FOOD FUN: Pretzel Doughnuts

For National Pretzel Day, have some pretzels on your doughnut. Here’s the recipe from ACosyKitchen.com.   Use pretzels in a different way on April 26th, National Pretzel Day. Consider everything from mini pretzels and pretzel sticks to big, soft pretzels as: As a garnish for scrambled eggs, oatmeal, soup, yogurt (minis or crushed) Instead of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve Eggs In Mini Flower Pots

Last spring we published a tip on serving foods in mini flower pots—the size that can be used to pot small succulents. You can use them anytime: to serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks. You can find mini flower pots in terra cotta or terra cotta-colored plastic. Either can go into the dishwasher.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Stir-Fried Pasta With Leftovers

Top: Stir-fried fusilli and shrimp from Tes Photchaman Yuphin of TesAtHome.com. Here’s her recipe. Center: Stir-fried spaghetti from Annie Chun. Bottom: Stir-fried bowtie pasta, Asian-style. Here’s the recipe from KaluhisKitchen.com.   If you can make fried rice from leftover rice and other leftover grains, why not fried pasta? You can serve it as main course…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Cabbage Steaks

Top: Take a head of cabbage (photo courtesy Good Eggs). Center: Slice it, grill it and garnish it (photo courtesy McCormick). Bottom: For better flavor, chop quality blue cheese instead of using packaged crumbles (photo courtesy KitchenHealsSoul.com).   What’s next after Grilled Cauliflower Steaks? Why, its cruciferous† cousin, Grilled Cabbage Steaks. It can be a…
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TIP: Asian Dumplings & Italian Ravioli, The Difference

While the historical record is scant, it is believed that the pasta Marco Polo brought back from China in 1295 was pillow pasta: stuffed and crimped sheets of pasta dough, a.k.a. dumplings. And a.k.a. ravioli, too. The difference is largely local ingredients.   ASIAN DUMPLINGS & STUFFED PASTA: FRATERNAL TWINS Noodles (spaghetti or other “long…
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