FOOD HOLIDAY: Elvis Presley’s Birthday?

A combination of two Elvis Presley favorites: cheeseburgers and bacon. Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday. Elvis loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Have one for lunch. For dessert, here’s a recipe for peanut butter banana cake. Stick a candle in it and sing “Happy Birthday” to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Use Those Toffee Crumbs

Enstrom’s toffee is the buttery best— and it’s also available in sugar-free! Today is English Toffee Day, so get yourself a box. But don’t toss out the “crumbs” at the bottom: They’re delicious on ice cream, cheesecake, yogurt or cake frosting. In fact, Enstrom’s, one of our favorite toffee makers, sometimes sells crumbs by the bag…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cream Puff Day

One might ask why the holiday-scheduling powers-that-be allowed January 2 to become National Cream Puff Day. Haven’t we just finished six weeks of heavy eating? Don’t we have resolutions to diet in the New Year? Aren’t we running out to gyms? But, since it is National Cream Puff Day, a few words of puffery: Cream…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Better Bloody Mary

Start the new year with a new Bloody Mary recipe. Photo © S. Mario | Fotolia. January 1 is Bloody Mary Day. Sure, you can reach for your favorite mixer and a bottle of vodka. But consider if there’s a better Bloody Mary waiting for you. The world is full of them: Bloody Mary variations…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pomegranate Sangria

Make pomegranate sangria for your guests. Photo courtesy Pom Wonderful. There’s nothing more festive than a holiday punch bowl. Historically, Christmas meant gathering around the wassail bowl for good cheer. “Wassail” is Middle English contraction of the toast, wæs hæil, “be healthy.” Medieval wassail was a mulled beer or mead, heated and topped with slices…
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