TIP OF THE DAY: Toss Some Dried Cherries On Everything

We don’t think that cherry recipes on Presidents Day or Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd) are clichéd. We think they’re a great opportunity to enjoy dried cherries. The question isn’t what you can do with dried cherries; but rather, what you can’t. They’re so versatile! Some of our favorite uses for dried cherries: Breakfast: On cereal…
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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…
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RECIPE: Cherry Home Fries

Cherry home fries. Photo courtesy ChooseCherries.com.   One of our beefs with Presidents Day is that it obliterates the birthdays of two great presidents, Abraham Lincoln (February 12th) and George Washington (February 22nd). Both birthdays used to be bank, government and school holidays. In 1971, both presidential holidays were shifted to the third Monday in…
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RECIPE: Dark Cherry Fizz With Sparkling Wine

The Dark Cherry Fizz in a coupe glass. Photo courtesy Chandon.   For Valentine’s Day, here’s a charming cocktail from Chandon, one of our favorite affordable sparkling wine makers. It uses cherry purée and crème de mûre, blackcurrant (not blackberry!) liqueur. It may sound fusty in the U.S., but in France, where we first discovered…
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RECIPE: Cherry Almond Rugelach

Cherry-themed recipes work both for Valentine’s Day (February 14th) and Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd, celebrated nationally on President’s Day, which falls this year on February 16th). There’s nothing better with a cup of tea or coffee than homemade rugelach. Try this recipe from QVC’s David Venable.   RECIPE: CHERRY ALMOND RUGELACH Ingredients For 64 Cookies…
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