News for people who love both coffee and cola: Coca-Cola, the world’s most popular soft drink has another innovation coming soon: Coca-Cola with Coffee. But you’ll have to wait for it. Coca-Cola with Coffee is currently only available to members of the Coca-Cola Insiders Club*. That’s how we got ours. If you’re not a member, […]

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[1] Individual chocolate mint cheesecakes (photo © Jennie-O). [2] Ashlee Marie made her own version of Andes Mints. Here’s her recipe (photo © Ashlee Marie). [3] Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (photo © Nabisco).   July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. How about something cool and minty for a hot summer day? In these mini cheesecakes, […]

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[1] Make gluten-free pancakes with Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix (photos #1, #2, #3 and #4 © Pamela’s Products). [2] Ready for some homemade banana bread? [3] America’s favorite cookie, gluten-free. [4] What are your favorite pizza toppings? For a switch, switch the basil with baby arugula—or use both. [5] Whatever you want to bake, […]

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This salad works perfectly as a side dish or an appetizer—but it’s so good you might be tempted to make an entire meal out of it! These pasta salads can be served as a light lunch (with soup or a salad of greens on the side), as a first course at dinner, or as a […]

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July 27th is National Scotch Day. You know how to drink it. How about cooking with it? Although it is much more common to use wine or brandy in cooking, Scotch can offer complex character to everything from appetizers through dessert. Cooking lets you appreciate Scotch—or other whiskey—in new ways. You don’t have to use […]

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[1] Beet + Lemon + Ginger, one of five Beetology flavors. (all photos © Beetology). [2] How about a Beetarita? Here’s the recipe. [3] Make a beet iced tea. [4] A beet and orange slush. Add yogurt for a smoothie. [5] The sugar beet looks like a parsnip (photo courtesy Prose.com).   The formal name […]

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Last summer, we extolled the fun of Rainbow Sangria, with a rainbow of fruit ice cubes. Today, it’s Schnapsicles: ice pops with wine and schnaps (see below). If you’re in the D.C. area, you can head to Stable D.C.’s Swiss-American restaurant for some Schnapsicles. Executive Chef David Fritsche adds fun to his menu with ice […]

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[1] Limburger, a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese, has a pungent aroma but is mild on the palate. You can get it from Chalet Cheese Cooperative (photo © The Wisconsin Cheeseman). [2] While many fans enjoy a limburger sandwich, it is also popular as a table cheese with beer and pretzels (photo © America’s Dairyland | […]

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