RECIPE: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes, Homemade Chocolate Cherries & Cherry Liqueur

George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree, but you can still celebrate his birthday (either Presidents Day or his actual birthday, February 22nd) with something cherry. Here, we have three options: chocolate cherry cupcakes, chocolate cherry cordials, and cherry liqueur (the last one you can make today, but you need several weeks for it… Continue reading “RECIPE: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes, Homemade Chocolate Cherries & Cherry Liqueur”

TIP OF THE DAY: King Cake & Milk Punch For Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras 2017 falls on Tuesday, February 28. It always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Celebrating the Carnival season, Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday) has been a state holiday in Louisiana since the 19th century. WHAT?S MARDI GRAS? The Carnival season begins on or after the Epiphany… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: King Cake & Milk Punch For Mardi Gras”

TIP OF THE DAY: Food For Presidents Day

Presidents Day is Monday, February 20, a mashup* of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). You can?t, of course, sit down to a meal with a president; but you can have some of his favorite foods. You can find the favorite foods of each president here; plus some highlights… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Food For Presidents Day”

TIP OF THE DAY: Eat Something Presidential

Presidents Day is Monday, February 20, a mashup* of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). You can?t, of course, sit down to a meal with a president; but you can have some of his favorite foods. You can find the favorite foods of each president here; plus some highlights… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Eat Something Presidential”

TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Jambalaya Bar

For Mardi Gras?February 28?try a new take on food bars (a.k.a. buffets): DIY Jambalaya. Jambalaya is a delicious, spicy, main course consisting of rice and practically everything else in the refrigerator! It?s a great way to use favorite meats and veggies (shrimp, peas, carrots, bell peppers). You can start from scratch; for a family night,… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: DIY Jambalaya Bar”