Lamington Recipe & Lamington History For National Lamington Day

July 21st is National Lamington Day. What’s a lamington? It’s a sponge cake dipped in chocolate and topped with desiccated coconut that Australians enjoy at breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert. A kitchen accident, it is one of Australia’s most famous desserts (the other is the Pavlova). The classic Lamington can be single squares or layers…
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Strawberry Ice Cream Soda Recipe (aka Float) For National Ice Cream Soda Day

[1] A special strawberry float from chef David Venable (recipe below—photo courtesy QVC). [2] You can make any flavor float with the soda of your choice. Here, orange soda and vanilla ice cream create a “Creamsicle” ice cream soda (photo © Jarritos Mexican Soda | Unsplash). [2] A milkshake differs from a float by substituting…
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Hot Dog Toppings ~ What’s On Your Dog On National Hot Dog Day?

In previous years we’ve celebrated National Hot Dog Day, the third Wednesday in July, with articles about regional hot dog toppings, like: Favorite toppings by City, Part 1 (an Atlanta Dog has Vidalia onion and peach Relish—photo #4). More specialty toppings (how about a poutine dog?). Specialty topping duos such as bruschetta and fresh basil…
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A Fancy Fusion Hot Dog Recipe For National Hot Dog Day

[1] Zilla Dog, an international fusion dish that combines kimchi, chicharrones, and an Indonesian-based sauce (photos #1 and #2 © 4505 Meats). [2] 44505 Meats chicharrones come in a variety of flavors—all delicious. [3] Sambal olek, an Indonesian chili paste or sauce (photo © McCormick). [4] You can purchase kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish…
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Watermelon Cocktails For National Watermelon Day

The weekend is our time for trying new cocktail recipes, and this weekend it’s watermelon cocktails for National Watermelon Month (National Watermelon Day is coming up on August 3rd). A glass of watermelon juice is one of our favorite summer refreshers. You can add a squeeze of lime and a splash of something white and…
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