TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Fantasy Ice Cream Pie

One of the easiest yet impressive desserts you can make make is an ice cream pie. In its quickest form, you buy a cookie crumb pie crust, a quart of ice cream and a jar of dessert sauce. Press the softened ice cream into the crust, freeze, garnish and serve. Have a few extra minutes?…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mashed Potato Bar

[1] Who can resist a mashed potato bar (photo courtesy Betty Crocker)? [2] Use whatever dishes you have for the toppings. They don’t have to match (photo courtesy Hormel Foods).[3] If your guests can cope with glass, use your Margarita and Martini glasses (photo courtesy Hormel Foods). [4] Keep the potatoes warm in a slow…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bruschetta From The Grill

Firing up the grill this weekend? Make bruschetta (pronounced broo-SKEH-tuh). We love a DIY bruschetta bar. Just rub the bread with garlic, brush it with extra virgin olive oil, grill, and place the slices on a platter along with all the fixings. Even easier, brush the bread with garlic olive oil! You can buy it,…
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FOOD FUN (For The Affluent): Lobster-Topped Guacamole

RA Sushi, a small restaurant group in the southern U.S., has imagination and class. With locations in Atlanta, Arizona (5 locations), Baltimore, Chicago, Florida (3), Leawood, Kansas, Las Vegas, Southern California (5) and Texas (6), sushi lovers can experience creations that the sushi bars we frequent can only aspire to. While neither sushi nor sashmi,…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Jeff’s Famous Jerky

We’ve had Top Pick jerkys before, but they are few and far between. Even small-batch artisan brands can be too tough for us, and/or leave remnants of gristle. Not so with Jeff’s Famous Jerky. Each variety we tried was melt-in-your-mouth tender, with exquisite flavor. When you can say jerky has exquisite flavor, you know you’ve…
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