RECIPE: Prosciutto Wrapped Bell Peppers

A tasty first course: a roasted bell pepper wrapped in prosciutto. Photo courtesy Westside Market | NYC.   This recipe fits right in with a pink food party, Valentine’s Day, Easter or Mother’s Day. RECIPE: PROSCIUTTO WRAPPED BELL PEPPERS Ingredients For 4 Servings 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 4…
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FOOD FUN: Rainbow Baby Carrots

Baby carrots are hot sellers. But how much hotter can they get than these rainbow baby carrots? Carrots—standard size and baby—are available in six different colors: the familiar deep orange plus burgundy red, deep purple, tangerine (light orange), yellow and white. They’re a delicious way to add color and crunch to appetizers, salads and entrées.…
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PRODUCT: DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies

The clever media relations people at DoubleTree by Hilton know just how to get a busy writer to take time from the editorial calendar* and apportion it to them. Because you’ve got to love people who send you delicious chocolate chip cookies. In thanks, you’ve got to write about them. So here goes: DoubleTree guests…
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RECIPE: Mussels Escargot Style, With Maitre d’Hotel Butter

[1] Mussels, served in a modern update of escargot style (photo © Millesime Restaurant | NYC [now closed]). [2] A classic escargot dish. It can be metal or ceramic (photo © Williams-Sonoma).   Escargots don’t have much flavor. What brings them to life is the vibrant garlic-parsley butter, known in French cuisine as beurre maître…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 4 Ways To Stretch Potatoes With Veggies

How to eat more veggies? Just add them to potato dishes. It couldn’t be easier. Photo courtesy Betty Crocker.   Is there anyone who doesn’t love potatoes? Not merely like potatoes, but love them? They’re filling and affordable, but they’re a starch—they don’t count toward your daily servings of vegetables. Here are four easy ways…
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