Fried Chicken Skins Recipe For National Fried Chicken Day

July 6th is National Fried Chicken Day. There’s likely no lover of chicken who hasn’t enjoyed plates of fried chicken. But how about fried chicken skins? The fried chicken skins recipe below is the chicken’s answer to fried pork skins, or chicharrones. Of late, fried chicken skins have become popular with restaurant chefs, when the…
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Spare Ribs Vs. Baby Back Ribs (It’s National Barbecued Spare Ribs Day)

Happy Independence Day! For whatever reason, July 4th is National Barbecued Spareribs Day (we’re partial to the alternate, more elegant, spelling, spare ribs). What’s the difference between spare ribs and baby back ribs? Not a whole lot: They’re just two different pieces of the same slab of meat. The main difference is size. The farther…
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Wine Cooler Vs. Sangria: The Difference & A July 4th Recipe

[1] This “July 4th” wine cooler takes the extra step of cutting apple slices into stars. You can serve the same recipe all summer long with regular apple slices (photo © Daniele Aquino | Real Food Mostly Plants). [2] Find a good, affordable Chardonnay (photo © Boggle Winery). [3] Can’t find rambutan? Substitute lychee (photo…
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July 4th Potato Salad Recipe: Red, White & Blue…& Delicious!

What’s a July 4th celebration without potato salad? While we previously published a July 4th potato salad recipe, this one is distinctly different. It uses apples for the white stars. The apple stars are made with Envy apples (photo #3), a newer breed that was created to avoid beginning to brown (oxidize) for up to…
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FOOD FUN: Freeze Grapes To Use As Ice Cubes

[1] Frozen grapes keep chilled drinks (photo © Foods & Wines From Spain). [2] A medley of grape colors looks best (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Here’s a way to keep cool your glass of white wine or other cold drinks that are served without ice: Use frozen grapes as ice cubes! They’re decorative, and…
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