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Autumn Cream Cheese Pumpkin Dip

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Here’s a quick, easy and tasty dip recipe for the pipsqueaks and the pumpkin lovers in the house. Serve it well in a pumpkin shell for Peter Peter the Pumpkin eater: Happy autumn days! CREAM CHEESE PUMPKIN DIP   INGREDIENTS: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese- softened 2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin Libby’s Pumpkin …

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My Porcine Pantry Buddy: The American Pig

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Holy Bacon Jam! Circa 2011, bacon burst on the culinary scene like a mighty mythical boar. The crispy, smokey, crunchy, briny strips of pork belly infused menus everywhere: from appetizers to chocolates and ice cream and even cocktails. http://bakonvodka.com/Ingredients The American pig reached its zenith in foodie halls of fame by providing chefs with a playground of porky possibilities and leaving partakers …

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September Dining Specials and Festivals

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Jackie Brett

contributed by Jackie Brett Hamptons restaurant at Tivoli Village is now open featuring two levels of industrial-chic interior design and modern American cuisine with a twist. During the Life Is Beautiful festival Sept. 22-24, Therapy restaurant downtown will offer food and drink specials including French dip slider and 16-ounce Dos Equis for $10 and the drink alone for $5. Rick Moonen’s …

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Pumpkin Gingerbread To Rock Your Autumn

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

If you like pumpkin, ginger, spice and everything nice that makes autumn such a fragrant and fabulous time of year…then satisfy the senses of sight, smell and taste with this divine Pumpkin Gingerbread recipe. Compliments of http://allrecipes.com   Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 2/3 cup water 1(15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 2 teaspoons ground ginger …

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Do It Yourself Spatchcocked Grilled Chicken: A Cluck in the Park

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

I’ve read a lot of recipes in my time but this one is so well written and concise it makes spatchcocking feel like a cluck in the park.  Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen. I’m cheating a bit by using an already spatched chicken from Trader Joe’s  for dinner this weekend since I’ve got a time constraint (see pic). However,  this …

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The Real Deal on San Marzano Tomatoes

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Les Kincaid

Only Buy Real San Marzano Tomatoes….. If You Can  by Les Kincaid The hype around San Marzano’s, the sweet Italian plum tomatoes from Campania, has always been a bit of a mystery to me. I thought I was buying the real thing. The label said San Marzano tomatoes. Sweet, pulpy, low in acidity, and containing few seeds, they are said …