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5 recipes to celebrate National Mac and Cheese Day | Food and cooking

Macaroni and cheese is a welcome addition to any spread. The fact that it’s a kid favorite, inexpensive, and vegetarian also bumps it into the category of a no-fail dish. This classic mac and cheese has pasta floating in an easy white sauce loaded with sharp cheddar for flavor and Monterey Jack for creaminess. It’s crowned with buttery cracker crumbs as a final touch. With just two tricks up your sleeve, it can be made a few days ahead and tossed into the oven when it’s go time, but still tastes as fresh as the day you made it.






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This classic mac and cheese has pasta floating in an easy white sauce loaded with sharp cheddar for flavor and Monterey Jack for creaminess.




Cooling is key

You’ll notice that this looks very much like a standard mac and cheese recipe, so what makes it something you could

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Mouth watering pretzel fried chicken recipe to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day

It’s National Fried Chicken Day and if you want to celebrate with a unique twist, this recipe is for you.

The “Pretzel Fried Chicken” recipe from food blogger Amy Erickson, of Oh Bite It, is the perfect dish to celebrate Tuesday’s food holiday, or to bring along for an outdoor gathering this summer. 

In a shared blog post on Dramatic Pancake, Erickson described her recipe as “a fun twist on a summertime and picnic favorite.”

Amy Erickson, of the food blog Oh Bite It, shared her recipe for "Pretzel Fried Chicken." 

Amy Erickson, of the food blog Oh Bite It, shared her recipe for “Pretzel Fried Chicken.” 
(Courtesy of Amy Erickson)

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Unlike traditional fried chicken coating, Erickson’s fried chicken coating is made with crushed pretzels, caraway seeds, cumin and chili powder that makes a “crispy, crunchy, spiced fried chicken that’s perfect for summer days,” Erickson wrote on Dramatic Pancake’s post. 

If you want to enjoy

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These Juneteenth Recipes Celebrate the Fruits of Our Labor

Juneteenth celebrations runneth over with finger and fabric battling: tomato-based barbecue sauce versus newly dry-cleaned white linen tops. It’s the day when excessively charred hot dogs get loaded with chowchow and fatty briskets get slowly smoked, hand slapped, and sliced. June 19, or Juneteenth, is a fast-growing U.S. holiday where Black people pause to commemorate enslaved Texans receiving the words “you are free” in 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

For Black Americans — the technology entrepreneurs, fashion educators, poultry plant workers — freedom celebrations mean pushing oppression into the broom closet. Smiles and laughter are the meditative drugs, and conversations about deep racial inequities are a buzzkill; merrymakers are around the table for more than one type of nourishment. For a few hours, pure liberation meets a plate of food. Families gather around summer fare: spicy sausages, juicy burgers, ripe watermelon. Iced-down coolers packed

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15 ways to celebrate summer with food, make the most of local seasonal produce [recipes and more] | Food

Where were you one year ago on the first day of summer? If it wasn’t on the pandemic frontline, you probably were parked — in the yard, on the front stoop or in front of a screen. The longest and most light-filled day of the year may have felt like the darkest, and as we all now know, the virus was just getting started. In the spirit of “social distance” (the most incongruous word pairing ever), we were handed a shrink-wrapped version of the “great outdoors” and told to stay put and ride out the most un-summery summer of our lives. So I’m asking: Can we have a do-over?

It’s impossible to calculate how much we lost or missed out last summer. To make up for lost time, we are dusting off our quarantined selves and getting reacquainted with the eats and sips of summer. We kick off this two-part

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