TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Cake Art

We were admiring this dessert from Caviar Russe in New York City. It’s art on a plate. Then we realized: This is relatively easy to put together. We love artistic food, so we set out to make our version of this cake-and-ice cream dessert. If you buy the loaf cake instead of baking it, the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Serve A Main Dish With Four Sides

If you’re accustomed to serving your dinner protein with one vegetable and a starch (potato, noodles, rice)—or veg and a side salad—here’s a tip on “diversification.” It was inspired by this dish from Bluewater Grill, with several locations in California and one in Phoenix. Their chefs know that serving multiple items generates more excitement. That’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Hot Cross Buns For Good Friday

[1] Enjoy hot cross buns for breakfast on Good Friday, and at tea time or coffee break all Easter weekend (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour).   Hot cross buns are sweet yeast buns made with raisins or currants, and decorated with a cross. The cross, symbolizing the Crucifixion, was originally made with knife cuts in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Salad As A First Course

Potato salad as first course? Sure, when it’s as elegant and complex as this Stacked Purple Potato & Cucumber Salad recipe, from the Idaho Potato Commission. The recipe is a fusion of American potato salad and Middle Eastern tabouli (tabbouleh). Of course, you can still serve the potato salad, unstacked, as a side dish.  …
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