[1] Green Goddess dressing for the salad, with a main of flank steak. Here’s the recipe from Cooking Light. [2] The salad dressing is also a dip. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] Even a simple lettuce salad gets a lift from Green Goddess. Here’s the recipe from Williams-Sonoma.   Springtime makes us think […]

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Here’s a fusion food: thousand year old eggs*, a traditional Chinese recipe, crossed with western tradition: Easter Eggs. A sophisticated adult crowd will enjoy these sophisticated Easter eggs. You can: Let guests peel their own and serve with a dipping sauce. Leave some whole and devil some of them.   Either way, it’s a charming […]

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[1] Sautéed broccolini with lemon and garlic (photo courtesy eMeals). [2] Uncooked broccolini (photo courtesy Bodecology). [3] For presentation, set the protein atop the cooked broccolini. Here, roast branzino with caper vinaigrette from Chef David Burke.   Not into green beer and green bagels? A healthy green food for a St. Patrick’s Day meal is […]

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Today, 3/14*, has been named Pi Day: 3.14. As you learned in high school geometry, the Greek symbol is used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, a constant which begins with 3.14159.     THE HISTORY OF PI DAY Pi Day was founded by physicist Larry […]

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[1] Beef and bean chili with shredded cheddar and scallions (photo courtesy Pre Brands). [2] Bean chili with fout garnishes (photo courtesy Hope Hummus).   You may have your brackets set, but how about your chili toppings? Hormel created these tongue-in-cheek brackets of toppings to serve with their chili. So while watching the games, how […]

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[1] Drink green for spring and St. Patrick’s Day (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] Learn more about kiwifruit from Live Eat Learn. [3] Namesake for the fruit: the kiwi bird (photo courtesy Ecobirdy; here’s more about the bird).   This cocktail from Pampered Chef says “spring” to us, but it can also say “St. Patrick’s […]

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[1] A tempting chocolate peanut butter layer cake. The recipe is below; photo courtesy King Arthur Flour. [2] You can bake it in a loaf pan or a conventional round layer (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [3] Buckeye candy: chocolate and peanut butter, shown here on a stick. It’s equally delicious without the stick (photo […]

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Green pancakes with optional Lucky Charms (photo courtesy I Heart Naptime). The marshmallows have been plucked from the cereal. Lucky Charms cereal (photo courtesy General Mills).   From Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime, Saint Patrick’s breakfast includes green pancakes with Lucky Charms, green milk (use food color) and rainbow fruit parfaits. She says, “Every once […]

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[1] Today’s recipe: Shepherd’s Pie X Baked Potatoes (photo courtesy Idaho Potato Commission). The American version of Shepherd’s Pie adds vegetables (photo courtesy Foster’s Market Cookbook). [3] Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato mashed potatoes, at Centerville Pie Company. You can also use a polenta top crust. [4] Fancy Shepherd’s Pie, showing that even a humble […]

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