HOLIDAY: Tequila Trivia For National Tequila Day

[1] The two special tequila glasses: caballito and Margarita (photo courtesy El Jimador). [2] A tequila-watermelon cocktail. The recipe is below (photo courtesy Milagro Tequila). [3] After harvesting, piñas are roasted in a stone oven (photo courtesy Casa Noble Tequila). [4] Pulque: what the Aztecs drank before the conquistadors taught them how to distill (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 12+ Other Uses For Trail Mix

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day, but we’re jumping the gun with today’s tip. Trail mix is a popular grab-and-go snack. Leave out the chocolate chips (substitute toffee chips or M&Ms), and it’s a great hot-weather grab-and-go. It’s also fun to make your own creative blend of ingredients. 12+ USES FOR EXTRA (LEFTOVER) TRAIL…
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RECIPE: Penuche, A Brown Sugar Confection Like Fudge

[1] Penuche, an old-fashioned brown sugar treat. Here’s the recipe from Endlessly Inspired. [2] Nut-free penuche. Here’s the recipe from Fearless Fresh. [3] What could make it better? Some chocolate and sea salt. Here’s the recipe from Rook No.17. [4] Piloncillo, a cone of panocha. Here’s more about it from Sweet Potato Chronicles.   July…
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TIP OF THE DAY: BLT Variations

[1] This BLT has a layer of spicy crab salad. Here’s the recipe from Olive Magazine. [2] Grill pineapple and add siracha mayo. Here’s the recipe from Half Baked Harvest. [3] A lobster club on a toasted roll. Here’s the recipe from Fish The Dish. [4] Fried green tomato BLT with arugula. Here’s the recipe…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Crostini For Breakfast & Lunch

[1] Tomato and burrata crostini (recipe below—photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Avocado and sliced egg crostini (photo courtesy Safest Choice). [3] Instead of breakfast grilled cheese, make skillet fondue (photo courtesy La Brea Bakery). [4] Diced strawberries atop goat cheese (photo courtesy Whole Foods Market).   If you like to crunch on toast for breakfast,…
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