Food Fun: Creative Toast Toppings

At our house, toast comes to the table with butter, cream cheese, and jam. But this weekend, we’ll adapt this idea for creative toast toppings from Woodstock Foods. Whole grain toast (so much more flavorful than packaged white bread!) is served with guacamole as the bread spread, and a DIY assortment of healthful toppings: Capers…
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Different Wine & Food Pairings–Cocktails & Spirits, Too

Foie gras with Sauternes… Oysters and Champagne or Chablis… Pasta with red sauce and Chianti… Steak with Cabernet Sauvignon… Thai food and Riesling… These are classic food and wine pairings. But what if you’d like to try something different? Matthieu Yamoum, beverage director of the Baccarat Hotel in New York City, has suggestions that we’d…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe in 20 Minutes!

[1] Homemade marinara sauce, ready in 20 minutes. The recipe is below (photo © Taste Of Home). [2] Start the day with an egg on toast, with some marinara sauce in-between (photo © DeLallo). [3] For lunch, marinara sauce on a chicken cheeseburger (photo © Sun Basket). [4] Or perhaps, a meatball sandwich—it doesn’t have…
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The Difference: Frosting, Icing, Glaze

[1] It may look formidable with 5 colored layers and fondant icing, but here’s the recipe if you’re up for the challenge (photos #1 and #3 © Wilton). [2] Making just three layers with stabilized whipped cream frosting is much easier. Here’s the recipe (photo © McCormick) . [3] Easier still: a simple layer cake…
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Pairing Wine With Dessert: Cake, Chocolate & More For National Drink Wine Day

It’s National Drink Wine Day. But let’s expand our American horizons to a different slant: pairing wine with sweet foods. Check out: Pairing Wine & Cake Pairing Wine & Chocolate Pairing Wine & Desserts Pairing Wine With Ice Cream & Sorbet   A bonus: Pairing Beer & Chocolate     NOW IT’S TIME TO PARTY!…
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