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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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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RECIPE: Spring Salad With Burrata Cheese

[1] Spring salad with sugar snap peas, arugula and burrata (photo © DeLallo). [2] Sugar snap peas. The pod can be eaten whole (photo © Good Eggs). [3] Burrata, a thin mozzarella shell filled with creamy, ricotta-like cheese. The piece in photo #1 is torn by hand, but if you’re more comfortable, cut it with…
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