TIP OF THE DAY: Tree & Wreath Christmas Crudités

Give the crudités some Christmas spirit. Top photo courtesy Superhealthykids.com; bottom photo courtesy MomEndeavors.com.   Recently we showed how to Christmas-ize your breakfast, lunch and dinner. But we saved the crudites for last. At any holiday gathering, it’s a good idea to have a raw vegetable platter (the French term, crudités, pronounced crew-dee-TAY, sounds much…
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GIFTS: Stocking Stuffers, Part 1

For stocking stuffers, we look for special items around $10 (or less). Here’s the first bunch of gourmet foods we’d like to find in our stocking. ANNIE B’S CARAMELS In polka dot gift bags of 20 caramels, Annie B’s caramels are sure to please. The Signature Mix includes Butter Rum, Chocolate, Sea Salt and Original…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ways To Use Canned Beans

Southwestern parfait with beans, yogurt or sour cream, salsa and tortilla chips. Photo courtesy Food Should Taste Good.   In the process of spring cleaning, we discovered 10 cans of beans at the back of our pantry. It had been a New Year’s resolution to eat beans—nutritious, with plenty of fiber and protein, and affordable—at…
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PRODUCT: Honey Maid Go Bites

Honey Maid, the brand that supplies America with graham crackers, Gramfuls sandwich cookies and Teddy Grahams, has added a new graham-inspired snack to its repertoire: Honey Maid Go Bites. They’re very crunchy little pillows, about 5/8-inch square, with a choice of chocolate or vanilla filling. On the back of the box, soccer player Alex Morgan…
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FOOD FUN: Watermelon On A Stick ~ And Many, Many Other Foods

Many people believe that everything tastes better on a stick. That’s why we consistently come across foods that have no need to be on a stick, served on a stick. County fairs and urban street fairs are full of them. We’re not talking about skewers, which make grilling and serving easier; or ice pops, candy…
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