TIP OF THE DAY: Stop Your Potatoes From Sprouting & Other Potato Storage Tips

Why are our potatoes always sprouting? Whether we buy all-purpose white potatoes (photo #2) or a bag of creamer potatoes (photo #4), if we don’t use them in a week, they start to sprout. We turned to the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) for advice. Potatoes aren’t as perishable as lettuce, for example. But when it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cake & Wine Pairings

Recently we received a delightful pitch from Zola, a wedding planning and registry website, for an article on pairing wines and mocktails with wedding cakes. While it’s terrific information for anyone ordering a wedding cake, it’s also great for cake lovers in general. Be it birthday, anniversary, baby shower, holiday dinner, or any occasion to…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Pecan Turtles For National Pecan Day

[1] In just 90 minutes, you can turn out two dozen Turtles (recipe and photo © Baker By Nature). [2] John and Kira’s makes “Tortoises”: six maple pecan and six cinnamon cashew in a beautiful gift box. Get them here (photo © John and Kira’s). [3] Milk Chocolate Turtles were made by Edward Marc Chocolatier…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamed Honey For Toast & Much More

WHAT IS CREAMED HONEY? Creamed honey is crystallized honey, that can be spread like jam. It is also called cream honey and honey creme. Almost all honey crystallizes over time; the time frame depends on the particular type of nectar from which the bees gathered the pollen (photo #7). The higher amount of sugar a…
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