FOOD FUN: Hot Chocolate With A Donut Topper

[1] It’s easy to make: hot chocolate topped with a donut, plus garnish (photo © Adrianna Calvo | Pexels). [2] Pirouette cookies. These are the Pirouline brand; Pepperidge Farm sells Pirouettes, which are similar (photo © Pirouline | Facebook).   Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This cup of hot chocolate is topped with a…
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FOOD FUN: Tomato Cheesecake & More Sweet Tomato Dessert Recipes

[1] Tomato cheesecake, a sweet dessert (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Italian Association of Canned Tomatoes Producers). [2] A close up of the slice of tomato cheesecake. [3] Canned tomatoes from Italy (we use San Marzano, as does this recipe). [4] Green Tomato Crumble Pie. Here’s the recipe from Healing Tomato (photo © Healing…
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Banana Cake Blast-Off & Many More Banana Recipes

[1] Banana Trio: banana cake, banana ice cream and caramelized fresh banana (photo © Good Food On Montford | Charlotte). [2] Deconstructed Banana Split with grilled bananas at Sushi Samba (photo © Sushi Samba).   August 27th is National Banana Lover’s Day, and April 21st is Banana Day. You won’t believe what the original banana…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Paella Pan Serving Plate

[1 & 2] Serve appetizer or dessert bites in a paella pan (photos © Empellón Restaurant | NYC.   Here’s an idea from Empellón Restaurant in New York City, which specializes in modern Mexican cuisine. Grab that paella pan, serving tray or oversize dish from its hiding place, fill it with crushed ice get ready…
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JULY 4TH: Easy Trifle Dessert Recipe

Want a super-easy dessert for July 4th weekend? This trifle combines sweetened, beaten cream cheese with fresh berries. There’s no cooking: Just add sugar and vanilla to the cream cheese, and layer it with the berries. It’s like an unbaked cheesecake, a nice change from the classic British custard-and-pound-cake trifle. Thanks to Taste of Home…
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