TIP OF THE DAY: Starfruit (Carambola)

Don’t pass up the opportunity to decorate your food with starfruit this season. These “edible stars” can be used just about everywhere: A garnish on anything from drinks to desserts As a “star” ingredient in fruit salad On fruit or cheese skewers   They pair with savory as well as sweet foods, and are a… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Starfruit (Carambola)”

GIFT OF THE DAY: Deluxe Peppermint Sticks

Soft peppermint sticks won’t hurtteeth. Photo courtesy King Leo.   Here’s an inexpensive gift that every peppermint candy lover will cherish. King Leo Candy makes succulent chocolate-dipped soft peppermint sticks just once a year, for the holidays. Made with 100% pure peppermint oil, they’re very flavorful and melt in your mouth. There’s no hard candy… Continue reading “GIFT OF THE DAY: Deluxe Peppermint Sticks”

TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Milkshake Dessert

‘Tis the season to take advantage of limited-edition ice cream flavors: candy cane/peppermint, cinnamon, eggnog and pumpkin. For a crowd-pleasing dessert, serve a small piece of pumpkin/apple/other seasonal favorite pie or cake with a small “side” milkshake (4-6 ounces) in a holiday flavor. If you’d like something lighter, substitute biscotti or cookies. Think of it… Continue reading “TIP OF THE DAY: Seasonal Milkshake Dessert”

PRODUCT: Minute Maid Light

A satisying O.J. Lite. Photo by Erika Meller |THE NIBBLE.   If you’re still stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, it’s a good time to read about Minute Maid Light fruit drink, instead of some rich, heavy food. At only 15 calories and 4 grams of carbohydrate per 8-ounce glass, it’s an orangey way to start your… Continue reading “PRODUCT: Minute Maid Light”

GIFT OF THE DAY: Champagne Truffles, Rum Truffles

These melt-in-your-mouth chocolate truffle logs, made in Argentina for Harry & David by LW Chocolatier, are truly delectable. They’re perfect to serve with espresso or after-dinner drinks; and for a luscious snack any time you need a chocolate fix. Fill the candy bowl and guests will be in heaven. Choose from cocoa-powder-coated Rum Truffles or… Continue reading “GIFT OF THE DAY: Champagne Truffles, Rum Truffles”