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 By Cheryl Giraud    News    November 28, 2013

The Recipe Spot

By Cheryl Giraud Special to the Observer At this year’s Thanksgiving Day dinner, instead of asking for the mashed potatoes, you might say, “Please pass the latkes.” Or, at your Hanukkah...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    October 24, 2013

Recipe Spot

By Cheryl Giraud Special to the Observer Creepy-Crawly Chocolate Cream Pie Trick or Treat! Give me something good to eat! Yes, 'tis the season when costume-clad miniature witches, ghosts, and ghouls...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    September 19, 2013

The Recipe Spot

By Cheryl Giraud Special to the Observer Yodel Away With Braised Red Cabbage Attention all beer lovers: Hang on to your beer steins because the biggest beer consumption festival of the year is about...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    September 12, 2013

The Recipe Spot: The Holiest Day

By Cheryl Giraud Special to the Observer Break-the-Fast Sweet Treat The setting sun this Friday evening has special meaning to those of the Jewish faith. Considered the most important holiday on the...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    September 11, 2013

Yom Kippur: The Holiest Day

The Recipe Spot Yom Kipper: The Holiest Day Break-the-Fast Sweet Treat The setting sun this Friday evening has special meaning to those of the Jewish faith. Considered the most important holiday on...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    August 29, 2013

The Recipe Spot: Little Labor Berry Pie

Even though the calendar indicates the fall season is right around the corner, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer when the kids head back to school and family vacations end. But, as Southern...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    June 26, 2013

The Recipe Spot

The Recipe Spot Independence Day Coleslaw At the ripe old age of 237, Happy Birthday, America! Also known as Independence Day, next Thursday, July 4, America celebrates its independence from the...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    June 18, 2013

The Recipe Spot

The Recipe Spot Hey Kids: It’s The First Day Of Summer! Better rest up, because if you don’t live in the Polar Regions found at earth’s northern and southern extremes, Friday is both the...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    June 10, 2013

The Recipe Spot

The Recipe Spot Manly Father’s Day Grub Move over mom, because it’s dad’s turn to take center stage. If the man of the house can safely emerge from his man-cave this Sunday then it’s o.k. to...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    May 21, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Luscious Holiday Berry Slush As a day of remembrance and a time to reflect, this Monday, May 27, America will celebrate Memorial Day. Not just a three-day weekend with a roster filled with barbeques,...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    May 9, 2013

The Recipe Spot

French Toast for The World’s Best Mom As kids navigate their way through the annual celebration this Sunday making mom “belle of the ball,” one of the best gifts she can get is a well-deserved...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    May 2, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Zesty Salsa For Cinco de Mayo It was the little army of 2000 that could. This Sunday, May 5, 2013 commemorates the 151st battle anniversary south of the border, the Battle of Puebla. Often mistaken as...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    April 15, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Eco-friendly Asparagus for Earth Day Get out the party hats and blow up the balloons because it’s time to celebrate Earth Day’s 43rd birthday on Monday. Blazing new trails to promote a clean and...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    March 25, 2013

Sloppy Joes Hit A Home Run

The Recipe Spot Sloppy Joes Hit A Home Run Super Bowl has come and gone and March Madness is in its final days, and now it’s finally time to sing the praises of ‘Take me out to the ballgame.’...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    March 19, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Passover Or Easter Springtime Salad The religious spring holidays begin this weekend with Palm Sunday marking the beginning of Holy Week, followed by Passover on Monday and ending the week with...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    March 11, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Luck O’ The Irish Brownies If thoughts of Irish whiskey, corned beef and cabbage, and visions of dancing leprechauns are beginning to cloud your head, you are probably right in thinking that this...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    February 13, 2013

The Recipe Spot

A Little Decadence To Sweeten Valentine’s Day It’s February and that means idyllic thoughts of cupids, hearts, red roses and candy wrapped with oversized pink satin bows. Valentine’s Day is...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    February 6, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Mandarin Oranges Symbolize Good Fortune For 4711 For many Asian communities worldwide, 2013 marks the Year of the Snake. Considered the most important and longest holiday of the year on the Chinese...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    January 29, 2013

Score A Touchdown with A Super Bowl of Flavor

The Recipe Spot Score A Touchdown with A Super Bowl of Flavor Not only will the winning touchdown of the Super Bowl bring grown men to tears, but the big-game snacks of sinful foods will as well....

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    January 1, 2013

The Recipe Spot

Pop the champagne cork because it’s time to ring in the New Year on Monday night. With an effervescent mood in the air, the turn of the year is an auspicious time to turn away the old year and face...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    December 18, 2012

The Recipe Spot

Christmas is a special time of year, so let the shopping, caroling, tree decorating, kissing under the mistletoe, roasting chestnuts on an open fire, cooking and eating begin. Christmas celebrates...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    November 14, 2012

The Recipe Spot

The Recipe Spot Its turkey time, so let the eating marathon begin. Thanksgiving officially kicks-off the eating frenzy when people go party to party, gathering with friends and family indulging in a...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    October 24, 2012

The Recipe Spot

Trick-or-treat? It’s that time of year to get in touch with your inner ghost, when the Halloween spirit fills the air with spooky little ghouls, goblins and witches trick-or-treat their way through...

 
 By Cheryl Giraud    News    October 3, 2012

The Recipe Spot

Do the ships the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria bring back fond memories from elementary school American history lessons? It was in 1492 when a young Italian explorer named Cristoforo Colombo and his...

 

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