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plumsalsa

Fun Food Saturday: Red, White, and Blue Food

It’s that time of year again, when enterprising cooks go all-out to make the food match the flag. It’s a cute enough idea, but most of us seem to run into trouble on the “blue” end of things. Whose idea was it to add blue to our country’s flag, anyway? Didn’t Betsy Ross stop to […]

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summerpicnic

Keeping Food Safe This Summer

It’s summertime and the temperature is rising: Is your food safe to eat? We’re not going to insult your intelligence by reminding you not to leave your mayonnaise-based potato salad out in the sun, but… OK, maybe we are. Incidences of food-borne illness rise during the summer because more people are eating outdoors without the […]

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grapekebab

Fun Food Saturday: Food on a Stick

Why put your food in little piles on your plate when you can line it all up on a stick? There’s something about having your food in linear form that seems to appeal to our inner sense of order. Plus, it’s more fun to eat that way. When we started contemplating food on a stick, […]

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vanillacone

In Defense of Ice Cream

OK, so yesterday we were a little bit down on some of the sweet treats of summer. But we’re not total killjoys. Today we’re going to sing the praises of that good old-fashioned summer treat, ice cream. We started thinking about ice cream the other day when we heard a pediatric dentist come and speak […]

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lottaicecream

Summer Treats on Overload

School’s not even out yet (where we live, at least) and already this week we’ve been treated to ice cream, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, and lemonade. In other words, now that it’s summertime, everyone starts piling on the cold sweet stuff. We must be stuck in another era entirely because when we think about the yummiest […]

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donutmaker

Fun Food Saturday: Food in Miniature

Why eat big food when small food is so much… cuter? We’ve been working our way toward Fun Food Saturday by cooking very small things all week long. Small food is cool because it’s easier for little hands to hold, you can eat more of it (“I ate three hamburgers!”), and because it’s just plain […]

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