Homemade Fortune Cookies Kit For Chinese New Year – Lunar New Year

Fortune cookies may not be authentically Chinese, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun making them at home for the Lunar New Year. For the Chinese New Year, a.k.a. the Lunar New Year, which begins on February 1st, why not make fortune cookies at home? In addition to making tastier cookies than you get…
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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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Fig & Ham Sandwich Recipes

[1] Crusty country bread topped with fig jam, ricotta, San Daniele ham (a sweeter alternative to prosciutto) and arugula. [2] Roasted ham, fresh figs and arugula on a baguette (photo © The Model Bakery | St. Helena, California).   January 16th is National Fig Newton Day, but we have no Newtons at hand. We do,…
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FOOD FUN: Pepperoni Pizza Popcorn Recipe

[1] Pepperoni popcorn. This original recipe from The Popcorn Board didn’t contain tomato powder, which we added (photo © The Popcorn Board). [2] Tomato flakes are available from The Spice Lab. Tomato powder is another option. [3] Turkey pepperoni (photo © Applegate Naturals).   The Popcorn Board is a non-profit organization funded by U.S. popcorn…
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Shaker Vinaigrette Recipe: Easy To Make Salad Dressing

[1] Whether the salad is plain or fancy, we prefer a vinaigrette dressing (photo © Nadine Primeau | Unsplash). [2] Just add the ingredients to a jar and shake your vinaigrette (photo © Colavita).   It struck us that quite a few people we know don’t know how easy it is to make a shaker…
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