FOOD HOLIDAY: National Nachos Day

Homemade nachos (photo © Chee Hong | Wikimedia).   November 6th is National Nachos Day. Who doesn’t enjoy a hearty plate of nachos for a snack, or even for a main course? They’re the easiest Mexican dish to make at home. At the most minimal, you can simply cover tortilla chips with shredded Cheddar or…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chicken Cacciatore Day

[1] Chicken cacciatore served with pasta (photo © Evan Joshua Swigart | Wikimedia). [2] Classic Chicken Cacciatore (photo © Australian Chicken Federation).   October 15th is National Chicken Cacciatore Day. Chicken cacciatore (cah-cha-toe-ray) is Italian country fare. Cacciatore means hunter, so the dish is “hunter-style” (in Italian, pollo alla cacciatora).     CHICKEN CACCIATORE HISTORY…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Non Fat Mashed Potatoes

If you want your mashed potatoes laden with butter, cream and sour cream, here’s a recipe from Williams-Sonoma. Photo courtesy Williams-Sonoma.   Lovers of mashed potatoes have to be cholesterol-hearty: There’s lots of saturated fat-laden butter, cream and sour cream in each delicious forkful. But you can make an alternative version with nonfat versions of…
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ENTERTAINING: Toys & Food

Today we received this photo of a 1,100-pound car. But it can’t be driven: It’s a cake. Really. The life-size baked race car was created by the Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman, for a NASCAR promotion at Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte, North Carolina. NASCAR star Kasey Kahne unveiled his new No.5 Time Warner Cable Chevrolet…
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