TIP OF THE DAY: Make Banana Bread

[1] Banana bread with chocolate chips and nuts. We highly recommend the optional chocolate glaze in the recipe (not shown) (photo © Lulu Durand | iStock Photo). [2] Don’t want chocolate chips or nuts? How about blueberries? Here’s the recipe from Driscoll’s (photo © Driscoll’s). [3] Fancy banana bread: baked in a rectangular pan, topped…
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RECIPE: Maple Syrup Blondies & The History Of Blondies

January 22nd is National Blonde Brownie Day, and May 9th is National Butterscotch Brownie Day. Both are earlier names for a blondie. Some blondies have chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee chips or an assortment. Nuts are optional. We recently received a gift of maple syrup, and were checking out our list of ways to use…
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RECIPE: Homemade Peppermint Patties

February 11th is National Peppermint Patty Day. Whip up a batch today, and make extras to hand out on Valentine’s Day. (For Valentine patties, top with heart-shaped sprinkles or Conversation Hearts.)     IS IT PATTY OR PATTIE & THE HISTORY OF PEPPERMINT PATTIES Whether it’s candy, meat or veggies, to be perfectly correct, the…
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RECIPE: Poutine

Classic poutine. Photo courtesy Wendy’s | Canada.   In Canada, the first week in February is La Poutine week. Poutine (poo-TEEN) is a popular Canadian potato dish: French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. It’s the northern version of cheese fries, with brown gravy instead of ketchup; and is often referred to as the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green Bean & Potato Salad

If you’re thinking of potato salad for game day, how about upping the flavor, color, texture and nutrition with green beans, a.k.a. string beans and snap beans (more about that below). Fresh green bean crops are harvested year-round, but are best in early winter, early summer and early fall. Beans picked early in the season…
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