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Arizona exempts potlucks, school veggies from food safety rules

Eating dangerously will be possible in Arizona by late July. Non-commercial potluck social events, exempt from food safety rules for food and beverages, will be legal outside the workplace. Gov. Doug Ducey signed the covered-dish dinner exemption earlier this month after the Arizona Legislature approved House Bill 2341, which removed the ban on potlucks outside workplaces. State… Continue Reading

15 Postal Workers Hospitalized After Eating Potluck Leftovers

At least North Carolina 15 postal workers were taken to the hospital Thursday after consuming food from a Veteran’s Day potluck. Dozens of employees at a U.S. Post Office on West Pointe Drive in western Mecklenberg County began experiencing nausea, diarrhea and vomiting after eating leftovers from a potluck held Tuesday evening, according to local… Continue Reading

Nevada Church Potluck Infected 150 People With Salmonella

An interim report from the Southern Nevada Health District states that approximately 140-150 people were infected with Salmonella after attending, or coming into contact with attendees of, a potluck dinner in Logandale, NV, on Oct. 19. There were 250 people in attendance at the dinner, which ABC News reported took place at a local Church… Continue Reading

Cookson’s Banana Split S’mores

Ingredients – Bananas (one per person) – Chocolate chips – Miniature marshmallows – Walnut pieces (optional) Directions Split a peeled banana and lay the two halves on a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Sprinkle walnut pieces, chocolate chips, and miniature marshmallows over the banana halves. Pull up the edges of the aluminum foil and lightly… Continue Reading

Suzanne’s Grilled Portobello Pizzas

A few friends and I made this recipe one night when we were trying to find something to pair with a really earthy Pinotage.  Manchego cheese was a perfect finishing touch that night, but since then I’ve experimented with different toppings–sometimes using more traditional pizza toppings like pepperoni or sausage, other times filling the mushrooms… Continue Reading