CINCO DE MAYO: Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

Soup for Cinco de Mayo. Photo courtesy Dole.   You could whip up some tortilla soup for Cinco de Mayo. Or, try this Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup. There are dozens of “Mexican-style” Chicken Soup recipes out there. This one is tasty and easy to make. Don’t omit the lime or the cilantro; both provide… Continue reading “CINCO DE MAYO: Mexican Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe”

FOOD FUN: Hidden Meanings Of 12 Popular Food Phrases

You may be as cool as a cucumber and know how to bring home the bacon, but do you know where those phrases come from? Here’s a list of food phrases with hidden meanings, compiled by Eat24.com. a website and search engine for restaurants that deliver food. 1. BACON: “Bring Home The Bacon” Meaning: Get… Continue reading “FOOD FUN: Hidden Meanings Of 12 Popular Food Phrases”

RECIPE: Biscochitos, Cinco De Mayo Cookies

Cookie maven Ann Clark of Make More Cookies wants more people to bake biscochitos. Crisp and crunchy, biscochitos are a cinnamon cookies, “a cross between shortbread and cinnamon toast,” says Ann. You don’t have to shape them like cactus or chiles; biscochitos are traditionally cut in a diamond shape for weddings or in a fleur… Continue reading “RECIPE: Biscochitos, Cinco De Mayo Cookies”

FOOD HOLIDAY: 30 Favorite Ways To Enjoy Raisins On National Raisin Day

It’s a big day for one of the world’s smallest fruits, the raisin. Long before processed foods became the snack of choice in America, people would snack on healthful* raisins, or nut and raisin mixes. Much as we enjoy chocolate-covered raisins, National Raisin Day, April 30th, is the day to return to raisins’ roots. Raisins… Continue reading “FOOD HOLIDAY: 30 Favorite Ways To Enjoy Raisins On National Raisin Day”

PRODUCT: The Best Cheddar Cheese From Tillamook

We’re always happy when our favorite foods receive the laurels they deserve. That’s why we were so pleased when the Tillamook County Creamery Association received first place recognition for three of their cheeses at the United States Championship Cheese Contest, held recently in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The winners: Tillamook Vintage White Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese.… Continue reading “PRODUCT: The Best Cheddar Cheese From Tillamook”