TIP OF THE DAY: New Uses For Specialty Dishes

[1] and [2] How many uses can you find for deviled egg plates and similar platters? Photo of “Naked Vegetables” at Vicia Restaurant | St. Louis | Facebook, credited to @ctroesser for @sophisticatedlivingmag. The dips are broccoli hummus, chorizo purée, strained yogurt, homemade butter and nasturtium salt (green). [3] Shrimp cocktail bites in Chinese soup…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Marshmallow Designs

[1] Cut heart shapes for Valentine’s Day (photo courtesy Kavemania | Facebook). [2] Use cookie cutters to create special designs (photo courtesy Martha Stewart and [3] SXC). [4] These artisan marshmallows are delicious, but too tall and pillowy to cut into shapes (photo The Nibble).   If you have an eye out for delicious confections,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Balsamic Glaze Uses & Recipe

If you reduce balsamic vinegar into a syrup, you get balsamic glaze: a luscious condiment for drizzling over savory or sweet dishes. If you haven’t had it, we promise: You’ll be converted. With its complex flavors—sweet, sour, fruity—at its simplest use it can enhance anything grilled or roasted, including panini and other grilled sandwiches. It’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 12 Ways To Use Toasted Marshmallows

National Toasted Marshmallow Day is August 30th—not a day of the year that begs for a steaming cup of cocoa. So we put on our thinking toques to see how to best use toasted marshmallows in the summer, and how to to toast them without a campfire or fireplace.   USE TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS FOR… S’mores,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Duck Bacon

You’ll absolutely love it: duck bacon from D’Artagnan.   As a follow up to our article on ways to use duck fat, here’s how we use duck bacon. We love duck bacon. It has a wonderful flavor and is actually much leaner than pork bacon. It also leaves a less pervasive aroma to cling to…
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