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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RECIPES: Two Homemade Soft Pretzels ~ Pepperoni & Parmesan

If you’re looking for snack fare for the Super Bowl, or warm, aromatic soft pretzels anytime, here are two recipes for your consideration. But first, here’s the history of pretzels.     RECIPE #1: PEPPERONI PIZZA STUFFED PRETZEL We love all good bread, and a soft, doughy pretzel (with mustard, please) is one of our…
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FOOD FUN: Peanut Butter Sandwiches With Bacon & Banana For National Peanut Butter Day

January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day; March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. April 2nd is National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day. We’re obviously a PB-loving nation. It won’t take you long to make this PB…and B…and B sandwich. That’s peanut butter, bacon and banana. The recipe comes from King’s Hawaiian, one of…
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