FOOD FUN: Beer Flavored Jelly Beans

Chew, don’t chug, these beer-flavored jelly beans. Photo courtesy Jelly Belly.   What if your kid’s first beer was a jelly bean? Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Jelly Belly Candy Company has launched the first beer-flavored jelly bean, called Draft Beer. Beer has been a oft-requested flavor for decades. After years of working…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Oreo Day

Today is National Oreo Day, honoring the world’s most popular cookie. We almost feel like ditching work to celebrate—with Oreo cheesecake, cookies and cream ice cream and an Oreo milkshake—and then running a marathon to work off the calories. However, we’re limiting ourselves to one Oreo-packed chocolate bar from Chocomize, a chocolate e-heaven where you…
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ST. PATRICKS DAY: Cheesecake Fun

Although cheesecake isn’t a traditional Irish food, none of the traditional Irish desserts pop out at us. So we like to celebrate St. Pat’s with these Green With Envy Cheesecake Bars or this Irish Coffee Cheesecake with Irish whiskey. But if you’re more inclined to click than bake, consider these cheesecakes from Harry & David.…
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What Are Functional Foods & Why Eat Functional Food

[1] Can grains be functional foods? Yes: This rice mix adds high-nutrition chia seed to deliver more “functionality” with each bite (photo © RiceSelect).   Functional foods are a hot topic. The first functional food we remember, long before the term existed, was Tropicana Orange Juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D. We quickly understood…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Green Cheese For St. Patrick’s Day

Basiron Pesto Rosso has an Italian name, is made in Holland and is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo courtesy Atalanta Corp.   The perfect cheese for St. Patrick’s Day is made in Holland, but that shouldn’t stop you from having a great time with it. Of course, there are plenty of Irish-made cheeses available,…
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