TIP OF THE DAY: Pumpkin Eggnog For Halloween & Thanksgiving

[1] Blender eggnog takes just five minutes (photo courtesy Kitchen Gidget). [2] Even easier option: Buy the eggnog and add your own spirits (photo courtesy Hood Dairy).   “Eggnog season” conventionally runs from Christmas season through the New Year. But why not celebrate before then with pumpkin eggnog, from the harvest season through Thanksgiving? You…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Matzo Project, Delicious Flavored Matzo

Matzo, variously translated from Hebrew as matzoh, matza, matzah, matztzah and other spellings, is a 3,000-year-old accidental recipe.   SOME MATZO HISTORY As anyone who knows the story of Exodus will remember, in the time of Moses, Egypt’s pharaoh* finally agreed after much appealing, and then the 10 plagues, to let the enslaved children of…
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FOOD 101: Ways To Preserve Food

[1] Drying meat or fish over a fire (image courtesy Kitchen Of The Future). [2] Drying squash (photo courtesy China Daily). [3] Drying ducks; the same technique is used for air-dried hams (photo courtesy China Daily). [5] Drying fruits (photo courtesy Brainview). [4] Sundried tomatoes are preserved today as they were thousands of years ago…
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RECIPE: Toffee With Pumpkin Seeds

You may be all set for Halloween, but think ahead to the Thanksgiving crush: hostess gifts, party favors, little extras for your colleagues or friends. We like this seasonal recipe by Kirstin Jackson of It’s Not You, It’s Brie. It was shared with us by Go Bold With Butter. In this recipe, shelled and salted…
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RECIPE: Maple Pound Cake

[1] Making this pound cake in a bundt pan provides eye appeal (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Always buy pure maple syrup. The “pancake syrup” sold in grocery stores is corn syrup with artificial maple flavoring. Here’s an explanation of the differences (photo Miguel Andrade | Wikipedia).   While maple-flavored foods can be served…
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