TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova Dessert

If you’ve ever seen meringue like shells in a bakery and wondered what they are: They’re Pavlovas. The Pavlova is one of the most popular desserts in Australia, where it’s commonly known as a Pav. The dessert is named after the legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926 and…
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TIP OF THE DAY: July 4th Recipes

You’re a grand old pizza! Photo courtesy BevCooks.com.   What are you dishing up for July 4th? While your tradition may be to turn on the grill, you can do that any day. How about some festive red, white and blue dishes? JULY 4TH BREAKFAST RECIPES Red Velvet Pancakes (recipe) Red, White & Blueberry Muffins…
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RECIPE: Grilled Fruit Flatbread

As long as the grill is fired up, grill your dessert! In this recipe from McCormick, naan flatbread, an Indian staple, serves as the base for fresh fruit. Both the bread and the fruit are grilled separately, then assembled with a yogurt sauce, chopped pistachios and a garam masala-spiced honey drizzle that continue the theme.…
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Green Velvet Cupcakes

St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes. Photo courtesy McCormick.   The popularity of red velvet cake has opened the doors for other brightly-colored cakes. Duncan Hines even has a seasonal line of “Velvet” mixes: Spring Velvets (pink and yellow layers), Summer Velvets (blue and red layers with white frosting for July 4th), Autumn Velvets (orange and brown…
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FOOD FUN: Green Tea Fortune Cookie Cake

At last: an idea to repurpose the fortune cookies that so many of us acquire from Chinese food take-out. This Green Tea layer cake is made by Baked NYC, one of the most popular bakeries in New York City. The cake has three almond white cake layers, frosted and filled with green tea buttercream. You…
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