TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Krave Gourmet Jerky

One of eight delicious flavors of Krave gourmet jerky. Photo courtesy Krave.   Jerky was created in prehistoric times, as people endeavored to preserve their fresh-killed meat without benefit of coolers. They dried the meat in the sun. Today’s jerky makers use ovens; and if you’re Krave Jerky, you double-marinate the meat and slow bake…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Wedding Cake & Matching Cupcakes

We’ve been to quite a few weddings and other events where cupcakes have replaced a traditional tiered cake. We love cupcakes, but miss seeing a cake. Yummy Cupcakes of greater Los Angeles (Brentwood, Burbank and Santa Monica) provides the solution by making cupcakes with a matching layer cake. You don’t have to save this tip…
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HALLOWEEN & THANKSGIVING RECIPE: Pumpkin Seed Dip With Crudités & Tortilla Chips

Serve pumpkin dip with crudités and tortilla chips. Photo courtesy Frontera Foods.   Mexican cuisine chef Rick Bayless of Chicago’s Frontera Grill knows about pumpkin. It’s a popular ingredient in Mexico, and pumpkin seeds, called pepitas in Spanish, are used extensively in moles and other recipes. For Halloween, Chef Bayless has given us his pumpkin…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Carrot cake and carrot bread seem to be on the menu year-round; but fall means pumpkin bread. This recipe incorporates that other favorite fall ingredient, cranberries. Thanks to Cheryl Indelicato, proprietor of HandCraft Wines in California, for sharing this recipe: PUMPKIN CRANBERRY BREAD RECIPE Ingredients For One Loaf 1 cup solid-pack pumpkin 1 cup sugar…
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