TIP OF THE DAY: Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Sour Cream

In photos, four cream-based products look alike. But the flavor, weight and production techniques differ. Vive la différence! Photo courtesy Vermont Creamery.   Cream is easily whipped into a delicious topping or filling. With a bit more effort at the dairy, it can be turned into enriched creams, including clotted cream, crème fraîche, mascarpone and…
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RECIPE: Avocado & Sour Cream On Toast

Avocado and sour cream on toast is a favorite breakfast of Chef Lorena Garcia. It looks like poached eggs, but it’s sour cream atop the chopped avocado. And while it’s a south-of-the-border concept, it’s a great green dish for St. Patrick’s Day. Not everything has to be corned beef, cabbage and soda bread. RECIPE: AVOCADO…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Substituting Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Save many calories and fat grams: Substitute yogurt for fats in baked goods, and make a sweetened yogurt topping. Photo courtesy Nordicware.   We used to top our foods with sour cream, mascarpone and crème fraîche. One day, looking at ways to cut fat and calories from our diet (or at least, to counter our…
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