ST. PATRICK’S DAY GIFT: Kohler “Emeralds”

Mint, one of the four flavors of Emeralds. Photo courtesy Kohler.   Some people would like a bottle of Irish whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day. Others would rather have chocolate. And there’s one box of chocolates that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Inspired by the Emerald Isle, Kohler’s Emerald chocolates are a beautiful box of…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cold Cuts Day

Cold cuts, an American favorite (but not a nutritionist’s). Photo courtesy iGourmet.   Sliced beef and turkey are not cold cuts. The term refers specifically to precooked or cured meat, often in loaf or sausage form, that are sliced and served cold on sandwiches or on party trays. Today they are ubiquitous, pre-sliced in vacuum…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Beignets For Mardi Gras

Celebrating the Carnival season, Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) has been a state holiday in Louisiana since the 19th century. So evoke Mardi Gras and New Orleans with a batch of homemade beignets. WHAT’S MARDI GRAS? The Carnival season begins on or after the Epiphany or Kings Day (January 6th) and culminates on the day before…
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RECIPE: Easy Gumbo For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras begins tomorrow. If you’d like to celebrate with the taste of New Orleans, whip up a gumbo. This recipe is from Chef David Venable of QVC, who calls it “an easy-to-tackle version, filled with great Louisiana flavor and spice.” Gumbos have a lot of ingredients, but the cooking technique isn’t demanding. Says David,…
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