RECIPE: Negroni Cocktail

[1] A delicious Negroni at Taralucci e Vino in New York City (photo © Taralucci e Vino) [2] An idea from Irvington Restaurant in New York City: bottling a Negroni as a party favor (photo © Irvington Restaurant).   It’s time to celebrate Negroni Week. For those not immersed in cocktail culture, the Negroni is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Salad

If you haven’t been getting your recommended portions of fruits and vegetables*, how about starting your day with a breakfast salad? You can have one of these fruit-based salads with your regular breakfast foods—cereal, eggs, a bagel—or with a side of cottage cheese, ricotta and/or yogurt. This recipe comes from Lynn’s Paradise Café, Louisville, Kentucky…
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RECIPE: Baked Potato Tots

Tater Tots are so beloved that the term is used generically, although it’s a trademark of Ore-Ida, which invented the little potato bites in 1953. (The story is below.) Everyone else can call them “potato tots.” These days, chefs reaching back to childhood are serving fresh-from-scratch versions. This variation, Baked Potato Tots, comes to us…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT: Jalapeño Plant

Here’s something fun for chile-loving dads who’d like to try their hand at gardening. You can look for a jalapeño plant at your local nursery, or give Dad the “ingredients” to grow his own. Combine a packet of seeds, a planter and soil, along with some fresh jalapeños to show Dad what’s in store in…
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