TIP OF THE DAY: Beets For Valentine’s Day

Beets are an unsung Valentine’s Day food. Not only are they deep red but they’re punny, as in “My heart beets for you.” Our tip today includes three beet recipes: a hot side dish, a first-course salad and a beet-and-quinoa side. The first recipes is from Williams-Sonoma. It’s adapted from the cookbook Williams-Sonoma New Flavors…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Decorated Goat Cheese Logs

Goat cheese logs: plain, green and pink-themed. Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   You can take a plain log of goat cheese and decorate it for any special occasion. We’ve included suggestions for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Christmas below. But you don’t need an official holiday—just friends and family who’d appreciate the treat.…
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RECIPE: Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Delicious with wine or cocktails (photo © GoodCook.com).   Want a hot and hearty hors d’oeuvre with cocktails? This sausage-stuffed mushroom recipe can be made up to 48 hours in advance, then baked right before you’re ready to serve. Baby portabella mushroom caps are stuffed with goat cheese, sausage and dried cranberries to create these…
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RECIPE: French Green Beans Salad With Goat Cheese & Almonds

Green beans salad with goat cheese and almonds. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful.   We love crunchy, al dente green beans as a side dish or a salad course. This recipe, from Pom Wonderful, adds goat cheese and almonds that create a most appealing flavor profile. The green beans are stir-fried, but you can steam them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Olive Oil Ice Cream, Cheese Ice Cream

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with something new and exciting, like the ice cream recipes below. They may sound unusual, but they’re absolutely delicious. Blue Cheese Ice Cream (recipe) Cheddar Ice Cream (recipe) Cream Cheese Ice Cream (recipe) Goat Cheese Ice Cream (recipe) Olive Oil Ice Cream With Shaved Parmesan (recipe) Parmesan Ice Cream Sandwiches…
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