FOOD HOLIDAY: Rocky Road Bark For National Rocky Road Day

Make it in 15 minutes! Photo courtesy Brown Eyed Baker.   June 2 is National Rocky Road Day, a flavor created in 1929 when William Dreyer mixed chocolate ice cream with nuts and marshmallows, the “rocks” in the road. Here’s the history. Today, have a dish of rocky road ice cream and make some rocky…
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FOOD FUN: A New Kind Of Fruit Cake

Here’s a new take on fruit cake: a “layer cake” that’s made 100% from fresh fruit! It’s the creation of Jessica from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio & Design. She made it as a birthday cake for a gluten-free friend. But we think it’s a dazzler for any occasion. Want to make one of your own?…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Melon With Herbs

Melon balls with tarragon. Photo courtesy American Diabetes Association.   Today’s tip comes from Good Eggs, purveyors of the freshest local produce and other foods, with stores and delivery in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Francisco. MELON & HERBS Tossing any variety of sweet melon with chopped herbs adds a flavor twist to…
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RECIPE: Grilled Salsa Salad

Like salsa? Make a “salsa salad.” Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   Sweet and savory, this delicious salad is perfect for grilling season. It is from Melissa’s wonderful new The Great Pepper Cookbook, The Ultimate Guide To Choosing And Cooking With Peppers. Prep time is 15 minutes, total time 35 minutes. RECIPE: GRILLED SALSA SALAD Ingredients For…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate Summer With Edible Flowers

For a special touch, garnish yourdishes with edible flowers. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST.   Flowers have been eaten since the earliest times, when anything that could be eaten, was. The first recorded mention of edible flowers dates to 140 B.C.E. In modern times, Asian, East Indian, European and Middle Eastern cuisines remain flower-friendly.…
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