VALENTINE’S DAY: Coeur à la Crème Cheese Course

Say “I love you” with sweetened mascarpone and raspberry purée. Photo courtesy Peabody Rudd. If you love mascarpone, the extra-rich “Italian cream cheese” that’s the base of tiramisu, then you might want to whip up a Coeur à la Crème for Valentine’s Day. The luscious mascarpone creation can serve as a cheese course prior to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Melt His/Her Heart

What’s for dessert tonight? February 5th is National Chocolate Fondue Day. Chocolate fondue is always a hit. And it’s easy to make. (Fondue comes from the French word fondre, to melt. Melt the chocolate and other ingredients, and start dipping.) First, take a look at these recipes for dark chocolate fondue and white chocolate fondue.…
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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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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Baked Alaska Day

It’s easy to make! Photo of Baked Alaska by Sergey Kashkin | IST. February 1st is National Baked Alaska Day. This dazzling dessert is a masterpiece of chemistry: an ice cream cake topped with meringue and baked in the oven until the meringue browns. Yes, frozen ice cream is baked in an oven! The concept…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Calorie Party

This barbecue pork loin saves many calories with a sugar-free blackberry sauce. Here’s the recipe. Photo courtesy The J.M. Smucker Company. Want to throw a get-together but fear for your strict diet? Have a pot luck diet lunch or dinner. Everyone brings his or her best low-calorie dish, along with copies of the recipe to…
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