RECIPE: Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

[1] Sweet and salty, chocolate and caramel: How can you resist? A recipe and photo from The Baker Chick (photo © The Baker Chick). [2] Dutch process, or Dutched cocoa, is processed with alkali to neutralize cocoa’s natural acidity. It is milder in flavor and lighter in color than non-Dutched cocoa powder (photo © King…
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RECIPE: Tricolor Jello Fingers For St. Pat’s, July 4th, Halloween, Christmas & More

Top: St. Patrick’s Day themed Jell-O from TheModernRoost.com used food color to create the darkest green layer. Center: The recipe for this Halloween Jell-O from SomethingNewForDinner.com. Bottom: Christmas Jell-O from Due Forni | Las Vegas.   You’re never to old to enjoy a fancy Jell-O dish. Call it retro, call it Jell-O art; just call…
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HOLIDAY RECIPE: Frozen Cherry Margarita

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. It’s also the day George Washington was born (in 1732). Decades ago, it was established that George Washington never cut down his father’s beloved cherry tree.* But the tradition of cherry pie on his birthday existed for many years before scholars uncovered the reality. So this year’s contribution to…
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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

Valentine soup. Photo courtesy Mowie Kay.   HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM THE NIBBLE     If you’d like to celebrate with this Valentine soup, the recipe is at Mowielicious.com, a fine-food blog. The website has the most beautiful professional food photography, but no “About Us” information. So we did a quick search and found that…
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FOOD FUN: Make Beet Yogurt For Your Valentine

Top: The secret ingredient is popped mustard seeds. Photo courtesy Samin Nosrat. Bottom: Serve either recipe with homemade pita wedges. Photo courtesy The Pioneer Woman.   Our supermarkets are filled with cooked, packaged, ready-to-eat beets brought in for Valentine’s Day. While we love fresh-roasted beets, they’re the most time-consuming root vegetables to prepare. We got…
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