Monthly Archives: January 2012

A toast to National Brandy Alexander Day

A toast to the Brandy Alexander celebrated today and just in time for Mardi Gras, since its origins are hailed as best of New Orleans cocktails. Coined by many as “the original Chocolate Martini,” the Brandy Alexander is a sweet … Continue reading

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Buttery elegance: It’s National Croissant Day

Croissants. Buttery.  Flaky.  Vaporous.  Sensual.  Sensational! It’s also National Croissant Day. The Menu Shoppe has it covered… including a great chefs blog engaging comments about ‘best efforts’.  Explore this at Why not update your brunch or patisserie menu.  Or for … Continue reading

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Snack time favorites: it’s National Corn Chip Day!

Crunch a bunch of Fritos… it’s National Corn Chip Day. From the Frito-Lay website—some unique recipes—just in time to ready snacks for Super Bowl parties.  Plus other salsa treats. The Menu Shoppe has it covered…unique “finds” +  still time to … Continue reading

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Blueberry everything: It’s National Blueberry Pancake Day!

A midwinter lazy Saturday morning.  What’s better than pancakes.  Blueberry pancakes especially and since it’s National Blueberry Pancake Day. Also a good time to consider developing or freshening breakfast and brunch menus. Think custom-sized or acrylics for maximum creativity—while LED Boards are a … Continue reading

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#FF just a few Friday favorites

#FF…just a few of  Friday Favorites Eatocracy 5@5 is a daily, food-related list from chefs, writers, political pundits, musicians, actors, and all manner of opinionated people from around the globe. Powerful pithy  panache. David Lebovitz…. …”living the sweet life … Continue reading

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Pure decadence…it’s Chocolate Cake Day

Decadent.  Seductive.  Sensual. Fabulous anytime. Celebrate Chocolate Cake Day today… or prep for Valentine treats. Of course, every kitchen, every patisserie has a special confection. Top this.  Top that. Creativity reigns. While dessert and pastry “holiday” ought become another reason to … Continue reading

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Chewy and yummy…Peanut Brittle Day

It’s also National Peanut Brittle Day. Peanuts became more popular during the Civil War, and whether melting and cooking slabs of peanutty confection seemed attributable to historical accounts. The Menu Shoppe has it covered…classic finds and gourmet treats. Of course, … Continue reading

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Pistachio power, it’s also National Pistachio Day!

It’s National Pistachio Day. Nutty about this lil nut that’s brimming with nutritional values. Pistachios are antioxidant powerhouses, and a great source of fiber.  A crunch of pistachios can provide three grams of dietary fiber, or about 12% of the recommended … Continue reading

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Top O’ the Morning: Irish Coffee treats today

Top O’ the Morning.  It’s Irish Coffee treats today. Whether to soothe the seasonal chill, or a relaxing after dinner sip. Menu Shoppe has it covered…classics and neat treats. Developing a cocktail specialty menu is trending these days, while LED … Continue reading

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Celebrate the elegance of classic Lobster Thermidor

Celebrating the elegance of Lobster Thermidor Day. An exquisite entree steeped in French classicism. Lore has it that Napoleon was entranced by it,  and was  named “Thermidor”  same as the 11th month of the Republican calendar then used briefly following the French … Continue reading

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