RECIPE: Rice Noodle Salad with Lemongrass, Mint, Cilantro…& Tea!

Today is National Iced Tea Day. Approximately 85% of the tea consumed in the U.S. is iced, and iced tea is now the most consumed beverage at lunch time (source: Tea Association of America). Tea is also used as a recipe ingredient, in dishes from Smoked Tea Duck to baked goods, soba noodles, smoothies and…
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ST. PATRICKS DAY: Cheesecake Fun

Although cheesecake isn’t a traditional Irish food, none of the traditional Irish desserts pop out at us. So we like to celebrate St. Pat’s with these Green With Envy Cheesecake Bars or this Irish Coffee Cheesecake with Irish whiskey. But if you’re more inclined to click than bake, consider these cheesecakes from Harry & David.…
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RECIPE: Stuffed Baked Potatoes With Beets & Feta

Here’s an easy Valentine dish: baked potato filled with beets and feta, with a refreshing mint salad on the side. The idea is to stuff the baked potato with beets and feta instead of sour cream and chives. Love Beets, which developed this recipe, likes to serve it with a protein of choice and a…
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RECIPE: Nanaimo Bars For Christmas

Nanaimo (pronounced na-NYE-mo) is a city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, that has given its name to this delicious holiday bar cookie. If you’re looking for a special recipe, try this one from Jessie Oleson Moore of CakeSpy, via KingArthurFlour.com. A no-bake bar, the basic recipe consists of a graham cracker crumb-based layer…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grow Some Mint ~ You’ll Find Plenty Of Uses For It

Jumbo rosemary planters at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles (the white flowers are and allysum. Photo courtesy GardenSnob.com.   Last night we tried a new restaurant. At the table, folded into our napkin, was a sprig of rosemary. There was a sprig of rosemary in our water glass. The food we ordered came garnished…
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