RECIPE: Summer Panzanella Salad

[1] Add your favorite ingredients to a summer panzanella. Here’s a recipe from The Wanderlust Kitchen (photo © The Wanderlust Kitchen). [2] Panzanella is a way to turn lush summer tomatoes into a bread-and-tomato salad (photo © Baldor Specialty Foods).   Panzanella, a traditional Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes, is delicious way to use…
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FOOD FUN: Candy Pop & Cookie Pop Popcorn: M&Ms, Oreos, Twix, Snickers & More

[1] New Candy Pop Snickers (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Snack Pop). [2] The original: Cookie Pop with Oreos. [3] M&M Minis and popcorn. [4] A combo pack of individual servings, available at Sam’s Club (photo © Sam’s Club).   Friends and family know that we don’t enjoy “newsstand” candy, with three exceptions (Hershey’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stracciatella Cheese

The creamy filling in burrata cheese is called stracciatella (strah-chee-ah-TELL-ah). Stracciatella consists of shreds of fresh mozzarella soaked in sweet cream. Stracciatella is a soft, white, creamy buffalo (or sometimes, cow’s) milk cheese* made with straccia (little shreds) of mozzarella. It may be that most people buy burrata instead of mozzarella for the creamy stracciatella†.…
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