HOLIDAY RECIPE: Frozen Cherry Margarita

February 22nd is National Margarita Day. It’s also the day George Washington was born (in 1732). Decades ago, it was established that George Washington never cut down his father’s beloved cherry tree.* But the tradition of cherry pie on his birthday existed for many years before scholars uncovered the reality. So this year’s contribution to…
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RECIPE: Cherry Cheesecake With Chocolate Glaze

Cherry cheesecake with chocolate accents. Photo and recipe courtesy Betty Crocker.   Next in our choice of cherry recipes for Washington’s Birthday (February 22nd) is a cherry cheesecake with a twist: a chocolate crust and chocolate glaze. Prep time for this Betty Crocker recipe is just 35 minutes, plus another 5 hours and 50 minutes…
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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: Russian Cocktail

Do a Google search for “Russian Cocktail” and the first 30 pages are for Black Russians and White Russians. We stopped looking at that point. No simple “Russian Cocktail” could be found. But the folks at Grey Goose tell us that this Prohibition-era drink is the oldest vodka cocktail found in print. They shared the…
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WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY: Blue Cheese Salad With Dried Cherries

Cherries, apples and blue cheese combine in a delicious salad. Photo and recipe courtesy EatWisconsinCheese.com.   George Washington, our first President, was born 280 years ago today. It’s been pretty well documented that he did not, in fact, chop down a cherry tree. But we can still be grateful for the opportunity to enjoy luscious…
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