Lobster Mac & Cheese For National Macaroni & Cheese Day

[1] Lobster Mac & Cheese on the half shell (photo © Goldbelly). [2] Lobster Mac & Cheese in ramekins (photos #2 and #3 © Bloomingdale’s). [3] Lobster Mac & Cheese in your own casserole dish. [4] Gnocchi Mac & Cheese. Here’s the recipe (photo © DeLallo). [6] Two-Pasta Mac & Cheese. Here, it’s elbows and…
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French Cocktail Recipes To Celebrate Bastille Day

It’s July 14th, the day to toast to Bastille Day (“le quatorze juillet” in French). The holiday is officially called the Fête Nationale (“National Celebration”). Here’s the history of Bastille Day, which commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in Paris on July 14, 1789. It was a rallying point in the French Revolution. How…
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Rye Day The 13th: A Rye Whiskey Holiday To Celebrate Every Month

It’s Rye Day the 13th is a food holiday started by the Maryland-based Sagamore Spirit Distillery in 2016. It was begun as a promotional opportunity for restaurants and bars. The organizers suggest “a coast-to-coast toast” with Rye. It reminds us of National Gnocchi Day, which occurs on the 29th of every month, in Argentina. All…
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Loaded Bacon Cheese Fries Recipe For National French Fry Day

[1] Loaded bacon cheese fries are easy to make (both photos © Idaho Potato Commission). [2] A Greek salad with Greek-seasoned fries (oregano, thyme, garlic). Here’s the recipe. [3] Grown In Idaho frozen crinkle-cut fries (photo © Coltrane’s).   July 13th, National French Fry Day: The very name suggests that, no matter how hard you’ve…
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Creative Hot Dog Toppings For National Hot Dog Day

We’re getting ready for National Hot Dog Day, July 20th this year (it’s the third Wednesday in July). We’re serving some creative hot dog toppings—no mustard, ketchup, relish, and sauerkraut this year. You can set up a DIY hot dog bar with the toppings below, and let guests create their “signature” hot dogs. Mustard and…
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