RECIPE: Cherry Home Fries

Cherry home fries. Photo courtesy ChooseCherries.com.   One of our beefs with Presidents Day is that it obliterates the birthdays of two great presidents, Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). Both birthdays used to be bank, government and school holidays. In 1971, both presidential holidays were shifted to the third Monday in…
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RECIPE: Dark Cherry Fizz With Sparkling Wine

The Dark Cherry Fizz in a coupe glass. Photo courtesy Chandon.   For Valentine’s Day, here’s a charming cocktail from Chandon, one of our favorite affordable sparkling wine makers. It uses cherry purée and crème de mûre, blackcurrant (not blackberry!) liqueur. It may sound fusty in the U.S., but in France, where we first discovered…
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RECIPE: Cherry Almond Rugelach

Cherry-themed recipes work both for Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd, celebrated nationally on President’s Day, which falls this year on February 16th). There’s nothing better with a cup of tea or coffee than homemade rugelach. Try this recipe from QVC’s David Venable.   RECIPE: CHERRY ALMOND RUGELACH Ingredients For 64 Cookies…
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PRESIDENTS DAY: More Favorite Foods Of The Presidents

Our 40th president was fond of chocolate mousse. Photo courtesy Nescafe.   Having just discussed the food preferences of Washington and Lincoln, here are more recent presidential favorites, courtesy of FoodTimeline.org: Eisenhower enjoyed stews and was a staunch meat eater, which was typical for his time. He knew how to cook, and liked to make…
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PRESIDENT’S DAY: Dine & Drink With George Washington & Abraham Lincoln

You won’t often find steak and kidney pie in the U.S. these days. But if you want to eat one of George Washington’s favorites, here’s the recipe. Recipe and photo courtesy Chatterbox Enterprises.   Some of us remember life before Presidents Day. Until 1971, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was a state holiday, celebrated in many states…
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