TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Saucy Ladies Kettle Chips

The Saucy Ladies have created a line of deliciously crunchy, old-fashioned kettle chips. First, let’s take a minute to compare kettle chips—the original potato chips—to the modern, continuous-process chips.     WHAT ARE KETTLE CHIPS? As their name might suggest, what we now call “small batch” potato chips were originally cooked in a large kettle.…
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FOOD FUN: Christmas Ginger Cake With Gingerbread

[1] A dazzling Christmas ginger cake with gingerbread house cookie decor (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] A homemade gingerbread cake, decorated with gingerbread men and cranberries (photo courtesy Violife | Facebook). [3] This simple but elegant layer cake from Molly Yeh is a white-iced layer cake covered with coconut, and garnished with marzipan…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Choose Butternut Squash Over Sweet Potatoes

[1] Butternut squash (photo © Good Eggs). [2] Sweet potatoes (photo © North Carolina Sweet Potatoes). [3] You can mash either butternut squash or sweet potatoes. The choice is yours (photo © Chef Ingrid Hoffmann)   It’s the time of year where lots sweet potatoes and winter squash are served up. They’re both orange, a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Real Parmigiano (Not Parmesan!) For National Parmigiano Reggiano Day

[1] An aged wedge of authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese: boldly flavored and aromatic (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [2] Wedges, curls and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (photo © Parmigiano-Reggiano Consorzio). [3] If you want grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, buy a wedge and grate it yourself. You can see the crunchy white tyrosines in the paste (body) of the cheese (photo…
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RECIPE: Cream Cheese Icing (Frosting) For National Chocolate Cupcake Day

[1] This cream cheese frosting adds sour cream for a nuance of flavor and more spreadability (photo and recipe © American Heritage Chocolate). [2] Whether you like the name brand, store brand, or organic cream cheese, you need a block of it (photo © Bay Business Help). [3] A bit of sour cream creates a…
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