TIP OF THE DAY: Zest A Lemon, Lime Or Grapefruit

After you juice a grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange or other citrus, do you throw it away? If so, you’re tossing out a delicious ingredient: the zest. Zest is the outermost part of the rind/peel/skin. Before you juice the citrus, remove the zest for use in other recipes. Scraping or cutting it from the skin is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Peel A Grapefruit Or Orange With Ease

If you enjoy grapefruit regularly, treat yourself to this snazzy double grapefruit knife. Photo courtesy RSVP. Grapefruit and oranges are excellent snacks and ingredients. We love to add them to green salads and light sauces for fish and seafood. And we have a passion for grapefruit sorbet and granita. But grapefruit can be difficult to…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Custom Chocolate Bars

Customized chocolate bars are a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends and family (plus teachers, doctors, hairdressers and anyone else on your list). Made by hand to your precise specifications, you can show your chocolatier skills by creating a signature chocolate bar for Valentine’s Day 2011. Or, make each bar with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas (photo by Louis Hiemstra | IST).   Almost everyone loves peas, but few people serve snap peas—even though they’re available year-round. Sugar snap peas are a cross-breed of the English pea and the Asian snow pea, delivering the best traits of both. Completely edible like snow peas (but with a crunchier pod),…
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SUPER BOWL FOOD: Best Chex Recipe

Last fall, we tasted the five finalist recipes (out of 1,000 entries) in Chex Party Mix’s annual competition for the best 15-minute microwaved recipe. The 2010 winner has just been announced. Our favorite of the five, Chex PB and Chocolate Blast, did not grab the gold. But here’s the recipe, made with Reese’s Pieces and…
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