FOOD FUN: Popcorn Candy Balls

[1] Make mini popcorn balls in your favorite colors (photo © National Popcorn Board). [2] You can buy bags of popcorn or pop your own (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Popcorn trail mix is easy to make. Here’s the recipe (photo © Delicious Meets Healthy). [4] You can flavor popcorn with herbs…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Freeze Grapes For A Sweet Snack

[1] Purple grapes (photo © Tijana Drndarski | Unsplash). [2] Buy whatever grapes appeal to you—as long as they’re seedless (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Cotton candy grapes, named for their extra-sweet flavor profile (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [4] Wash the grapes and let them dry thoroughly (photo © Whole Foods Market).   A trick…
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APPLIANCE: Cuzen Matcha Maker For Easy Matcha Tea

[1] Enjoy a cup of matcha effortlessly, with Cuzen Matcha (photos #1 to #5 © Cuzen Matcha). [2] You can turn the whisked matcha into a hot or iced latte. [3] The ground matcha leaves drop into a cup of hot water, where they are whisked into a froth with a magnetic whisk. [4] Dried…
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HOLIDAY: Whisky Chocolates For Robert Burns Day

When you sang “Auld Lang Syne” on New Year’s Eve, did you recall that it was first a poem by Robert Burns, the national poet of Scotland (1759-1796)? His birthday, January 25th, is celebrated in Scotland as Burns Night. Family and friends gather for an evening of good food and company. It’s a warm and…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of National Oysters Rockefeller Day

[1] The original Oysters Rockefeller from Antoine’s Restaurant in New Orleans (photo © Antoine’s). [2] Chefs who adapted the secret recipe often use spinach and diced bacon. Here’s the preparation at Monahan’s Seafood Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan (photo © Monahan’s Seafood Market). [3] Some “builds” include Mornay sauce, a classic French cheese sauce made…
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