TIP OF THE DAY: Key Up Some Key Limes

In addition to a new year, this season heralds the return of that delicious little citrus, Key lime. While the peak season for Key limes is June through August, they’re in stores now. There are two principal lime types in American supermarkets: the Persian or Tahitian lime, which is what Americans think of as “lime”…
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GIFT OF THE DAY: Perfect Pie Gifts

We usually don’t go gaga over pie—no one makes a pie as good as our mom. Except for the pie professionals who bake up a storm for Harry & David’s Heritage Pie Club. These pies are so good, even Mom can’t complain that they’re ready-made. The pies arrive frozen, ready to be baked. Each month…
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COOKING VIDEO: Make Raspberry Chocolate Almond Crostata

  What’s a crostata, you ask? It’s Italian for a pie or tart with a rustic-style crust. Invented by some clever baker before the advent of the pie pan, the filling is placed in the center of a circle of dough. The edges of the dough are folded up and over the filling to hold…
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FOOD TRENDS: Trade Cupcakes For Pie?

Will pie be the cupcake of 2011? Photo courtesy WildBlueberries.com. Move over cupcakes: pies are on the way. Pies, both sweet and savory, will be the top restaurant trend in 2011, predicts restaurant consultant Andrew Freeman & Co. “If I had one trend—one trend—of the year that I could predict, [it] would be the trend…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Great American Pies

Celebrate Great American Pies Month by trying a new pie recipe. Photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute. February is Great American Pies Month. To celebrate, try a new recipe. Find inspiration in our Pie & Pastry Glossary—ten pages of different types of pies and pie terms (and pictures of tempting pies). In fact, you may find…
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