TIP OF THE DAY: Make Wiener Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel, Austria’s national dish. Photo © Cokemomo | 123rf.   Wiener Schnitzel (pronouced VEE-ner not WEE-ner) is the national dish of Austria and a standard of Continental cuisine. In The Sound Of Music, Maria sang that Schnitzel with noodles was “one of my favorite things.” The name means Viennese [-style] scallops, referring to the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Gourmet Ants On A Log

September 8th is National Ants On A Log Day. Most kids growing up in the 1950s or later ate them as a healthy snack: celery stalks stuffed with peanut butter (the log) topped with raisins (the ants). Our mom took a creative approach, alternating the ants with purple raisins (the boy ants) and golden raisins…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Honey + A Raspberry Honey Mojito Recipe

September is National Honey Month. Celebrate by replacing table sugar with honey in your tea, in baking and other recipes. But don’t do it because you think honey is better for you. Truth to tell, honey and sugar are so close in calories, nutrition (both have none or marginal nutrients) and glycemic index* that it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Gyros At Home

September 1st is National Gyro Day, and the first thing you need to know is that gyro is pronounced YEE-ro, not JY-ro. A gyro is a Greek lamb sandwich on pita bread, roasted on a vertical spit and served with tomato, onion, and tzatziki, a yogurt-cucumber sauce (recipe). Other condiments and sauces can be added…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Banana Split Sushi For National Banana Split Day

How should you celebrate August 25th, National Banana Split Day? There’s the tried and true banana split, of course. Classically served in a long dish, called a boat (which gives the sundae its alternative name, banana boat), the recipe is familiar to most ice cream lovers: A banana is cut in half lengthwise and set…
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