RECIPE: The Classic Daiquiri & History Of The Daiquiri

[1] No. 2 Daiquirí of the four recipes below. It’s the first variation of the original, created in 1920s Havana (photo courtesy Bacardi Rum). [2] A recent take: the Grapefruit Daiquirí, substituting grapefruit juice for the lime (photo courtesy Ruth’s Chris).   July 19th is National Daiquirí Day. A Daiquirí (pronounced DAK-uh-ree in English, but…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Celebrate National Mojito Day

July 11th is National Mojito Day, and the Hard Rock Cafe is mixing up a storm. They sent us three recipes. The classic Mojito is a blend of white rum, club soda, sugar/simple syrup, lime juice, mint leaves and ice. To vary the recipe, mixologists switch out the drink’s original muddled mint flavor with coconut,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Shortcake, With Any Fruit You Like

Easy peach shortcake: Slice the fruit, top a biscuit half with it and add whipped cream. Photo courtesy Kraft.   Sweet summer berries and stone fruits beg to be turned into shortcake. It requires only three ingredients: the fruit of choice, whipped cream and the biscuit or cake base. The original shortcake concept, from the…
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PRODUCT: Pamela’s Figgies & Jammies Are Better Than Fig Newtons

It you like Fig Newtons—or wish you liked them more—there’s a better “Newton” in town. It’s called Figgies & Jammies and the cookies are from Pamela’s Products, maker of delicious gluten-free cookies, bars and mixes. The flavors include: Mission Fig Blueberry & Fig Raspberry & Fig Strawberry & Fig   Filled with real Mission figs…
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RECIPE: The Best French Toast

Our mom didn’t have to be convinced to whip up a batch of French toast, one of her favorite weekend breakfast foods. While she used challah, eggs and cream to rich effect, here’s an even richer recipe—a signature brunch dish at the Sushi Samba restaurants in New York City (there are other locations nationwide). If…
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