TIP OF THE DAY: Make Chocolate-Covered Potato Chips & Pretzels

[1] Chocolate-covered potato chips with a sprinkle of red chile flakes (photo courtesy My Food Story). [2] Chocolate-covered pretzel rods with holiday sprinkles. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home).   If you like to give homemade gifts or party favors, how about chocolate-covered potato chips or pretzels? While you can find them at retailers,…
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RECIPE: Matzoh Ball Salad

When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and…
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GIFT PICK: Limited-Edition Sparkling Peppermint Hint Water

[1] Limited-edition Sparkling Peppermint Hint. Get yours now; it will be gone in January. [2] America’s favorite peppermint water, original Peppermint Hint (still water; both photos courtesy Hint).   Hint, a pioneer in flavored, unsweetened water, has been a hit with us since we first discovered it—way back in 2006 (here’s the review). Following the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 22 Ways To Use Sardines, For National Sardines Day

November 28th is National Sardines Day. Every year we make a different dish for our Feast Of The Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. They’re typically the easiest to make—which is good news, when you’re cooking seven fish dishes. In the U.S., fresh-caught sardine season begins in July and lasts for a few weeks. They’re great…
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GIFT PICK: Little Snowie 2 Snow Cone Machine (Frozen Cocktails, Anyone?)

Some might think that snow cones are for kids, but they’d be wrong. Some think they’re only for cooling off on a hot day, but that’s wrong, too. For ice-cream-loving dieters, the lactose-intolerant, vegans, kosher eaters and lovers of wine and spirits, they’re an alternative to ice cream, 365 days a year. We’re not talking…
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