FOOD HOLIDAY: National Molasses Bar Day

It’s National Molasses Bar Day, so consider whipping up a batch of chewy molasses bar cookies. This recipe, from Grandma’s Molasses, ups the chewiness and nutrition by adding nuts and dried dates. Walnuts are popular, and pistachios and dates are a classic Middle East combination; but you can use any nut you favor. For a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beets For Valentine’s Day

Beets are an unsung Valentine’s Day food. Not only are they deep red but they’re punny, as in “My heart beets for you.” Our tip today includes three beet recipes: a hot side dish, a first-course salad and a beet-and-quinoa side. The first recipes is from Williams-Sonoma. It’s adapted from the cookbook Williams-Sonoma New Flavors…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Pisco Sour Day

National Pisco Sour Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in February. Pisco is Peru’s national spirit and the Pisco Sour its national cocktail. But we don’t drink nearly enough pisco in the U.S. To remedy the situation, celebrate National Pisco Sour Day, this year on February 7th. A versatile and mixable spirit, pisco is…
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GIFT: Red Rocker Cashew Toffee

Delicious toffee made with cashews instead of conventional almonds. Photo courtesy Red Rocker Candy.   Red Rocker Candy, of Troy, Virginia, makes one of our favorite toffees: Cashew Toffee with White Chocolate. Every batch is hand-made using only the finest ingredients: pure butter, the best nuts money can buy and fine chocolate couverture. The result…
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VALENTINE COCKTAIL: Pomegranate Refresher

For a sophisticated Valentine cocktail that isn’t overly pink or laden with rose petals, we like this from Tequila Herradura . Herradura used its Silver Tequila to make the drink. RECIPE: POMEGRANATE REFRESHER Ingredients Per Drink 1 ounce blanco/silver tequila 1 ounce vermouth Dash orange bitters ½ ounce lemon juice Ice 1 ounce club soda…
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