[1] A bowl of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy (photos #1 through #5 © James Candy). [2] A souvenir box of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy in a reproduction of a box circa 1889. [3] A modern variation #1: chocolate-covered taffy. [4] Modern variation #2: chocolate covered taffy pops. [5] Modern variation #3: Taffy with filled centers. […]

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May 16th is National Mimosa Day, a sparkling cocktail that was named because its color resembled the yellow flowers of the mimosa plant (photo #4—here’s more about the plant). While the classic Mimosa is equal parts orange juice and champagne (or other sparkling wine—photo #2), the cocktail turns purple by substituting blueberry syrup for the […]

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[1] Variegated pink lemons are difficult to find outside of California, but you can order them online from specialty produce purveyors like Melissa’s (photo © Melissa’s Produce). [2] Serve a slice with a cocktail, seafood or salad, and let family and guests experience the fun of discovery (photos #2 and #3 © Fast Growing Trees). […]

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You can garnish plain hummus with a drizzle of olive oil. Get fancier by adding some paprika and flat parsley leaves. Get even fancier with sprinkle of whole chickpeas—the base ingredient of hummus. Roast them or buy roasted chickpea snacks for a step further. But the James Beard Award-winning Shaya Restaurant in New Orleans knows […]

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[1] Our personal go-to: a hot fudge sundae (photo © Lauri Patterson | iStock Photo). [2] Fried onion rings with a mayonnaise-based dipping sauce (photo © QVC). [3] A bacon cheeseburger that also has a layer of onion rings. Don’t forget the fries (photo © Smokey Bones)!   May 11th is National Eat What You […]

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