TIP OF THE DAY: Create A King Cake Variation For Mardi Gras

Will you be celebrating Mardi Gras on March 6th? If you hadn’t planned to, perhaps this fun food dessert project will appeal to you. Your challenge: to create your own version of King Cake, the staple Mardi Gras dessert (the history of Mardi Gras). Or bake this recipe from scratch. Or, make your favorite bundt…
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RECIPE: Strawberry Or Mixed Berry “Tiramisu”

[1] Strawberry tiramisu. The recipe is below (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Variations: tiramisu made in a bowl, topped with mixed berries, to be scooped instead of sliced (photo courtesy Mozzarella Company). [3] Classic tiramisu, made with (among other ingredients) espresso, coffee liqueur, marsala and ladyfingers, topped with cocoa powder. Here’s the recipe from…
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RECIPE: White Chocolate Pistachio Fudge

February 26th is National Pistachio Day. Long, long ago, if we had been a good girl, Mom would take us to Howard Johnson’s for a pistachio hot fudge sundae. Howard Johnson’s is long gone, and it isn’t easy to find pistachio ice cream. But here’s an easy recipe for pistachio fudge.     PISTACHIOS FROM…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Hummus Salad

[1] For lunch, top hummus with a Greek salad (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [2] Another way to plate. You can create variety with chopping techniques: dicing, julienning, shaving, spiralizing, etc. (photo courtesy DeLallo Foods). [3] A “rainbow salad” topped with flavored hummus (photo courtesy Bush’s Beans).   Most Americans enjoy hummus as a dip. That’s…
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RECIPE: Cherry Tonic (Mocktail) & More Recipes For Washington’s Birthday

[1] Have a cherry juice tonic to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo by Liv Friis-Larsen | ISP). [2] Cherry pie is always welcome (photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute). [3] Cherry cheesecake with chocolate glaze. Here’s the recipe from Betty Crocker.   America’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd. While we now know the…
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