[1] Raspberry-Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast with Balsamic Glaze (photo © DeLallo). [2] French Toast banana split (photo © Tillamook County Dairy Association). [3] Savory French Toast with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan cheese (photo © Castello Cheese). [4] Monte Cristo, a French Toast sandwich. [5] Croissant French Toast with cherries and chocolate (photo © California Cherries).   […]

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November 21st is National Gingerbread Day, a time for a bit of gingerbread history and some tasty recipes (below). Gingerbread cookies are examples of rolled cookies, a.k.a. cutout cookies (there are 11 basic types of cookies). While they are most often considered cookies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, there’s no reason why they can’t be enjoyed […]

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This year’s World Cheese Awards was held recently at a conference center in Newport, Wales. It was originally to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine, but the location had to be moved due to the Russian invasion. (All fees were waived for the Ukraine entries, and the country had opportunities to showcase its cheeses throughout the […]

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[1] Sweet tea with a lemon wedge (photo © Melissa Doroquez | Wikipedia). [2] Pure Leaf sweet tea (photos #2 and #3 © Pure Leaf). [3] Popular sweet tea garnishes: peaches and mint. [4] Gold Peak produces sweet tea along with sugar-substitute sweet tea. The sugar substitute is a combination of aspartame and acesulfame potassium—see […]

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We first encountered Hawaiian pizza in a Brookline, Massachusetts pizzeria, way back in our college years. Scanning the menu, we found the concept of a cheese pizza—crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella—topped with ham and pineapple to be “fun.” We ordered a slice. Fun it was…but we went back to our “usual,” bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, […]

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July 27th is National Crème Brûlée Day, celebrating a French dessert that has remained on menus across the U.S. long after Coupe aux Marrons, Île Flottante, Mont Blanc, and other classic French desserts have disappeared from menus in the U.S. Crème brûlée first came to America with Thomas Jefferson’s return from France in 1789 [source]. […]

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