TIP OF THE DAY: Different Ways To Make Cherry Cheesecake

April 23rd is National Cherry Cheesecake Day. For most of us in the U.S., cheesecake means a cream cheese batter with a crust of graham cracker crumbs. Most of us know cherry cheesecake as the plain cheesecake topped with [usually] canned cherry pie filling (photo #2). But often the canned filling is glop, and there…
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SPRING RECIPE: Pickled Ramps

[1] Head to the farmers market to pick up wild ramps. Or, if you live in the eastern U.S. near mountains, pick your own. They grow in rich, moist, deciduous forests, from North Carolina and Tennessee as far north as Canada; and west to Missouri and Minnesota (photo courtesy Rick’s Picks). [2] Wild ramps at…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinco De Mayo Taco Party

At this time of year, we receive nonstop recipes for tequila cocktails in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, May 5th. Personally we love Margaritas—plain and flavored with fruit purée. We prefer to focus on other celebratory ideas—like a Taco Party. The renowned master of Mexican cuisine, Chef Rick Bayless tells us that the name for…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Gooey On The Inside Cookies

[1] Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookie (all photos courtesy Gooey On The Inside). [2] A new classic cookie: Birthday Cake. [3] Red Velvet and cream cheese. [4] A terrific party favor or stocking stuffer: Molten Cookie In A Jar.   Have you ever had “the best cookie ever?” It’s not hyperbole; in any individual flavor there…
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RECIPE: Spring Pea & Asparagus Salad

We love the Brazilian churrascaria Fogo de Châo (locations nationwide), not just because of the delicious meats hand-carved at your table, but for the seemingly endless Market Table. Laden with everything healthy—fruits, vegetables, salads, charcuterie and more—you could make a meal of the Market Table alone (and in fact, vegetarians are happy to do so).…
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