[1] Ham and Cheddar waffles with red pepper sauce. The recipe is below (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] The sauce for this recipe is made from roasted red bell peppers. Here’s how to roast them (photo © Alexandra Cooks). [3] Waffles topped with grilled mushrooms and scallions, pickled onions, microgreens and sour cream (photo […]

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[1] The Arnold Palmer, a mix of lemonade and iced tea, turned into a vodka cocktail (photos #1 and #2 © Seagrams Vodka). [2] It’s easy to make an Arnold Palmer at home: half iced tea, half lemonade. Turn it into a cocktail with vodka. [3] We don’t have a photo of the Salted Watermelon […]

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[1] Prosecco is an ideal summer wine. It is made in both traditional white and rosé varieties; we prefer rose every time (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Guinigi Wines). [2] Some people like the old-style “sherbet Champagne” glasses instead of flutes; but the wide surface area enables the bubbles to escape more quickly. [3] […]

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August is National Sandwich Month. While we’ve published many delicious sandwich recipes, we’d like to share a variation on the classic tuna salad sandwich. It’s not just any variation: It’s Julia Child’s recipe. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan published the recipe in The New York Times last year, sharing that it was one of Julia Child’s […]

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Mesoamericans “discovered” the avocado, which had grown there for perhaps 50 million years. They called it ahuacatl, ah-hwa-CA-tay, which the Spanish conquistadors transcribed to aguacate. Archaeologists have found evidence of avocado consumption that dates back almost 10,000. Initially, people simply gathered wild avocados. Mesoamerican tribes such as the Olmec and the Here’s more history of […]

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July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. Last month we published a roundup of 43 cheesecake recipes, including classic, creative, full-size, individual, frozen and savory cheesecakes. Today, we have a no-bake cheesecake. Why turn on the oven on a hot day, when you can serve a stunning, easy-to-make dessert without it? Another bonus: this cheesecake has […]

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July 24th is National Tequila Day. How about a “pot luck” tequila tasting? The idea is to compare different tequilas, and decide which brands you prefer. It can be as simple as tequila and tortilla chips get-together, or a tequila-and-dinner potluck. Call your favorite tequila lovers and ask them what brand(s) they have. Then, make […]

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