RECIPE: Rose Pear Galette & The Different Types Of Pears

Given the mark-up on roses for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, you might want to bake your own roses. These lovely individual tarts are made from seasonal pears. (See the different types of pears, below.)If you prefer an apple rose tartlet or a vegetable rose tart, take a look at these rose pastry recipes. RECIPE:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Pancakes

Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday this year, a day of the week when many of us have some extra time to make pancakes. What pancakes do you make for Valentine’s Day? Chocolate pancakes, of course! They can be the focus of breakfast or brunch, or served as dessert in smaller portions. Two recipes follow: All-Chocolate…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Valentine Heart Garnish

Even if you’re going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day, you can use today’s tip to garnish something. Use dried herbs, spices or other ingredients to make heart-shaped designs on your foods.   GARNISH THESE SWEET FOODS Cake or other dessert Pancakes or French toast Toast Anything flat   Use One Of These Toppings Cinnamon…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: International Pancake Day

Top: American-style scallion pancakes. Photo and recipe by Joelen Tan for Krusteaz. Middle: Chinese-style scallion pancakes from Zesty South Indiana Kitchen. Here’s the recipe. Bottom: Monte Cristo Pancakes, like the sandwich but with pancakes instead of bread. Photo courtesy Bakerita.com.   International Pancake Day is held each year on Shrove Tuesday, also called Fat Tuesday,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine Cocktails Or Mocktails

Some people think a Valentine’s Day cocktail should be rose red. Others think it should be chocolate. Still others want to drink pink. Here, we offer chocolate, coffee, red and pink Valentine cocktails for your consideration. If you’re having a party, choose several. Mocktail options follow. VALENTINE COCKTAIL DRINKS Amore Espresso Cocktail Recipe Bright Red…
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