Combine National Pasta Month (October), National Pasta Day (October 17th), National Pumpkin Day and Month (October and October 26th), and National Mushroom Day (October 15th) and lasagna, and you get a reason to make this delicious Pumpkin Mushroom Lasagna. National Lasagna Day is July 29th; but in our opinion, the weather is too hot for […]

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October is National Pizza Day, and it’s just one of 11 pizza holidays celebrated in the U.S. Here’s the entire list. Detroit pizza? Grandma slice? Scottish pizza crunch?? How many types of pizza have you had? Check ‘em out! How about the history of pizza? Take a look at pizza trends: America’s favorite toppings and […]

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[1] Black and white rice side dish (recipe and photo © Zavor America). [2] Seafood salad atop black rice. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [3] Thai rice pudding with mango ice cream. Here’s the recipe (photo © Briana’s Kitchen Creations [now closed]). [4] Black pearl rice (photo by Hannah Kaminsky | © The Nibble). […]

Diets To Lose Weight

Quick tips for National Potato Month, September, on how to buy and store potatoes (National Potato Day is August 19th).     HOW TO BUY POTATOES FIRM. Choose potatoes that are firm, with smooth skin. Avoid potatoes that are too soft, greenish in color or have cuts, sprouts or blemishes. These are more likely to […]

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[1] A sweet potato pizza with caramelized onions, copressata and balsamic glaze (photo and recipe © DeLallo). [2] Sweet sopressata, a dry salami from southern Italy (photo © Our Harvest). [3] Mascarpone, rich and creamy (photo © Vermont Creamery). [4] Provolone cheese is a close cousin of mozzarella. Both are stretched-curd cheeses, called pasta filata […]

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[1] Tia Maria Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (both photos © Tia Maria). [2] Have a refreshing Tia Tonic, and check out these other Tia Maria cocktail recipes.   August is National Coffee Month; National Coffee Day is September 26th, and International Coffee Day is October 1st. While most coffee drinkers can be convinced to upgrade […]

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