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COOKING VIDEO: Chocolate Black Russian “Cocktail” Recipe

 

Our Top Pick Of The Week is Adult Chocolate Milk: a pour-and-serve combination that tastes like chocolate milk with a shot of vodka. It rocks!

What if you’re jonesing for a shot or two, but don’t have Adult Chocolate Milk?

If you have chocolate ice cream, coffee liqueur and vodka, you can make this Chocolate Black Russian, a cross between a cocktail and a milkshake.

Serve it for dessert. You can vary the recipe with flavored vodka: cherry, coffee, orange, raspberry and vanilla vodkas work well in this recipe.

Your next “ice cream social” will be a lot more social when you serve this!

   

   

Find more of our favorite cocktail and ice cream recipes.

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COOKING VIDEO: Japanese Miso Soup For American Breakfast

 

Asians drink soup for breakfast (Japanese miso soup and Thai pho, for example). Americans looking for something quick, hot, nutritious and comforting should consider the option.

All you need to make a bowl of miso soup is hot water and a spoonful of miso paste, available in many supermarkets as well as in Asian food stores.

You can add nutritious vegetables to your miso soup, as shown in the video, or have it plain, as it’s served at Japanese restaurants. The soup can be made in advance and microwaved in a minute, which is especially convenient if you want your soup with veggies.

Beyond a quick cup of soup before you dash out, you can carry a thermos, thermal mug or a portable coffee mug full of soup as you leave. Your soup supply can also be part of a low-calorie, healthful lunch, snack or dinner.

Here are more ways to use the miso paste.

   

   

Find more of our favorite soups in our Soup Section.

Want a more conventional breakfast? Check out our Cereals, Pancakes & Waffles Section.

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COOKING VIDEO: How To Clean Leeks

 

Looking like enormous scallions, leeks are cousins to onions and garlic. The flavor and aroma is evocative of, but much milder than, onions.

Leeks are served raw, braised, fried and sautéed, alone or as part of a more complex recipe. Typically, recipes call for only the white base and very light green portion of the stalk, although the green tops can be used for other purposes.

The only challenge with leeks is the sandy soil in which they grow. The sand gets in between the concentric leaves, and takes time to wash away.

But that’s no reason to avoid luscious leeks. The video below shows you how easy it is to clean them. Then:

  • SAUTÉ. Leeks can be grilled, sautéed or slow braised for a delicious first course or side dish, especially with fish and seafood. Try sautéed leeks and apples.
  • GRATIN. Top with a gratin for a fancier dish: a sauce made with grated cheese and browned under the broiler (recipe).
  • RAW. Serve leeks raw in a salad or on a sandwich instead of the more pungent onions.
  • SOUP. Add leeks to soups and stews. There are hot and cold potato and leek soups (like Vichyssoise) and Scottish cock-a-leekie, a chicken-leek soup.
  • FISH. Stuff for fish fillets (sauté for 20 minutes or until soft, without browning; season with salt and pepper).
  • GARNISH. One of our favorite garnishes is crispy-fried julienned leeks: recipe.
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    Find some favorite vegetable recipes in our Gourmet Vegetables Section.

    FOOD TRIVIA: The leek has been the national symbol of Wales since the sixth century. Welsh warriors wore them on their helmets to identify themselves from their enemies on the field of battle.

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    COOKING VIDEO: Grilled Clams & Mussels

     

    While the coals are hot, make grilled clams and mussels as a healthful and low-calorie Labor Day treat.

    This video shows how easy it is:

       

       

    Find more of our favorite seafood recipes.

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    COOKING VIDEO: Bobby Flay’s Grilled Peach Cobbler

     

    Before the lush summer peaches disappear, make a grilled peach cobbler outside on the grill. You don’t have to turn on an oven and heat up the kitchen. And, it’s delicious!

    Chef Bobby Flay demonstrates how easy it is, in this video:

       

       

    Find more of our favorite pie, cobbler and dessert recipes.

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