RECIPE: Decorated Macaron

Almost too pretty to eat. Photo courtesy Culinary Vegetable Institute.   Here’s something easy for Mother’s Day: a dessert or tea snack consisting of a single macaron, beautifully decorated. It’s from the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Ohio, where farmers grow the most glorious produce and chefs create wondrous dishes with it. You can create this…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Carla Hall Petite Cookies

Most fans of “Top Chef” Chef love Carla Hall, a finalist on her season and a subsequent Top Chef All Star, winning the “Fan Favorite” award. She went on to become a cohost on “The Chew” and to start Carla Hall Petite Cookies, an artisan cookie company that specializes in teeny cookies. A brilliant idea…
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COCKTAIL: Coffee & Cream (& Tequila)

Love coffee, tequila and heat? Here’s a cocktail called The Spicy Bee, from Patrón Spirits. It uses Patrón XO Cafe Dark, a rich coffee liqueur with a tequila base. If you want to use what you have, feel free to substitute, e.g., tequila and Kahlúa. RECIPE: COFFEE & TEQUILA COCKTAIL Ingredient For 1 Drink 1…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use More Fresh Herbs

Asian cooks add basil to summer rolls. Add them to your own wraps and sandwiches. Photo courtesy Bonnie Plants.   The first week in May is National Herb Week, a time to focus on using more fresh herbs in your cooking. Fresh herbs offer tons of flavor and good nutrition with virtually no calories. The…
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