RECIPE: Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Make warm and fragrant cinnamon crescents for breakfast or brunch. Photo courtesy Taste Of Home.   April 10th is National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Crescent is the English word for croissant, the buttery, crescent-shaped laminated dough breakfast roll (there’s more about croissants below). Make your own with this recipe from Taste Of Home. RECIPE: CINNAMON CRESCENTS…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Sourdough Bread Day

April 1st is National Sourdough Bread Day. Sourdough is an ancient bread made by a long fermentation of dough, using naturally occurring lactobacilli bacteria and wild yeasts (other types of breads use cultivated yeasts, which became available only in the 19th century). In comparison with breads made with cultivated yeast, sourdough usually has a mildly…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Fresh Spring Peas

Lovers of green peas (also called English peas and garden peas), you’re in for a treat. Spring is the season. It’s time to serve sides of fresh-steamed green peas and make some delicious fresh pea soup. But what else should you be doing with these bright green jewels? Their sweet flavor and bright color can…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Bock Beer Day

A double bock beer from Samuel Adams, shown with a scattering of the hops used to brew it. Photo by Julia Tomases | THE NIBBLE.   Bock is the German word for strong, referring to a strong beer brewed from barley malt. It’s a dark, heavy, rich, sweet, complex beer, similar to Münchener* beers, but…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake Irish Soda Bread

Having published a recipe for Irish soda muffins for St. Patrick’s Day, we hadn’t planned to feature Irish soda bread this year. Then, we received this recipe from The Baker Chick and realized how much we wanted to tear into a warm loaf of soda bread and slather it with Kerrygold butter from Ireland. So…
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