RECIPE: Cherry Tonic (Mocktail) & More Recipes For Washington’s Birthday

[1] Have a cherry juice tonic to celebrate Washington’s birthday (photo by Liv Friis-Larsen | ISP). [2] Cherry pie is always welcome (photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute). [3] Cherry cheesecake with chocolate glaze. Here’s the recipe from Betty Crocker.   America’s first president, George Washington, was born on February 22nd. While we now know the…
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RECIPE: S’mores Popcorn & More Recipes For National S’mores Day

This recipe for S’mores Popcorn comes from Valerie’s Home Cooking, a new cookbook by actress Valerie Bertinelli (photo #2). Valerie advises: “All I can do here is issue a warning: Get ready for an amazing, tasty, and addictive treat—and only eat these if you’re with someone who won’t mind your licking your fingers. “I was…
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FOOD FUN: Piping A Lemon Meringue Tart

In the mood for lemon tart? Try your hand at this this particularly lovely lemon meringue tart, a deconstructed approach conceived by Khanh-Ly Huynh, a Parisian chef. She used a “deliberately very hard shortbread crust, an acidic lemon curd and a slightly minty meringue.” To make it, gather a: Shortbread tart crust recipe Lemon curd…
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FOOD FUN: Three Crusts In One

Why not make your pie or cheesecake with three crusts, with this idea from Reynolds Kitchns?   Can’t decide which type of crust you want on your pie or cheesecake? Use two or three different crusts! This idea is from Reynolds Kitchens, which used gingersnap, chocolate wafer and vanilla wafer crumbs in one crust: something…
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