COCKTAIL RECIPE: Pumpkin Passion & Types Of Rum

Drink a Pumpkin Passion for dessert. Recipe and photo courtesy Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur.   For Halloween, Thanksgiving or any time in-between, try this rum-and-vodka-based cocktail, enhanced with hazelnut liqueur and homemade pumpkin simple syrup. You can also use the syrup for pumpkin lattes, pancakes, and mixed with carbonated water for a seasonal pumpkin soda. PUMPKIN…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Turn Use Single-Purpose Appliances Into Multi-Purpose Appliances

One of our friends won’t buy any appliance or gadget that has a single use. As a result, she has no bread maker, no fondue pot, no waffle iron. We emailed her this article from Caifornia-based writer Katie Waldek. She has figured out how to make those single-purpose appliance into multi-purpose ones: Bread Maker. Think…
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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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