[1] A Margherita pizza. The ingredients: just tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil (photos #1 and #3 © DeLallo). [2] Margherita of Savoy, who became Queen of Italy upon the succession of her husband, Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, on January 9, 1878 (engraving by Alberto Maso Gilli | Wikipedia). [3] Buy a pizza dough kit […]

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[1] Portillo’s new plant-based Garden Dog tastes just like a regular hot dog—delish! (photos #1, #2, and #3 © Portillo’s). [2] Time for lunch! [3] Close-up on the toppings: mustard, relish, chopped onions, tomatoes, celery salt, pickle spear, and sport peppers, on a steamed poppy seed bun. [4] You can actually buy the dogs wherever […]

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June is National Dairy Month, so how about some fun facts? Let’s start with milk delivery. In the late 1700s, every American household had a cow. A prosperous family might have two. As industrialization moved people into more urban areas, there wasn’t anywhere to keep a family cow. That’s when people began to buy milk […]

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Rémy Martin XO Cognac with a gold plaque that says Happy Father’s Day 2022 (photo © Rémy Martin).   If you’re looking for something luxurious for Father’s Day, and the dad in question is a lover of fine Cognac, here’s an option: The Father’s Day Limited Edition engraved bottle from Rémy Martin. It’s Rémy Martin’s […]

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A Father’s Day gift that will never be forgotten: a bucket of fried chicken ice cream! (Wait! It only looks like fried chicken!) It’s a bucket of nine pieces of “Not Fried Chicken” Ice Cream. What looks just like a fried chicken drumstick is actually an intricate ice cream creation, complete with waffle ice cream, […]

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[1] El Luchador tequila, featuring a graphic of the famed Mexican Lucha Libre wrestlers (all photos © El Luchador Tequila). [2] El Luchador Blanco, shown with a Lucha Libre wrestler mask. [3] A Lucha Libre wrestler. They keep their identities a secret.   When we first saw El Luchador tequila, we thought: Great gift! We […]

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[1] Just buy four ingredients and assemble (photo © Sticky Walnut). [2] Use a good chocolate sauce for this recipe, or it can get cloying. King’s Cupboard, one of our favorite brands, has Bittersweet, Organic, Espresso, Sea Salt, and Sugar-Free hot fudge sauces. You can buy them online (photo © King’s Cupboard). [3] How to […]

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May 29th is National Biscuit Day, the first biscuit holiday until December 14th, National Biscuits & Gravy Day. Today’s tip: Serve biscuits instead of other breads or crackers with appetizer dips, spreads, and specialties like Baked Brie (photos #1, #2, and #3). Whether warm from the oven or room temperature, they’re that much more of […]

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[1] Dutch Apple Pie, a year-round favorite. The pies are sold frozen (all photos © Raised Gluten Free). [2] Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a popular spring and summer choice. [3] Who doesn’t love Blueberry Bliss pie? [4] Lemon Tart. [5] Berry Peach Pie, along with Apple Pie, is sold at nearly all Whole Foods locations. […]

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