TIP OF THE DAY: Brussels Sprouts Potato Salad

Brussels sprouts growing on the bush. Photo courtesy MicrofarmGardens.com.   The brussels sprouts plant is a beauty: A stalk crowned with large, wide graceful leaves that grows to about four feet tall. The sprouts, edible buds which resemble tiny heads of cabbage, grow from the bottom of the stalk to the top, in an charming…
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HALLOWEEN: Treats

The skeleton called: He wants his teeth back! Photo courtesy The Pampered Chef.   Here are two “fun food” ideas from The Pampered Chef, which provides direct sales opportunities at home parties. You can find out more about becoming a Pampered Chef consultant at PamperedChef.com. APPLEWICH “BITES” Here’s a better-for-you Halloween snack with a vampire…
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RECIPE: Reuben Egg Rolls

Jewish and Chinese cuisines unite in this Reuben Egg Roll. Photo courtesy Dietz & Watson.   Like Reuben sandwiches? Like egg rolls? Here’s a fusion of the two: the filling of a Reuben in a crunchy egg roll wrapper, instead of on pumpernickel bread. If you plan to kick back with a beer or two…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Ignore Frozen Vegetables

Americans typically eat only one-third of the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. We should eat nine servings, but end up with only three. Unless you pursue a plant-based diet, you’re probably under-vegged. One way to tackle the problem: Stock up on frozen vegetables. Mix them with rice and potatoes, toss them with olive…
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HALLOWEEN: Vampire Drink

Whether your guests want a glass of white wine, sparkling wine or other clear drink, add a bloody effect with crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) or any red fruit liqueur. For the mocktail set, use raspberry syrup instead of cassis and add it to club soda, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda. If you can’t find…
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