Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
This summer, stop struggling to find the time and money needed for formal entertaining and focus on casual, inexpensive get-togethers right in your own backyard. Make the switch from hectic to laid back; get ready to greet company with a glass of wine in your hand and flip-flops on your feet. Whatever the occasion, here are a few major ideas...
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Andrew Schloss, JE Feature
If you can have cake for breakfast -- coffee cake, cheesecake, pancakes -- and breakfast for dinner, what's to keep you from sipping a little soup for dessert? There is nothing in the definition of soup that says it has to be loaded with chicken and noodles; why not honeydew and lemon, or mango and raspberry, or chocolate with toasted...
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How to compete with rising food prices
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
Sticker shock doesn't just occur at the gas pump these days. Food prices across the nation are rising at an alarming rate. On a recent shopping trip, for instance, I wound up spending $2.29 for three oranges and 29 cents for a single banana. And that's conventionally grown, not organic! But take heart. There are ways to pare down rising...
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Adding extra moisture makes meats meant for the grill much jucier
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Andrew Schloss, FE Feature
The intense heat needed for grilling tends to dry out foods like chicken, fish and veal, which have delicate fibers and little interior fat. Thus, these items become prime candidates for brining. Soaking in brine that is around 5 percent salt by weight, for as little as an hour before grilling, can make meat noticeably juicier and preserve its tenderness...
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Veggies take on a whole new flavor
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Louise Fiszer, JE Feature
I opened my home recently for a grand backyard barbecue - with all the trimmings - to celebrate the first days of summer. Early on in my menu planning, however, I discovered that the majority of my guests were vegetarian. I didn't want to deprive them of the scintillating smoky scents and flavors that only a grill can impart, so...
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