TIP OF THE DAY: Turn A Banana Into A Work Of Art For National Banana Day

August 27th is National Banana Lovers Day (April 18th is National Banana Day 2018). While you’re on a long conference call, or waiting for an internet connection that’s taking its time, show your love by decorating your banana. No drawing talent? Take a Sharpie or a ball point pen and create swirls, zigzags, dots, whatever.…
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RECIPE: Deconstructed Banana Split, For National Banana Split Day

[1] The deconstructed banana split at Sushi Samba in New York City (photo courtesy Sushi Samba). [2] The traditional banana split (photo courtesy California Milk Advisory Board).   How should you celebrate August 25th, National Banana Split Day? There’s the tried and true banana split, of course. Classically served in a long dish, called a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Make Better Waffles

[1] BLT Wafflewich, a waffle sandwich (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [2] Waffle cups aren’t just for sundaes. Use them to hold a crisp, healthy veggie salad (photo courtesy Joy Cone Company). [3] You can take a gourmet approach to chicken and waffles with little touches like these (photo courtesy Honey Butter Fried Chicken |…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pecan Pie

August 20th is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day (July 12th is Pecan Pie Day). Our question: Why eat heavy pecan pie during the summer—not to mention add rich chocolate to it—when there are so many seasonal, ephemeral berries and stone fruits to turn into pies? Our tip: Keep this recipe from Melissa Clark of The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Glam Your Homemade Lemonade

August 20th is National Lemonade Day (National Watermelon Day is August 3rd). If the only lemonade you drink comes from a bottle, you’ve never experienced real lemonade (We give a waiver to Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a line of carbonated, flavored malt liquor drinks in a dozen or so flavors. It’s not lemonade per se, but…
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