August 1st is National Spritz Day and the most famous spritz cocktail in the U.S. is the Aperol Spritz. We love it, but how about something new: a Mint Julep Spritz recipe (below)? What’s a spritz? A spritz is a wine-based cocktail made with prosecco, a bitter liqueur such as Aperol, Campari, or Cynar, and […]

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World Paloma Day is May 22nd. We recently featured a classic Paloma recipe for Cinco de Mayo, but you can take this popular and refreshing drink a step further—and give it a global spin. Like all classic cocktails, the Paloma invites you to play with the recipe and customize it—perhaps create your signature Paloma. Today’s […]

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With National Banana Day coming up on April 20th. we’re adding a new and different banana recipe to our repertoire: a spicy banana dip recipe to serve with crackers, crudités, or tortilla chips. It’s from Dole. While the bananas should be ripe, a dip is a good use for overripe bananas, too. You can use […]

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There are sweet cheeses, accented with fruit. There are spicy cheeses, blended with chiles. And then there’s Dolce Habanero cheese, Mozzarella Company’s artisan cheese that combines both (photo #1). Dolce Habanero blends sweet dried apricots and firey habanero chiles into a semisoft cow’s milk cheese, perfect for snacking or cooking. For a cheese plate or […]

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[1] Bucatini: like spaghetti, but thicker and with a hole down the center (photo by Alicia LaLocanda | CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 License). [2] Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara—recipe below (photo © Delallo). [3] Bucatini Ai Frutti Di Mari (mixed seafood). Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). [4] Bucatini, homemade by The Baker Chick. Here’s her recipe (photo © The […]

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Vegetables are delicious pickled, but so are fruits. Think sweet fruit in a spicy and tart marinade. This recipe for pickled apples, to celebrate National Apple Week, came to us from U.S. Apple. According to A Healthier Michigan, the first full week in August is National Apple Week. We can’t find other references for this […]

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[1] Tanteo’s three expressions of tequila, each a different chile flavor (photo © Tanteo Tequila). [2] Our favorite way to drink Tanteo is sipping (photo © J.C. Fotografo | Dreamstime.   Tanteo makes a very fine premium* blanco tequila, made with 100% Blue Weber agave. But the stars of the show are their well-balanced, spicy, […]

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