RECIPE: Roasted Beet, Avocado and Granny Smith Apple Towers

Here’s a tasty first course in Christmas colors. It’s one of the many recipes on TheAmazingAvocado.com. RECIPE: ROASTED BEET, AVOCADO & GRANNY SMITH APPLE TOWERS Ingredients For 6 Servings 3 medium beets, scrubbed with leaves trimmed 1 medium size, ripe Haas avocados 2 Granny Smith apples, diameter close to apples ½ cups goat cheese, crumbled…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Deglaze The Pan

Have red wine? Pour it in! Photo courtesy BalanceWine.Wordpress.com.   When you cook or bake with alcohol, you’re probably aware that the heat evaporates much (but not all) of the alcohol. The New York Times report that a sauce made with wine, then simmered and stirred for 30 minutes, can retain as much as a…
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GIFT: Gourmet Cruise, $100 Savings

This beautiful craft is defined by spacious comfort. Photo courtesy Holland America Line.   Looking for a great family or couples gift? Explore the culinary world on a cruise, from March 9-16, 2014. Designed by our friends at CruiseGourmet.com, this cruise was created for people who enjoy cooking demonstrations and relaxing at sea. The itinerary…
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FOOD FUN: Penguin Oreos

The perfect Oreo for Christmas, New Year’s Eve and black tie occasions. Photo courtesy Mackenzie Limited.   How do you make Oreo cookie even better? Turn them into penguins! These adorable Oreo penguins aren’t inexpensive: 12 cookies are $42.95 at MackenzieLtd.com. But if you’re game to make your own, head to the store for the…
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TIP OF THE DAY & GIFT: Knife Sharpening By Mail

Want a holiday gift to make any cook happy? Sharpen their knives! Well not you, exactly. But for an online payment of $34.99, you can send them a shipping box from USA Sharp that includes four knife guards plus prepaid, insured priority shipping labels for quick and easy USPS turnaround. Then, just slip the knives…
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