PRODUCT: Umpqua Oats Single Serve Oatmeal

We’ve grown fond of single-serve premium oatmeal cups. The grab-and-go packages are easy to tote, requiring only a half cup of hot water and three minutes of sitting time to turn into a nutritious breakfast or snack. The al dente oatmeal needs no milk, although occasionally we add some. Umpqua Oats sent us samples of…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pumpkin Tart

One year we made pumpkin pie with a chocolate cookie crust. But here’s an even better filling for that crust, that marries pumpkin and chocolate. “There’s just something about the combination of pumpkin, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and chocolate that make me go a little weak in the knees,” says Annalise Sandberg of CompletelyDelicious.com.…
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FOOD FUN: Watermelon Turkey

We found this turkey on the Facebook page of the Watermelon Board. Whoever created it: We like your style! You can make one with a small watermelon plus: Miniature bell peppers Skewers of grapes and cheese cubes A small pear Raisins for eyes   Give it to the kids as a project, and let them…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Unsweetened Whipped Cream

Grab your hand mixer and start whipping! Photo by Robert Matic | IST.   If you’re putting whipped cream on a very sweet dessert, such as pecan pie or double chocolate cake, you can halve the sugar in the whipped cream or eliminate it entirely. An unsweetened or just slightly sweet whipped cream provides a…
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PRODUCT: Duchy Originals Shortbread Cookies

Stem Ginger is one of the delicious shortbread flavors. Photo courtesy Duchy Originals.   Waitrose is a chain of British supermarkets that is described by the media as “upmarket”—think Central Market, King’s and Wegman’s in the U.S. Their house brand products are known for their quality; and their delicious shortbread is available in the U.S.…
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