TIP OF THE DAY: Uses For Balsamic Vinegar, Beyond Vinaigrette

[1] Salmon with balsamic glaze. Here’s the recipe from courtesy Cooking Classy. [2] Carrot soup with garnishes, including a splash of balsamic vinegar (photo courtesy Sid Wainer & Sons). [3] Balsamic syrup tops a sundae of vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Here’s the recipe from Whole Foods Market. [4] Add some balsamic to pan sauces.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Better Waffles

[1] BLT Wafflewich, a waffle sandwich (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] Waffle cups aren’t just for sundaes. Use them to hold a crisp, healthy veggie salad (photo courtesy Joy Cone Company). [3] You can take a gourmet approach to chicken and waffles with little touches like these (photo courtesy Honey Butter Fried Chicken |…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Things To Do With Blueberries

Got blueberries? There at an excellent price right now. When October brings half pints of blueberries for $5 and more, you’ll be sorry you didn’t enjoy more of these during peak blueberry season. So enjoy all the blueberry and mixed fruit salads, cocktails and pies. But also try the little blue orbs in: BEVERAGES Blueberry…
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RECIPE: No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stars

A patriotic dessert doesn’t have to be red, white and blue. And a cookie doesn’t have to be baked. This recipe from McCormick makes chocolate chip cookie dough stars. Since there’s no oven and no knives, you can delegate the task to a fledgling cook. Prep time is 20 minutes. RECIPE: CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH…
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FOOD FUN: Hand Pies Grow Up

[1] Hand pies plated as a gourmet dessert at Sirena Cocina Latina in San Diego (alas, now closed). [2] Use cutters to make prettier pies, and crimp the edges with a fork (here’s the recipe from Driscoll’s Berries). [3] A ham, brie and fig jam hand pie with grainy mustard sauce (here’s the recipe from…
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