You may have grilled romaine, but how about grilled endive? Thanks to modern farming techniques, endive is available year-round. It can be grilled, added to salads, or used as “boats” to hold finger foods at parties—the latter an easy-to-make, no-cooking dish that looks impressive. Appetizers, salads, mains, sides, soups—even for dessert, you can make a […]

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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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[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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What to drink on April 20th, National Banana Day? How about this banana iced coffee recipe? Plus a bonus: the history of cardamom, a spice that gives this drink a special flavor. Thanks to Dole for the recipe. There are many more banana recipes in every category on Dole.com. On April 20th, national Banana Day, […]

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March 30th is National Hot Chicken Day. That’s hot as in hot and spicy, cayenne-coated fried chicken. It’s Nashville’s signature food, just as Baltimore has its crab cakes, Boston its clam chowder, Buffalo its wings, Chicago its deep-dish pizza, Denver its omelet, Memphis its barbecue, New York its bagels, New Orleans its po’ boys, and […]

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