March 9th is National Meatball Day. Meatballs are be made of different kinds of meat or blends, depending on local preferences. These days, there even vegan meatballs made from from grains, tofu and vegetables. What’s your favorite use for meatballs? The most popular meatball dishes in the U.S. include: Spaghetti and meatballs Meatball subs Meatball […]

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[1] It’s National Cheez Doodle Day. Dig in! (photo courtesy The Foodie Patootie) [2] Why use a bowl: Eat from the bag! (photo courtesy Wise Snacks)   Some brands are regional. Some start out that way and become so popular they get national distribution. Such is the case with Cheez Doodles from East Coast manufacturer […]

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This mac and cheese recipe uses both wagon wheels and cavatappi instead of elbows (photo courtesy Barilla Foodservice).   At Burtons Grill in Andover, Massachusetts, chef Scott Perry has fun with mac and cheese. It turns everyday mac and cheese into food art. It’s easy to replicate at home. A mix of two pasta shapes. […]

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January 23rd is National Pie Day, and we’ve been fielding questions about the difference between pies and tarts, and the difference between pie and pastry. To start, we refer you to one of our most popular articles, The Difference Between Pie and Pastry. Now on to pastry. Pastry is a broad category that includes pies […]

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Éclairs typical don’t show up on a list of holiday desserts. But when they’re as cute as these, they’re irresistible. Made by Art Éclair, these designs are just a few of a treasure trove of magnificently decorated éclairs. See the collection on the Art Éclair website and on Pinterest. Regrettably for éclair lovers, this bakery […]

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[1] The most popular romaine dish: Caesar salad (photo courtesy Safe Eggs). [2] Even organic romaine isn’t immune to E. coli. See why below (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   Recently, Santa Barbara County recalled romaine harvested between November 27th through 30th due to an E. coli outbreak. Almost instantly, every leaf of romaine disappeared [hopefully] […]

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Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go! These sleighs are made from sweet rolls and mini gingerbread men, with candy cane runners. We discovered it on the Facebook page of St. Pierre bakery. We recommended their product line earlier this fall. It’s fun to make, and even more fun to […]

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December 5th is Repeal Day, commemorating the repeal of America’s disastrous era of Prohibition. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, importation or transportation of alcoholic beverages, went into effect on January 17, 1920. It ended 13 long years later, on December 5, 1933, when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th […]

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[1] The classic: as American as apple pie (photo courtesy Mackenzie Ltd). [2] Dutch apple pie has a streusel topping. Here’s the recipe from Kraft. [3] Salted caramel apple pie with lattice crust. Here’s the recipe from Williams-Sonoma. [4] Tarte Tatin is an upside-down apple pie. Here’s the recipe from Martha Stewart. [5] Rosette apple […]

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