TIP OF THE DAY: Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict

If you’re near a Fleming’s Steakhouse (there are locations nationwide), you can celebrate Father’s Day with Filet Mignon Eggs Benedict (photo #1). It’s a meat-lovers riff on the classic Eggs Benedict, which is Canadian bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce on an English muffin (photo #2). Fleming’s Eggs Benedict has filet mignon, sautéed spinach…
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RECIPE: Mediterranean Chicken With Olives

[1] Yum, yum: Mediterranean chicken with kalamata olives (both photos courtesy DeLallo). [2] A more conventional spelling is kalamata (transliterated from the Greek alphabet). Regardless of the spelling, these extra-large, pitted kalamata/calamata olives from DeLallo are great.   June 1st was National Olive Day. This year, it fell on the weekend, when we often don’t…
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RECIPE: Minted Pea Soup For Spring

[1] Minted pea soup from John Woodhouse (recipe below; photos #1 and #2 courtesy John Woodhouse). [2] Fresh spring peas give a flavor to the soup that frozen peas cannot. [3] You can use half-and-half or heavy cream. See the footnote below (†) for the difference between half-and-half, light cream and heavy cream (photo courtesy…
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TIP OF THE DAY: What’s A Cobbler & National Cherry Cobbler Day

[1] Why is it called a cobbler? The top looks like cobblestones! This cobbler is made in a Le Creuset gratin dish (available at Williams-Sonoma) [2] You can bake individual cobblers (photo courtesy USA Cherries). [3] The recipe for this cherry cobbler is below (photo and recipe courtesy Taste Of Home). [4] In cherry season,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substitute Shrimp In A Lobster Roll

[1] (photo courtesy Kindred Restaurant) [2] Wild-caught gulf shrimp (photo courtesy I Love Blue Sea | Vital Choice). [3] Raw whole shrimp (photo courtesy Mercato).   It’s National Shrimp Day. One of the easiest ways to celebrate: Make yourself a shrimp roll. The photo, which may appear to be a lobster roll, actually contains whole…
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