August 18th is National Potato Day. We could celebrate happily with a fully loaded baked potato or some fabulous fries. But when we received this recipe from Gourmet Attitude, we knew we had to make it. (There’s no National Potato Salad Day…yet.) Gourmet Attitude specializes in everything truffle: fresh truffles, frozen truffles, truffle butter, truffle […]

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[1] Prosecco is an ideal summer wine. It is made in both traditional white and rosé varieties; we prefer rose every time (photos #1, #2 and #4 © Guinigi Wines). [2] Some people like the old-style “sherbet Champagne” glasses instead of flutes; but the wide surface area enables the bubbles to escape more quickly. [3] […]

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July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. Last month we published a roundup of 43 cheesecake recipes, including classic, creative, full-size, individual, frozen and savory cheesecakes. Today, we have a no-bake cheesecake. Why turn on the oven on a hot day, when you can serve a stunning, easy-to-make dessert without it? Another bonus: this cheesecake has […]

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[1] Churn your own: luscious homemade peach ice cream (photo © Dovile Ramoskaite | Unsplash). [2] Graeter’s makes a limited-edition peach ice cream each summer. Grab it while you can (photo © Graeter’s). [3] Even McConnell’s has discontinued its peach flavor (photo © McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams). [4] No ice cream maker? Here’s a recipe […]

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[1] Braziian Sangria, made with cachaça substituting for vodka or other spirit (photos #1, #2, #3 © Novo Fogo). [2] Silver (prata) cachaça is not aged; it “rests” in stainless steel vats before bottling. It is also called branca (white), clássica (classic) or tradicional (traditional). [3] Novo Fogo’s Chameleon cachaça is categorized as an amarela […]

Diets To Lose Weight