RECIPE: Fig & Brie Bruschetta

Fig and cheese bruschetta: delicious! Photo courtesy CaliforniaFigs.com.   Still looking for that impressive yet easy hors d’oeuvre for Easter? Try this delicious bruschetta of seared fresh California black mission figs and your favorite cheese (Brie and blue cheese are particular favorites). A garnish of bacon is optional. If you don’t have time to cook…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Small But Tasty Red Meat Dishes

Americans love their red meat, despite the pleadings of medical professionals, nutritionists and environmentalists to eat less of it. The research record is clear: Among many studies, the largest one, conducted by Harvard University, proved that the more red meat you eat, the greater your risk of dying and of developing heart disease, cancer and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bruschetta & Crostini: The Difference

Bruschetta and crostini are popular hors d’oeuvres that are easy to make. They also can be served as a first course or a light meal, with salad and/or soup.     BRUSCHETTA VS. CROSTINI: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? The answer, in brief, is the size of the slice, plus grilling versus toasting. Bruschetta (three or four…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Deviled Eggs Recipe, Green Eggs & Ham

[1] We’ll be eating green on St. Patric’s Day (photo courtesy Avocados From Mexico). [2] It’s also the perfect day for Green Eggs and Ham (photo courtesy Food Network).   Although we start every St. Patrick’s Day with a green bagel, each year we look for new, fun green dishes for our celebration. This year…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Radicchio Spoons Appetizer

We love this easy hors d’oeuvre idea: radicchio “spoons.” Fill the spoons with whatever you like and you’ve got an hors d’oeuvre that’s delicious, low in calories, healthful and crunchy. Here, food stylist and photographer Kelly Sasuga used green and red radicchio leaves, creating an eye-catching presentation. What should you fill the leaves with? Anything…
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