TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Pancakes & Maple Syrup Substitutes

Some people like to serve pancakes with a garnish of berries. But at The Mission restaurant in San Diego, a creative cook embedded the fruit in the pancake itself. You can do it easily: SLICE fresh berries in 1/4-inch pieces. SPOON the pancake batter onto the griddle or pan. ADD the sliced fruit while the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Rhubarb Recipes

We’ve only ever published sweet rhubarb recipes: in compote, pie, preserves, even ice cream. Today’s tip is: Try a savory rhubarb preparation before the end of rhubarb season, typically the end of May in the U.S. We have a recipe for Green Salad With Roasted Rhubarb, plus links to savory recipes from sides to soups…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bouquet Of Crudités

At every party and dinner, we have a basket of crudités as a better-for- you option and for those with dietary constraints. For Mother’s Day, we’re adding some flower power with this Bouquet Of Crudités from Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley serves them with their Original Ranch Dressing; we’re making a nonfat yogurt dip. RECIPE #1:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Guacamole Trio

Top: Serve three different guacamole “flavors” at once (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). Center: Chunky guacamole (photo courtesy Calavo Growers). Bottom: Guacamole in cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy FronteraFiesta.com).   So many guacamole recipes, so little time! The solution: Make guacamole trios, three different recipes at a time. Here are some favorites of ours: Bacon Cheddar…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hispanic-Style Cheeses & How To Use Them

In the past, Hispanic-style cheeses could be difficult to find in the U.S., often requiring a trip to a Mexican specialty food store. But as with Mexican food in general, Hispanic-style cheeses continue to grow in popularity, with many varieties now available in mainstream supermarkets across the country. California is the country’s leading producer of…
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