RECIPE: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Addictively good cherry chocolate chip cookies. We thank George Washington for the inspiration.   Our tip of the day today is a tasty tip indeed: Make a cherry version of your favorite chocolate chip cookies to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. The Father of our Country was born February 22, 1732. Look for cherry baking chips…
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FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Date Hors d’Oeuvres

Gourmet dates from Dateland.com. From left to right, counterclockwise: Medjool dates, Khadrawy dates, Halawi dates and Honey dates. Photo courtesy Dateland.com.   For quick hors d’ouevre that are also perfect for tea parties, after-dinner petit four plates or a little something with a cup of coffee instead of a cookie, fill dried dates with rich,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Pot Luck

Invite food-loving friends to a fun, “pot luck” brunch, cocktails or coffee klatsch. Ask everyone to bring a favorite specialty food or beverage appropriate to the occasion, that the other guests would enjoy tasting. They’ll also need to bring the accoutrement(s) required to serve their food (e.g., bread or crackers for spreads, crudités for dips…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low-Calorie Fruit 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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TIP OF THE DAY: Heart-y Valentine Sandwiches

If you don’t have heart-shaped cookie cutters, use stars for your “star” Valentine.   Each year, the Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village helps lovers celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Sweetheart’s Snack. It includes heart-shaped PB sandwiches, milk, PB cookies, and other goodies. You can create…
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