ST. PATRICK’S DAY GIFT: Kohler “Emeralds”

Mint, one of the four flavors of Emeralds. Photo courtesy Kohler.   Some people would like a bottle of Irish whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day. Others would rather have chocolate. And there’s one box of chocolates that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Inspired by the Emerald Isle, Kohler’s Emerald chocolates are a beautiful box of…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cold Cuts Day

[1] A bologna sandwich: Long a cold-cut standard (photo © Francesdo Di Bartolo | iStock). [2] Cold cuts are an American favorite—but not a nutritionist’s (photo © iGourmet).   March 3rd is National Cold Cuts Day, an American holiday. Why American? The word is an Americanism dating back to 1940-45 according to the Random House…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Beignets For Mardi Gras

Celebrating the Carnival season, Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) has been a state holiday in Louisiana since the 19th century. So evoke Mardi Gras and New Orleans with a batch of homemade beignets.     WHAT’S MARDI GRAS? The Carnival season begins on or after the Epiphany or Kings Day (January 6th) and culminates on the…
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RECIPE: Easy Gumbo For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras begins tomorrow. If you’d like to celebrate with the taste of New Orleans, whip up a gumbo. This recipe is from Chef David Venable of QVC, who calls it “an easy-to-tackle version, filled with great Louisiana flavor and spice.” Gumbos have a lot of ingredients, but the cooking technique isn’t demanding. Says David,…
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