RECIPE: Praline Bacon With Blue Cheese

A praline bacon appetizer, side or cheese course. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   Here’s something special to make for a lover of bacon and blue cheese—two popular ingredients found together in a Cobb Salad. The praline-crusted bacon with its peppery kick contrasts with the creamy saltiness of blue cheese. The mouthfeel is unforgettably…
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FOOD TRENDS RECIPE: Grilled Bitter Greens & Blue Cheese Salad With Caraway Peach Dressing

Pairing #3 of McCormick’s 2010 Food Trends is Caraway & Bitter Greens. Caraway seeds are actually a fruit, not a seed. The caraway plant looks similar to a carrot plant, with feathery leaves and thread-like divisions. The “seeds” are small, crescent-shaped achenes (an achene is a one-seeded fruit; the seed has a thin wall, such…
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PRODUCT: Kathryn’s Cottage Salad Dressings

Best of class: These salad dressings are truly pure perfection. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky |THE NIBBLE. We hardly ever buy prepared salad dressings. Dressing is quick and easy to make, and our homemade dressings taste better than what we could buy. Except for Kathryn’s Cottage. Proprietor Nancy Little Hucks makes perfect Bleu Cheese and Thousand…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Snazzy Spinach Salad

These basic ingredients combine magically: Spinach Granny Smith apples Walnuts or pecans (toast them for even more deliciousness) Goat cheese, blue or feta cheese Fig balsamic vinegar and olive oil   Serve a whole fresh fig or two as a garnish. To make this salad a main meal, add Serrano ham or prosciutto and serve…
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