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Mexican-Style Hot Cocoa

This isn’t your trusty and dusty ole hot chocolate recipe! The Latin American-infused ingredients include orange zest and an ancho chile powder kick. Prep time is 10 minutes, yielding 2 cups of mix or 24 servings. Try out this hot coco variation with family and friends at your yuletide gathering in earthen or rustic mugs, add Mexican pastries and sip (slowly)! You are sure to perk up the taste buds and cause a few folks to break a sweat. Muy picante! Mexican-Style Hot Cocoa Mix Ingre...

Easy As Pie

When in need of a pie for those “Bring a Dish” parties, for last minute holiday do-drop-ins, or when hosting the family holiday meal and overwhelmed, here’s an EASY anecdote... the beautifully adorned pumpkin pie. First, buy a pie! If pumpkin isn’t your thing, substitute with a custard or buttermilk pie. Also, pick up a box of maple leaf of leaf-shaped cookies. Follow the steps below to create a seasonal garnish that makes that store-bought pie your very own. Now get decorating… ...

In the Mood for Pasta

Well, do we have a hearty sauce with a sultry past, perfect for a chilly eve… Puttanesca. Although its origins take a wink from the Italian ladies of the night, this dish is packed with rather wholesome ingredients like a bounty of cherry tomatoes, capers, anchovies, Kalamata olives, fresh herbs and your favorite pasta! This month boasts National Pasta Day, so what are waiting for… Puttanesca Recipe: Prep time – 15 minutes   Cook time – 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 pints ...

Franken-cake

Throwing a Halloween party for your favorite ghouls? This classic Frankenstein cake may have a few stitches, but it tastes horrifyingly delicious. First, start with your favorite cake recipe or box mix. Prepare batter and pour into a round pan. Follow baking directions on recipe or on box. Remove from oven and let cool on rack. You may need to make 2 pans, stacking the cakes to achieve a taller cake height. Next, whip up a white butter cream or sour cream icing, or if lazy and out of time, ...

A Bite Out of History

In observance of Constitution Day, let’s explore what the founding fathers ate. What’s in it? A recipe helps us understand a bit more about one’s personality and preferences. For instance, George Washington was one of the only founding fathers to run an estate with financial success. He was a general, diplomat, farmer, distiller, and much more. He enjoyed the varied tastes of his many careers, from porter made in the battlefield to cherries from his orchards at Mount Vernon. As one of the ...

A Nod to the Neapolitan Classic

Neapolitan ice cream, the beautifully layered dessert that evokes memories of childhood, takes its name from the Neapolitan immigrants who brought their frozen desserts to America during the 19th century. The term has come to refer not just to ice cream, but anything that’s flavored with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. You can find this popular flavor and color trio in cakes, cupcakes, cookies and beverages. Any off-shoot of the original ice cream inspiration, is all good! Try this ...

Theater Food Staple

A movie-goer’s staple is popcorn. It’s ceremonial, coveted and oh so satisfying. It punctuates a good thriller when unsuspecting viewers hurl it into flight. It has seen many film genres, and homemade takes and concoctions. It is served salted, peppered, sweetened, drizzled and paired with candies and nuts and just about anything from hot sauce and cheese to sweetened condensed milk and spices. In celebration of film-making and the arts, we are serving up a popcorn recipe for the sweet tooth. More...

A Sweet Turnover for Mom

To celebrate Mom, start Mother’s Day off with a little pampering from the heart! Serve her breakfast in bed with a menu of heart-shaped turnovers, sweet breadsticks, juice, and a floral bouquet side. For ALL that she does (for your entire life without praise), and ALL that she is (the depth of which is not explored until later life), a few recipes are outlined below. Add her favorite juice, fresh or cut fruit garnishing, and your personalized decor touches to the breakfast tray. And don’t ...

Nesting Cupcakes

Who doesn’t like a gourmet cupcake, or any cupcake for that matter! These sweet indulgences will complement any seasonal gathering, dinner party or holiday luncheon. For starters, make a batch of cupcakes (your choice), using your favorite family recipe or packaged variety. Cool and let rest. Whip up the following basic cream cheese icing fixings below, along with other essentials. Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 8 ounces cream cheese 4 cups confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons ...

Boxty-Style Tatters

And so, the old Irish limerick goes… Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan; if you can't make boxty, you'll never get a man. What is “boxty,” you say? Boxty is yet another example of a simple, hearty food made from ingredients that were close at hand for the traditional Irish farmer. The main ingredient – potatoes – could be grown in the harshest, rockiest of climates. Boxty, or potato pancake, was often made from the leftover mashed potatoes from a prior meal. Typical sides such ...
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