Home Dough Frozen Cookie Dough: Great Cookies From Your Freezer

Are there days when you pace around the kitchen, wanting a special treat—maybe a fresh, warm cookie? But you don’t have the will to bake from scratch, so you keep searching. And then you give up and eat some Nestle’s morsels from the bag or some teaspoons of preserves from the jar? Not satisfying, but…
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It’s National Patty Melt Day. What’s A Patty Melt?

[1] A patty melt with fries (photo © Spread & Co. | Austin). [3] This patty melt at Spread & Co. in Austin, Texas places the beef patty on thick brioche, with pimento cheese caramelized onions and pickles, plus a “secret sauce” (photo © Spread & Co.). [3] This recipe uses swirled marble rye bread…
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Hot Buttered Rum Recipe & The History Of The Drink

January 17th is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. We’ve always been piqued about why Colonial Americans put butter into a mug of hot rum, so we drilled down. First, what is hot buttered rum? It’s a toddy with butter. What’s a toddy? A toddy, or hot toddy, is a warm cocktail concocted to add a…
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Stash Tea Varieties, Specialty Tea For National Tea Month

We were quite young when we first learned about Stash Tea. It was in the early 1970s, and in those days, in the Northeast, there were few natural food stores. Yogurt was still a cult food eaten by “health nuts” and people in Greek and Middle Eastern communities. In these days of the hippie, we…
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Oh Give Us A Figgy Pudding Recipe (aka Christmas Pudding, Plum Pudding)

[1] Figgy pudding, a.k.a. Christmas pudding and plum pudding (photos #1 and #2 © California Figs). [2] Dried green and purple figs. [3] California dates (photo © Bard Valley Natural Delights). [3] Caramel sauce (photo © Yulia Khlebnikova | Unsplash). [4] For dramatic effect, you can flambé the pudding with warmed brandy, before garnishing with…
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