April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day, celebrating the English muffin topped with Canadian bacon, a poached egg, hollandaise sauce and chopped chives. A popular brunch item, it was created in the 19th century by a prominent chef for a wealthy lady’s lunch. Some people love Eggs Benedict, but aren’t great at poaching the eggs […]

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[1] Millionaire Shortbread Bars from Lake Champlain Chocolates (photo #1). The recipe is below (photo © Lake Champlain Chocolates). [2] This version uses chocolate caramel (photo [3] These bars were made with a milk chocolate top and dulce de leche, instead of conventional caramel (photos #3 and #4 © Denis M. Art | Panther Media). […]

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How about a BLT Polenta Recipe for National BLT Sandwich Month? It’s a combination of comfort food and food fun (photo #1). Sundried polenta is garnished with pancetta ( bacon), spinach (for the lettuce) and sundried tomatoes. Plus, a poached egg and pearl onions are added to make this a brunch, lunch or dinner dish. […]

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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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