TIP OF THE DAY: How To Ensure The Tastiest Lobster

[1] Fresh from the trap, freshly arrived at the restaurant (photo courtesy I Love Blue Sea). [2] No matter the original color of the lobster shell, it will cook up bright red (photo courtesy Sydney Fish Market). [3] Dining alfresco at Cliff House in Maine (photo courtesy Destination Hotels).   Have you had your fill…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Sauce Pasta

[1] Don’t sauce pasta like this. It may look neat, but it doesn’t cover all the pasta, and eating it can be a mess (photo courtesy International Pasta Association). [2] The correct way: Toss the pasta and sauce in a pot or bowl to fully cover each strand (photo courtesy All-Clad). [3] Authentic saucing (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sustainable Eating Helps All Of Us

[1] Black bean burger: Add your favorite condiments garnishes and you’ll love it (here’s the recipe Urban Accents). [2] “Trash fish” look and taste just as good as the big-name fish—for as fraction of the price (photo courtesy Chef Barton Seaver, author of this sustainable fish cookbook). [3] Hello, Malaysian palm oil; buh-bye, canola oil…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Better Pie Crusts

Sugar cream pie has a filling of sugar, cream vanilla and nutmeg. Photo courtesy Midway Publishing.   Making good pie crust requires simple ingredients, but lots of practice. Paula Haney, co-founder with husband Craig of Hoosier Mama Pie Shop in Chicago, discovered that when she was already an acclaimed pastry chef. During a 10-year career…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Budget Tips For Barbecues

Anyone who entertains knows how costly it can be to host a aimple barbecue. We can’t believe how much we spent for July 4th. We could have taken everyone to a really good restaurant! With much summer entertaining ahead, we’re publishing these budget-friendly tips from Jeanette Pavini, consumer savings expert for the philanthropic savings site,…
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