September 15th is National Crème de Menthe Day. Crème de menthe, French for “mint cream,” is a mint liqueur made with dried peppermint or spearmint, steeped in grain alcohol for several weeks. The mint is then filtered out and the infused alcohol is mixed with sugar. The liqueur is aged for a month before bottling. […]

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[1] Black and white cookies, so craveable (photo © American Heritage Chocolate). [2] Some bakers get creative. Dana’s Bakery makes black and white cookies with a surprise inside: rainbow cake (photos #3 and #4 © Dana’s Bakery) [3] Dana’s Bakery also makes chocolate chip black-and-whites, gluten-free black-and-whites, s’mores black-and-whites and vegan black-and-white cookies. [4] For […]

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[1] High-calorie, high-fat cashews are de-fatted into less than one-third of the calories (photos © Murray’s). [2] A jar of PB2 Cashew Powder (photos #2 and #3 © PB2 Foods). [3] Just add water and the powder becomes a spread. [4] Cut the calories by using nut powder instead of nut butter in sauces and […]

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What’s for lunch? Why ask, when it’s International Sushi Day (June 18th). Statistics from Bold Data show that the number of sushi restaurants in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last 10 years—prior to the pandemic. During the pandemic to date, in 2021, along with the country’s mass closing of restaurants, there’s been a […]

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[1] A bowl of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy (photos #1 through #5 © James Candy). [2] A souvenir box of Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy in a reproduction of a box circa 1889. [3] A modern variation #1: chocolate-covered taffy. [4] Modern variation #2: chocolate covered taffy pops. [5] Modern variation #3: Taffy with filled centers. […]

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[1] A classic part of many American breakfasts: a glass of orange juice (photo courtesy Sting | Wikipedia). [2] Celebrate the day with something special: a rim of Tajin seasoning on your glass of orange juice (photo © Tajin). [3] A glass of blood orange juice is a special treat (photo © Mongibello Juice). [4] […]

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