TIP OF THE DAY: Agua Fresca, The Latin American Cooler

A lychee agua fresca, or cooler. Photo courtesy Melissas.com.   For summer entertaining, try a menu of aguas frescas. In Spanish, agua fresca means fresh water. In culinary terms, it refers to a variety of refreshing cold drinks that are sold by street vendors and at cafés throughout Latin America. They’re also available bottled in…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Pound Cake ~ Put Dessert On The Barbie

If you’re firing up the grill for Memorial Day Weekend, grill your dessert as well. It’s an easy crowd pleaser. If you’re invited elsewhere and want to bring something, offer to bring the ingredients for this dessert: the cake, ice cream and the pre-sliced pineapple. The cake can be baked up to two days in…
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RECIPE: Pineapple Chipotle Ice Pops

Treat yourself, your family and your friends to a refreshing gourmet ice pop. Our friends at Eagle Brand make it easy with a simple recipe for Pineapple Chipotle Ice Pops: cold and creamy with a bit of heat. If you don’t have ice pop molds, 3-ounce waxed paper cups and wooden sticks or plastic spoons…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Grilled Pineapple & Peaches

If you’ve got the grill fired up for burgers, chickens, fish and corn, grill up some dessert as well. Grilled fruit like pineapple, peaches and plums are delicious and festive fare. Grilling caramelizes the natural fruit sugars, making the fruit flavor more intense. You can marinate the fruit or brush on a glaze. This marinade…
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