A Traditional Mochi Recipe For National Mochi Day

[1] Traditional daifuku mochi, filled with redd bean paste (the recipe is below (photo © Morgaer | Deviantart). [2] Plain mochi dough can be flavored and/or rolled in a topping (photo © The Globetrotter Diaries). [3] Mochi with red bean paste that’s rolled in matcha, powdered green tea (photos #3, #4, #5, and #6 ©…
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America’s Favorite Sandwich: It’s National Sandwich Month!

What’s your favorite sandwich? Maybe you have several. So enjoy them all: August is National Sandwich Month. And try something new, too. Check out our Sandwich Glossary for inspiration. There are quite a few different “Top 10” favorite sandwich lists online. We looked them over, and think that the one from YouGov may best reflect…
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Breakfast Banana Split Recipe For National Watermelon Day

[1] Scoops of fresh watermelon take the place of ice cream in this breakfast banana split (photo © National Watermelon Promotion Board). [2] Shredded coconut is the perfect garnish for this breakfast sundae (photo © Gourmet Food World). Check out 21 more watermelon recipes, including cocktails. > The history of watermelon. > The history of…
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A Spicy Mint Julep Spritz Recipe For National Spritz Day

August 1st is National Spritz Day and the most famous spritz cocktail in the U.S. is the Aperol Spritz. We love it, but how about something new: a Mint Julep Spritz recipe (below)? What’s a spritz? A spritz is a wine-based cocktail made with prosecco, a bitter liqueur such as Aperol, Campari, or Cynar, and…
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SPAM Recipes For National SPAM Day, Plus, What Is SPAM?

July 31st is “unofficial” National SPAM Day. It’s unofficial because when we contacted the brand, they told us the holiday wasn’t established by or acknowledged by them. In these Internet times, anyone can declare any holiday and get it picked up through the Internet. So we’re certain that the millions of SPAM fans the world…
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