In previous years we’ve celebrated National Hot Dog Day, the third Wednesday in July, with articles about regional hot dog toppings, like: Favorite toppings by City, Part 1 (an Atlanta Dog has Vidalia onion and peach Relish—photo #4). More specialty toppings (how about a poutine dog?). Specialty topping duos such as bruschetta and fresh basil […]

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We’re getting ready for National Hot Dog Day, July 20th this year (it’s the third Wednesday in July). We’re serving some creative hot dog toppings—no mustard, ketchup, relish, and sauerkraut this year. You can set up a DIY hot dog bar with the toppings below, and let guests create their “signature” hot dogs. Mustard and […]

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At our house, toast comes to the table with butter, cream cheese, and jam. But this weekend, we’ll adapt this idea for creative toast toppings from Woodstock Foods. Whole grain toast (so much more flavorful than packaged white bread!) is served with guacamole as the bread spread, and a DIY assortment of healthful toppings: Capers […]

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[1] Baked Brie with cranberries and olives. The recipe is below (photo © DeLallo). [2] Caramelized onion baked Brie (photo © Paul Binet | iStock). [3] The simplest topping: jam or preserves. Add chopped nuts or snipped herbs (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [4] Here, the honey and rosemary were added before the Brie was baked […]

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We love sweet potatoes. Often, after a day of tasting all sorts of foods for THE NIBBLE, we have a simple baked sweet potato for dinner. Sometimes we’ll eat it plain. Sometimes, we’ll add butter. And sometimes we give it the white potato treatment of sour cream and scallions. Recipe by Becky of A Calculated […]

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