FDA Announces Garden State Recall on Lettuce and Salad Blends

The FDA has announced State Garden's voluntary recall of various brands of salad mixes, lettuce, lettuce blends and spinach products dated from Jan. 4. The lettuce products were found to contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is caused by bacterial organism that infects foods. Listeria is often linked to improper sanitation and cleaning procedures in food-producing factories. State Garden is a Chelsea, MA based corporation and ships salad and lettuce to distributors throughout the eastern states. Read on...

Oscar Night "Best of 2010" Progressive Dinner and Movie Party

For Oscar Night, how about hosting a progressive supper and movie party? A progressive dinner is a multi-course meal in which each course is served at a different home. Our event will include a "best of 2010" movie viewings. Food ideas to match our predictions for 2010 Oscar winners. This article was written for New Year's Day but works for Oscar Night, too. Read on...

Winter Cocktails, Punch Bowl and Mixed Drink Recipes

Who says winter cocktails have to be wintery? Why not warm up the winter nights with festive traditional and non-traditional punch and cocktail recipes? Here are sangria, Wassail bowl, planter's punch, cafe mocha and other fun recipes. Read on...


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