FOOD HOLIDAY: National Chicken Cacciatore Day

Chicken cacciatore. Photo by Evan Joshua Swigart | Wikimedia.   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). The game that the hunter brought home was braised in olive oil with garden vegetables—a light tomato sauce…
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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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