RECIPE: Tuna Sashimi Hors d’Oeuvre

Maguro tuna with “seasoned avocado sauce”: guacamole. Photo courtesy Ippudo | New York.   Whenever we visit Ippudo—a creative Japanese ramen chain with luscious ramen soups and so much more—we’re inspired to adapt some of the recipes at home. This one is very easy and for hot summer days; it requires no cooking. Fresh tuna…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy, Delicious Goat Cheese Appetizer

It couldn’t be easier: drizzle the cheese with honey and sprinkle the almonds. Photo courtesy VermontCreamery.com.   We adore mild, creamy goat cheese with its subtle tang. We’re always looking for an excuse to eat it. So how about this couldn’t-be-easier hors d’oeuvre or appetizer for entertaining? Simply: PURCHASE a pyramid, log or other shape…
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APPETIZER RECIPE: BLT & Guacamole Crostini

[1] A guacamole BLT transformed into crostini hors d’oeuvre (photo © California Avocado Commission). [2] Ready for your recipe (photo © Aldi).   What’s better than a BLT? Well, there’s a turkey BLT and our favorite, the chicken salad BLT. Guacamole can be added to any of the above. But how about turning the concept…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Make A Lobster Cocktail For National Lobster Day

It’s a holiday for lobster lovers! This LobsterCocktail is an easy way to celebrate (photo © Mackenzie Ltd).   It’s National Lobster Day. Celebrate with a lobster lunch or dinner—even a Lobster Cocktail like the simple-but-elegant presentation in the photo. We have to guide you to one of our favorite easy lobster recipes, this Lobster…
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RECIPE: Easy Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre

We love this easy recipe from our friends at Rick’s Picks, makers of some of the best pickled vegetables you can buy. Add Rick’s quality pickled vegetables to a sandwich or salad, as a garnish or the main part of an hors d’oeuvre. With their layers and layers of flavor (from the best spices—no added…
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