TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Truly Grass-Fed Cheddar

We have our favorite cheddar cheeses: artisan wonders like Beehive Cheddar from Utah, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar from Vermont, and Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar from California. Our favorite “supermarket cheddar”—the 7- or 8-ounce prepacked bars found in supermarket refrigerator cases—is Cabot Cheddar, available in some 30 varieties including flavors we love, like Hot Jalapeño, Habanero, Horseradish and…
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FOOD FUN: Why Ask Why? Food Trivia

Top: Crackers have pin holes so the air escapes and they don’t rise. Photo courtesy PantryPacker.com. Bottom: A checmical in mint tricks the brain info feeling coolness. Photo by Jeffrey Collingwood | SXC.   Here are some fun food facts adapted from TodayIFoundOut.com Why Chiles Taste Hot The heat in chiles comes from a colorless,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Cream From Milk

No cream? No problem! Make it from milk and butter. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.   Here’s a fun kitchen trick. Say you need some heavy cream for a recipe (or even a cup of coffee), but have none. If you have whole milk and unsalted butter, you can combine them to make cream.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Milk Benefits Help Grown-Ups, Too

You don’t have to be a kid to benefit from a few glasses of milk each day. In fact, adults can benefit quite nicely. In general, milk is known for abetting strong teeth and bones, good skin, immune system support and the prevention of dental decay, hypertension, respiratory problems, some forms of cancer and other…
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RECIPE: Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Make your own chocolate syrup for greatchocolate milk. Photo courtesy RecchiutiConfections.   We taste a lot of products, and most of the commercial chocolate syrups don’t deliver a great chocolate experience. Most of them are cocoa-flavored corn syrup with thickeners. It’s easy to make your own delicious chocolate syrup: 1. Mix 1/4 cup gourmet hot…
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