TIP OF THE DAY: Ploughman’s Lunch For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The Ploughman’s Lunch, a staple lunch in Britain for centuries (photo courtesy Taste | Australia. [2] Have an Irish beer with your lunch (photo courtesy Murphy’s Irish Stout).   For St. Patrick’s Day, how about a Ploughman’s lunch? You can bring it to work or dig in at home. Pronounced “plow man,” Ploughman’s, as…
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RECIPE: Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Jam

[1] Brussels sprouts with bacon jam, as an appetizer or beer/wine snack (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] While large Brussels sprouts are tempting, smaller ones are more tender (photo courtesy Sweetgreen).   With St. Patrick’s Day ten days ahead, we begin a series of festive recipes. This recipe from Pampered Chef is both fun and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Finish The Year By Helping The Hungry

[1] Feeding America provides bags of nutritious groceries to hungry families (photo courtesy Feeding America). [2] Food Forward distributes produce that would be left on the ground to rot, to needy communities (photo FoodForward.org).   Before the year ends, you can share the spirit of the holidays by helping the hungry. Make a donation to…
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GIFT PICK: Specialty Chocolate Bars From Dean’s Sweets

[1] Dean’s chocolate bar trio: White & Dark Chocolate Layers With Crushed Coffee Beans, Milk Chocolate With Potato Chips, Dark Chocolate With Brandied Candied Orange Peel. [2] At right: Little snow people in dark, milk and white chocolate (package of 10 assorted). Big snow people are also available (all photos courtesy Dean’s Sweets).   Everything…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Lemon Meringue Pie & 25 Recipes Beyond Pie

[1] This American favorite originated in Switzerland (photo courtesy American Egg Board). [2] Some people like their meringue slightly browned (photo #1); some like the full-on treatment here (photo courtesy McCormick). [3] Deconstructed lemon meringue tart, a work of art. Here’s the recipe (photo courtesy @Chef_Lymalaya.   August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day.…
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