Here’s some fun for National Spaghetti Day, January 4th: pancake spaghetti. A trend that started on Tik-Tok, pancake spaghetti is thin strips of pancake batter made in the thickness of spaghetti. Once the strips are cooked all the way through on a griddle, you put them in a bowl and “sauce” them with your syrup […]

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January 4th is National Spaghetti Day, but mark your calendar to celebrate all of the pasta holidays below. Trivia: The word “spaghetti” derives from the Italian word “spago,” which means “twine” or “string.”  The name for a single spaghetti noodle is “spaghetto” (it’s the singular form of the plural “spaghetti” ). Other beloved Italian foods […]

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[1] Chocolate=covered cherries. National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day is January 3rd (photo © Katherine Pollak | © The Nibble). [2] A box of fancy bonbons. International Chocolate Day is September 13th (photo © Vosges Haut Chocolat). [3] Chocolate layer cake. January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day. Here are wines to pair with chocolate cake […]

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Readers of THE NIBBLE know how much we love Lady M’s Mille Crêpes Cakes: delicate, elegant, exquisite, ethereal bites that are perfect for special celebrations. We also serve them at dinner parties where we want something impressive for dessert but need it to be on the light side. In addition to the year-round menu of […]

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[1] A Christmas wreath of ice cream and fruit (photo © Tillamook County Creamery Association | Facebook). [2] Kadota figs. Any figs work here, all have reddish interiors. But green-skinned figs add more external color than darker hues (photo © California Figs). [3] Raspberries dot the wreath with color (photo © Driscoll’s Berries).   This […]

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National Sangria Day is December 20th, a drink made with red wine that looks festive for the holidays. We have quite a few delicious recipes below. But how about a recipe for Winter White Sangria? While not all sangria recipes use spirits in addition to wine, this one adds rum. It also has winter fruits: […]

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[1] Canisters of Milkboy Swiss Chocolate Drink (photos #1 and #3 © Milkboy). [2] A seasonal spin (photo © Williams Sonoma). [3] Milkboy is one of our favorite chocolate bar brands.   Today’s product is a premium cocoa powder mix. There’s a difference between cocoa and hot chocolate: The former is made from cocoa powder […]

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