FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: Sweet And Sour Mix Recipe For A Whiskey Sour

[1] You can make a whiskey sour with or without egg whites, for a foamy top (photo © Lognetic | Fotolia). [2] With egg whites, the foamy drink is called a Boston Sour (photo © Lognetic | Fotolia). [3] The classic Whiskey Sour garnish is half an orange wheel and a maraschino cherry (photo courtesy…
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FOOD HOLIDAY & RECIPE: National Creamsicle Day & A Creamsicle Cake

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. 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®, the first of the “sicle” ice cream novelties, was no different. The Creamsicle Ice Cream…
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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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