TIP OF THE DAY: Create A King Cake Variation For Mardi Gras

Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras on March 6th? If you hadn’t planned to, perhaps this fun food dessert project will appeal to you. Your challenge: to create your own version of King Cake, the staple Mardi Gras dessert (the history of Mardi Gras). Or bake this recipe from scratch. Or, make your favorite bundt…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Re-Envision Your Favorite Salad (We Picked Greek Salad)

It’s the month of good eating resolutions. One of the easiest to follow: add more salads. Whether it’s a main salad or a side salad, just avoid creamy dressings, stick to vinaigrettes, and you’re set. One of our favorites is a Greek Salad, so here are some ways to approach it—and get creative ideas for…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Replace Avocado Toast With Sweet Potato Toast

[1] For fall, replace avocado toast with sweet potato toast (photo courtesy François Payard | New York). [2] Balsamic vinaigrette: so easy to make, we don’t understand why people buy it pre-made (photo courtesy Canola Eat Well).   Chef François Payard has put a seasonal twist on the ubiquitous avocado toast: sweet potato toast! We…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Create A Signature Niçoise Salad

Niçoise (nee-SWAHZ) refers to something from the city of Nice, on the French Riviera in the region of Provence. You can find the following popular Niçoise dishes in restaurants around the U.S., and they’re easy to make at home (except for the truffle omelet, which is easy to make if you can afford the truffles):…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chess Pie

Top: Classic Chess Pie from Zulka Sugar. Second: Lemon Chess Pie from Good Eggs | SF. Third: Pumpkin Chess Pie from Midwest Living (recipe). Bottom: Tangerine Chess Pie from Southern Living (recipe).   Chess Pie is a venerable Southern recipe that likely has nothing to do with the game of chess. It’s a one-crust, sweet,…
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