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 The cross, symbolizing the Crucifixion, was originally made with knife cuts in…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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TIP OF THE DAY: Avoid Paper Bag Popcorn

[1] You can use brown bags to serve popcorn, but not to pop it (photo courtesy The Popcorn Board). [2] Having unpopped kernels at the end of popping is normal (photo courtesy Belle Chevre | Facebook). [3] Ditch the brown bag and get an inexpensive microwave popcorn popper or similar vented bowl (photo courtesy Housewares…
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