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: Blue Tea

Today’s tip comes via one of our favorite artisan tea blenders, Tay Tea. It’s blue tea, an herbal tea from Thailand that made its way here a few years ago. It still remains largely under the radar, except at artisan tea shops that blend their own teas. Butterfly pea flower tea is made by steeping…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Seafood Mixed Grill

[1] From Allen Brothers, a seafood mixed grill assortment of sea bass fillets, giant shrimp and bacon-wrapped scallops. [2] Seafood mixed grill (photo courtesy Flavor & The Menu). [3] The original mixed grill is an assortment of meats, like this carnivore’s delight at The Chop House in Singapore.   We’re going upscale on Memorial Day.…
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