TIP OF THE DAY: Pavlova, An Easy Dessert Recipe

An easy Pavlova. Photo by Irina Kupenska | IST.   A quick-assembly dessert that’s impressive and low-calorie? Count us in! The Pavlova consists of a meringue base topped with fresh fruits. Most people buy the meringue shells at bakeries, but ambitious bakers can make their own. In addition to individual meringue shells, the meringue can…
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RECIPE: Barbecue Sauce Secrets Revealed

It’s easy to make your own barbecue sauce. Photo by Eddie Berman | IST.   If you want a balsamic vinaigrette, mix two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar with three tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of salt. It’s that simple: You don’t have to spend $5.00 on a bottle of salad dressing. If you…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Asparagus Recipes

Toss asparagus into everyday favorites, from eggs to pasta and rice. Photo courtesy California Asparagus Commission.   Low in calories, delicious, and as inexpensive as they’re going to get: This is the season to have as much asparagus as you desire. Incorporate them into everyday dishes such as eggs and pasta, or make something more…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Homemade Peanut Brittle, Irish Whiskey Peanut Brittle

Homemade peanut brittle. Photo courtesy LearnToCook.com.   You’ve never made peanut brittle before? It’s time: March is National Peanut Month. We’re presenting a recipe from chef Mark Dowling of LearnToCook.com, a website dedicated to getting the whole family in the kitchen with easy video recipes showcasing the basics of cooking. His easy recipe for peanut…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy, Delicious Goat Cheese Appetizer

It couldn’t be easier: drizzle the cheese with honey and sprinkle the almonds. Photo courtesy VermontCreamery.com.   We adore mild, creamy goat cheese with its subtle tang. We’re always looking for an excuse to eat it. So how about this couldn’t-be-easier hors d’oeuvre or appetizer for entertaining? Simply: PURCHASE a pyramid, log or other shape…
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