RECIPE: Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies From Quaker Oats

[1] Quaker’s most popular recipe is for its Vanishing Oatmeal Cookies (all photos courtesy Quaker Oats. [2] What great-great grandmother would have purchased. [3] Today’s canister reminds us that oatmeal is a heart-healthy food.   THE HISTORY OF QUAKER OATS One hundred years ago, Quaker introduced the now-iconic cylinder package for Old Fashioned Quaker Oats.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stuffed Acorn Squash

[1] Whole acorn squash (both photos courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Halved and seeded acorn squash.   Last night we were out with a group of friends, the majority of whom ordered healthy roast vegetable plates for dinner. Roasting vegetables at home arose as a topic, and surprise: While most of us roasted sliced root vegetables,…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: The History Of Deviled Eggs

November 2nd is National Deviled Egg Day. Deviled eggs took off as picnic and cocktail party fare after the second World War. But their roots date back to ancient Rome. The cooks of wealthy Romans boiled eggs, seasoned them with spicy sauces and served them as a first course (known as gustatio). Serving these deviled…
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HALLOWEEN: Best Chocolate Witch

Bewitching in dark or milk chocolate. Photo courtesy Li-Lac Chocolates.   We’ve been looking around, and think we’ve found the best chocolate witch for Halloween. Eight inches tall and weighing in at 14 ounces of solid chocolate, the Big Halloween Witch from Li-Lac Chocolates is our favorite this season. There are many nifty chocolate molds…
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RECIPE: Boston Cream Pie

October 23rd is National Boston Cream Pie Day, but don’t let the name fool you. Boston Cream Pie is a cake: two layers of buttery sponge cake sandwiched with crème pâtissière (pastry cream or vanilla cream filling) or custard filling, and topped with a glaze of chocolate ganache. BOSTON CREAM PIE HISTORY The modern Boston…
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