FOOD FUN: Hot Chocolate With A Donut Topper

[1] It’s easy to make: hot chocolate topped with a donut, plus garnish (photo © Adrianna Calvo | Pexels). [2] Pirouette cookies. These are the Pirouline brand; Pepperidge Farm sells Pirouettes, which are similar (photo © Pirouline | Facebook).   Is it breakfast? Dessert? A snack? This cup of hot chocolate is topped with a…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles From Lindt

[1] Glamorized Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Lauren of Climbing Grier Mountain tops the truffles with a bit of frosting and gold sprinkles. [2] Boxes of Lindor truffles are available at retailers nationwide (photo courtesy JunkBanter.com). [3] For larger sizes, head to LindtUSA.com. This bag contains 75 truffles. [4] You don’t have to be a professional like…
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GIFT: 5 Sparrows Hot Chocolate With Stevia

White hot chocolate with stevia sweetener. Photo courtesy 5 Sparrows.   Five Sparrows is a line developed by coffee shop owners, who wanted commercial products created specifically for handcrafted beverages. They are now available to consumers as well. The company makes hot chocolate, chai and frappe mixes, which are available in versions sweetened with sugar…
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RECIPE: Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn

We just published a gift idea for Brownie Points’ Candy Cane Crunch Popcorn. If you’re in the mood to make your own candy cane popcorn, pop it, butter it and toss with crushed candy canes or other peppermint candy. Not a peppermint lover? Here’s a recipe for equally festive Cinnamon Chocolate Popcorn from the National…
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GIFT: Gourmet Cocoa And Hot Chocolate

Winter Hot Chocolate is a classic cocoa mix with a touch of vanilla. Photo courtesy Lake Champlain Chocolates.   “Forget Christmas gifts this year,” said our friend Gerard, when he called to invite us to his annual party and gifting frenzy. “At this point in our lives, none of us needs another scarf, another basket…
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