VALENTINE GIFT: Kiss A Frog Chocolates

If you know a woman who is still waiting for the frog to turn into the handsome prince, here’s an idea for Valentine’s Day: A box of Kiss A Frog chocolates, frog-shaped chocolates. The chocolates include 26 solid chocolate frogs and 6 frogs filled with peanut butter. They’re nestled in a chocolate brown, heart-shaped box…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Non-Ketchup Dips For Fries & Onion Rings

Baconnaise, bacon-flavored mayo, is good stuff (but stick to the regular, not the Lite). Photo courtesy LiteBox.com. Ponzu sauce, the conventional dipping sauce for tempura. Photo © Fotoos Van Robin | Flickriver.   When Chef David Venable of QVC wrote us to suggest Beer-Battered Onion Rings with Horseradish Dill Dipping Sauce—the recipes are below—we thought:…
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FOOD FUN: Turkey Bacon Pancakes

The longest pancakes ever. Photo courtesy Jennie-O.   Ladle pancake batter over strips of bacon, and long, fun pancakes result. This recipe from Jennie-O uses the company’s turkey bacon, but you can use any bacon you wish. Jennie-O uses better-for-you whole wheat flour in this recipe, but you can substitute refined white flour. RECIPE: TURKEY…
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SUPER BOWL: Garrett Popcorn

For Super Bowl munching, how about some Spicy CheeseCorn? The limited edition flavor from Garrett Popcorn is a welcome gift: a yummy blend of cayenne pepper and chili powder mixed with freshly melted Cheddar cheese corn. Combine with a cold beer, and you may not care who wins or loses. Send Spicy CheeseCorn as a…
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VALENTINE GIFT: X.O. Cognac

It’s a beauty—and it has a just-as-lovely gift box. Photo courtesy Hennessy.   We sign our letters to friends with “X.O.,” short for a hug and a kisse. The abbreviation for “hugs and kisses,” XOXO, has been used for centuries to express love or good friendship at the end of a written letter or card…
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