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RealSmart Delicious Fruit Cube Recipes

by Lisa Barrangou Ph.D The summer season is upon on and what better way to cool off than with these fantastic frozen puree cubes. Based on RealSmart recipes, they are guaranteed to bring conversation at your next summer garden party or cookout. And we love the cocktail recipe…   Frozen purée cubes can be...

A Perfect How-To Guide For Real Smart, Foodie Moms

Author Lisa Barrangou’s “RealSmart Baby Food” Released As An eBook In Time For Mother’s Day RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – As a food scientist who previously worked for three different Fortune 500 food companies, Lisa Barrangou knows first-hand what processed food truly is. When she had her first child, she knew...

Grilled Cheese for Grown-ups

The Top Sandwich Trend for 2011, is grilled cheese according to Flavor and the Menu. Karen O’ Dowd, one of our guest bloggers, has a crunchy version of a pressed cheese sandwich she discovered in Michigan. Since Karen is off to Russia and Poland, perhaps she will find an authentic borscht to pair with this...

Bacon Boot Camp

I love bacon. My latest issue (March 2011) of Southern Living listed 3 foolproof ways to prepare bacon. The classic, my favorite, is to cook bacon in a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. The cleanest one they recommend is...

Burger Suggestions

It is a hot day in the tropics as the Tandem Tasters write about hot turkey and stuffing for our November recipe columns. Thinking about stuffing made me long for a good ole simple burger. My thoughts went from Julia Child, who always inspires, to James Beard. He hit on the idea of tucking in a hunk of...

Beef Cuts Charts – Where does a cut come from?

Sometime people will wonder where a cut of beef comes from. We have a Beef Cuts Chart from the American Angus Association. We hope this answers some of your questions. . . . . . You can find out more from American Angus Association. . . . . . . . . . . Maralyn D. Hill, President International Food Wine &...

Game Day Tips for Easy Fixings

Whether we are tailgating from a parking lot or cheering from the couch, we enjoy big game day and fun treats to serve. Besides serving the traditional guacamole and chips ( big and crunchy pita or tortilla), we have added more avocado toppings. Our new twist is adding more green to top off our homemade or...

Tastes – Tips for Smashed Potatoes

Two tips for mashed or smashed with a bite. I tried this mashed potato twist from Tyler Florence with great compliments. Like us, Tyler uses Yukon gold with generous amounts of cream, butter, milk and salt and pepper. At the end of mashing or smashing, he adds a few tablespoons of grainy mustard. Like...

Taste & Tips Lemongrass

Lemongrass: This is one of the most delicious and important flavorings in Thai cooking. Citral, an essential oil, gives lemongrass its lemony taste and fragrance. When Maralyn lived in North Carolina, she grew lemongrass just outside her back door. I enjoyed browsing through her garden to pick fresh herbs...

Review & Tips – Lazy Lobster of Longboat Key, FL

The Lazy Lobster of Longboat is open to the neighborhood. What fun to arrive at the Lazy Lobster of Longboat to a group of locals and seasonal residents waiting by the door to enter. How welcome we felt to be be warmly greeted by the renowned owners, Bob Fracalossy and Michael Garey. I was only there an...

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