FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: National Creamsicle Day & A Creamsicle Cake

Many foods—from yogurt thousands of years ago, to cream cheese, fudge, ganache, ice cream soda and Toll House Cookies in the late 19th/early 20th century—were invented as the result of happy accidents. The Popsicle, first of the “sicle” ice cream novelties, was no different.     THE HISTORY OF THE POPSICLE & THE CREAMSICLE In…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Fruit Compote Day

It’s National Compote Day. What’s a compote? Compote de fruits, or fruit compote, is mixed stewed fruit. Compote de pommes or compote d’abricots is a single stewed fruit (here, apples and apricots, respectively). Compote can be made from fresh or dried fruits or a combination, and can be served warm or chilled. It is a…
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RECIPE: Brandy Alexander

January 31st is National Brandy Alexander Day. We look at it as a transition out of Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE and a way to gird ourselves for Valentine’s Day carbs. The creamy cocktail was often served as a nightcap. It’s dangerously good—like a spiked milkshake.   BRANDY ALEXANDER HISTORY According to the Classic…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Key Lime Pies & Tarts

Key lime pie is one of the most popular pie, and is also one of the easiest to make. While using fresh key limes is ideal (their season is June through August), some people opt for Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice, available in most supermarkets and specialty stores. We’d rather wait for real…
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