RECIPE: Star-Shaped Watermelon Caprese Salad

[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and…
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RECIPE: Spicy Thai Cabbage Salad & The History Of Cole Slaw

For holiday weekends or cookouts, most of us pick up cole slaw at the grocery store. This commercial slaw generally consists of cabbage, mayonnaise thinned with vinegar, and a few shreds of carrot for color. It may be tangy and crunchy, but it can be so much more flavorful. Here’s how to fix up store-bought…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sausage & Beer Pairings

[1] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photo courtesy Dovetail Brewery | Chicago)? [2] What’s under the toppings? Grilled sausages, to pair with beer (photo courtesy Tete | Chicago). [3] What’s on your Memorial Day table? How about a sausage-and-beer tasting (photos courtesy Les Trois Petits Cochons)? [4] What’s on…
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PRODUCT: Sourdough Hot Dog Buns Kit

New England-style sourdough hot dog buns from King Arthur Flour.   For the fast-approaching grilling season (in the Northeast, it begins unofficially with Memorial Day Weekend), here’s a way to impress your guests and enjoy your hot dogs even more: Sourdough hot dog buns. You can bake them easily with

TIP OF THE DAY: Holiday Ice Cream

[1] Mix in sprinkles for holiday-themed ice cream, like this patriotic flavor from OddFellows Ice Cream. [2] Make matching cones. Here’s the recipe from Sweet Estelle.   You can create special ice cream for any special occasion, using store-bought vanilla ice cream and mix-ins in holiday colors. The easiest way is to buy sprinkles, confetti…
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