[1] The newest green cheese: Vermatcha, colored with powdered matcha tea (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [2] Basiron is a Dutch cheese, made in the style of Gouda in eight different flavors! The green variety is mixed with powdered basil [3] With Sage Derby, a cheddar-like cheese, the curds are pressed with powdered sage to create […]

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March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs are be made of different kinds of meat or blends, depending on local preferences. These days, there even vegan meatballs made from from grains, tofu and vegetables. What’s your favorite use for meatballs? The most popular meatball dishes in the U.S. include: Spaghetti and meatballs Meatball subs Meatball […]

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[1] Emmy’s Organics cookies are made with shredded coconut. They’re macaroon-style treats in different flavors (photo courtesy Emmy’s Organics). [2] Each chewy cookie is delicious on its own or with a beverage (photo courtesy The Balanced Beet). [3] How can you resist? Head to Walmart, use the store locator or order online.   THE NIBBLE […]

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While National Pie Day is January 23rd, March 14th, 3.14, is National Pi Day. The date format 3.14 is the same as the first three digits of pi. The first 10 digits are 3.1415926535. There are many more: Pi has been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Some people are […]

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[1] Brussels sprouts with bacon jam, as an appetizer or beer/wine snack (photo courtesy Pampered Chef). [2] While large Brussels sprouts are tempting, smaller ones are more tender (photo courtesy Sweetgreen).   With St. Patrick’s Day ten days ahead, we begin a series of festive recipes. This recipe from Pampered Chef is both fun and […]

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St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, is one of those holidays that everyone likes to celebrate. Some attend a parade, some head to pubs. But our favorite activity is casual entertaining at home with friends. Our friends love to bring food to a gathering. So we have a group feast, without anyone doing too much work. […]

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[1] It’s National Cheez Doodle Day. Dig in! (photo courtesy The Foodie Patootie) [2] Why use a bowl: Eat from the bag! (photo courtesy Wise Snacks)   Some brands are regional. Some start out that way and become so popular they get national distribution. Such is the case with Cheez Doodles from East Coast manufacturer […]

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