August 3rd is National Watermelon Day. Ready for some sweet, juicy melon? Here are tips for picking the best of the bunch. TIPS TO CHOOSE A MELON 1. Look for a stemless melon, with a slight indentation on the stem end. If the melon still has a stem, it could mean that it was picked […]

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[1] Ice cream sandwiches are now made with every type of cookie and cookie substitute. See our list below (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Getting creative: an ice cream sandwich with churros, at Boqueria | Brooklyn. [3] Strawberry shortcake sandwiches, made with whoopie pie-shaped “shortcake” by David Venable | QVC. [4] Who needs cookies? […]

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[1] An IPA and some of the hops (at left) used to brew it (photo courtesy Homebrewers Association). [2] The “official” IPA glass designed by Spielgau, a subsidiary of Riedel, known for designing glassware that best shows off a particular style of beer or type of wine. Here’s more about it (photo courtesy KegWorks). [3] […]

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[1] Make and decorate cheesecake pops (photo courtesy Pure Cheesecakes). [2] First, bake a cheesecake. [3] Next, scoop balls of cheesecake. [4] Add sticks, and get ready to decorate (photos 2-4 courtesy Safe Eggs | Chantel Arsenault).   You can bake or buy a cheesecake for National Cheesecake Day, July 30th. Or you can turn […]

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July 29th is National Chicken Wing Day. Mankind has been eating chicken wings since the first chicken was caught. Chickens were domesticated from the Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus), possibly crossed with the Grey Junglefowl. Both are members of the pheasant family. Back in the day before man settled down to farming and animal husbandry, some […]

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[1] Panzanella fusion: A Tuscan concept made with Indian flatbread and seasonings (photo and recipe below courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Stonefire makes delicious naan in a variety of flavors (photo courtesy Stonefire). [3] A summer panzanella with peaches, tomatoes and prosciutto. Here’s the recipe from Good Eggs.   Don’t let the summer […]

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[1] Make sangria with rose and summer’s stone fruits (photo courtesy Saveur). [2] We use San Pellegrino’s Aranciata Rossa, a sparkling blood orange soft drink (photo courtesy San Pellegrino).   We’re at the height of stone fruit season, so what’s with the apples and pears? Make a stone fruit sangria, and make it even more […]

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July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. How to celebrate? With a DIY hot fudge sundae bar! Every ice cream flavor works well with fudge sauce, so you can stick with vanilla or offer as many flavors as you like. You don’t need sundae dishes, although anything glass shows off the dessert better than […]

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