TIP OF THE DAY: Host A Pie Baking Contest

It’s [pie] party time! Photo by JaclynNussbaum | THE NIBBLE.   Looking for a summer entertaining idea? How about a pie baking contest? Guests who can bake can show off their chops; non-baking guests will be thrilled to taste a pie buffet. You can go freestyle, or take advantage of this new boxed kit: Pie…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA: Premium Gin

We are big fans of Cold River Vodka and Cold River Blueberry Vodka, made by Maine Distilleries of Freeport, Maine. They’re artisan-made from Maine potatoes and are gluten-free, as well as very flavorful (we drink them straight up*). *The difference between straight up and neat: “Neat” means an undiluted shot served at room temperature; straight…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Frozen Kefir

Dig in: It’s yummy, probiotic, very healthfuland 99% lactose free. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.   It isn’t frozen yogurt: It’s frozen kefir. What’s the difference? While many people think of kefir as “drinkable yogurt”—it looks and tastes like yogurt—it has a different complement of microorganisms. The result: A food even more healthful…
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RECIPE: Fruit Salsa

Peach salsa is one of the best-selling salsa flavors. You can make your own salsa with almost any seasonal fruit, including other stone fruits such as nectarines and plumcots, or your favorite berries. The fruit takes the place of the tomato, although you can also add a tomato in season. Enjoy the result with chips…
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