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Shake up salsas with seasonal fruits and veggies

Jul 16, 2013
Shake up salsas with seasonal fruits and veggies

Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar? With all of summer’s bounty, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that make fantastic salsas. Scoop them up with chips or crackers, or add them to ...

A do-ahead, picnic-ready sandwich

Jul 9, 2013
A do-ahead, picnic-ready sandwich

A pressed sandwich is ideal for picnics because it is made in advance and actually improves with time.The beauty of a pressed sandwich isn't just that it can be done ahead of time, but that it actually should be done ahead of time. Because this ...

Create some new salsa varieties

Jul 3, 2013
Create some new  salsa varieties

Fresh fruits and veggies are used in strawberry-fennel, apple-pepper and cucumber-corn salsas.Who says salsa has to be made from tomatoes? Or dumped unceremoniously from a jar? With all of summer's bounty, there are plenty of fresh fruits an...

Recipes: Potato salad pops with 3 peppers

Jul 2, 2013
Recipes: Potato salad pops with 3 peppers

Matthew Mead Associated Press This three-pepper barbecue potato salad uses black pepper, cayenne pepper and roasted red peppers.One variety of pepper just isn't enough to get this potato salad ready for your Fourth of July celebration. So we uppe...

Launch into the warming season with zesty fruit punch cupcakes

Apr 9, 2013
Launch into the warming season with zesty  fruit punch cupcakes

Bright citrusy flavors. Splashes of colorful, sugary confetti. Rich, creamy frosting flecked with berries. These cupcakes have it all and are a perfect way to welcome spring. We start with a moist white-chocolate cake recipe, then infuse it...

If your St. Pat’s beverages must be green, try these variations

Mar 12, 2013
If your St. Pat’s beverages must be green, try these variations

An Irish Grasshopper, left, Emerald Mary and Herbal Remedy offer alternatives to green beer for St. Patrick's Day partying.Can we all just agree that unless you're a frat boy (or girl), green beer belongs nowhere near your lips on St. Patrick's D...

Irish soda bread can be canvas for creativity

Mar 12, 2013
Irish soda bread can be canvas for creativity

Irish soda bread, ,left plus variations: oatmeal-rye with herbs and walnuts, top, and double chocolate cherry, right.With no rising time or kneading necessary, classic Irish soda bread lends itself to numerous creative variations. Traditional...

Recipe: Sichuan beef

Feb 13, 2013

You can call it a peppercorn all you like, but the peppery ingredient that puts the buzz in Sichuan-style cooking actually isn't one. Though it resembles and is used in a way similar to black peppercorns, Sichuan pepper isn't a peppercorn at all. R...

Recipe: Lemon pear upside-down gingerbread cake

Dec 5, 2012
Recipe: Lemon pear upside-down gingerbread cake

Lemon pear upside-down gingerbread cakeThere is no subtle way to say this: This cake screams Christmas. To start with, it's gingerbread. The aroma is embedded in the definition of this holiday. That aroma, of course, is paired with an ultra...

Recipe: Triple-ginger cranberry bars

Nov 28, 2012
Recipe: Triple-ginger cranberry bars

Triple-ginger cranberry barsThese bars are a serious triple-ginger threat. We packed three varieties of ginger into these tender, chewy bars – grated fresh ginger, dry ground ginger and chopped crystallized ginger. Combined with the elderflo...



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