FOOD HOLIDAYS: Sign Up For The Daily Tweet

You might not be aware that March is: – National Celery Month – National Flour Month – National Frozen Food Month – National Nutrition Month – National Noodle Month – National Peanut Month – National Sauce Month – National Caffeine Awareness Month In addition to the declaration of entire months as food holidays, almost every…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Dessert Sauces For National Sauce Month

Panna cotta with raspberry coulis. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST. March is National Sauce Month. What do you think of when you hear the word “sauce?” Pasta sauce? Mushroom sauce? Worcestershire sauce? How about dessert sauce? From coulis to Crème Anglaise to hard sauce to zabaglione, take a look at all the different types…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Go Nuts With Almonds

It’s National Almond Day. If you’ve been laying off the nuts because you think they’re not healthy, you need some facts: Nuts are a good protein food. Yes, they have fats, but they’re largely unsaturated, heart-healthy fats. In 2003, the FDA approved the following claim for seven different types of nuts—almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Melt His/Her Heart

What’s for dessert tonight? February 5th is National Chocolate Fondue Day. Chocolate fondue is always a hit. And it’s easy to make. (Fondue comes from the French word fondre, to melt. Melt the chocolate and other ingredients, and start dipping.) First, take a look at these recipes for dark chocolate fondue and white chocolate fondue.…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Elvis Presley’s Birthday?

A combination of two Elvis Presley favorites: cheeseburgers and bacon. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday. Elvis loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Have one for lunch. For dessert, here’s a recipe for peanut butter banana cake. Stick a candle in it and sing “Happy Birthday” to…
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