TIP OF THE DAY: Shamrock Cookie Cutter

Get a shamrock cookie cutter to make fun foods for St. Patrick’s Day. You can buy a set of 4-inch and 2.6-inch cutters for less than $8.00. What to cut? We like the large cutter for: Avocado garnish Breakfast pancakes and toast Lunch burgers/cheeseburgers Grilled cheese and other sandwiches Dinner proteins Loaf cakes Cookies and…
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RECIPE: Shepherd’s Pie Twice-Baked Potatoes

[1] Today’s recipe: Shepherd’s Pie X Baked Potatoes (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). The American version of Shepherd’s Pie adds vegetables (photo © Foster’s Market Cookbook). [3] Shepherd’s Pie with sweet potato mashed potatoes, at Centerville Pie Company. You can also use a polenta top crust (photo © Centerville Pie Company). [4] Fancy Shepherd’s Pie,…
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HOLIDAY: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Even if you don’t wear green or watch a parade on March 17th, you pick up a green bagel or some Irish soda bread, and end the day with wine and Irish cheeses, a green cocktail or an Irish Coffee. Or, you can make a traditional Irish recipe, or…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: A La Mode Ice Cream

It seems that once or twice a year, a new brand of artisan ice cream pops up in a local store. Ice cream lover that we are, we try every one. They’re all good, but aside from the occasional groovy flavor, they don’t distinguish themselves from all the other good ice cream in the freezer…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Alternative Grain Porridge For Breakfast

[1] Quinoa porridge topped with spiced apples and cottage cheese (photo © Muuna). [2] Amaranth porridge with almond milk and maple syrup. Here’s the recipe from Food Heaven Made Easy (photo © Food From Heaven Made Easy). [3] Elegant presentation: cooked farro pressed into a ring mold, unmolded and topped with fruit, at Villard Restaurant…
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