RECIPE: Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake With A Chocolate Cookie Base

[1] Cherry cheesecake with chocolate accents (photo and recipe © Betty Crocker). [2] Use chocolate chips or a chopped chocolate bar to make the glaze (photo © Bella Baker [now closed]). [3] Make your own cherry filling with fresh or frozen cherries, or canned cherries in water. The recipe is below (photo © Oregon Specialty…
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RECIPE: Cherry Home Fries

Cherry home fries. Photo courtesy ChooseCherries.com.   One of our beefs with Presidents Day is that it obliterates the birthdays of two great presidents, Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). Both birthdays used to be bank, government and school holidays. In 1971, both presidential holidays were shifted to the third Monday in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mushroom Salad

You may be chomping at the bit for the first spring vegetables to arrive in the market (we’re waiting for asparagus and ramps). But until then, there is veggie excitement to be had; and we’ll be talking about them for the next two days. Mushrooms offer flavorful excitement, and are a cook’s delight: They absorb…
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