FOOD FUN: Heart-Shaped Crudites For Valentine’s Day

Use a cookie cutter to cut vegetables and fruits into hearts (photo © Boursin). [2] Look for red or purple fruits and veggies (photo of red Belgian endive © Melissa’s Produce). [3] Cauliflower florets in “passion” purple also belong on a Valentine cheese board. Also look for purple asparagus, bell peppers and green beans (photo…
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RECIPE: Greek Nachos, Fusion Food

[1] Greek-style nachos use favorite Greek ingredients in a nachos format. They’re just as delicious with beer as Mexican nachos (photos #1, #2 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] A closer look. The pita triangles are made from whole pita rounds. [3] Banana peppers are mild and tangy. Though typically bright yellow or greenish yellow, they…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Crunch To Burgers & Sandwiches

[1] A crunchy layer of potato chips—waffle chips are a nice touch—adds texture and flavor to the Bacon Chili Crunch Burger at San Diego-based Slater’s 50/50 (photo © Slater’s 50/50). [2] Fried chicken skins on the Blanco Burger at Lucky Rooster in Hilton Head (photo © Lucky Rooster). [3] Crunch pork rinds on a burger…
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FOOD FUN: Crushed Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you have leftover candy canes or other red-and-white peppermints, here’s a good use for a cold day: Crush them and use them as a hot chocolate garnish. First top the hot chocolate with: Marshmallows Marshmallows Cream (e.g. Fluff) Whipped Cream   You can even add a small scoop of ice cream; just make the…
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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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