RECIPE: Margarita Cupcakes For National Margarita Day

[1] Margarita cupcakes (photo and recipe © Santo Spirits). [2] Yes, you can drink a Margarita with the cupcakes (photo © Casa Noble Tequila). [3] Santo Fino Blanco Tequila (photo © Luekens Liquors).   National Margarita Day is February 22nd*. If you need a recipe, here are 27 Margarita recipes, from classic to nouvelle. Let’s…
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FOOD FUN: Potato Stacks With Romano Cheese

Have some fun with potatoes this weekend: Make potato stacks in your muffin cups. The potato slices have crisp edges, and can be eaten like a stack of pancakes, in single slices, or whatever way creativity guides you. (We picked them up and ate them like chips.) The recipe, from Wisconsin Cheese, uses romano cheese…
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FOOD FUN: Valentine Pita Chips Recipe & The History Of Pita

Stacy’s Pita Chips made these Valentine chips with their Cinnamon-Sugar Pita Chips. If you like the idea (and how can you not), you can use the same recipe, substituting graham crackers, shortbread or sugar cookies. You can buy Valentine-themed decorations on Amazon, at Wilton, or at baking supply stores and craft shops. We suggest making…
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FOOD FUN: Make Pork Rinds For National Pork Rinds Day

Super Bowl Sunday is Pork Rinds Day, a no-carb, Keto, Paleo snack. And a beloved snack before anyone ever heard of Paleo and Keto diets*. Pork rinds (chicharrónes, the Spanish word) are made from pork skin, with the attached fat removed and deep fried. That’s the difference between pork rinds and pork cracklings. Cracklings include…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cookies & Wine Pairings

Here’s an activity for Valentine’s Day, movie night or any fun occasion. Pair cookies and wine! Thanks to Chip City of New York City, purveyors of large, gooey cookies, for these pairing ideas: Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cabernet Sauvignon: Cab is the perfect complement to chocolate chip cookies. Dry and full-bodied, it pairs well with…
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