TIP OF THE DAY: An Easy St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is one of those holidays that everyone likes to celebrate. Some attend a parade, some head to pubs. But our favorite activity is casual entertaining at home with friends. Our friends love to bring food to a gathering. So we have a group feast, without anyone doing too much work.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Plan Ahead For Pi Day

While National Pie Day is January 23rd, March 14th, 3.14, is National Pi Day. The date format 3.14 is the same as the first three digits of pi. The first 10 digits are 3.1415926535. There are many more: Pi has been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Some people are…
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FOOD FUN: Two-Pasta Mac & Cheese

This mac and cheese recipe uses both wagon wheels and cavatappi instead of elbows (photo courtesy Barilla Foodservice).   At Burtons Grill in Andover, Massachusetts, chef Scott Perry has fun with mac and cheese. It turns everyday mac and cheese into food art. It’s easy to replicate at home. A mix of two pasta shapes.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Valentine Brownies, Quick Or Old School

[1] Share the love with heart-shape brownies. [2] Dutched cocoa removes the bitterness by adjusting the pH with alkali. [3] Use the best quality chocolate chips. We like Ghirardelli and Guittard (photos 1, 2 and 3 courtesy King Arthur Flour) [4] Dutched cocoa at left, and natural cocoa at right (photo courtesy Silk Road Spice…
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