'Foodie Gift Ideas'




Miniature desserts are all the rage these days, and with good reason. What better way to satisfy a sweet craving with the worry of overindulging?

And so when the people at Ulysses Press sent me a copy of  “Mini Pies”,  I was intrigued. Written by Christy Beaver and Morgan Greenseth of Seattle’s Mini Empire Bakery, this tiny baking book …

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Tajine pot.

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Tagine.

Just the word tagine (tajine) conjures images of exotic places like Morocco and seductive spices from faraway lands.

For the uninitiated, tagine is a method of cooking steeped in traditional from the time the Queen of Sheba brought spices to King Solomon. This explanation is courtesy of Pat Crocker, author of 150 Best Tagine Recipes.                  

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cooking light gluten free cookbook

cooking light gluten free cookbook

In honor of National Celiac Awareness Day today, here is a recipe from The Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook.  Almost 3 million people are affected by Celiac Disease.

Gluten-free doesn’t free you from that eternal dilemma: what to make for dinner. To the rescue, The Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook boasts more than 150 recipes that show …

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Home-made chocolate truffles

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Chef Donna Nordin presents Lunch & Learn classes

Donna Nordin, former co-owner & executive chef of Café Terra Cotta is pleased to announce the Fall/Winter series of  her intimate cooking classes beginning in September. Featuring the contemporary Southwest and classic French cuisines for which she is acclaimed, each 2 ½ hour demonstration class (with limited hands on …

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The Art of Raw Food

The Art of Raw Food

Cookbook Review: The Art of Raw Food

Raw food is what it is – food that is not cooked. Raw food is not all about eating vegetable salads and fruit cups. Raw food is environmentally friendly and sustainable. The word cookbook is a misnomer because no cooking happens yet the recipes are more complex than …

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Work dough

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I know sweets aren’t exactly what one thinks of when it come to food that’s good for you, but quality baked goods in moderation are good for the soul.

I grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, a city known for its bakeries, Danish bakeries to be specific. Sticky buns, kolaches, napoleons, breads all are a part of the …

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Olive oil with Balsamic Vinegar

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As I mentioned in my last post, I love getting food in the mail. These days all it takes is a couple of clicks and in a few days there is a package filled with goodies at your door.

I’ve ordered mail food for years but recently I’ve become a regular at several great food websites.

One …

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Beef and Corn on a Charcoal BBQ grill

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I love getting food in the mail especially when I’m not expecting it.

Last week I received a package from the folks at McCormick filled with a whole line of new products created for the barbecue season. The McCormick Grill Mates® and Lawry’s® offer a taste of American grilling at its finest.Included in the kit were: a …

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