TIP OF THE DAY: Treats For Banana Lovers

[1] A grilled banana split: no need for a special banana split dish (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] Another presentation from Women’s Day. Here’s their recipe. [3] Fusion food: a grilled banana hot fudge sundae (photo courtesy Weber). [4] The world’s most popular fruit (photo Nathan Ward | SXC)!   Who doesn’t love a banana?…
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RECIPE: Make Cherry Ice Pops For National Cherry Popsicle Day

[1] Frozen cherry juice ice pops in Tovolo molds. [2] Greek yogurt and cherry ice pops from ChooseCherries.com. [3] The first Popsicle was a single: one pop, one stick. Then came the twin Popsicle to share with a friend (photo courtesy Popsicle).   August 26th is National Cherry Popsicle Day. First, a bit of law:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sgroppino

Hot enough for you? Cool off with sgroppino.   THE HISTORY OF SGROPPINO Sgroppino (sgro-PEA-no), which originated in Venice, is a refreshing, frothy sorbet cocktail: a slushy combination of lemon sorbet, vodka and prosecco. It’s served as a digestif (after-dinner drink) or liquid dessert. You don’t want very sweet drinks before a formal European-style dinner,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Create A Signature Niçoise Salad

Niçoise (nee-SWAHZ) refers to something from the city of Nice, on the French Riviera in the region of Provence. You can find the following popular Niçoise dishes in restaurants around the U.S., and they’re easy to make at home (except for the truffle omelet, which is easy to make if you can afford the truffles):…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ratatouille Pizza

Ratatouille (rah-tah-TWEE) is a vegetable side dish that originated in the Provence region of France. The classic recipe consists of sautéed eggplant, onions, tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini plus garlic and herbs. It is traditionally summer dish, when tomatoes, zucchini and yellow squash are plentiful and at peak. Ratatouille is delightfully colorful when you use red,…
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