FOOD FUN: Chicken Salad Without The Sandwich

Like chicken salad, but trying to cut back on bread? If you want to avoid the bread, croissants and wraps, there’s always a scoop of chicken salad on greens, in lettuce cups, or stuffed into a bell pepper, tomato, or avocado half. But we thought these ideas from Willow Tree Farm add allure to a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Poach Your Proteins

[1] Poaching salmon is the easiest way to enjoy moist, tender fish, without cooking fish aromas. Here’s a recipe from Cooking Light. [2] Our favorite way to make beef tenderloin is to poach it. Here’s a recipe from Martha Stewart. [3] If you make chicken in a pot, or chicken soup with pieces of chicken,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Celebrate With A Bacon Bar + 21 More Food Bars

[1] Start with a bacon Bloody Mary (photo and a recipe courtesy Bacon Bourbon USA). [2] Bourbon bacon with bacon-cheddar biscuits and bacon jam (photo courtesy Smithfield). You can serve the different types of bacon on a plate or in a jar or glass. [3] You can include European styles of bacon, like pancetta. Check…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Bacon Curing Kit

What can you get for the bacon lover? There’s the Bacon Of The Month Club, but that’s $400. There’s always an assortment of the finest artisanal bacon brands from small producers who craft premium bacon the old-fashioned way: hand-rubbed spices, slow curing methods and real wood smoke. They can be double or triple the price…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: ButcherBox Grass-Fed Beef

[1] A monthly (or one-time) box arrives, frozen and portion-wrapped. [2] The Steak and Chops Box. The boxes differ somewhat each month depending on what’s best. [3] You have to cook your own meat, but the result is worth it (all photos courtesy ButcherBox).   What do you give loved ones who want to switch…
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