TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Gumbo (Chicken Andouille Gumbo Recipe From Emeril Lagasse)

A seafood gumbo with crayfish, oysters, shrimp and okra. Photo courtesy MackenzieLtd.com.   With most people we know discussing Super Bowl recipes, we’d like to throw an idea onto the table: gumbo. Even if you’ve never had gumbo, you’ve heard about it: a famous Creole* dish from Louisiana. As with just about any dish, ingredients…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Layered Dip Recipes, Part 2

Take the ingredients of a Greek salad and turn it into a layered dip, served with pita chips. Photo courtesy SouthByMouth.Blogspot.com.   Yesterday, we discussed layered dips, beginning with the layered Mexican dip, also known as a layered bean dip and seven-layer dip. We also introduced a layered Middle Eastern dip. In Part 2, we…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Layered Dips, Part 1

The original seven-layer dip recipe. Photo courtesy McCormick.com.   The first layered dip we encountered was the iconic layered Mexican dip, also known as a layered bean dip/refried bean dip, nacho dip, taco dip, Tex-Mex dip and five-, six- or seven-layer dip. Dipped with taco chips, it was the rage. Made from healthful ingredients, it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Slow Cooker For Entertaining

Beef stew stays warm to the last spoonful in Cuisinart’s Multicooker. Photo courtesy Sur La Table.   If you’re old enough to remember the original Crock Pot, you know how far slow cookers have come in functionality and aesthetic appeal. Today’s gleaming slow cookers can go from kitchen counter to dining table. And they do…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Warm Potato Salad, Mix & Match Your Recipe

[1] Potato salad bound with pesto (photo © U.S. Potato Board.   Many people think of potato salad as warm weather fare, or a side with a sandwich. But different recipes are served at temperatures beyond the familiar chilled, mayonnaise-bound potato salad: warm southern German potato salad served with sausage and other meats and room…
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