[1] Sweet and crunchy apple, celery and peanut salad. The recipe is below (photo and recipe © Gelson’s Markets). [2] Sliced apples go right into the salad. The dressing keeps them from browning (photo © Stemilt). [3] A spinach, apple and goat cheese salad with pecans. You can add cheese and nuts to just about […]

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October 20th is National Brandied Fruit Day. Make it now and enjoy it over the holidays…or tomorrow! Brandied fruit is something you can overnight, or “cure” for one or two months to enjoy a more profound marinated flavor. We’ll start by enticing you with the many ways you can use brandied fruits; then go on […]

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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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[1] Simple but elegant: a layered pound cake with whipped cream and berries. Here’s the recipe (photo © The Baker Chick) [2] Do you prefer a fancy tart or a simple piece of apple pie? Here’s the recipe (photo © The Lemon Apron). [3] Gelato was invented in the 16th century; but it was so […]

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October 8th is National Pierogi Day. Pierogi, dumplings of Central and Eastern European origin, are traditionally stuffed with cheese, fruit, ground meat, mashed potato or sauerkraut. They can be served baked, boiled grilled, fried/sautéed and steamed. They’re typically cooked in butter with sautéed onions. You can make them or buy them. Personally, we eat a […]

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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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