TIP OF THE DAY: Homemade Caramel Apple Recipe

Here’s a different approach to caramel apples (also called toffee apples*): Use pretty twigs instead of the same old predictable wood popsicle/craft sticks. The recipe comes from the book Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has a Story, by Kimberly “Momma” Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero. The book will be published on October 25th, but you can order…
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PRODUCT: Gourmet Dog Food

Pheasant, buffalo, duck, rabbit and venison…for dogs. Photo courtesy Evanger’s.   It’s National Roast Pheasant Day. What did we come across when doing some research? Canned pheasant for dogs! Evanger’s Grain Free 100% Pheasant Canned Dog Food is made with only one ingredient: pheasant, in some pheasant broth. The rich food is recommended as a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Start A Tradition With A Halloween Gingerbread House Kit

Gingerbread houses have long been a popular Christmas tradition. But they may be more appropriate for Halloween. After all, they were inspired by the gingerbread house belonging to the wicked witch done in by Hansel and Gretel. Witches = Halloween. THE HISTORY OF THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE At the end of the 11th century, when the…
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RECIPE: Candy Corn Cones For Fall & Halloween

Candy corn is great as a garnish during the fall season in general, and Halloween in particular season.     EASY CANDY CORN GARNISHES Cupcakes Use candy corn as a cupcake topping. Create a circle of candy corn kernels around the rim of the cupcake. You can stand one kernel in the middle of the…
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FOOD 101: The Difference Between Ascorbic Acid & Citric Acid

Ascorbic acid prevents cut fruit from turning brown. Citric acid provides tart flavor. And dipping apple slices into honey is delicious. Photo by Tova Photography | IST.   In the previous post, we discussed how to make your own lime juice cordial. The recipe contains citric acid. One of our colleagues wondered, “What’s the difference…
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