TIP OF THE DAY: Charred Avocado

[1] Torching an avocado at Crown Shy restaurant in New York City (photo © Crown Shy). [2] Charred avocado salad. Here’s the recipe from Food & Wine (photo © Victor Protasio | Food & Wine). [3] Just peel and torch! (photo © Love One Today).   We have enjoyed many a grilled avocado. But what…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPE: Low-Calorie Green Spritz (a.k.a. Wine Spritzer)

[1] A lower-calorie green spritzer from My Recipes. My Recipes is part of the Allrecipes Food Group (photo © copyright 2021 Meredith Corporation). [2] Tint it green with a few drops of food color. We like to tint vanilla ice cream green for St. Pat’s (photo © McCormick). [3] Use plain sparkling water or club…
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FOOD FUN: Popcorn Peanut Brittle Recipe

[1] Popcorn peanut brittle. The recipe is below (photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Pop your own, or buy it popped and ready to mix in (photo © Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [3] Garlic brittle from Rabbits Pickled Garlic (photo by Elvira Kalviste | © The Nibble). [4] Chocolate-dipped peanut brittle (photo © See’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 15 Ways To Make Easy Cherry Treats

February 22nd is George Washington’s birthday, so per convention, we’re bringing out the cherries*. There are endless recipes for cherry pies, cakes, muffins, brownies and bars, even cookies. But our focus today is on ice cream. Alas, we are nowhere near fresh cherry season, so here are some easy-to-serve options that don’t require waiting—or turning…
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RECIPE: Margarita Cupcakes For National Margarita Day

[1] Margarita cupcakes (photo and recipe © Santo Spirits). [2] Yes, you can drink a Margarita with the cupcakes (photo © Casa Noble Tequila). [3] Santo Fino Blanco Tequila (photo © Luekens Liquors).   National Margarita Day is February 22nd*. If you need a recipe, here are 27 Margarita recipes, from classic to nouvelle. Let’s…
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