TIP OF THE DAY: The New Deviled Egg Isn’t Deviled

We love this idea from food photographer and creative cook Melina Hammer, via Handsome Brook Farm. Handsome Brook Farm is a pioneer in organic pasture-raised eggs, with distribution on the East Coast. We can assure you that in blind tastes tests two years apart, organic eggs were the clear winner over other eggs. Which brings…
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TIP OF THE DAY: If You Buy, Buy Healthy (i.e., Buy This, Not That)

Tempting, delicious, good for you (photo courtesy Botanica | LA).   Over the recent Memorial Day weekend, we popped into a friend’s party. There was plenty to drink, and in an hour, salmon and steaks would start to sizzle. But the nibbles available prior to then were strictly “fraternity party”: cheese corn, potato chips, pretzels,…
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ACADEMY AWARDS RECIPE: Popcorn Cupcakes

Popcorn and a movie? How about popcorn cupcakes and a movie awards show? Jessica of PNP Flowers Inc. created these fun cupcakes with popcorn. The popcorn is both in the batter and a garnish on top of the icing. Why not whip up a batch for your Oscar nibbles? Here’s Jessica’s recipe; the original recipe…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Popcorn Bar For Healthy Snacking

We’ve been getting daily pitches for Super Bowl snacks, none of which would pass muster with New Year’s healthy eating resolutions (crudités with yogurt dip instead of pizza and wings, for example). So we’ve decided to publish one of our favorite good-for-you snack (see below) that’s also lots of fun: the Popcorn Bar. Popcorn is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Freeze Your Hot Appetizers

TOP PHOTO: Homemade cheese straws, made in advance, frozen and heated in the oven. Photo courtesy Cabot Cheese. BOTTOM PHOTO: Stuffed mushrooms. Photo courtesy GoodCook.com.   If you want to serve hot hors d’oeuvre on Christmas, New Year’s Eve or other party times, here’s a tip we learned years ago from our friend Carol’s mother,…
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