TIP OF THE DAY: Elvis’s Favorite, Bananas & Peanut Butter

February 8th is Elvis Presley’s birthday, and Elvis’s favorite snack was a peanut butter and “nanner” sandwich—mashed bananas and PB on white toast, fried in butter. (Perhaps it never occurred to him to throw some chocolate morsels on that as well.) We prefer a slightly more gourmet version: PB Loco’s yummy Peanut Butter with Jungle…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Bonanza

Dried tart (Montmorency) cherries from Chukar Cherries.   It’s National Cherry Month. Even though fresh cherry season is in July, you can guess that National Cherry Month in February honors George Washington. Celebrate with delicious dried cherries, made from last summer’s harvest. We put them in everything from breakfast yogurt, cereal and pancakes; to luncheon…
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TIP OF THE DAY: More On The Theme Of Soup

There’s some pretty good soup to be bought “fresh” these days. Many of the stores that sell it don’t make it themselves, but buy it in bulk from companies like Hale & Hearty, Kettle Cuisine or companies that sell only to foodservice. No matter the provenance, many of these soups taste terrific, some recipes are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cocoa Garnishes

For another variation, add chocolate confetti curls to your hot chocolate.   Place cute character cookies (the gourmet version of animal crackers) on the whipped cream topping of a cup of hot chocolate. Look for small, lightweight cookies with interesting shapes in your specialty food store. But don’t stop there. – See 25 ways to…
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