RECIPE: Easy Cheesecake Topping

Make a blueberry topping for your cheesecake with fresh or frozen blueberries. Photo courtesy Cheesecake.com.   May 26th is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day. It may be hard to find a piece of blueberry cheesecake—cherry and strawberry are the popular berries toppings. But you can easily make your own, from fresh or frozen berries. A homemade…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Add Bourbon To Dessert

You can simplify this fancy Cherries & Bourbon dessert and still enjoy the delicious combination of flavors. Photo courtesy Trace Restaurant | Austin.   Adding spirits to baked goods—Bourbon, Grand Marnier, liqueur, rum—adds a subtle nuance. We serve spiked desserts with a shot or liqueur glass of the featured spirit. It‘s a lovely end to…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fresh Cherries

Rainer cherries are now in stores. We got ours at Trader Joe’s. Photo courtesy Washington State Fruit Commission.   You can enjoy dried cherries year-round, but fresh cherries are a special event. They’re only available from mid-May through August, so don’t miss out: Put cherries on your shopping list. Cherries are a healthy snack food…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Savory Cherries

Spiced cherries with wine and vinegar. Photo courtesy 34° Foods With Attitude. Leading up to next Monday, we begin a week of cherry tips in honor of our first president, George Washington. The Father of our Country was born on February 22, 1732 on his family estate off the south bank of the Potomac River…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies For Your Valentine

Our previous post is a recipe for Valentine shortbread cookies. But don’t stop there—make Cherry Chocolate Chip cookies as well. February is National Cherry Month. Even though fresh cherry season is in July, you can guess that National Cherry Month honors George Washington, born February 22, 1732 and immortalized for his honesty in the legend…
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