RECIPE: Chocolate Covered Raisins

March 24th is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, honoring a confection that dates well before the introduction of Raisinets in 1927. You need only three ingredients to make chocolate-covered raisins: raisins, chocolate and coconut oil. The oil thins the chocolate so it adheres better. We loved this suggestion from TheRoadNotProcessed.com: Add a bit of spice…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Hot Cross Buns

[1] Enjoy these delicious hot cross buns, even if you don’t celebrate Easter (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Use raisins or dried cranberries, e.g. Craisins (photo courtesy Ocean Spray). [3] Out of the oven, cooled and iced (photo courtesy Amy’s Bread).   Tomorrow is Good Friday, a traditional time for Hot Cross Buns. You…
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EASTER: Peeps Cupcakes With Hidden Surprise

Who doesn’t love a surprise? Certainly, this Easter cupcake counts as one: In addition to an alluring Peeps chick on top, these cupcakes from Betty Crocker have a surprise in the middle—other Easter candies.   RECIPE: PEEPS CUPCAKES WITH HIDDEN SURPRISE Ingredients For 24 Cupcakes 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix (or your…
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RECIPE: Tricolor Jello Fingers For St. Pat’s, July 4th, Halloween, Christmas & More

Top: St. Patrick’s Day themed Jell-O from TheModernRoost.com used food color to create the darkest green layer. Center: The recipe for this Halloween Jell-O from SomethingNewForDinner.com. Bottom: Christmas Jell-O from Due Forni | Las Vegas.   You’re never to old to enjoy a fancy Jell-O dish. Call it retro, call it Jell-O art; just call…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Tater Tot Day

February 2nd is National Tater Tot Day. Chefs nationwide have been putting their own twists on this American comfort food. At The Eddy in New York City, the potato is blended with bacon prior to frying. The tots are served in a pool of mustard sauce, topped with pickled mustard seed and English pea purée…
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