TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Grasshopper Pie For St. Pat’s

Grasshopper Pie is a crème de menthe chiffon pie with a chocolate cookie crust. It was invented in the U.S. in the 1950s following the popularity of the Grasshopper Cocktail, a dessert cocktail made from cream, green crème de menthe and white crème de cacao. The drink’s name derived from its green color. While it…
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TIP: How To Microwave Artichokes

The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus) is a species of thistle cultivated as a vegetable. It is actually a flower head, a cluster of numerous immature buds of what would be a blossom if not picked before it bloomed. The cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) is a wild variant available in spring. The artichoke stem is…
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PRODUCT: Marilyn’s Gluten Free Gourmet

The gluten-free life can be a bit of a culinary safari. No sooner do you have the shy creature in sight, then it slips into the brush and you are left wistfully holding your binoculars, waiting for something else to emerge. This was the story of my favorite cheese crackers: They simply vanished for no…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Frozen Food Day

While fresh is fashionable, we can’t ignore the importance of frozen foods today, National Frozen Food Day. Frozen food revolutionized the way Americans consume food. First came the joy of off-season fruits and vegetables (which are tastier and a fraction of the price when purchased frozen at their peak than shipped fresh from South America…
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