November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day. How about a Deviled Egg Party Bar? It’s a fun complement to a cocktail party or tea party. See how to throw one, below. > The history of deviled eggs, and the difference between deviled eggs and stuffed eggs. > Our favorite deviled egg recipes. > Tips […]

Diet Tips

May 20th is National Pizza Party Day (it varies yearly: the third Friday of May). Can you make a flatbread instead? Sure, we say: because pizza vs. flatbread is simply a matter of the dough. The main technical difference between flatbread and pizza is that: Flatbread uses unleavened dough, i.e., dough that doesn’t have yeast. […]

Diet Tips

[1] Top a pizza with your favorite antipasto ingredients (photo © DeLallo). [2] You can add antipasto meats to the vegetarian recipe below. In photo: sweet soppressata, hot soppressata, Genoa salami, prosciutto (photo © Williams Sonoma). [3] Provolone, a classic Italian cheese, often served cubed on an antipasto platter (photo © Castello Cheese). [4] We […]

Diet Tips

October 8th is National Pierogi Day. Pierogi, dumplings of Central and Eastern European origin, are traditionally stuffed with cheese, fruit, ground meat, mashed potato or sauerkraut. They can be served baked, boiled grilled, fried/sautéed and steamed. They’re typically cooked in butter with sautéed onions. You can make them or buy them. Personally, we eat a […]

Diet Tips

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 […]

Diet Tips

What are you doing this Saturday? It’s National Rosé Day, held on the second Saturday in June. We have an idea: Have a rosé tasting party. The pink wine is just right for warmer weather. You can host the entire event, or invite friends to BYO get-together. Here’s how to host a rosé tasting. Here […]

Diet Tips

[1] Turn snack mix into party bars, with this recipe from Hannah Kaminsky’s new book, Sweet Vegan Treats (photo © Hannah Kaminsky). [2] Turn a party mix into the party bars above (photo © Chex). [3] A book for anyone interested in vegan desserts. including kosher and lactose-intolerant eaters),   We love this recipe from […]

Diet Tips

The photos could be ice cream or sorbet. But they’re mashed potatoes. There are few people who don’t like mashed potatoes. Here’s a way to bring them to the next level. Taste the rainbow with these artful mashes. Mashed potatoes are blended with bold flavors, with vegetable purées providing vibrant colors and tastes. Serve them […]

Diet Tips

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is one of those holidays that everyone likes to celebrate. Some attend a parade, some head to pubs. But our favorite activity is casual entertaining at home with friends. Our friends love to bring food to a gathering. So we have a group feast, without anyone doing too much work. […]

Diet Tips