Types Of Cognac & Cognac History For National Cognac Day

Today’s the day to get out the snifters and the Cognac, and relax at sunset as you relish both (the Cognac and the snifters, that is). If you’ve never enjoyed a snifter of Cognac, you’re in for a treat. Two of our favorite recipes with Cognac: Brandied Fruit Lobster Newburg     WHAT IS COGNAC?…
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A Recipe For Divinity, For National Nougat Day

For National Nougat Day, March 26th, we’re taking a slight turn to highlight a member of the nougat family: divinity. This creamy, smooth confection is made with egg whites, sugar, water, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and pecans—although you can substitute the nuts and otherwise play with the recipe, adding flavors. The recipe for divinity is…
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The History Of Tamales & Modern Tamale Recipes For National Tamale Day

[1] You can have these tamales shipped to you: Beef Tenderloin, Ancho Chile Pork, and Chicken Tomatillo (photo © Mackenzie Limited). [2] The masa filling is wrapped in a corn husk or banana leaf. In a pinch, in the old days, even tree bark was used (photo © Broken Spanish | Los Angeles). [3] Open…
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What Are Pineberries, Pineberry History & Strawberry Trivia

[1] A bowl of Pink-A-Boo variety pineberries (all photos © Wish Farms). [2] You can find them at stores nationwide. [3] Growing on the plant. [4] Pineberry and poppyseed salad dressing. Here’s the recipe. [5] Pineberry garnish on a vanilla butter cake. Here’s the recipe. [6] Top a bruschetta with goat cheese or ricotta. Here’s…
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Popcorn Breakfast Cereal For National Cereal Day & The History of Cereal

[1] Pop the corn, grab the milk, and enjoy a bowl of cereal. The recipe is below (photo © National Popcorn Board). [2] It’s easy to reach for the sugar bowl, but consider brown sugar, demerara (raw) sugar, or maple syrup as alternatives (photo © Eduardo Casajus Gorostiaga | Unsplash). [3] Fun for brunch: Set…
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