TIP OF THE DAY: The “Diet” Oscar Party

We especially like Tribe hummus with toppings—although you can always add your own toppings to plain hummus. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   “What are you serving for the Oscars?” ask our friends. Last year it was a high-calorie gourmet feast, including rich appetizers, duck lasagna with a flight of wines, a cheese…
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RECIPE: Popcorn Squares, A Whole Grain Alternative to Rice Krispie Treats

These popcorn squares from Popcorn.org are a crunchy companion to yesterday’s popcorn ice cream. They’ve got just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy, plus popcorn, a whole grain. While they’re appropriate munching for the Golden Globes or Academy Awards, they’re also good picnic fare. RECIPE: POPCORN SQUARES Ingredients For 12 Squares 1 cup light…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Popcorn Ice Cream, Store Bought Or Homemade

Yes, it’s popcorn ice cream! Photo courtesy Baskin-Robbins.   Lights, camera, ice cream fun! Getting ready for the Golden Globes this Sunday? Can’t wait to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler do their thing? Here’s just the “golden” treat to serve: Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream. Head to Baskin-Robbins and stock up on the flavor of…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: Peach Ice Cream

Peach ice cream. Photo courtesy Haagen-Dazs.   It’s National peach Ice Cream Day. Peaches originated in China and have been cultivated since about 1000 B.C.E. Here are more peach facts. To celebrate the holiday, QVC has sent us chef David Venable’s recipe for homemade, fresh peach ice cream. If you’d like a classic custard-base French…
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ACADEMY AWARDS RECIPE: Oscar Statue Cookies

You’ve got plenty of time between now and Sunday night to bake a batch of these impressive Oscar statuette cookies, developed by Lauryn Cohen of BellaBaker.com. You don’t even have to buy an Academy Award-shaped cookie cutter: Here’s a free downloadable Oscar cookie template and circle for the statuette base.. The recipe makes approximately two…
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