RECIPE: Pumpkin Flan & The Difference Between Caramel Custard & Creme Caramel

October 3rd is National Caramel Custard Day. Caramel custard is one of the numerous different types of custard. Crème caramel, also called flan, is another. Because there is no official National Flan Day (Walmart declared one in 2012 as a product promotion), and because it’s pumpkin season, we’re sharing a Pumpkin Flan recipe from Seviche…
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FOOD 101: For National Mocha Day, The History Of Mocha

September 29th is National Mocha Day. It’s also National Coffee Day, celebrating mocha’s parents—coffee (the other is chocolate. What is mocha (MO-kuh), and where did it come from?     MOCHA HISTORY The coffee bean, which was first discovered growing wild in Ethiopia, was not extensively cultivated until the 15th and 16th centuries. Then, extensive…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 25 “Double” Pie Or Tart Garnishes

[1] Pecan pie with whipped cream and caramel corn (photo courtesy Edwards Desserts). [2] Chocolate tart à la mode with chocolate sauce and a salted peanut counterpoint (at Le Colonial | New York City). Pumpkin pie with an easy garnish: caramel sauce and walnuts (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [4] Pumpkin pie with a bit…
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FOOD FUN: Banana Split Waffles

August 24th is National Waffle Day and National Banana Split Day is August 25th. This year, we’ve combined the two into one fun recipe: Banana Split Waffles. The waffle becomes the split banana. It’s timely, too August 24th is National Waffle Day and August 25th is National Banana Split Day. Prep time is 10 minutes,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamsicle Variations For National Creamsicle Day

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. Creamsicle is a flavor combination that people either love or not. We love it, and have even created our own variation, The Nibblesicle, with raspberry sorbet instead of orange. The Creamsicle was created by the Popsicle Corporation, established during the Depression by Frank Epperson, who had invented the Popsicle®.…
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