November 6th is National Nachos Day, a good occasion to have a nachos party. What’s that? An occasion to get together with friends and try different nachos recipes—with different types of beers, of course, and different Margaritas. Who doesn’t enjoy a hearty plate of nachos for a snack, or even for a main course? They’re […]

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[1] Brown Turkey figs are available fresh from California (photo © Heather Barnes | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] Chocolate-covered figs: Delicious for entertaining and gifting (photo © California Figs). [3] A classic appetizer: melon with figs and prosciutto (photo © Good Eggs). [4] America’s best-known fresh fig varieties: Brown Turkey, Calimyrna, Kadota and Mission (photo […]

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[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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PIF Halloween > Caramel Apples October is Halloween. National Candy Apple Day and National Caramel Apple Day are October 31st (Halloween). And October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month. So we tied them all together with this recipe for Popcorn Caramel Apples, plus more caramel and candy apple recipes. Round up with other recipes (I think […]

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[1] What you can do with a pot pie for Halloween (photo © D & D | London). [2] There’s no octopus in this beef pot pie; but the crust fits right in with Halloween. Here’s the recipe (photo © Cook’n).   D&D London is a collection of 43 diverse restaurants, bars and one hotel […]

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This photo was “eye candy” to us. It’s popcorn, but it looks like rocher, a classic French candy made from almond slivers and chocolate (photo #s). So of course, we had to try it sooner rather than later. October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, so before we give you the recipe (photo #1), here are […]

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[1] Homemade dulce de leche has only one ingredient: sweetened condensed milk. Here’s the recipe (photo © Karolina Kolodziejczak | Unsplash). [2] Dulce de leche is used as a spread and topping, as well as an ingredient in desserts (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [3] An easy way to serve dulce de leche: on […]

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