PRODUCT: Pepperidge Farm Vanilla Grahams Goldfish For National Animal Crackers Day

April 18th is National Animal Crackers Day.   THE HISTORY OF ANIMAL CRACKERS Animal crackers originated in England in the late 1800s, as animal biscuits. When, in 1889, P.T. Barnum decided to tour England with his circus, several manufacturers took advantage of a marketing opportunity and called the biscuits “Barnum’s.” The animal biscuits were exported…
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RECIPE: Eggs Benedict & Eggs Benedict History

April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day. Credit for this recipe is given to Chef Charles Ranhofer of Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City—which also happened to be the first restaurant opened in the U.S., starting with a small pastry café in 1827 and expanding into a restaurant two years later. At that time there…
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RECIPE: Brandy Alexander

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day. We look at it as a transition out of Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE and to gird ourselves for Valentine’s Day carbs. The creamy cocktail was a favorite in our teenage years: When we turned 18, it was the legal drinking age in our state, so this…
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RECIPE: Cherries Jubilee

[[1] A modern take on Cherries Jubilee, originally created by Escoffier for Queen Victoria. Photo courtesy Victoria Glavin | Tiny New York Kitchen. Check out her recipe, too. [2] Queen Victoria ate Cherries Jubilee from crystal bowls, but you can use whatever dishes you like (photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma). [3] The cherries are flambéed in a…
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RECIPE: Wolfgang Puck’s Lobster Cobb Salad

June 15th is National Lobster Day, so buy a few crustaceans and get creative! How about dressing one of America’s favorite salads with lobster instead of chicken? Here’s a Lobster Cobb Salad recipe from Chef Wolfgang Puck. LOBSTER COBB SALAD RECIPE Ingredients 2 heads romaine lettuce cut into thin strips 2 heads watercress 1 pound…
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