TIP OF THE DAY: Greek Layered Dip

This variation, from Cameron Curtis | The Food Network, uses artichoke hearts. Photo courtesy Food Network.   How many times have you had a Mexican layered dip—a.k.a. Seven Layer Bean Dip or Seven Layer Taco Dip—a layering of chopped black olives, diced tomatos, grated Cheddar, guacamole, refried beans, sliced green onions and sour cream, served…
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SUPER BOWL: The “Bivalve Bowl”

From January 26th through January 31st, the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl match-up will be preceded by a competition between bodaceous bivalves. The storied Grand Central Oyster Bar in the heart of Manhattan is hosting “Super Bowl XLIX Oyster Platter,” pitting two New England oysters (Katama and Wellfleet) against two Washington challengers (Discovery Bay…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pizza & Beer Flight

Enjoy different beers with your pizza. Photo courtesy Delancey Hollywood.   Why don’t all pizza restaurants offer a beer tasting flight? Delancey Hollywood has it right: a tasting of four different beers to enjoy with your pizza. If you can’t make it to Hollywood, create the concept at home. How about debuting it during the…
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FOOD FUN: Mashed Potato Stuffed Burger Recipe

You’re used to fries or potato chips with your burger. But how about mashed potatoes? For some food fun, executive chef Craig (Andy) Beardslee of Hash House A Go Go in San Diego suggests a layer of Parmesan mashed potatoes between two eight-ounce burgers. This one-pound burger with mashed potatoes is not quite Paula Deen…
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SUPER BOWL: Buffalo Brussels Sprouts & Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Thanks to QVC for this recipe by Meredith Lawrence |Blue Jean Chef for QVC. “Deep-frying is not the most common way of cooking Brussels sprouts,” says Meredith, “but it’s delicious! You can alter this recipe by leaving out the breading and just deep-frying the sprouts, or by using a different type of dip, like honey-mustard…
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