TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

[1] The bright colors of some mochi flavors add eye appeal (photo courtesy My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream). [2] Mochi are ready-made for “portion control.” Eat one or the whole plate (photo courtesy My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream). [3] Food fun: mochi on a stick (photo courtesy DeeDee Paris). [4] A favorite flavor, Chocolate Sundae, is tied…
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RECIPES: Two Homemade Soft Pretzels ~ Pepperoni & Parmesan

If you’re looking for snack fare for the Super Bowl, or warm, aromatic soft pretzels anytime, here are two recipes for your consideration. But first, here’s the history of pretzels.     RECIPE #1: PEPPERONI PIZZA STUFFED PRETZEL We love all good bread, and a soft, doughy pretzel (with mustard, please) is one of our…
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RECIPE: Beef Cacciatore

[1] Beef cacciatore: Hearty food for a cold day (photo courtesy Touchwood Editions). [2] Fig is one of several flavors of Lucero fruit-infused balsamic vinegars. [3] The cookbook “Italy: Recipes For Olive Oil & Vinegar Lovers,” from which the Beef Cacciatore recipe is excerpted (photo courtesy Touchwood Editions).   It’s freezing across 75% of the…
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FOOD FUN: Peanut Butter Sandwiches With Bacon & Banana For National Peanut Butter Day

January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day; March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. We’re obviously a PB-loving nation. It won’t take you long to make this PB…and B…and B sandwich. That’s peanut butter, bacon and banana. The recipe comes from King’s Hawaiian, one of…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

[1] Sink your teeth into this chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (photo courtesy Plugra). [2] Use your favorite creamy peanut butter (photo courtesy Jif). [3] The better the chocolate you use, the better-tasting the outcome will be (photo courtesy Nothin’ But Foods).   National Peanut Butter Day is January 24th. We’ve had many flavors of cheesecake…
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