July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. Last month we published a roundup of 43 cheesecake recipes, including classic, creative, full-size, individual, frozen and savory cheesecakes. Today, we have a no-bake cheesecake. Why turn on the oven on a hot day, when you can serve a stunning, easy-to-make dessert without it? Another bonus: this cheesecake has […]

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[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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[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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[1] Braziian Sangria, made with cachaça substituting for vodka or other spirit (photos #1, #2, #3 © Novo Fogo). [2] Silver (prata) cachaça is not aged; it “rests” in stainless steel vats before bottling. It is also called branca (white), clássica (classic) or tradicional (traditional). [3] Novo Fogo’s Chameleon cachaça is categorized as an amarela […]

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[1] Bananas Foster ice cream with Irish whiskey (photos #1 and #2 © Taylor Lax, @the.cocktail.bandit.). [2] You can add caramelized bananas to the ice cream. See the hack below. [3] Bananas Foster can be plated in numerous ways. This is a casual presentation (photo © Taste Of Home). [4] Here, Bananas Foster banana split […]

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July 5th is National Graham Cracker Day. For those who enjoyed s’mores over July 4th weekend, here’s another recipe that combines graham crackers and chocolate. “These bite-sized treats,” says recipe author Julie B., “include two sticks of butter and TONS of candy bar flavor. They include gooey caramel, peanut butter, and rich chocolate on top […]

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[1] (photo © Better Homes & Gardens). [2] You can make curled vegetables look like a bouquet (photo © Canard Inc.). [3] Here, a beet and goat cheese salad is graced with curled beets (photo © Triomphe | NYC [now closed]). [4] If fiddlehead ferns are in season, definitely add some (photo Katharine Pollak | […]

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