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December 31, 2013

Have you seen Hungry?

Every January 1, The Perfect Pantry takes a moment to recommit to the fight against childhood hunger in America.

The statistics are appalling. One out of five kids -- that's 16 million kids -- don't get the food they need. Children who don't eat enough suffer long-term health consequences, and they have difficulty excelling in school. Kids from food-insecure households who do get hot meals in school during the week still face weekends without hot meals, or without any meals. And what happens in summer, when school is out?

We can do better. All of us, working together, can do better.

Why not start by making a tax-deductible contribution to No Kid Hungry? Click this link: http://www.nokidhungry.org/.

You can read more about hunger here.

Thank you, in advance, for all you will do in 2014 to end childhood hunger in America.

December 29, 2013

The Perfect Pantry's favorite egg dishes for New Year's Day brunch

The Perfect Pantry's favorite egg dishes for brunch.

Quick -- run to the store, right now, today, and grab some eggs. You've got plenty of time to plan a great brunch to start the new year, but for that, you really must have eggs. While you're at the market, add some bread, any green vegetable, and a bit of your favorite cheese to your grocery cart. I love to make a fuss over breakfast or brunch, on holidays or on the weekends, yet most of my favorite egg dishes are a snap to make, and not at all fussy. Combine eggs with whatever you find in your pantry, and you can start the year with a brunch to remember. Eggs are key!

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December 28, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #67

Lentils

One from Column A

Every country has its own traditional dishes to ring in the new year. Certain foods symbolize good luck, fortune, and success ahead; others, like lobster (which walks backwards), are culinary no-nos on January 1. Please match the following foods enjoyed on New Year's Day around the world with the countries where they are popular.

1. Pomegranate
2. Lentils
3. Herring
4. Kale
5. Roast pig

A. Denmark
B. Poland
C. Turkey
D. Cuba
E. Brazil

Happy new year, everyone!

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December 26, 2013

The Perfect Pantry's top 12 party appetizers for New Year's Eve

12 favorite appetizers for New Year's Eve (The Perfect Pantry).

Are you ready for New Year's Eve? Whether you're hosting a celebration for many, or an intimate affair for two, all you really need is an assortment of some favorite appetizers, the more variety the merrier, and plenty of bubbly. Add a few streamers or noisemakers, and mood music, and welcome, 2014!

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