FOOD FUN: Tomato Cheesecake & More Sweet Tomato Dessert Recipes

[1] Tomato cheesecake, a sweet dessert (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Italian Association of Canned Tomatoes Producers). [2] A close up of the slice of tomato cheesecake. [3] Canned tomatoes from Italy (we use San Marzano, as does this recipe). [4] Green Tomato Crumble Pie. Here’s the recipe from Healing Tomato (photo © Healing…
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FOOD FUN: PEEPS Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts’ seasonal PEEPS donuts arrive tomorrow at Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide. They’re accompanied by new PEEPS marshmallow-flavored hot and iced coffee and espresso drinks. Head to your nearest DD (here’s a store locator) for your PEEPS donut. It’s topped with white icing, a special green and egg-shaped sprinkle blend and a mini yellow PEEPS marshmallow…
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RECIPE: Pistachio-Chocolate Muffins For St. Patrick’s Day

[1] The chocolate remains hidden until you dig into the muffin (photo courtesy Agnese Italian Recipes. [2] You can buy pistachio flour or grind your own from pistachio nuts. See the technique below (photo courtesy Gourmet Food World). [3] For more festiveness, look for green foil muffin/cupcake liners (photo courtesy Fox Run).   February 26th…
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RECIPE: Easy Gingerbread Cake & More Ways To Enjoy Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a long-standing holiday tradition, the seeds of which are with the 11th-century crusaders returning from the Holy Land with ginger and other spices. The history is below. Beyond those first gingerbread cakes and cookies, ginger has found its way into present day mousse, waffles,     RECIPE: EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE Ingredients 2 cups…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fast Decorating With Chips

Need a quick dessert, but want a touch of both fancy and homemade? Grab store-bought cupcakes or cake and a bag of baking chips, regular or mini. They’re available in a rainbow of flavors/colors: butterscotch, cappuccino, caramel, cherry, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peppermint (white chips with bits of candy cane) and vanilla…
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