FOOD HOLIDAY: Lemon Meringue Pie Day & A Drink To Celebrate

Luscious lemon meringue pie. Photo courtesy McCormick.   Today is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. How does lemon meringue rank among America’s favorite pies? Schwann Food Company, maker of Mrs. Smith’s Pies, surveyed Americans on their three favorite pies. The results: 1. Apple Pie 2. Pumpkin Pie 3. Chocolate Cream Pie 4. Cherry Pie 5.…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: National Creamsicle Day & A Creamsicle Cake

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. Many foods—from yogurt thousands of years ago, to cream cheese, fudge, ganache, ice cream soda, and Toll House Cookies in the late 19th/early 20th century—were invented as the result of happy accidents. The Popsicle®, the first of the “sicle” ice cream novelties, was no different. The Creamsicle Ice Cream…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Check Your Bottled Water Quality

What’s in bottled water besides water? You have a right to know.   If you’re going to buy bottled water, shouldn’t it meet the same purity standards as tap water? Here’s a surprise: While tap water must meet municipal standards for purity, bottled waters don’t have to disclose anything about water quality. We simply don’t…
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COOKING VIDEO: Delicious Homemade Falafel Recipe

      Editor’s note: We regret that the producer of this video has discontinued it. Although not a video, here is a delicious falafel recipe. If you can’t find a local restaurant selling delicious falafel sandwiches, here’s a video that shows how easy they are to make at home. And here’s a falafel recipe…
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NEWS: Aspartame Is Still Safe

For the time being, have all you want! Photo courtesy Merisant.   Artificial sweeteners are often the subject of controversy. Since these sweeteners were approved by the FDA in 1974, critics have alleged that the original research supporting their safety was flawed and that conflicts of interest marred the approval process. The safety of aspartame…
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