RECIPE: Roasted Cherry Tomato Cups

Crunchy Triscuit cups. Photo courtesy Nabisco.   Just in time for Labor Day lounging, the folks at Triscuit sent us this fun appetizer idea. Who’d have thought of soaking Triscuits to form crunchy cups? You can fill the cups with anything, from hummus to artichoke dip; but start with colorful cherry tomatoes and enjoy with…
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RECIPE: Plum Poppyseed Cake

Old-fashioned and delicious: Plum Poppyseed Cake. Photo courtesy GoBoldWithButter.com.   Poppy seeds or plums: Which is less commonly found in baked goods? We don’t have the answer, but our response is: Both should be used more often, starting with this delicious recipe. And don’t tarry: plums are a summer fruit. Poppy seeds, obtained from the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Boil Lobster—Grill It!

Grill, don’t boil. Photo courtesy ILoveBlueSea.com.   David Chang is a well-known New York chef and restaurateur, founder of the Momofuku restaurant group. He wants you to enjoy lobster that’s more tender. So don’t boil the lobster, he advises in an article from GQ, which the magazine shared with us. “I’ve sent thousands of lobsters…
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PRODUCT: Smartfood Movie Theater Butter Popcorn

Smartfood, a Frito-Lay brand, has made popcorn in Kettle Corn, Sea Salt and White Cheddar. And now, there’s Movie Theatre Butter. Recently, Smartfood send us samples of their Movie Theater Butter flavor. As the name promises, it is very buttery (the ingredients include real butter). You get buttery flavor without buttery fingers. The popcorn is…
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RECIPE: Plum, Burrata & Pepita Salad

Summer plums with creamy burrata: a great union. Photo courtesy Bee Raw.   We’re always in the mood for burrata. After making grilled grapes with burrata a few days ago, we whipped this up yesterday. This recipe combines fresh summer plums, creamy burrata cheese, pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and honey into a dish that’s called a…
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