TIP OF THE DAY: Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

When you encounter a bumper crop of tomatoes or see a great sale on tomatoes past their peak: roast them! You can use any fresh tomato: beefsteak, cherry, grape, plum, roma; conventional or heirloom. Healthful and delicious, you can serve them as a side with anything, add them to salads and pasta, serve them with…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Recipes For National Creamsicle Day

[1] How about a Creamsicle cheesecake for National Creamsicle Day? Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy Sweet Street Desserts). [2] This recipe from Cook’s Country layers the cake, sherbet and ice cream in a springform pan lined with lady fingers. [3] Prefer a drink? Try a Creamsicle shake or cocktail (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma).   The Creamsicle®…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Tomato Clafoutis

Clafoutis (cluh-FOO-tee) is a rustic tart, initially made with cherries in the Limousin region of south-central France, where black cherry trees abound. Today, other stone fruits and berries are also used. When other kinds of fruit are used instead of cherries—apples, berries, pears, other stone fruits including prunes—dried plums—the dish is properly called a flaugnarde…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit Salad With Fresh Cheese

[1] Watermelon and zucchini with grilled halloumi cheese. [2] Watermelon and strawberry salad with fresh goat cheese. [3] Fresh stone salad with feta. Photos courtesy Murray’s Cheese.   Make fruit salad even more delicious: Serve it with cheese. Fruit and cheese are an ancient tradition. Today’s tip is for fruit salad with fresh cheese.  …
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FOOD FUN: Filet Mignon “Sculpture” For National Filet Mignon Day

Here’s some food fun for National Filet Mignon Day, August 13th: Instead of serving the meat flat on the plate, create a filet mignon “sculpture”: a commemoration of the tenderest cut of beef. In this example from Rue 57 restaurant in New York City, the filet is set against a mound of mashed potatoes, and…
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