TIP OF THE DAY: Red Licorice For Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

[1] These Christmas Twizzlers are available at Target and elsewhere (photo courtesy Candy Warehouse). [2] You can buy the artisan version from confectioners. These are sold on Etsy by Nicole’s Treats. [3] Wowsa: a kid’s fantasy Christmas Cake from Cake Whiz. Underneath: a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.   December 16th is Chocolate-Covered Anything Day.…
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RECIPE: Christmas Peppermint Hard Candies

Use your holiday cookie cutters to make these fun mint shapes from conventional peppermint candies. Photos courtesy Reynolds Kitchens.   We love the recipe developers at Reynolds Kitchen, who often surprise us with their creativity. Just by looking at the photos, you can see what they’ve done with an everyday bag of striped peppermint candies.…
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PRODUCTS: Pumpkin Flavored Foods

The fall cool-down began here last week. But we knew fall was in the air more than a month ago, when the fall-flavor product samples started to arrive. Fall is perhaps the best season to get into the flavor spirit. As the choices of warm-weather fresh produce narrow, pumpkin, squash and foods flavored with “fall…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Here’s something special to make for work colleagues, friends, family and Thanksgiving hosts: Pumpkin Spice Fudge. It’s an easy recipe from Nestlé. In fact, you can let kids old enough to work with hot liquids make it as their contribution. Prep time is 10 minutes, cooking time is 20 minutes. RECIPE: PUMPKIN SPICE FUDGE Ingredients…
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PRODUCT: Marich Sugar Free Candy

What’s Halloween like for people who can’t have sugar? While there’s no sugar-free candy corn (because candy corn is essentially sugar, corn syrup, color and flavoring), there are other sugar-free treats, from Gummies, hard candies including Cinnamon Buttons, Jelly Belly jelly beans, Jolly Ranchers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and much more (for a great selection…
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