TIP OF THE DAY: Mediterranean Food For Labor Day & A Mezze Buffet

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers*, and an all-American cookout is traditionally on the menu? But what if you decided instead to observe the cuisine of laborers elsewhere? Most of us have a Labor Day grilling routine. We decided to try a different grilling menu, focusing on a sure-to-delight…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Turn Fruit Skewers Into An American Flag Cake

[1] A better-for-you July 4th dessert: berries with a bit of cake (photo © Driscoll’s). [2] Buy enough berries for breakfast yogurt or red, white and blue ice cream (photo © Green Giant Fresh). [3] Angel food cake. Here are a recipe and video to bake one from scratch, from Martha Stewart (photo © Martha…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Recipes That Add Something Special To Your Hot Dogs

For July 4th, would you like more than ketchup or mustard on your hot dogs? Zatarain’s asked six home chefs to take hot dogs to the next level, with these 6 regional recipes. They used Zatarain’s Cajun Style and Andouile Smoked Sausages, 100% pork sausages with no artificial colors or flavors, no byproducts or MSG;…
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RECIPES: Watermelon Rind Slaw and Coleslaw

Don’t throw away your watermelon rinds. Watermelon rind is not only edible; it can be turned into crunchy slaws and watermelon pickleswatermelon pickles (pickled watermelon rind). Here are two crunchy, fun recipes from the Watermelon Promotion BoardWatermelon Promotion Board, which has the best collection of watermelon recipes. The slaw has a yogurt dressing while the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Don’t Leave The Stove Or Grill Unattended

[1] Grease fires are a common reason for grill fires (photo courtesy Wikipedia | Common Domain). [2] It’s not just the stove top: Oven fires can develop even when you think your roast is safely cooking (photo courtesy Knox County, Tennessee Fire Prevention) [3] A Tundra aerosol spray is small, easily portable, and a must-have-on-hand…
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