TIP OF THE DAY: 5 Little Holiday Tips

You may have finished your holiday decorations, decking the halls with gaiety. We’d like to add a few small things that we especially enjoy, whether for visitors or as a treat for ourselves.     1. BOWLS OF SPICES Holiday-scented candles are lovely, but require close watch to guarantee against fires. Instead, we buy cinnamon,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Creamsicle Variations For National Creamsicle Day

August 14th is National Creamsicle Day. Creamsicle is a flavor combination that people either love or not. We love it, and have even created our own variation, The Nibblesicle, with raspberry sorbet instead of orange. The Creamsicle was created by the Popsicle Corporation, established during the Depression by Frank Epperson, who had invented the Popsicle®.…
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RECIPE: S’mores Popcorn & More Recipes For National S’mores Day

This recipe for S’mores Popcorn comes from Valerie’s Home Cooking, a new cookbook by actress Valerie Bertinelli (photo #2). Valerie advises: “All I can do here is issue a warning: Get ready for an amazing, tasty, and addictive treat—and only eat these if you’re with someone who won’t mind your licking your fingers. “I was…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Practice Your Frosting Roses (& Maybe A Party?)

Since childhood, our favorite part of a birthday cake has been the buttercream roses. No matter whose cake it was, we had to have a slice with a rose. You too? Then Valentine’s Day is your opportunity to practice piping frosting roses. Do we have to mention, you get to eat all the “learning mistakes?”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Heart Shaped Valentine Desserts

You’ve got time to plan a special heart-shaped Valentine dessert. We cruised through Amazon.com and found these heart-shaped pans and molds for inspiration: Heart-shaped bundt pan Heart-shaped cakelet pan, three-tiered individual cakes and more Heart-shaped 9″ cake pan Heart-shaped 10″ cake pan Heart-shaped donut pan Heart-shaped foil baking cups for cupcakes or custard Heart-shaped giant…
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