TIP OF THE DAY: Make Garlic Bread

[1] Garlic bread made on the grill with Lucero garlic olive oil. The recipe is below. (photo courtesy Lucero). [2] Baked in the oven. Here’s the recipe from Taste Of Home. [3] Italian garlic (photo courtesy Burpee).   Now that grilling season is on, make one of our favorite foods to come off the grill:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crunchy Fried (Or Baked) Tortilla Strips

What more crunch in your summer salads? Toasted croutons and chow mein noodles have long served that purpose.   OTHER CRUNCHY OPTIONS You can also add slices of bell pepper, bok choy, carrot, celery, fennel, kohlrabi, radish or water chestnut; florets and stalks* of broccoli and cauliflower; and even nuts (try cashews). Romaine is the…
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RECIPE: Baked Potato Tots

Tater Tots are so beloved that the term is used generically, although it’s a trademark of Ore-Ida, which invented the little potato bites in 1953. (The story is below.) Everyone else can call them “potato tots.” These days, chefs reaching back to childhood are serving fresh-from-scratch versions. This variation, Baked Potato Tots, comes to us…
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PRODUCT: Baked Brookster Mix, A Brownie/Cookie Combo

If you need a Valentine gift, run to your nearest Williams-Sonoma store to pick up a box of Baked Brookster Mix (also available online). Brookster? We’re guessing “brookie” was already trademarked. But a mix by any other name would taste as yummy. Popular New York City bakery, Baked Brooklyn, combines a fudgy brownie with a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Best Brownie Mixes

Moist, fudgy and fabulous. Photo courtesyWilliams-Sonoma.   When you get a craving for great brownies, wouldn’t it be wonderful if a batch emerged from your oven right there and then? All you need are Baked brownie mixes. Made exclusively for Williams-Sonoma by the famous New York City bakery, the mixes use Callebaut and Guittard chocolate…
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