TIP OF THE DAY: Apricots & Prosciutto

Here’s a fall-winter spin on the popular appetizer, melon and prosciutto, that also allows you to substitute pancetta. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PANCETTA AND PROSCIUTTO Both pancetta (pan-CHEH-tuh) and prosciutto (pro-SHOO-toh) are Italian pork products. Pancetta is the Italian version of bacon, made from the pork belly like American bacon. Instead of being smoked like our…
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PRODUCT: Cake Out, Cupcake Or Cake In A Box

This luscious piece of layer cake is eaten from the box (see photo below). Photo courtesy CakeOut.net.   Cake Out claims it has reinvented the cupcake, but it actually has reinvented the layer cake. With extra layers of filling not found in cupcakes, we’re charmed by this cake-in-a-box. Cake Out thought out of the box…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar Frosted Grapes Garnish

[1] Use frosted grapes to garnish (photo All Recipes). [2] Even one grape does the trick. Photo of vanilla bean cupcake with a center of champagne whipped cream, frosted with champagne butter cream and garnished with a half a sugared grape, courtesy Yummy Cupcakes.   As the days grow cold, berries can be scarce—or costly.…
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