HALLOWEEN: Ice Cream Cake

It’s October first, and the countdown to Halloween begins. Candy is dandy, but we’d prefer ice cream cake. You can make a simple ice cream cake and decorate it with Halloween candies (recipe below), or order this Haunted House Cake from Baskin-Robbins. Make a Halloween ice cream cake an annual friends-and-family tradition. You can start…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Try Some Cold Saké

Saké Cider: a saké cocktail for harvest season. Photo courtesy Haru.   Today is National Saké Day, or “Nihonshu no Hi,” as it’s known in Japan. In Japan, October 1st is the traditional beginning of the new saké season. Brewmasters across the nation begin the process of producing their saké. Today, forget the hot saké…
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RECIPE: Taco Salad First Course

First course or side taco salad. Photo courtesy Kraft.   When we see a taco salad on a menu, we generally order it, and get a huge salad the size of a dinner plate. But there are smaller options. With this “taco salad makeover,” you can enjoy a taco salad as a first course, or…
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FOOD FUN: Chocolate Covered Licorice

Here’s a fun idea we found on the Red Vines Facebook page: red licorice enrobed in white chocolate, drizzled with dark chocolate. You can make them for Halloween. Simply melt white chocolate, dip licorice and dry on wax paper. When white chocolate has dried, drizzle with milk chocolate (use a squeeze bottle). Licorice is a…
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