TIP OF THE DAY: Peanut Pairing

Not every type of peanut goes well with beer.   March is National Peanut Month. People (and bars) commonly serve goobers with beer; the idea behind giving them away at bars is that salty peanuts make you thirstier for more beer. But there’s an art to pairing peanuts with libations: German Hefe-Weizen beers, with their…
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It’s National Tortilla Chip Day: History Of Tortilla Chips & Recipes

[1] Tortilla chips are made with yellow, white and blue corn. Riding the whole grain nutrition wave, they’re also made in multigrain blends (photo © Garden of Eatin’). [2] Two favorite dips: guacamole and pico de gallo salsa (photo © Good Eggs). [3] “Liberty chips” blend red, white and blue tortilla chips (photo © Nature’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low-Calorie Fruit Skewers (Kabobs)

If you’re ready to switch gears after chocolate-filled Valentine’s Day festivities, fruit kabobs with yogurt dip are a sweet transition—low-calorie and healthy, too. For a snack or light dessert, simply skewer pineapple chunks, melon balls, berries, grapes, orange segments—whatever catches your eye in the produce section—in interesting patterns (or, serve them as fruit salad). You…
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TIDBITS: The Difference Between Kettle Chips And Conventional Potato Chips

What exactly are “kettle chips,” such as those made by Boulder Canyon, our Top Pick Of The Week (see the previous post)? Let’s start at the beginning. Potato chips, invented in 1853 in Saratoga, New York, were originally called Saratoga chips (the history of potato chips). By the 1920s, every town in the U.S. had…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Boulder Canyon Potato Chips

Two of our favorite flavors of Boulder Canyon potato chips: Hickory Barbecue (front) and Parmesan & Garlic.   The second potato chip to be named a Top Pick Of The Week by THE NIBBLE specialty food magazine is the polar opposite of our first. North Fork Naturals, the first top chip, offers classic potato and…
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