PRESIDENT’S DAY: Dine & Drink With George Washington & Abraham Lincoln

You won’t often find steak and kidney pie in the U.S. these days. But if you want to eat one of George Washington’s favorites, here’s the recipe. Recipe and photo courtesy Chatterbox Enterprises.   Some of us remember life before Presidents Day. Until 1971, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was a state holiday, celebrated in many states…
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RECIPE: Almond Butter Cookies (Chinese Almond Cookies)

We buy jumbo packages of raw almonds at Costco. Photo courtesy Niederegger Marzipan.   February 16th is National Almond Day. Almonds are great for snacking, roasted or raw; and are so flavorful they don’t need added salt or salted seasonings. Enjoy some almond triva, then scroll down for a butter-enhanced recipe for Chinese Almond Cookies.…
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RECIPE: Red Lentil Soup, Other Greek Yogurt Delights & Aleppo Pepper

Red lentil soup is golden and glorious. Photo by Marcus Nilsson | Chobani.   What do you do after your start-up Greek-style yogurt brand becomes the number one brand in the country? You continue to share your love of your homeland’s foods by opening a café. Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya moved to New…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sneak Veggies Into The Pasta

Brussels sprouts and fennel accent mushroom ravioli. Photo courtesy Giovanni Rana Pasta.   Just about everyone likes to eat a big plate of pasta; a smaller percentage of us enjoy a big plate of vegetables. Pasta Primavera, “spring pasta,” with a complement of spring vegetables like asparagus and zucchini, has long been a way of…
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RECIPE: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake with a twist: made in a tart pan with a hazelnut crust, topped with apples and salted caramel sauce. Photo courtesy U.S. Apple Association.   Dying for a piece of cheesecake, we ran out to the corner deli for a slice. It was satisfactory, but a mistake: 12 hours later, we wanted another piece.…
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