RECIPE: Boozy, Spicy Hot Chocolate For National Hot Chocolate Day

There are easy ways to celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day, January 31st (although, hopefully your celebration extends beyond a packet of instant mix). And then there are the recipes that transform a cup of hot chocolate into something very different and special. This recipe adds a touch of the exotic, with tamarind puree.    …
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Crunch To Burgers & Sandwiches

[1] A crunchy layer of potato chips—waffle chips are a nice touch—adds texture and flavor to the Bacon Chili Crunch Burger at San Diego-based Slater’s 50/50 (photo © Slater’s 50/50). [2] Fried chicken skins on the Blanco Burger at Lucky Rooster in Hilton Head (photo © Lucky Rooster). [3] Crunch pork rinds on a burger…
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FOOD FUN: Crushed Peppermint Hot Chocolate

If you have leftover candy canes or other red-and-white peppermints, here’s a good use for a cold day: Crush them and use them as a hot chocolate garnish. First top the hot chocolate with: Marshmallows Marshmallows Cream (e.g. Fluff) Whipped Cream   You can even add a small scoop of ice cream; just make the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Pancakes With Your Ice Cream Scoop

[1] Mix the batter and scoop it onto the griddle (photos © Krusteaz). [2] Krusteaz makes blueberry pancake mixes in regular and protein versions.   January 28th is National Blueberry Pancakes Day. Blueberries are out of season, so this is another one of those food holidays that doesn’t make a lot of sense. Hey, blueberry…
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PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK: Coffee Coke & 4505 Cheese-Charrones

Two products worthy of your attention are the new Coca-Cola With Coffee and a fun fusion snack mix, 4505 Cheese-Charrones, chicharrones blended with Whisps cheese crisps.     1. COCA-COLA WITH COFFEE Finally, Coca-Cola with Coffee (regular and diet) has come to the U.S. Available in Japan since 2018 and in 48 other countries, this…
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