Archives for September 2015

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Recipe: Grilled Brown Sugar-Ginger Pears

by Jane Wangersky September 30th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
Once again the produce people are delivering three-pound bags of pears to us, often before I’ve finished using the last bag. Just this week I baked a double batch of Butter-Oat-Pear Crisp. At first glance this didn’t fit in with our food focus: grilled food. But with

7 Helpful Grilling Tips

by TT Editors September 29th, 2015| Cooking Basics
This week is grilling week at Think Tasty. While you’re deciding which of our recipes to use, check out this handy guide to make the best grilled dishes ever!

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Recipe: Grilled Caesar Salad

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 28th, 2015| Recipes, Salads
This week at Think Tasty we are focusing on grilled foods. You may wonder why we would choose the last week of September to focus on a warm-weather activity, especially when our parent company is based in chilly, old New Hampshire. Well, there are a few reasons.

  • First, nothing
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Wild Mushroom & Fig Stuffed Apples

by BnB Finder September 25th, 2015| Best BnB Bites, Recipes
It's Johnny Appleseed Day tomorrow, and what better way to mark the occasion than with an enticing apple recipe. Known for his apple-tree planting prowess, and as a prominent conservationist, we think Johnny would approve of a dish that makes the most of every apple you have. Since autumn
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Bateaux Dubai: Dinner for Two on the Water

by Jane Wangersky September 24th, 2015| Restaurant Destination
In the search for a romantic restaurant in Dubai, I came across many that were proud of their beautiful ocean views. Then it occurred to me -- why not go a step further and enjoy an ocean view that’s always changing? Dubai has many dinner cruises to choose from
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Recipe- Apple Oatmeal Cookies

by Jane Wangersky September 23rd, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
I first learned of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, from a picture on a label -- the label of what, I can’t remember, but I don’t think it was Johnny Appleseed hard cider, which would’ve been kept out of my reach when I was that young. Anyway,
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Mulled Cider

by Elizabeth Skipper September 22nd, 2015| Ask the Chef
The chill of fall is nearing. I want to make mulled cider for a Sunday afternoon get-together. Is there an optimum amount of time that I should let the cider and spices heat? And is there a benefit to stovetop vs crockpot?

When asked how long a speech should be,
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Recipe- Apple Cranberry Compote

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 21st, 2015| Recipes, Spreads & Sauces
Saturday, September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day. While that may not be a reason to gather the family for a dinner or decorate your living room with apples, it is a fun day to cook a snack for, especially if you have younger children. When my kids were preschool

Friday Flashback- Melons

by Michele Pesula Kuegler September 18th, 2015| Friday Flashback
Wrapping up melon week at Think Tasty, we reviewed the archives for melon recipes and made an interesting discovery- we haven't written too much about melons. When we searched for honeydew, there were zero (0!) recipes. There were a few cantaloupe and a few watermelon recipes, but that was
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Ladies’ Night at The Observatory, Dubai

by Jane Wangersky September 17th, 2015| Restaurant Destination
Like Shanghai, Dubai has a thriving ladies’ night culture, with over 100 businesses participating, according to ladiesnightdubai.com, a site with lots of useful info. I’ll pass on just one little bit of what they say: Ladies’ nights in Dubai give freebies to females in order to draw
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Recipe- Slightly Spiked Hami Melon

by Jane Wangersky September 16th, 2015| Recipes, Simple Solutions
I might as well tell you right away, this isn’t one of those melons that are spiked with a whole bottle of liquor. People sometimes do that so they can have a “drink” in someplace they’re not supposed to, like at a sports event. Or maybe they just want

How to Choose & Slice a Melon

by TT Editors September 15th, 2015| Cooking Basics
This week we are focusing on recipes for melons. Whether you choose watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, or something more exotic, you want to be sure that you’re choosing the best piece of produce. Once you get it home, you also want to find the easiest way to remove the rind (and