What’s That?: Updated

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: ‘‘A tea ball’’ ‘‘Berry strainer’’ ‘‘Easter egg color dipper’’ As many of you correctly guessed, it is an egg poacher, which sells for $11.95 at Different Drummer’s Kitchen. This week’s randomly selected winner is Chris   [Read More]
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Savor and share: Green food

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March brings us both the first day of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, two occasions associated with the color green. Reason enough — or so we thought — for you to send us your favorite green food recipes for the Recipe Box of March 14. You can post recipes using the comment link below. You   [Read More]
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Savor and share: Nuts

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Nuts — pistachios, walnuts, almonds and all their tasty cousins — add flavor, texture and nutrition to main dishes. Send us your recipes using nuts for the Recipe Box of March 7. Post recipes using the comment link below. You might just win a cookbook for your efforts. Please include your name, address, phone number   [Read More]
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What’s That?: Updated

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: ”Would use it to form cannolis.” ”Some kind of press.” As all but a couple of you correctly guessed, it is an apple corer. It sells for $5.99 at Different Drummer’s Kitchen. This week’s randomly   [Read More]
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Savor and Share: Pork

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If you are curious what’s new with the other white meat, visit PorkKnifeandSpoon.com, the official blog of the National Pork Board. Then send us your favorite (new or otherwise) pork recipes for the Recipe Box of Feb. 28. Post recipes using the comment link below. You might just win a cookbook for your efforts. Please   [Read More]
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What’s That?: Updated

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: ‘‘Toothpick dispenser’’ ‘‘Pill dispenser’’ ‘‘Toothbrush cleaner’’ It is the Cherry Chomper, designed to make pitting cherries easier. It sells for $9.95 at Different Drummer’s Kitchen. This week’s randomly selected winner is Katie Willey. Check out   [Read More]

What’s That?: Updated

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We asked readers of the Recipe Box blog to identify the kitchen item pictured. Here are some of the guesses: ‘‘Crumpet rings’’ ‘‘Ring used to make round fried eggs’’ ‘‘Magical bracelets’’ They are English muffin rings, which allow you to make your own. They sell for $6.99 at Different Drummer’s Kitchen. This week’s randomly selected   [Read More]
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Savor and share: Citrus

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The sweet piquancy of citrus can be a nice wake-up for slumbering taste buds, and it’s a happy coincidence that the peak of citrus season arrives in the middle of our long winter. So give a cookbook a squeeze and send us your recipes using citrus for the Recipe Box of Feb. 21. You can   [Read More]
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