Mid-Day Squares, Chocolate Bars That Are Functional Foods

Mid-Day Squares are functional chocolate bars, and they’re part of a growing movement towards functional foods. Functional foods and beverages are everyday foods enhanced (fortified) with supplemental nutrition. The goal is to provide a health benefit beyond normal satiation and nutrition. Here’s more about functional foods. The Mid-Day Squares line was conceived by Lezlie Karls,…
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Caramel Corn Recipes For National Caramel Corn Day

[1] Make your own caramel corn (photos #1, #2, #3 and #6 © The Popcorn Board). [2] You can buy the popcorn if you wish, but be sure to make your own caramel. [3] The result: dee-licious! [4] Use caramel corn as a garnish on pies, cakes and cupcakes. This one uses a pecan pie…
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FOOD FUN: Candy Pop Popcorn With Peanut M&Ms

[1] New from Candy Pop: popcorn with peanut M&Ms (photo © Snack Pop [2] Lovers of Peanut M&Ms: This popcorn mix is for you (photo © Viktor Hanacek | PicJumbo).   SNACK POP CANDY POP & COOKIE POP We admit to a fondness for Candy Pop and Cookie Pop popcorn treats: sweetly drizzled popcorn with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar snap peas are in prime season from late winter through the end of spring. Sugar snap peas, sometimes just called sugar peas or snap peas, are edible-podded peas, meaning that you eat the whole pod (photo #3). Their name can get confused with another popular edible pod also found in Asian recipes: snow peas.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: The Saucy Ladies Kettle Chips

The Saucy Ladies have created a line of deliciously crunchy, old-fashioned kettle chips. First, let’s take a minute to compare kettle chips—the original potato chips—to the modern, continuous-process chips.     WHAT ARE KETTLE CHIPS? As their name might suggest, what we now call “small batch” potato chips were originally cooked in a large kettle.…
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