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What is matzo meal?

Matzo and Matzo meal
Around the Jewish holiday of Passover, supermarkets start to fill their shelves with matzo and matzo meal alongside piles of egg-shaped Easter chocolates. While all foods eaten during passover are supposed to be kosher-for-passover, the most famous passover food is matzo (or matzah). Matzo is an unleavened cracker-like bread that is traditionally eaten …

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The History of Pancake Day

coconut passionfruit pancakes

Pancake Day is  one of the few food holidays that has its roots firmly planted in tradition and was not simply named on a whim to celebrate the tasty breakfast food. Pancake Day is better known as Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, the period of …

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Mardi Gras Cupcakes

Mardi Gras Cupcakes
There are lots of traditions surrounding Mardi Gras, but one of my favorites is King Cake. King cake is a braided pastry made with a rich yeast dough that is filled with a sweet cinnamon mixture and topped with brightly colored gold, green and purple icing. The recipe varies from place to place, …

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Breakfast in bed for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Toad in the Hole

There are many ways to celebrate Valentine’s day. For instance, you can give flowers, buy chocolates and go out to dinner. But these are the same old things that everyone else does. My vote this Valentine’s Day is for being a little more original by baking up some homemade treats and starting …

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What is eggnog?

Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog is an ever-popular holiday beverage that hits store shelves for a few weeks around Christmas and New Year’s and is served at holiday parties across the country. Eggnog is a thick, dairy-based drink made with milk, sugar, eggs and spices, usually nutmeg and vanilla. It is often spiked with a little …

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