TIP OF THE DAY: Gingerbread, “In Season”

Often, the food holidays are established in months that make little sense—National Plum Pudding Day in February, when plum pudding is a Christmas tradition. Another example is National Gingerbread Day—which is today, June 5th. Why isn’t it in the fall, a more popular time for spice cookies; or in December, the month for making gingerbread…
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FATHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA: Baseball Shortbread

A Fenway Park tin filled with yummybaseball shortbread. Photo courtesyCooperstown Cookie Co.   If Dad/Grandpa/Hubby likes baseball and a good shortbread cookie, there’s no better gift than the “baseball shortbread” from Cooperstown Cookie Company, located in baseball capital of Cooperstown, New York. The rich, traditional shortbread cookies are handmade in the regulation size and shape…
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TREND: The Next Thing In A Fresh Cookie?

The Sweet Flour Bake Shop in Toronto is at the vanguard of something we haven’t seen before: cookies and muffins custom-baked with your choice of mix-ins, prepared while you wait—in as little as two minutes. You can create just one cookie or take home a dozen. Do the math, and you get 15,000 different combinations—a…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY: Byron Bay Cookies

Bite-size cookies in a keepsake tin. Photo courtesy Byron Bay. This week’s sweet prize from Byron Bay Cookie Company comes in a festive keepsake tin, perfect for holiday entertaining. The tin is filled with Shortbread, Triple Chocolate Fudge and White Chocolate Chunk & Macadamia Nut cookies. Three lucky winners will enjoy a box. Made in…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Cookie Month

It’s National Cookie Month. You can celebrate in different ways. First, you can try new cookie recipes. You don‘t have to eat them all: Make them as a birthday gift or a no-occasion thank-you for a neighbor, relative, teacher, hairdresser, healthcare provider (yes, they eat cookies, too) or other helper. Second, you can learn more…
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