TIP OF THE DAY: Zucchini Butter

Ready for zucchini season? This recipe, from Lucero Olive Oil, adds zucchini to a thicker pesto-like recipe, that’s used as a spread instead of a sauce. You can use it on crackers, crostini, grilled eggplant rounds, pizza dough and of course, toast. You can even add it to a savory oatmeal breakfast, mixed into the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Mini Cheese Balls For The Cheese Course

[1] Mini cheese balls in phyllo cups. Here’s the recipe from A Spicy Perspective. [2] Stick a pretzel in it—or a carrot stick. Here’s the recipe from Five Heart Home. [3] Some like it hot. Here’s the recipe from Young Austinian. [4] Serve cheese balls with a green salad, combining the cheese course and the…
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RECIPE: Valentine Brownies

Want to bring something fun to work or school for Valentine’s Day? These strawberry brownies from Kevin Lynch of Closet Cooking can be made for any occasion. But we especially like the heart-shaped effect of halved strawberries for “love” occasions: Mother’s, Father’s, Valentine’s, anniversaries, etc. You can adapt the idea to your favorite brownie, or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Low Calorie Halloween Food (Creepy Crudités!)

Counting calories? Avoiding sugar? Don’t like sweets? Want a healthy alternative to traditional Halloween fare?   Turn raw veggies—crudités to foodies—into a creative Halloween platter designed in the shape of Frankenstein, a jack o’lantern, owl, skeleton, scary cat, spider or witch. Believe us, these will enchant the adults as well as the kids. If you…
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