Hot Buttered Rum Recipe & The History Of The Drink

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. We’ve always been piqued about why Colonial Americans put butter into a mug of hot rum, so we drilled down. First, what is hot buttered rum? It’s a toddy with butter. What’s a toddy? A toddy, or hot toddy, is a warm cocktail concocted to add a…
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FREE: 5/12 Is Free Cone Day At Häagen-Dazs

Yours free on Tuesday, May 12th. Photo courtesy Häagen-Dazs.   Tuesday, May 12th is Free Cone Day at participating Häagen-Dazs shops, from 4-8 pm local time. It’s a standard* size sugar cone or cake cone or small cup with your choice of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet in a cup, sugar cone or cake…
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DISCOUNT: 29% Off On Gourmet Produce On February 29th

Here’s a deal you’ll only catch every four years: 29% off on the finest produce you can find, from Melissas.com. Here’s your opportunity to take advantage of all the delicious products and gifts that Melissa’s has to offer—which includes a selection of fruits and vegetables that are difficult to find elsewhere. On Leap Day, February…
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PRODUCT: Onion Dip Mix

It’s been a long time since we made dip from a mix. Back in college, dip made from sour cream and French’s Onion Soup mix alongside chips and pretzels was all the rage. We were taken down memory lane recently when we received samples of Lays Dip Creations, dry seasoning mixes in Garden Onion, Country…
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CHEESE: Piave Vecchio

It’s Columbus Day, so let’s celebrate a great Italian cheese. Here’s a favorite cheese of professional cheese buyer and guest blogger Jeff Shearer, of Mandi Foods: As the long summer days turn over to the cooler nights of autumn, our food choices move away from the fresh cheeses and lighter dishes to more of the…
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