RECIPE: S’mores Popcorn & More Recipes For National S’mores Day

This recipe for S’mores Popcorn comes from Valerie’s Home Cooking, a new cookbook by actress Valerie Bertinelli (photo #2). Valerie advises: “All I can do here is issue a warning: Get ready for an amazing, tasty, and addictive treat—and only eat these if you’re with someone who won’t mind your licking your fingers. “I was…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Recipes For National Zucchini Day

August 8th is National Zucchini Day, one of the most versatile foods. Zucchini can be: Eaten cooked or raw. Enjoyed at any meal of the day. Cooked with any technique. Can be turned into comfort food, like fried zucchini and zucchini bread. Prepared with very few calories: one cup has just 19 calories, which is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Your Waffle Or Pizzelle Maker For Savory Sandwich Cones

[1] Shrimp, remoulade and crunchy red cabbage: our inspiration for today’s tip (photo courtesy Savannah Seafood Shack). [2] A waffle roller (at right) turns a round waffle into a cone. Here’s the technique from Celebrate-Creativity. [3] The same sandwich cone maker creates ice cream cones (photo courtesy Chef’s Choice).   A few years ago, we…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Root Beer Float, Plus Root Beer History

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day: a type of ice cream float (a.k.a. ice cream soda) that combines ice cream, usually chocolate or vanilla, with root beer. Just place a couple of scoops of ice cream in a tall glass, add the root beer, and serve with a straw and a long spoon…
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