TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Gourmet Sausage Snacks

Buy flavored gourmet sausages (black bean, sundried tomato, portobello, spinach/feta and a wide variety of others others) and cut them into bite-size chunks. Serve them with toothpicks and flavored mustards or other dipping sauces for a quick and easy snack. Sliced sausages can be frozen and then microwaved in seconds for snacks or to serve…
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FOCUS: You And National Cholesterol Month

If you’re thinking of serving a high- cholesterol cheese fondue, contemplate a veggie stir-fry instead. Photo courtesy of iGourmet.com. Cheese, ice cream, beef, butter, mayonnaise—just a few of our staple foods that are high in cholesterol. According to the National Institutes For Health (NIH), the foods that make one’s bad cholesterol rise (the LDL, low…
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TIP OF THE DAY: McSundae

A jigger of Scotch poured over plain vanilla ice cream may sound unusual, but it creates a delicious dessert. And, it’s a “rabbit out of the hat” culinary magic trick when you need something quick and interesting for company. Porter (the beer) also works well. If your guests are culinary adventurers, give them two smaller…
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PRODUCT: Mezzetta Tamed Jalapeño Peppers

Don’t come near our jar of Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Tamed Jalapeño Peppers—we’re saving them all for ourselves. Our favorite new condiment, these pickled jalapeño slices solve a problem as they add exciting new flavor to franks, burgers, sandwiches (any, but don’t forget grilled cheese!), salads, omelets, dips, relish trays and as long a list of savory…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Dinner Table “Food Forum”

Did you know that vinegar is mentioned twice in the Bible? That Cleopatra dissolved a pearl in it and drank it on a bet with Marc Antony? That the Roman legions drank it every day to ward off illness? Turn the dinner table into a fun food education forum: Use the resources of the Internet…
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