TIP OF THE DAY: Mediterranean Food For Labor Day & A Mezze Buffet

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers*, and an all-American cookout is traditionally on the menu? But what if you decided instead to observe the cuisine of laborers elsewhere? Most of us have a Labor Day grilling routine. We decided to try a different grilling menu, focusing on a sure-to-delight…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Eat More Vegetables? Grill Them On Skewers!

If you have vegetable-resistant family members, here’s an easy way to make eating veggies fun: Put them on skewers. Food on a stick is always a palate pleaser. Get the 10″ skewers to add more veggies. Bamboo skewers are inexpensive—here are 100 thick ones for $7.55. Soak them for at least 20 minutes in warm…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cheese Hors d’Oeuvre For Entertaining Or Snacking

We found these photos on the Facebook page of Jarlsberg USA, and liked the idea for holiday entertaining as well as family snacking. Make four or five different versions to serve with cocktails, or one or two types for a TV snack. For a children’s activity, you can set out ingredients and let kids assemble…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Easy Food On A Stick

You can convert these plain bamboo skewers into delicious hors d’oeuvre and party food. We created the skewer in the photo below just by opening the pantry door and removing jars of artichoke hearts, olives and roasted red peppers. Skewers typically can be found in different sizes: 4-inch skewers for single bites; 6-inch skewers for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Food On A Stick

Our favorite solution to “what to do withthe skewers.” Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.   Food on a stick is such fun party fare, there’s a new cookbook devoted to it (called, appropriately, On A Stick). But what happens to all the sticks when the food is consumed? They typically lie like an…
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