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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March 4th is National Snack Day. Quick: Name your favorite snacks! Now, take a look at these better-for-you snacks, and see how you measure up. Most are easily portable. To sweeten the snacks, consider a Splenda/cinnamon mix: a packet of Splenda with a dash of cinnamon. In alphabetical order, we suggest: Apple chips. Dried fruit […]

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[1] It’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar (photo courtesy Jif). [2] Celebrate by trying a new brand of artisan peanut butter (photo courtesy Once Again Peanut Butter). [3] One of our favorite ways to cook with PB: Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles (photo courtesy Sable & Rosenfeld). [4] Rice […]

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