TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Portabella Salad

Whether you’re planning for meatless Monday or looking for something tasty to grill on any other day, how about a meaty grilled portabella salad? Grill not only the mushrooms, but red and yellow bell peppers and anything else you’d like to add to it, including polenta (see photo below). Place the grilled veggies atop your…
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FOOD HOLIDAY RECIPE: Creamsicle Cheesecake

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. How about a “Creamsicle” Cheese Cake? First, a bit of food history, and why we put the word Creamsicle within quotation marks: The Popsicle® was invented by a 29-year-old husband and father working in the real estate industry in the Great Depression. Frank Epperson made what he called Epsicles…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try The Best Cheeses In America

If you passion is great cheese, why not try the best on your pizzas, sandwiches, entrées and salads? The winners of the 2015 American Cheese Society Competition, held last month, are worth seeking out. Here are the first place winners in the top 5 categories (based on the volume of cheese sold in the U.S.),…
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FOOD FUN: Summer Caprese Salad With Flowers

We saw this photo on GourmetAttitude.com and thought: We must make this! It’s a miniaturized Caprese Salad, with these substitutions: Bite-size mozzarella balls instead of sliced mozzarella Cherry and/or grape tomatoes instead of sliced beefsteak tomatoes Baby basil leaves instead of large leaves A garnish of edible, summery flowers   It’s a beautiful summer salad;…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Carpaccio For National Filet Mignon Day

August 13th is National Filet Mignon Day. Filet mignon, the most tender and expensive cut of beef, comes from the small end of the tenderloin, and accounts for less than 1% of the entire carcass of the steer. The term “filet mignon” is a French derivative, the literal meaning is small (mignon) boneless meat (filet).…
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