‘Tis The Season For New Recipes! What We’re Lovin’ Now From Cultured Cook!

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‘Tis the Season for No-Cook Pumpkin Pudding Pumpkin Yogurt Pudding Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to eat those pumpkins! (Or it’s time to buy canned pumpkin, which is nearly tumbling off pumpkin-populated grocery store shelves.) Pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream, even pumpkin beer. During autumn, pumpkin goes with everything. So how about some […]

An Antidote for Rainy, Cold Spring Days – Be Your Own Barista: Cafe Mocha, Pumpkin Laced Hot Chocolate

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Ever since I went to Spain last year, I’ve started to enjoy the occasional cup of coffee. Turns out the reason I didn’t like coffee before going to Spain was that I had only had bitter, instant-style American coffee. Freshly roasted and ground beans taste entirely different — mellow, almost sweet, and needing only a […]

Super Snacks for Super Bowl and Sundays

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Super-Savory Snacking Call it a snack or a condiment; enjoy it by the spoonful or use it as a topping on everything from chicken to soup. This herb-spiced, lemony olive-and-walnut sauté is simple to make, yet is remarkably savory. I like to use Aleppo pepper when I make this, but you can swap out Aleppo […]

This Week’s Recipes: Delicious Soups, Milkshakes and More!

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Roasted Vegetable Soup This delicious, vegetable-filled broth can be served by itself or used as a base for other soups. This recipe oven-roasts the vegetables before adding to the soup liquid, enhancing their flavor. The aroma of the roasted vegetables will evoke memories of old-fashioned, home-style meals. It’s comfort food at its finest. Food as […]

On-the-Spot Ice Cream

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It’s hotter than heck again today, so I thought I’d whip up a batch of “instant” ice cream to beat the heat. You could think of it as a milkshake latte – adding several ice cubes gives you a frothy drink that you can either swirl smooth with a spoon or let sit for a […]

The Craeme de la Creame in a Nutty Kind of Way

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With its focus on nuts and fresh fruit (and coconuts and fresh herbs), I’ve long been a fan of raw food. Every raw dish I’ve ever had has been delicious and innovative. Vegan dishes are tasty, too, but unfortunately vegans seem to rely overmuch on soy and wheat products. I’m not a big fan of […]

Basil’s Sweet (and Frozen) Side

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My basilophilic nature (yep, just made up that word) has spurred me to figure out yet another way to use my favorite summer herb: in ice cream. Freezing basil is pretty much only way you can chop, slice, or otherwise cut basil and still have it be green rather than chop, slice, or otherwise cut […]

The Mystery Of Coca-Cola’s Recipe Revealed?

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Has an ancient soft-drink mystery finally been solved? Public radio show “This American Life” has sent Coke fiends into a tizzy by announcing that it has uncovered the cola’s top-secret ingredient, “Merchandise 7X.” Merchandise 7X may not sound terribly appetizing, but it’s long been known to be the secret ingredient. What we didn’t know was what […]

Nutrition Quiz: Whipped Cream- Agave Whipped Cream Recipe

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Earlier this month, a grateful nation celebrated National Whipped Cream Day. Take our test on this tasty and caloric treat. 1. When was National Whipped Cream Day established? a) 1954 b) 2004 c) 2010 2. According to foodreference.com , no one is certain how whipped cream was created. One origin story is that … a) […]