RECIPE: Cherry Brownies For President’s Day

[1] Add dried cherries to your favorite brownie recipe, like this one from Frugal Foodie Mama. [2] Already have baked brownies? Press soaked dried cherries into the top (photo courtesy Alison’s Gourmet), or whip up a light film of icing to hold the cherries.   The legend of George Washington and the cherry tree was…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Toast To George

It’s the birthday of the Father of Our Country (George Washington, to those of you who didn’t attend grade school in the U.S.). Washington was quite a fan of egg nog and devised his own recipe that included rye whiskey, rum and sherry. If you’ve been missing nog since the holidays ended, try this egg…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee was a very fashionable dessert for many decades. The great chef Auguste Escoffier is credited with creating it for Queen Victoria—for either her Golden Jubilee of 1887 (the 50th year of a monarch’s reign) or her Diamond Jubilee in 1897—the record is not sure which. It immediately joined the menu at restaurants of…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Hot Tea Russian-Style

Russians have traditionally sweetened hot tea with a spoonful of cherry preserves instead of sugar. It’s delicious. If you want the experience without the calories, look for a sugar-free cherry preserves. Chukar Cherries’ No Sugar Added Red Sour Cherry Preserve is so good, you can’t even tell that there’s no sugar added! For zero calories,…
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CHERRY TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Salad Garnish

Toss some dried cherries into a salad for flavor, color and a higher antioxidant burst. Cherries complement just about any salad, from plain greens to salads with blue cheese or goat cheese to chicken and tuna salad. Combine dried cherries along with the raisins in curried chicken salad for a show-stopper. Speaking of which, try…
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