TIP OF THE DAY: Dessert Sauces For National Sauce Month

Panna cotta with raspberry coulis. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST. March is National Sauce Month. What do you think of when you hear the word “sauce?” Pasta sauce? Mushroom sauce? Worcestershire sauce? How about dessert sauce? From coulis to Crème Anglaise to hard sauce to zabaglione, take a look at all the different types…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Go Nuts With Almonds

It’s National Almond Day. If you’ve been laying off the nuts because you think they’re not healthy, you need some facts: Nuts are a good protein food. Yes, they have fats, but they’re largely unsaturated, heart-healthy fats. In 2003, the FDA approved the following claim for seven different types of nuts—almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sorting Out Smoked Salmon

Celebrate the day by topping your bagel and lox with scrambled eggs. Photo courtesy American Egg Board. February 9th is National Bagels and Lox Day. “Lox” is an old generic term for smoked salmon that is fading away, replaced by much more complicated choices. So how does one decide among the Irish, Danish, Nova Scotia,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Great American Pies

Celebrate Great American Pies Month by trying a new pie recipe. Photo courtesy Cherry Marketing Institute. February is Great American Pies Month. To celebrate, try a new recipe. Find inspiration in our Pie & Pastry Glossary—ten pages of different types of pies and pie terms (and pictures of tempting pies). In fact, you may find…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet Potato Chips For Sweet Potato Month

February is Sweet Potato Month. Sweet potatoes aren’t just for Thanksgiving—they’re delicious year-round and are more nutritious than white potatoes. For a fun family treat, make sweet potato chips—a delicious snack or side to any meat or vegetarian dinner. Get the recipe for sweet potato chips. Don’t like salt? Make this sweet potato cheesecake and…
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