TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Jambalaya Party Bar

For Mardi Gras—February 28—try a new take on food bars (a.k.a. buffets): DIY Jambalaya. Jambalaya is a delicious, spicy, main course consisting of rice and practically everything else in the refrigerator! It’s a great way to use favorite meats and veggies (shrimp, peas, carrots, bell peppers). You can start from scratch; for a family night,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Holiday Cupcakes

December 15th is National Cupcake Day. When a holiday like this falls right before Christmas, there’s only one way to go: Christmas eat cupcakes. You can turn the food holiday into a seasonal holiday party, with a DYO (decorate your own) cupcake party, with holiday flavors and garnishes. Whether you bake them from scratch or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bloody Mary Garnishes & A Bloody Mary Cart

Who can resist a BLT Bloody Mary, garnished with lettuce, tomato and a crisp bacon strip? This one is from Morton’s Grille.   If Dad’s drink is a Bloody Mary, try something exciting for Father’s Day. You can use different spirits and mixes, but the easiest way to wow everyone is with a Bloody Mary…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Dog Bar

Photo courtesy RedMarbleSteaks.com.   Make your cook-out something special with a gourmet hot dog bar. 1. In addition to standard franks, offer gourmet sausage or bratwurst. Our supermarket has bison, salmon, lamb, chicken with wild rice, chicken with feta and sundried tomato, chicken with apples, Thai and Indian chicken sausages, smoked andouille sausage and lots…
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