ENTERTAINING: Haunted Castle Bundt Cake

There’s one sure way to make a haunted house disappear: Get some forks and call some friends. Photo courtesy of Sur La Table. Hey, guys, gals and ghouls: Take one of our favorite Bundt pans, the Castle Bundt, and turn it into a haunted castle with some simple decoration. The Bundt pan is available at…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Sausages Barbecue For Labor Day

Make your Labor Day barbecue something special with a gourmet sausage bar. Instead of the same old franks, offer a selection of gourmet sausages. We did a quick tour and found a variety of tempting ones: not just pork, but bison, salmon, lamb, chicken with wild rice, chicken with feta and sundried tomato, chicken with…
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HOLIDAY: It’s Bastille Day

Mad Mac macaroons: A reason to celebrate Bastille Day. Photo by Claire Freierman | THE NIBBLE. July 14th (“le quatorze juillet”) is Bastille Day in France, officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). If you missed that day in European History class, it commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14,…
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RESTAURANTS: Philadelphia’s City Tavern, Choice Of The Founding Fathers

What did our Founding Fathers eat to celebrate July 4, 1776? Philadelphia’s City Tavern was “the” place where the signers of the Declaration of Independence would gather to dine. The tavern was constructed in 1773 and became the unofficial meeting place for the First Continental Congress, beginning in late summer 1774; they also celebrated the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Red, White & Blue Cocktail

It’s Independence Day: Mix yourself a red, white and blue cocktail with Stolichnaya Blueberi vodka. Start the fireworks with a Stoli Blue-Tini: 1-1/2 parts Stoli Blueberi and 1-1/2 parts Stoli Vanil. Stir with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with blueberries and red raspberries. Find more recipes with flavored Stoli vodka at Stoli.com.…
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