TIP OF THE DAY: Food Bars Part 2 ~ Lunch & Dinner

Fully loaded from the hot dog bar. Photo courtesy Dietz & Watson.   Yesterday we looked at food bars for breakfast and brunch. Today, it’s lunch and dinner. FOOD BARS FOR LUNCH & DINNER Burger Bar: beef, turkey and veggie burgers with bacon, cheese (blue, cheddar, havarti, jack, swiss), condiments (barbecue sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise), grilled…
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FOOD FUN: Guacamole Stuffed Eggs & Uses For Leftover Egg Yolks

Here’s a fun way to present stuffed eggs: as boats filled with guacamole and a tortilla chip or Wheat Thin “sail.” But what to do with all those leftover cooked egg yolks? Add to tuna salad, potato salad, pasta salads and other salads. Add to a layered salad. Crumble or grate atop green salads (especially…
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TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Food Bars, Part 1 ~ Breakfast & Brunch

Fashion your party bar along the lines of hotel breakfast buffets. Photo courtesy Seattleite.com.   While summer entertaining is easy—cocktails on the patio, burgers on the grill—the fall brings a challenge. How can you entertain with panache, without killing yourself? We’ve grown fond of the food bar, a buffet that invites guests to “create-your-own-dish” with…
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HOLIDAY: National Crab Newburg Day

National Crab Newburg Day is September 25th. There’s also National Lobster Newburg Day on March 25th. Newburg or Newberg is very rich sauce of butter, cream, egg yolks, cognac, sherry, cayenne pepper and nutmeg, to which cooked shellfish—crab, lobster, scallops, shrimp—is added, alone or in combination. It can is creamed seafood; in fact, in French,…
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FOOD FUN: Gourmet Bagel

We love bagels. We could eat them three meals a day. Our three favorite bagel toppings: olive cream cheese and smoked salmon, whitefish salad and tomato, and herring salad and tomato on a sesame or garlic bagel. Optional garnishes: capers, onion or chives. Our favorite “gourmet” bagel is topped with smoked sturgeon and salmon caviar,…
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