TIP OF THE DAY: Zucchini Butter

Ready for zucchini season? This recipe, from Lucero Olive Oil, adds zucchini to a thicker pesto-like recipe, that’s used as a spread instead of a sauce. You can use it on crackers, crostini, grilled eggplant rounds, pizza dough and of course, toast. You can even add it to a savory oatmeal breakfast, mixed into the…
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FOOD FUN: Waffle Fry Sliders

Nick of Dude Foods is nothing if not creative. These Waffle Fry Sliders are an example. “The only real problem I came across when making my Waffle Fry Sliders was finding decently sized waffle fries,” says Nick. “I bought a bag of frozen fries from the grocery store and upon opening it I noticed that…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Spring Crostini

We recently wrote about spring crudités, but what else should be spring-ified? How about crostini, one of our favorite, easy-to-make nibbles. We serve them as snacks and with cocktails (including wine, beer and cider). You can also serve a couple of them as a first course, with a small lettuce salad.   SPRING CROSTINI INGREDIENTS…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Flash-Fried Herbs & Other Christmas Garnishes

A bit of red and green garnish turns almost anything into holiday fare. Since so many of our foods are white or beige, they can use a colorful lift. While a baked brie topped with cranberry relish and rosemary is a holiday staple in our home, we love garnishing other foods with crisp, flash-fried herbs.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: If You Buy, Buy Healthy (i.e., Buy This, Not That)

Tempting, delicious, good for you (photo courtesy Botanica | LA).   Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, we popped into a friend’s party. There was plenty to drink, and in an hour, salmon and steaks would start to sizzle. But the nibbles available prior to then were strictly “fraternity party”: cheese corn, potato chips, pretzels,…
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