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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FOOD FUN: Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches & More Cherry Food Fun

[1] Cherry vanilla ice cream sandwiches are one way to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo courtesy Delicious.com.au). [2] Dried cherries to sprinkle on anything or serve with cheese (photo courtesy Murray’s Cheese). [3] Frozen cherries turned into Cherries Jubilee (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [4] Enjoy a shot of cherry liqueur, or add it to tea or atop…
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HOLIDAY RECIPE: Frozen Cherry Margarita

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. It’s also the day George Washington was born (in 1732). Decades ago, it was established that George Washington never cut down his father’s beloved cherry tree.* But the tradition of cherry pie on his birthday existed for many years before scholars uncovered the reality. So this year’s contribution to…
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RECIPE: Cherry Cheesecake With Chocolate Glaze

Cherry cheesecake with chocolate accents. Photo and recipe courtesy Betty Crocker.   Next in our choice of cherry recipes for Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd) is a cherry cheesecake with a twist: a chocolate crust and chocolate glaze. Prep time for this Betty Crocker recipe is just 35 minutes, plus another 5 hours and 50 minutes…
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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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