Looking for fun fare for Super Bowl Sunday? Try these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, from Go Bold With Butter. Here’s a video. They’re an alternative to the ever-popular Buffalo Wings. Also check out these fun Deconstructed Buffalo Wings and Buffalo Chicken Parfait. RECIPE: BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS Ingredients For 16 Meatballs 1/4 small red onion, minced 3 […]

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The Bloody Beertail: Substitute beer for the vodka in a Bloody Mary (photo courtesy Pampered Chef).   January 1st is National Bloody Mary Day. But if you prefer beer to vodka, have a Bloody Beertail instead. It’s a sister beverage to Mexico’s michelada. Here’s more about beertails.     RECIPE: BLOODY BEERTAIL The cocktail is […]

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Here’s a holiday dessert for cheesecake lovers: Spiced Eggnog Cheesecake. The recipe is from Anne Callaghan, corporate chef of the Charlie Palmer Group in Las Vegas. RECIPE: SPICED EGGNOG CHEESECAKE Ingredients For 10-12 Servings For The Crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup ginger snap cookies, crushed 2 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter, […]

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[1] Make peppermint marshmallows with a green or red swirl (photo courtesy McCormick). [2] You can cut shapes with cookie cutters (here’s how from Martha Stewart). [3] Marshmallows with red food color (photo courtesy Plush Puffs).   Let everyone else go crazy at the mall, crazy with wrapping paper, crazy with Christmas dinner prep. We […]

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[1] Green beans with red accents (photo courtesy Melissas.com). [2] Julienned sundried tomatoes (photo courtesy Sevillo Fine Foods).   Our holiday meals are known for too much food. We wish we could cut back on the number of dishes on the groaning board, but we can’t. We want them all. But we do intersperse high-calorie […]

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[1] This recipe, from Healthy Seasonal Recipes, substitutes raspberry jam for some of the sugar. [2] Whole fresh cranberries last for months in the fridge. We pop them into the freezer to make this relish year-round (photo courtesy Ocean Spray).   November 22nd is National Cranberry Relish Day. This classic cranberry-orange relish recipe from Ocean […]

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There’s so much attention given to what to serve during football games that we now have what we are designating a new category of food: Game Day Cuisine. We identified some 25 different game day favorites, and Artichoke-spinach dip Buffalo drumsticks or wings, hot wings Chicken fingers Crab dip Deviled eggs Drummettes Enchilada casserole French […]

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Not excited about pumpkin pie? Can’t have pecans or other nuts? There’s always the venerable apple pie to end Thanksgiving dinner. But let us suggest an easy-to-make alternative: Cranberry Apple Crisp from Ocean Spray. We recently were served a piece, and it was love at first bite. When one guest had to leave in advance […]

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