TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Fluffernutter & Fluffernutter Cookies For National Fluffernutter Day

[1] The classic Fluffernutter sandwich: peanut butter and Marshmallow Fluff on white bread (photo © Quaker). [2] Marshmallow Fluff was first sold commercially in 1910 (photo © Hawkin). [3] Kerfuffle, a ready-to-spread all natural Fluffernutter blend (photo © Kerfluffle Nut Butter). [4] The marsh mallow plant has pretty flowers, but the sap in the root…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Jarlsberg Cheese From Norway

[1] Jarlsberg from Norway: the top special cheese in the U.S. [2] Jarlsberg Cheese Crisps in four flavors: Chipotle, Garlic & Herb, Mediterranean Sea Salt and Rosemary & Olive Oil. We’ve been enjoying them plain, with soup and salads, and with dips. [3] “What big eyes you have,” said Goldilocks to the Jarlsberg. Eyes is…
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COCKTAIL RECIPE: Pumpkin Martini

[1] Pumpkin Pie-tini. Photo courtesy SandAndSisal, which uses a different recipe from ours, with whipped cream vodka, pumpkin eggnog and a rim of brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice. [2] Pinnacle is one of the brands of pumpkin-flavored vodka on the market. Pumpkin is a seasonal offering.   Today is National Vodka Day, and it’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Beyond Taco Tuesdays & National Taco Day

October 4th is National Taco Day, and this year it coincides with Taco Tuesday. What does that mean? Tacos for breakfast (recipe below), tacos for lunch, tacos for dinner, tacos for dessert. But first:     A BRIEF TACO HISTORY SUrprisingly, the Aztecs did not invent the taco; nor did anyone else, until the 18th…
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FOOD FUN: Vertical Pear Salad

Jessica, from The Novice Chef Blog, isn’t such a novice. She designed this elegant pear salad that is easy in its execution, yet dazzling on the table. You can vary the filling, the color of the pear, and/or the vinaigrette. If you prefer, you can make candied nuts instead of simply toasting them. For more…
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