TIP OF THE DAY: Make Olive Oil Ice Cream

Olive oil ice cream. Photo © Funkybg | Dreamstime.   Ice cream is our favorite food, so we look for special ways to celebrate in July, National Ice Cream Month. First, we treated ourselves to three pints of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, at $12.99 per pint. We found them in a specialty food market in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Uses For Bananas & Banana “Ice Cream” Recipe

We didn’t buy quite this many, but it sure seemed like it! Photo by Alessandro Paiva | SXC.   We were overly enthusiastic when we purchased a very large bunch of bananas at an excellent price. But of course, it’s no bargain if half of them spoil. There were far more bananas than we could…
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PRODUCT: Fearless Franks From Niman Ranch

Trade up to better franks. Photo courtesy Niman Ranch.   Yesterday when we put the dogs on the barbie, they were uncured Fearless Franks from Niman Ranch. Not all hot dogs are created equal. Many supermarket brands are full of fat instead of meat, and make up for the lower-quality meat by over-spicing. Bite into…
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COOKING VIDEO: Vegetarian Italian Sausage

  Since this week’s Top Pick is the Veggie Patch vegetarian line, our weekly video recipe follows suit. These delicious vegetarian sausages are billed as vegetarian in the video, but they’re actually vegan—no animal-based ingredients are used. Even the special flavoring, Bill’s Best Chik’Nish Seasoning, is vegan. The meatless sausages are made with a base…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Whenever we’re asked to a July 4th party, we always bring our Red, White & Blue Potato Salad. It’s special on Independence Day and potato salad occasion. While we generally enjoy sharing, we keep our exact recipe a secret. We worked for years to get the dressing right! But the United States Potato Board sent…
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