radicchio. The recipe is below (photo © Vermont Creamery). [2] Grilled radicchio with filet mignon (photo © Omaha Steaks). [3] Radicchio leaves nested for a salad bowl (photo © Alcove Cafe | Los Angeles). [4] A bowl of radicchio di chioggia, the most common variety in the U.S. (photo © Hillshire Farm | […]

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Looking for some sophisticated party fun? Here’s an idea from Elegant Affairs Caterers, riffing on tomato soup and grilled cheese: Gazpacho shooters, topped with mini grilled cheese sandwiches. Make your favorite gazpacho recipe, and use thin bread for the grilled cheese (photo #1). Another fun gazpacho idea: top the shot glass with Tostitos Scoops filled […]

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[1] Better than French fries! (photo by Lauren Kurella © Idaho Potato Commission. [2] The Cal Red variety of Idaho® potatoes (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission).   Wanting to contribute something delicious-but-easy to a Father’s Day cookout, we made these Crispy Grilled Potatoes. Truth to tell, we could have eaten the whole batch ourselves. We […]

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Do you like grilled salmon? The next time you grill, how about glazed salmon skewers like these: anchored in pineapple, with a side of cucumber salad? Created by Ray’s Boathouse in Seattle, you can create this clever idea at home. You can use your glaze of choice, or the honey-mustard glaze in the recipe for […]

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If you cook fish frequently, a quick broiling, grilling, sauté or poaching may be your technique of choice. But before you put a piece of plain fish on a plate with vegetables on the side, consider serving it en brodo: in broth with vegetables. In Italy, not just fish (pesce) but tortellini and other pasta […]

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[1] Grilled zucchini, given a Moroccan touch with cumin (photos #1, #2, #3, #5 courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Refreshing cucumber-melon salad, accented with serrano chiles and mint. [3] Both dishes on the picnic table. [4] Painted Serpent cucumbers are an heirloom Asian cucumber. You can buy the seeds from Born To Grow. [5] For dessert: […]

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[1] A Caprese grilled cheese sandwich made with mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Classy. [2] Dessert grilled cheese: queso blanco and fresh raspberries (photo courtesy Litehouse Foods).   April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Day. We’re passing along these tips for a better grilled cheese sandwich from the culinary team […]

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