VALENTINE’S DAY: How To Make A Heart With Latte Art

Your latte may arrive with a design in the foam known as latte art. Originating in Italy, latte art first appeared in America’s coffee capital, Seattle, around 1989. The creative flourish was pioneered by Espresso Vivace coffee bar owner David Schomer. The heart pattern became a signature at Schomer’s coffee bar. He then added the…
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VALENTINE’S DAY: Custom Chocolate Bars

Customized chocolate bars are a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with friends and family (plus teachers, doctors, hairdressers and anyone else on your list). Made by hand to your precise specifications, you can show your chocolatier skills by creating a signature chocolate bar for Valentine’s Day 2011. Or, make each bar with…
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RECIPE: The Easiest Strawberry Shortcake

May 21st is National Strawberries And Cream Day. Take advantage of the beautiful strawberries in season to make these easy yet elegant individual strawberry shortcakes in silver cupcake wrappers. People will think you worked for hours on this recipe. But all you do is buy the strawberries and pound cake, whip the cream and assemble.…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Frozen Cranberry Margarita

What does cranberry juice have to do with Mexican cuisine? Nothing: There are no cranberry bogs in Mexico. But in the name of fusion, you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Frozen Cranberry Margarita. It uses antioxidant-packed unsweetened cranberry juice as a healthy mixer:   FROZEN CRANBERRY MARGARITA RECIPE Ingredients 6 ounces tequila 6…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Carb & No Carb Valentine Treats

Enstrom’s sugar-free toffee so delicious, you won’t believe it’s sugar free (and kosher, too). Photo courtesy Enstrom.com. Abstaining from chocolates and other celebratory foods on Valentine’s Day is no fun—unless you know how to find great treats that you can have. Take a look at our calorie-free Valentine’s Day gifts. If you missed out on…
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