TIP OF THE DAY: Mini Cheese Balls For The Cheese Course

[1] Mini cheese balls in phyllo cups. Here’s the recipe from A Spicy Perspective. [2] Stick a pretzel in it—or a carrot stick. Here’s the recipe from Five Heart Home. [3] Some like it hot. Here’s the recipe from Young Austinian. [4] Serve cheese balls with a green salad, combining the cheese course and the…
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PRODUCT: Scotch-Infused Chocolates For Burns Night

Chocolate for Burns Night. If you need something more simple, grab a quality dark chocolate bar (photos #1 and #2 courtesy Burdick Chocolate, photo #3 courtesy Laphroaig).   Luke Scotch? Like chocolate? Combine both on January 25th. On that day, the birthday of the great Scottish romantic poet Robert Burns (1759-1796) is celebrated. Family and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Struffoli, An Italian Christmas Tradition

[1] A mound of struffoli, the traditional shape, from Linda’s Italian Table. It can be cut into slices, or for a party, put on the buffet so everyone can pick off what they like. [2] A loose wreath style from Il Cuori In Pentola. [3] A cornucopia shape, called Cornucopia di Sfoglia in Italian. It’s…
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FOOD FUN: Rubik’s Cube Fruit & Cheese

For a fun dessert, salad course or snack, make an edible Rubik’s Cube. Erno Rubik, born July 13, 1944, is a Hungarian architect and inventor. His immortality lies in his 1974 invention, the Rubik’s Cube, just one of the mechanical puzzles he’s created. Crafty cooks have reinterpreted the Rubik’s Cube with cubes of cake, cheese,…
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JULY 4TH RECIPE: Red, White & Blue Whoopie Pies

Patriotic whoopee pies from the Blueberry Council.   The Blueberry Council wants to make it easy for you to create red, white and blue food for July 4th. The recipe is simple: a box of red velvet cake mix, a jar of Marshmallow Fluff (or other marshmallow creme, or homemade) and fresh blueberries. For a…
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