RECIPE: Strawberry Cream Pie

Make a delicious strawberry cream pie. Photo courtesy California Milk Advisory Board.   Today is National Strawberry Cream Pie Day. A cream pie is a plain pastry or crumb pastry shell with a pudding or pudding-like filling. Butterscotch, chocolate, frangipane and vanilla are most common, as are banana cream pie, coconut cream pie, strawberry or…
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PRODUCTS: Green Sriracha & Japanese Spicy Mayo

Green sriracha and spicy mayo: Two delicious new ways to heat things up. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Sriracha, a hot sauce that originated in Thailand, has become mainstream in American supermarkets. It is used as a table condiment, a recipe ingredient and a flavoring for snacks like popcorn and potato chips.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Apple Crisps Are Easy To Make

You may not make homemade pie because you don’t like crust that much—or just don’t like wielding it. You can enjoy the same baked apple flavor with a betty or crisp (a.k.a. crumble). The differences, along with dough-topped variations such as cobbler, grunt, pandowdy and slump, are below. BEST APPLES FOR BAKING When you bake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Medjool Dates, Nature’s Candy

Foodies who like lusciousness—not to mention fitness fans looking for a natural source of post-workout muscle recovery—may want to reach for one of the world’s oldest-cultivated fruits: Medjool dates. Sure, they’re delicious. But dates and other foods rich in potassium are linked to reduced exercise-induced muscle soreness and connective tissue damage, and enhanced athletic performance…
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GADGET: Olive Stuffer

Olive connoisseurs: If you’re disappointed with the quality of commercial stuffed olives—rubbery blue cheese, cheap and fishy anchovies, chewy jalapeños—you can now stuff your own premium ingredients with the Swissmar Olive Stuffer. Anchovies, feta, garlic, goat cheese, pecans, plus fresh herbs: Have fun creating your own stuffed olive creations. The spring-loaded olive stuffer lets you…
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