TIP OF THE DAY: Wrapped Hot Dogs

Wrapped hot dog, a.k.a. a roll-up. Photo courtesy The Bison Council.   Dress up your dogs in a fancy coat! To nourish the young’uns prior to trick-or-treating, or for an everyday family meal, a roll-up makes a hot dog look elegant. A hot dog in a a standard bun may be delicious, but The Bison…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Smoogy Frozen Cheesecake Sandwich

What should you do when you’re downsized from your job? Enter the TV reality show, “Supermarket Superstar,” with your family recipe: a cheesecake ice cream sandwich called Smoogy. That’s what happened to Tekisha Collins. The dream came true: she won. The prize is a distribution deal, and Smoogy cheesecake cookie ice cream sandwiches are now…
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RECIPE: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin whoopie pies. Photo courtesy Kraft.   As a Halloween- and Thanksgiving-season treat, bake a batch of these whoopie pies. The recipe below, from Kraft, consists of a pumpkin cake “sandwich? filled with ginger-cinnamon cream. The glamor comes from rolling the cream edges in seasonally themed sprinkles like these (or for an edgy whoopie pie,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stone Crab Claws

Meaty and sweet: stone crab claws. Photo courtesy Del Frisco.   In the middle of hunting down the best Halloween candy, we overlooked a low calorie, protein packed, even more delicious event: the beginning of stone crab season, which runs from October 15th through May 15th. The stone crab (Menippe mercenaria) is the only crab…
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FOOD FUN: Halloween Caramel Corn Cookies

These cookies from WithACh.com, packed with popcorn and candy corn, inspired us to make something much simpler: caramel corn mixed with candy corn and almonds. If that sounds too sweet for you, mix the candy corn and almonds with plain popcorn. This caramel corn recipe is adapted from a base recipe from Golden Blossom Honey.…
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