TIP OF THE DAY: Make Pretzel Bites For National Pretzel Day

What do you bake on National Pretzel Day (April 26th)? Pretzel bites! These soft, chewy pretzel bites are a version of the jumbo soft pretzels sold by street vendors, and are easier (well, let’s say more elegant) to eat than pulling apart a six-inches-wide pretzel. Warm from the oven and served with a cold beer:…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sauvignon Blanc Styles & Pairings

April 24th is National Sauvignon Blanc Day, a grape that grows easily around the world and makes wines that are popular wherever they are made. Sauvignon Blanc (SAW-vin-yawn BLON) is an AOC-classified* French wine that is planted around the world. Its origin is the eastern part of France’s Loire Valley, where it abuts Burgundy. In…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Teriyaki, Beyond Japanese Food

Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique in which foods are broiled or grilled with a glaze of mirin*, saké, soy sauce and sugar†. Proportions vary according to recipe: You can create a more sweet or more savory sauce, a thicker or a thinner sauce. Here‘s a basic teriyaki sauce recipe. The alcohol in the glaze…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10 Things To Change On Earth Day (Pick 1)

April 22nd is Earth Day an opportunity to make small changes to our eating habits to contribute to a healthier planet. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 (here’s the history). It led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water Act…
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PRODUCTS: 5 New Favorite Specialty Foods

Four of this month’s roundup of favorite products will brighten your dinner table, and the last will satisfy your sweet tooth. In alphabetical order, they are: 1. CRACKER BARREL Oven BAKED MACARONI & CHEESE Cracker Barrel Cheese’s premium mac & cheese line has launched Oven Baked Macaroni & Cheese (photo #1) in three flavors: Sharp…
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