[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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If you have free time today, bake a pie. It can be sweet or savory (pot pie, shepherd’s pie, vegetable pie, etc.) February 23rd is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pies launched in the mid-1970s by Charlie Papazian, a nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher from Boulder, Colorado. He also founded the Association of […]

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National Margarita Day is February 22nd. Coincidentally, it’s the birthday of George Washington, who never had a tequila drink since Colonials didn’t know about tequila. The Margarita has become America’s favorite cocktail. Here’s the history of the Margarita. According to The Nielsen CGA On-Premise Consumer Survey, a snapshot of America’s eating and drinking habits in […]

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You may have finished your holiday decorations, decking the halls with gaiety. We’d like to add a few small things that we especially enjoy, whether for visitors or as a treat for ourselves.     1. BOWLS OF SPICES Holiday-scented candles are lovely, but require close watch to guarantee against fires. Instead, we buy cinnamon, […]

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Get your red and green on for the holidays (photo courtesy Pom Wonderful).   From Pom Wonderful, the company that popularized pomegranate in the U.S., here’s an easy holiday cocktail (prep time is just 3 minutes) with a red and green garnish. For a mocktail, substitute ginger ale for the vermouth.     RECIPE: POM […]

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Easy homemade lollipops are fun edible gift for kids and adults alike. There are just three ingredients! Thee crystal-clear base enables you to show off whatever colors and shapes you like. And it’s not just for the Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa holidays: You can make them to celebrate any occasion of the year, just by changing the inclusions. […]

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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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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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