Scattered California Roll, California Roll Chirashi Sushi

This Scattered California Roll comes under the category of “Why didn’t we think of this?” But we’re thankful that Grace Parisi came up with the idea (more about Grace below). This recipe is in the chirashi sushi category. The name means “scattered sushi” in Japanese, and it’s the easiest sushi to make because, rather than…
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Lamington Recipe & Lamington History For National Lamington Day

July 21st is National Lamington Day. What’s a lamington? It’s a sponge cake dipped in chocolate and topped with desiccated coconut that Australians enjoy at breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert. A kitchen accident, it is one of Australia’s most famous desserts (the other is the Pavlova). The classic Lamington can be single squares or layers…
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Strawberry Ice Cream Soda Recipe (aka Float) For National Ice Cream Soda Day

[1] A special strawberry float from chef David Venable (recipe below—photo courtesy QVC). [2] You can make any flavor float with the soda of your choice. Here, orange soda and vanilla ice cream create a “Creamsicle” ice cream soda (photo © Jarritos Mexican Soda | Unsplash). [2] A milkshake differs from a float by substituting…
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A Fancy Fusion Hot Dog Recipe For National Hot Dog Day

[1] Zilla Dog, an international fusion dish that combines kimchi, chicharrones, and an Indonesian-based sauce (photos #1 and #2 © 4505 Meats). [2] 44505 Meats chicharrones come in a variety of flavors—all delicious. [3] Sambal olek, an Indonesian chili paste or sauce (photo © McCormick). [4] You can purchase kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish…
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Watermelon Cocktails For National Watermelon Day

The weekend is our time for trying new cocktail recipes, and this weekend it’s watermelon cocktails for National Watermelon Month (National Watermelon Day is coming up on August 3rd). A glass of watermelon juice is one of our favorite summer refreshers. You can add a squeeze of lime and a splash of something white and…
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