RECIPE: Make & Bring Sweet & Savory Nut Clusters

Sweet and savory nut clusters, with pumpkin seeds added for the holidays. Photo courtesy QVC.   If you’ve been invited to Thanksgiving but not asked to contribute, you may still want to bring a gift that isn’t a bottle of wine. Something like these Sweet & Savory Nut Clusters from QVC’s chef David Venable can…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Reuse Citrus Rinds As Mini Bowls

As you cook your way through the holidays, consider saving the shells (whole rinds) of halved, juiced lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruit. You can repurpose them as mini serving bowls—for sides, desserts, condiments and more. First, use a serrated grapefruit spoon or other implement to scrape out the empty juice sacs—but leave the white pith…
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RECIPE: Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies From Quaker Oats

[1] Quaker’s most popular recipe is for its Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies (all photos courtesy Quaker Oats. [2] What great-great grandmother would have purchased. [3] Today’s canister reminds us that oatmeal is a heart-healthy food.   THE HISTORY OF QUAKER OATS One hundred years ago, Quaker introduced the now-iconic cylinder package for Old Fashioned Quaker Oats.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Meyer Lemons

A profusion of Meyer lemons at Good Eggs | San Francisco.   You should start seeing Meyer lemons in stores now. The no-pucker lemon’s season is November through March. A cross between a true lemon and either a sweet orange or a mandarin, Citrus × meyeri was named for Frank Nicholas Meyer, who brought it…
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THANKSGIVING: Food Safety Tips

Make your Thanksgiving dinner a safe one. Photo courtesy ThanksgivingDay2015i.com.   Even if you’ve never had a problem before, check out these food safety tips prior to Turkey Day. They’re courtesy of The Learning Center at State Farm. 1. Keep everything clean. Scrub your hands with soap under warm water for 20 seconds before touching…
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