[1] The Jambalaya Hot Dog. You can use a Creole or Cajun sausage, or a good old American hot dog (photos #1, #3, #4 and #6 © McCormick). [2] A pot of jambalaya, served over rice (photo © Gelson’s Markets). [3] Zatarain’s smoked sausages, Cajun and Andouille. [4] Whip up jambalaya with a box of […]

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July 21st is National Junk Food Day. Is this permission to chow down on our favorite junk foods? And what is junk food, anyway? When we drilled down, we were surprised. We’d always thought of junk food as empty calorie food: candy, chips and other salty snacks, cookies, fast food, foods baked or cooked with […]

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[1] Churn your own: luscious homemade peach ice cream (photo © Dovile Ramoskaite | Unsplash). [2] Graeter’s makes a limited-edition peach ice cream each summer. Grab it while you can (photo © Graeter’s). [3] Even McConnell’s has discontinued its peach flavor (photo © McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams). [4] No ice cream maker? Here’s a recipe […]

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July is National Hot Dog Month, 31 days to try something new. We’ve seen hot dogs wrapped in biscuit dough (photo #2), but why not a regular wrap? That’s what Atoria’s Bakery did with their whole grain lavash (lah-VASH), a flexble flatbread. Atoria’s makes lavash in Traditional, Garlic & Herb, Whole Grain & Flax, and […]

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[1] Today’s featured recipe: Carne Asada Fries (recipe and photos #1, #3, #6 © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] Very popular: steak frites, steak with a side of fries (photo © LT Bar & Grill | Hackensack, New Jersey). [3] Baked fries with bacon, cheddar and scallions. The recipe link is below. [4] Trending: shoestring fries […]

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[1] The fixings for a classic Mojito. Note the sugar cane “swizzle stick” (photo © Jennifer Schmidt | Unsplash). [2] A classic Mojito at Seviche restaurant (photo © Seviche | Louisville). [3] A Cherry Mojito. The recipe is below (photo © Jochem Raat | Unsplash). [4] A Coconut Mojito. Here’s the recipe (photo © Firewater […]

Diets To Lose Weight