TIP OF THE DAY: Make Your Own Peanut Butter

Last month we wrote about Planter’s Peanut Butter, “the creamiest peanut butter ever.” But what if you don’t like a creamy, homogenized PB paste, writes a reader? Or the amounts of salt and sugar in your PB? Your dilemma can be solved in minutes, with a bag of peanuts and a food processor. You can…
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PRODUCT: Prima Pasta Ravioli, Striped For The Cure

Enjoy delicious ravioli as you contribute to breast cancer research. Photo courtesy Pasta Prima.   Ravioli (and its baked cousin, lasagne) is one of our Top 10* comfort foods, even though it isn’t on any published list we’ve seen.† While cheese ravioli can be bland, we never turn down butternut squash or pumpkin ravioli. (INSIDER…
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PRODUCT: Atlanta Fresh Greek Yogurt

If you’re a yogurt lover who travels, instead of looking for a lunch spot, consider heading to the nearest fine grocer to check out the local yogurts. Artisan fresh dairy products tend to be regional businesses, and there are luscious yogurts to be found in many regions. The Atlanta Fresh company recently sent us their…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Remove Wax From Apples & Other Produce

Our favorite Honeycrisp apples, beaming with a wax coating. Photo courtesy TheFruitCompany.com.   Those shiny, tempting apples are wearing make-up: a layer of wax. Waxing apples (and other fruits and vegetables) not only makes them look better, but it also helps them last longer. All-natural waxes—such as carnauba wax, derived from the leaves of a…
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PRODUCT: Crystal Head Vodka

While both are in the spirit of Halloween, a skull of vodka may be an even better gift than a bottle of Death’s Door Vodka. The packaging of Crystal Head Vodka is based on an archaeological mystery: Thirteen crystal heads have been found in regions around the world, from the American southwest to Tibet. They…
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