Posts Tagged 'desserts'

Foodie Friday: Neighborhood Nibbles–Part Two

Season’s Greetings! A Happy New Year to you all! If you read my last “Neighborhood Nibbles” post, you’ll know that recently, three good friends of mine (who also happen to be chefs) visited me in Nashville. They came into town for some NFL football, delicious food, and Southern hospitality. They were very clear about what they wanted “food-wise”: Simple, flavorful Southern-style foods.  And, of course, they also wanted to try any Nashville-specific specialties. (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Gimme Some More! It’s National S’Mores Day

It’s National S’Mores Day! Whether you enjoy the classic campfire-side preparation or get creative with a tasty recipe variation, there’s a gooey-sweet snack inspiration for every foodie to enjoy. Today, we’ll look closer at s’mores and their strange-but-true product spin-offs.

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Foodie Friday: IDDBA Show 2018 in New Orleans

Foodies across a variety of industries will gather this weekend in one of the world’s greatest food cities: New Orleans. At the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association show (June 10-12), we’ll enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations offered both by our nation’s most innovative food experts as well as the vibrant culture of this historic, artistic, and energetic southern city. Today, let’s take a sneak peek at what we can look forward to at this year’s IDDBA expo!

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Foodie Friday: Sneaky Treats–4 Tasty Sweet & Savory Foods in Disguise

There’s a lot of fusion going on in the food scene—whether blending different ethnic traditions on one plate, changing up the serving style (see: grocerants, food trucks, and app-based eating), or reinventing the ingredients in familiar foods to make something fresh and exciting.

Clever culinarians are also dreaming up news ways to blur the lines between sweet desserts and savory main dishes. Today, we’ll look at 4 examples of category-bending foods that are sure to surprise and delight adventurous foodies.

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Foodie Friday: Ring in the New Year with 7 Lucky Favorites

Happy New Year 2017 Celebration Greeting Concept

Happy New Year! As many of us look forward to every holiday season, the new year brings an opportunity to celebrate with friends and indulge in some delicious and slightly superstitious food traditions to start the year off with a heaping helping of good luck.

Today, we’ll take a closer look at 7 foods you can dish up to complement your champagne toast at the midnight countdown.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - February 5, 2016: View of Morro Dois Irmaos (Two Brothers Mountain) and Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil is a vibrant, colorful melting pot of cultural influences, so what better backdrop for the celebration of international pride that is the 2016 Summer Olympics? Their South American cuisine incorporates world-wide treasures from European countries like Portugal, Italy, Spain, and Germany to African and Middle-Eastern techniques and flavor profiles. Today, we take a look at some of the delicious foods Brazil is known for—and give you some tasty ideas for your own Rio-ready Olympics viewing party!

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Foodie Friday: 4 Tempting Dessert Trends for 2016

Happy New Year 2016 Cupcakes

Despite all the emphasis on clean labeling and healthy eating that’s trending everywhere we look, sometimes you just need to treat yourself. In fact, there’s even been a modest increase over the past several years in how often restaurant guests order desserts. For Today’s Foodie Friday, we’ll indulge in an extra helping of 2016 dessert trends.

 

 

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Foodie Friday: The Tasty Info Behind Classic Valentine’s Day Treats

 

Valentines Day Chocolates

It’s Valentine time! For many of you, this means making a mad rush to a crowded restaurant for a dinner date, sending red roses and a card, or just enjoying an excuse to eat a lot of candy (okay, that last one may be true for ALL of us). Today, we take a deep dive into the candy dish and explore some little-known facts, trivia, and history behind some of our favorite Valentine’s Day sweets.

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Foodie Friday: The Pumpkin-Spiced Season

Pumpkin spice coffee with whipped cream and caramel
Tuesday marked the Autumnal Equinox, or the first official day of fall. For many of us, this ushers in a season change in the way we eat—from cookouts to slow cookers, spicy dishes  to comfort foods, and fresh salads to potatoes and beets. Of course, nothing has become more associated with fall than the pumpkin. Having risen to fame thanks to menu items like Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, this once-humble gourd is now a seasonal superstar. Here’s a closer look at this celebrated squash: (more…)

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Foodie Friday: Crazy for Coconut–4 Reasons We’re Nuts for the ‘Nut

Once considered something you’d only find among ice cream sundae garnishes or scattered on top of a frosted cake, coconut has gained a tremendously enthusiastic fan-following lately. Whether we’re enjoying coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil, or simply eating coconut itself, this versatile hybrid of fruit, seed, and nut is a delicious and nutritious source of rich flavor and healthy benefits. Today, we raise a coconut half to this beloved Southeastern-Asian treasure.  (more…)

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