Rum Punch Recipes For National Rum Punch Day

Raise a toast to September 20th, National Rum Punch Day. Punch is a general term for a broad assortment of mixed drinks, made with or without alcohol. The drink originated on the Indian Subcontinent, was called paantsch. The word “punch” derives from that Hindi word, also spelled panch, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit…
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Baking, Grilling & Cooking With Extra Virgin Olive Oil

[1] Use extra virgin olive oil for much more than salad dressing (photos #1 © Flavor Your Life). [2] Brush the grill, and your food, with EVOO (photo © California Olive Ranch). [3] Bake super-moist cakes with EVOO. Here’s the recipe (photo © Lucero Olive Oil [now closed]). [4] EVOO adds extra creaminess to already-creamy…
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Butterscotch Pudding Recipes For National Butterscotch Pudding Day

[1] Butterscotch pudding topped with vanilla bean pudding, and a garnish of butterscotch sauce, whipped cream and chocolate chips (photo © Bruna Branco | Unsplash). [2] Butterscotch pudding with chocolate flecks (photo © Duard van der Westhuizen | iStock Photo). [3] Butterscotch pudding topped with pieces of chocolate almond bark (photo © Hannah Kaminsky |…
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Red Velvet Cake Recipes For National Red Velvet Cake Day

[1] Red velvet layer cake. Here’s the recipe (photo © McCormick). [2] Red velvet bundt cake in Nordicware’s “Stained Glass” design (photo © Nordicware). [3] Red velvet pancakes. Here’s the recipe (photo © Taste Of Home). [5] Red velvet donuts. Here’s the recipe (photo © Farmgirl Gourmet).   September 18th is National Red Velvet Cake…
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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe For National Monte Cristo Day

September 17th is National Monte Cristo Day, celebrating a sandwich that some people consider to be a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich on French toast. Actually, it’s the American adaptation of the Croque Monsieur, a French grilled ham and cheese sandwich on French toast. The The Monte Cristo recipe is below. The difference: Croque…
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