RECIPE: Cherry Tonic (Mocktail) & More Recipes For Washington’s Birthday

[1] Have a cherry juice tonic to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo by Liv Friis-Larsen | ISP). [2] Cherry pie is always welcome (photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute). [3] Cherry cheesecake with chocolate glaze. Here’s the recipe from Betty Crocker.   America’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd. While we now know the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamsicle Variations For National Creamsicle Day

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. Creamsicle is a flavor combination that people either love or not. We love it, and have even created our own variation, The Nibblesicle, with raspberry sorbet instead of orange. The Creamsicle was created by the Popsicle Corporation, established during the Depression by Frank Epperson, who had invented the Popsicle®.…
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FOOD FUN: Three Crusts In One

Why not make your pie or cheesecake with three crusts, with this idea from Reynolds Kitchns?   Can’t decide which type of crust you want on your pie or cheesecake? Use two or three different crusts! This idea is from Reynolds Kitchens, which used gingersnap, chocolate wafer and vanilla wafer crumbs in one crust: something…
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RECIPE: Easy Gingerbread Cake & More Ways To Enjoy Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a long-standing holiday tradition, the seeds of which are with the 11th-century crusaders returning from the Holy Land with ginger and other spices. The history is below. Beyond those first gingerbread cakes and cookies, ginger has found its way into present day mousse, waffles, RECIPE: EASY GINGERBREAD CAKE Ingredients 2 cups of all-purpose…
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RECIPE: Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake with a twist: made in a tart pan with a hazelnut crust, topped with apples and salted caramel sauce. Photo courtesy U.S. Apple Association.   Dying for a piece of cheesecake, we ran out to the corner deli for a slice. It was satisfactory, but a mistake: 12 hours later, we wanted another piece.…
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