JULY 4TH RECIPE: Turn Fruit Skewers Into An American Flag Cake

[1] A better-for-you July 4th dessert: berries with a bit of cake (photo © Driscoll’s). [2] Buy enough berries for breakfast yogurt or red, white and blue ice cream (photo © Green Giant Fresh). [3] Angel food cake. Here are a recipe and video to bake one from scratch, from Martha Stewart (photo © Martha…
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THANKSGIVING RECIPE: Sweet Potato Dip

This sweet potato dip has asian ingredients: rice wine vinegar and white miso. We like the fusion feature that welcomes people from beyond European cultures to Thanksgiving. The recipe was created for the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission by Domino Ireland of Raleigh. You can also thin it with oil and serve it as a…
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HALLOWEEN: Chocolate Graveyard Shake

This nifty idea comes Lauren Toyota of Hot For Food, who created it as a nutritious vegan smoothie recipe. We adapted the concept as a chocolate-banana shake (peanut butter optional) with cow’s milk. You can: Use your milk of choice: almond milk, dairy milk, soy milk), or a blend. Add almond butter or peanut butter…
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HALLOWEEN RECIPE: Spider Cake

[1] A hairy spider, ready to eat (photo courtesy Go Bold With Butter). [2] Chocolate sprinkles make the spider “hairy” (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [3] Wilton makes the smallest eyes we’ve found. These are from Target (photo courtesy Wilton).   Along came a spider and sat down beside her—and she ate him! This eye-catching…
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RECIPE: Baked Churros

You don’t have to wait until Cinco de Mayo to make a batch of churros. But this lesser-guilt recipe for baked churros (instead of fried), from The Baker Chick, is reason enough to serve them anytime. The recipe is below, but first: THE HISTORY OF CHURROS According to Fox News Latino, churros evolved from a…
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