TIP OF THE DAY: Make Rum Raisin Ice Cream

Rum Raisin ice cream is typically a holiday special in American grocery stores, although it’s delicious year-round. Raisins are plumped up with rum and mixed into vanilla ice cream. But if you buy a commercial brand, you’re more likely to get raisins plumped in rum flavor instead of alcohol. And that doesn’t produce much rum…
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RECIPE: Butternut Squash Risotto

[1] Butternut squash risotto: creamy and toothsome with crunchy pine nuts and notes of sage (photo © DeLallo). [2] Asiago cheese. Serve extra Asiago on a cheese or charcuterie plate, or on a sandwich (photo © Wisconsin Cheese). [3] Fresh sage is a favorite fall herb (photo © Good Eggs). [4] Arborio rice gives risotto…
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RECIPE: Buffalo Chicken Nuggets For National Chicken Nuggets Day

[1] Oven-baked nuggets served Buffalo Wing style. Here’s the recipe from Every Last Bite (photos #1 and #2 © Every Last Bite). [2] Don’t like blue cheese? Serve chicken nuggets with your favorite dips. [3] Vegan nuggets: Alpha Foods used its Chikn-Nuggets to make a Buffalo Chickn hero/sub, with all the fixings: blue cheese dressing,…
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RECIPE: Baked Fries With Ras El Hanout

[1] Moroccan-spiced baked fries (photos #1 and #4 © Idaho Potato Commission) [2] Ras el hanout, the famed Moroccan spice blend (photo © Silk Road Spices). [3] The ras el hanout spices are blended, then ground. This mix includes allspice, black peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, hibiscus, lavender, mustard seed…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rosemary Garnish, Plus Crostini Recipe With Pork & Apple-Raisin Compote

Today’s tip started out simply as an example of how to use fresh rosemary sprigs (photo #4) as a decorative herb over the holidays. You can place a sprig in a cocktail or mineral water, use it as a plume for mashed potatoes, use it as skewers for olives or berries, and use it as…
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